2024 Blues Music Awards winners announced
May 9, 2024

The Blues Foundation announced its winners for the 2024 Blues Music Awards Thursday night in Memphis, Tennessee.


  • Album of the Year  : “Live In London” by Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (Alligator)


  • BB King Entertainer of the year (Best concert): Bobby Rush
  • Song of the year  :  What kind of fool  by Ruthie Foster, Hadden Sayers & Scottie Miller


  • Best Vocalist  : Ruthie Foster
  • Best Guitarist  : Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Band of the Year  : The Nick Moss Band
  • Best Acoustic Blues Artist : Keb’ Mo’
  • Male soul blues artist  : John Németh
  • Contemporary female blues artist  : Danielle Nicole
  • Soul Blues Album  : “All My Love For You” by Bobby Rush (Deep Rush / Thirty Records)


  • Contemporary Blues Album  : “Live In London” by Christone “Kingfish” Ingram (Alligator)
  • Traditional male blues artist  : John Primer
  • Best Drummer  : Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith
  • Female soul blues artist  : Annika Chambers
  • Traditional Blues Album  : “Teardrops For Magic Slim” by John Primer (Blue House Productions)


  • Contemporary male blues artist  : Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Best Pianist  : Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
  • Blues rock artist  : Mike Zito
  • Best bassist  : Bob Stroger
  • Female Traditional Blues Artist (Koko Taylor Award)  : Sue Foley
  • Blues Rock Album  : “Blood Brothers” by Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia (Gulf Coast)
  • Best Harmonica Player  : Jason Ricci
  • Best emerging artist (revelation or first album)  : “The Right Man” by DK Harrell (Little Village)


  • Best brass instrumentalist  : Vanessa Collier
  • Acoustic blues album  : “Raw Blues 1” by Doug MacLeod (Sledgehammer Blues)