2021 Blues Blast Music Awards - Fiona receives 2 nominations

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Nominations for the prestigious USA Blues Blast Music Awards are selected by a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, festival promoters, music venues managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry folks.

The nomination process results in two forms of recognition for the artists.  First the nominators select their ‘best of’ choices so ALL of the nominees are winners because they have in effect won the ‘critic’s award’ by being nominated.  Fans are then invited to vote for the final winners in each category.   Voting is now open at https://www.bluesblastmagazine.com  

Nominees 2021 Blues Blast Music Awards

Historical Or Vintage Recording  
Fiona Boyes - Blues in My Heart  
Franck Goldwasser - Going Back To Paris  
Henry Gray and Bob Corritore - Cold Chills  
Kid Ramos & Bob Corritore - Phoenix Blues Sessions  
Little Richard - Southern Child  
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers -Volume 1 

Female Blues Artist  
Nora Jean Wallace  
Shaun Murphy  
Shemekia Copeland  
Fiona Boyes  
Lisa Mann  
EG Kight 

Contemporary Blues Album 
Selwyn Birchwood - Living In A Burning House 
Joyann Parker - Out of the Dark 
Clarence Spady - Surrender 
Chris Cain - Raisin' Cain 
John Németh - Stronger Than Strong 
Shemekia Copeland - Uncivil War 

Traditional Blues Album 
Kim Wilson - Take Me Back 
Anthony Geraci - Daydreams In Blue 
Nora Jean Wallace - Blues Woman 
Bob Corritore - Bob Corritore & Friends: Spider in My Stew 
Bobby Rush - Rawer Than Raw 
Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite - 100 Years Of Blues 

Soul Blues Album 
Bette Smith - The Good The Bad and The Bette 
Tia Carroll - You Gotta Have It 
Sonny Green - Found! One Soul Singer 
Kevin Burt - Stone Crazy 
Curtis Salgado - Damage Control 
Dave Keller - You Get What You Give 

Rock Blues Album 
Gary Moore - How Blue Can You Get 
Jeremiah Johnson - Unemployed Highly Annoyed 
Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness 
Alastair Greene - The New World Blues 
Peter Parcek - Mississippi Suitcase 
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Dance Songs For Hard Times 

Acoustic Blues Album 
Donna Herula - Bang at the Door 
Catfish Keith - Blues at Midnight 
EG Kight - The Trio Sessions 
Dustin Arbuckle & Matt Woods 
Erin Harpe - Meet Me In The Middle 
Rob Stone featuring Elena Kato and Hiroshi Eguchi - Trio in Tokyo 

Live Blues Recording 
Little G Weevil - Live Acoustic Session 
Lady A - Lady A Live in New Orleans 
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Straight To You: Live 
Blues Caravan 2020 
George Benson - Weekend In London 
The Halley DeVestern Band - Money Ain't Time 

New Artist Debut Album 
Big Mike Aguirre feat. The Blu City All Stars - Mississippi Stew 
Veronica Lewis - You Ain't Unlucky 
Sir Rod & the Blues Doctors - Come Together 
Skylar Rogers - Firebreather 
West Side Joe & The Men of Soul - Keep On Climbin' 
Harvey Brindell - Pennies On The Dollar 

Blues Band 
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones 
Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues Allstars 
John Németh & The Blue Dreamers 
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats 
Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling 
The WildRoots 

Male Blues Artist 
John Németh 
Chris Cain 
Bobby Rush 
Curtis Salgado 
Selwyn Birchwood 
Dave Keller 

Sean Costello Rising Star Award 
Crystal Thomas 
Ben Levin 
EDDIE 9V 
Veronica Lewis 
Kevin Burt 
Ghalia Volt