2019 Best of the Blues Nominations

MARK DUFRESNE MALE VOCALIST AWARD

Joel Astley

Sean Denton

Eric Rice

BLUES FEMALE VOCALIST

Sheri Roberts Greimes

Annie Eastwood

Tiphony Dames

Stacy Jones

ELECTRIC BLUES GUITAR

Eric Rice

CD Woodbury

JeffMenteer

Dave Miller

SLIDE BLUES GUITAR

Eric Rice

Billy Stapleton

Jeff Menteer

Nick Vigarino

BLUES BASS

Lissa Ramaglia

Paul Quilty

Scotty Harris

Patrick McDanel

CHRIS LEIGHTON BLUES DRUMMER AWARD

Rick J Bowen

Tommy Cook

Robin Crane

BLUES HORN

Lonnie Williams

Mike Marinig

Ron Hendee

Brandon Hailey

Nick Elguezabal

PAUL GREEN BLUES HARMONICA AWARD

Mitch Pumpian

Willow Stone

Joel Astley

BLUES PIANO/KEYBOARD

Michael Baxter

Jesse Weston

Jimmy Holden

ACOUSTIC BLUES GUITAR

Rod Cook

Nick Vigarino

John Maxwell

BLUES INSTRUMENTALIST – OTHER

Jon Perry (violin)

Mike Marinig (flute)

Leanne Trevalyan (rub board)

NEW BLUES BAND

Chicken Hawk

Hot Mess

Lori Hardman Band

BLUES BAND

Stacy Jones Band

Red House

Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band

*LITTLE BILL & THE BLUE NOTES TRADITIONAL BLUES ACT

Brain Lee & Flhe Orbiters

Madison Avenue Blues Review

Eric Madis & Blue Madness

SOLO/DUO BLUES ACT

Hot Mess

Sheri Roberts Greimes

Rod Cook

BLUES PERFORMER

Stacy Jones

Polly O’Keary

Joel Astley

Patti Allen

BLUES SONGWRITER

Stacy Jones

Michele D’Amour

Polly O’Keary

WASHINGTON BLUES RECORDING

John Maxwell “Even Good Dogs Get the Blues”

Brian Butler “Butler’s Blues”

Michele D’Amour & The Love-Dealers “Wiggle Room”

BLUES CLUB

Madison Ave Pub

Highway 99 Blues Club

Collector’s Choice Restaurant & Lounge

BLUES WRITER

Rick J Bowen

Malcolm Kennedy

Eric Steiner

Amy Sassenberg

 

BLUES PHOTO IMAGE

Lori Hardman Bluesletter cover: Dec 2018 by Dario Impini

Alan Edwards Bluesletter cover – Feb 2019 by Denise Hathaway

Spring Sunbanks Bluesletter Collection by Paul Brown from August 2018 Blues Letter pages 16-17

BLUES GRAPHIC IMAGE

Michele D’Amour & The Love Dealers “Wiggle Room” CD cover by Tim Sutherland

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28 Years of Blues Salmon Bay Eagles poster by Phil Chestnut

Mt Baker Poster by Steve Perringer

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BLUES DJ

Johnny Horn(KEXP)

Robin Kay (KSER)

Clancy Dunigan (KSER)

John Kessler (KNKX)

Leslie Fleury (KSER)

KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE AWARD

Ed Maloney

Malcolm Kennedy

Amy Sassenberg

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Michael Baxter
Rod Cook
Mark DuFresne

WASHINGTON BLUES SOCIETY HALL OF FAME
(INDIVIDUAL)
Raven Humphres
Michael Baxter
Steve Bailey
Lissa Ramaglia

BEST NON-FESTIVAL BLUES EVENT
Jones Family Christmas
Issaquah Gas Station Blues
Snohomish Blues Invasion
Polly O’Keary Blues Jam 4
Nicaragua

BEST REGIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL
Mt Baker
Winthrop
Sunbanks

BEST COMMUNITY BLUES FESTIVAL
Ebey Island Freedom Fest
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews
North Bend Blues Walk

OPEN BLUES JAM
Madison Ave Pub — Unbound Blues Jam
Peabo’s Peace & Love Jam Sunday with Tommy Cook,
Eric Rice & Scotty Harris
192 Brewing Blues Jam with The Groove Tramps

WASHINGTON BLUES SOCIETY HALL OF FAME
(BAND)
Fat James Band
Jr. Cadillac
The Slamhound Hunters

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2019 Best of the Blues Voting Ballot can be found on the back page of the March and April Blues Letter or download the pdf file below

All ballots from dues-current members must be received by April 9, 2019, by a Board member or at :

Washington blues society’s PO Box 70604 Seattle WA 98127

click the link below to download the ballot

2019 bb noms

download the ballot –scan your copy and email it to President@wablues.org  – by 1200 midnight  April 9th, 2019.

——————-AWARDS SHOW INFO————————

2019 Best of the Blues
Northwest Music Hall

Everett Mall Way (inside the mall – entrance on the east side)
Everett, WA

Get Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4107517
Date
Apr 28, 2019 3:00 PM

General Admission Seating
Youth 15 and Under $15.00 Youth 15 and Under
Seniors $25.00 – Ticket price for those 60 and older
WBS Members $25.00 Tickets for Dues Current Members of the Washington Blues Society
Non-Member Price $30.00 Available Soon
Ticket price for Non-Members of the Washington Blues Society

VIP Seating $300.00 (front row tables for 6)
Limited to 8 tables a unique front of house table with six tickets includes a Meat & Cheese Platter, Fruit Platter, and Artisan Crackers