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Photo Gallery: 2013 Thru The Eyes of Blues411′s Leslie Joseph

With over 25 major festivals and shows this year, we covered a whole lot  of ground keeping the Blues thriving.

Leslie shot over 18,000 photos at these and we decided to give her some space to present her very best, or at least some of her favorites from the past year. There were many more that could be here, trust me, but we needed to whittle down to give a super and not too lengthy overview of the year.
Thank you to all the festivals, shows and artists that allowed us to be part of the framily for the day we appreciate you so much.

Otis Taylor

Otis Taylor
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Bobby Rush & The Booty Girl

Bobby Rush & The Booty Girl
Pennsylvania Blues Festival

Zac Harmon & Ana Popovic

Zac Harmon & Ana Popovic
Amelia Island Blues Festival

Ms. Mavis Staples Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Ms. Mavis Staples
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Watermelon Slim Savannah Jazz Festival

Watermelon Slim
Savannah Jazz Festival

John Primer & Melvin Smith Carolina Down Home Blues Festival

John Primer & Melvin Smith
Carolina Down Home Blues Festival

Devon Allman & Mike Zito (RSB) Chenango Blues Festival

Devon Allman & Mike Zito (RSB)
Chenango Blues Festival

Samantha Fish Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Samantha Fish
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Davina Sowers (Davina & The Vagabonds) Rum Boogie Cafe

Davina Sowers (Davina & The Vagabonds)
Rum Boogie Cafe

Victor Wainwright Ace's Lounge

Victor Wainwright
Ace’s Lounge

Ms. Irma Thomas Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Ms. Irma Thomas
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Reggie Smith & Dwayne Dopsie Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Reggie Smith & Dwayne Dopsie
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

Lisa Mann, Eden Brent & Karen Lovely Great to be with friends.

Lisa Mann, Eden Brent & Karen Lovely
Great to be with friends.

Anthony Gomes Bradenton Blues Festival

Anthony Gomes
Bradenton Blues Festival

Karen Lovely Holy City Blues Exchange Blues Dance

Karen Lovely
Holy City Blues Exchange Blues Dance

Selwyn Birchwood Bradenton FL

Selwyn Birchwood
Bradenton FL

Sista Monica Parker Pennsylvania Blues Festival

Sista Monica Parker
Pennsylvania Blues Festival

A Long Day at a Blues Festival, there's one in every crowd. Camden, SC

A Long Day at a Blues Festival, there’s one in every crowd.
Camden, SC

One last time for this year,
Love, Peace & Chicken Grease,

chefjimi
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Where Blues Thrives
Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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Photo Gallery: Bradenton Blues Festival

A super weekend in Tampa/Bradenton Florida. We spent some time at the Brown’s Bed & Breakfast before heading to Bradenton for a full out frontal assault on the senses.
Pre-fest night was great with Selwyn Birchwood & Steve Arvey, then a quick jaunt to Ace’s for Victor Wainwright show.
Saturday morning arrived much too soon, but the intrepid hard working staff of Blues411 made it on time and in style to take part in one of the best festivals around.
Great sets by everyone, each band seemed to be inspired and pushed their limits. Followed by a super meal at Arts & Eats with Brad Vickers & MargeyPeters, where I met another Chef Jimmy who attended the same French Culinary Institute as I did – go figure, he could also cook on the six string bass too!

Hope ya enjoy the snaps, and if ya can get to Bradenton next year do it!

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Love, Peace & Chicken Grease

chefjimi
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Photos: Leslie K. Joseph, Blues411

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35th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

Fromt he Blues Foundation Website (https://www.blues.org/#ref=index)
The Blues Foundation is pleased to announce the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards, which will be presented at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, May 8, 2014. The Blues Music Awards are universally recognized as the highest accolade afforded musicians and songwriters in Blues music. The annual Blues Music Awards ceremony is the premier event for Blues professionals, musicians, and fans from all over the world. The focus of this celebration is to recognize superior achievements in Blues performance, songwriting, and recording while honoring a rich cultural tradition. 
Leading the list of nominees for the 35th Blues Music Awards with five nominations are Lurrie Bell, James Cotton and Charlie MusselwhiteBuddy Guy received four. Rick Estrin, Doug MacLeod and Bobby Rush each garnered three nominations. Both of Charlie Musselwhite’s releases Get Up! with Ben Harper and Remembering Little Walter with a quintet of harpists were nominated (as they were for the Grammys®). It was good year for members of the Blues Hall of Fame as Cotton, Guy, Musselwhite, Rush and Billy Boy Arnold are all enshrined but still artistically relevant.The complete list of 35th Blues Music Award nominees follows.Tickets for the Award show go on sale December 16. Blues Foundation members are the only fans who vote to decide which nominees will actually take home the Blues Music Award. Of course, anyone can become a member!

Every year, the Blues Music Awards ceremony itself proves to be one of the best shows of the year. After all, almost every nominee not only attends, but also performs – creating a lineup comprised of the best of the best in blues all in one evening.

Major funding is provided by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission. The 34rd Blues Music Awards are also sponsored by BMI, Catfood Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, First Tennessee Foundation, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Sony/Legacy.

35th Blues Music Award Nominees

Acoustic Album
There’s a Time – Doug MacLeod
Juba dance – Guy Davis featuring Fabrizio Poggi
Soulscape – Harrison Kennedy
Avalon – Rory Block
Unleashed – The Hound Kings

Acoustic Artist
Doug MacLeod
Guy Davis
Harrison Kennedy
Little G Weevil
Rory Block

Album
Get Up! – Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
Rhythm & Blues – Buddy Guy
Cotton Mouth Man – James Cotton
Blues in My Soul – Lurrie Bell

B.B. King Entertainer
Bobby Rush
Buddy Guy
John Németh
Kim Wilson
Rick Estrin

Band
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials
Rick Estrin & the Night Cats
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Mannish Boys
Trampled Under Foot

Best New Artist Debut
Double Crossing Blues – Adrianna Marie and Her Groovecutters
Rooster – Clay Swafford
Proof of Love – Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band
What’s the Chance… – Paul Gabriel
Daddy Told Me – Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
Pushin’ Against a Stone – Valerie June

Contemporary Blues Album
Get Up! – Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite
This Time Another Year – Brandon Santini
Rhythm & Blues – Buddy Guy
Magic Honey – Cyril Neville
Badlands – Trampled Under Foot

Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Ana Popovic
Beth Hart
Bettye LaVette
Candye Kane
Susan Tedeschi

Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Buddy Guy
Gary Clark, Jr.
Johnny Sansone
Kim Wilson
Otis Taylor

DVD
High John Records – Time Brings About a Change (Floyd Dixon)
J&R Adventures – An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House (Joe Bonamassa)
Shake-It-Sugar Records – Live (Murali Coryell)
Ruf Records – Songs from the Road (Royal Southern Brotherhood)
Blue Star Connection – Live at Knuckleheads (The Healers)

Historical 
The Sun Blues Box (Various Artists) – Bear Family
The Original Honeydripper (Roosevelt Sykes) – Blind Pig Records
The Jewel/Paula Blues Story (Various Artists) – Fuel Records
Death Might Be Your Santa Claus (Various Artists) – Legacy Recordings
The Complete King/Federal Singles (Freddie King) – Real Gone Music

Instrumentalist-Bass
Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Danielle Schnebelen
Larry Taylor
Patrick Rynn

Instrumentalist-Drums
Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Tom Hambridge
Tony Braunagel

Instrumentalist-Guitar
Anson Funderburgh
Gary Clark, Jr.
Kid Andersen
Lurrie Bell
Ronnie Earl

Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Brandon Santini
Charlie Musselwhite
James Cotton
Kim Wilson
Rick Estrin

Instrumentalist-Horn
Big James Montgomery
Eddie Shaw
Jimmy Carpenter
Sax Gordon
Terry Hanck

Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female)
Diunna Greenleaf
Lavelle White
Teeny Tucker
Trudy Lynn
Zora Young

Rock Blues Album
Gone to Texas – Mike Zito & the Wheel
Made Up Mind – Tedeschi Trucks Band
Can’t Get Enough – The Rides
John the Conquer Root – Toronzo Cannon
Luther’s Blues – Walter Trout

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Barrellhouse Chuck
Dave Keyes
Marcia Ball
Mike Finnigan
Victor Wainwright

Song
“Blues in My Soul” – Lurrie Bell
“He Was There” – James Cotton, Tom Hambridge & Richard Fleming
“That’s When the Blues Begins” – James Goode
“The Entitled Few” – Doug MacLeod
“The Night the Pie Factory Burned Down” – Johnny Sansone

Soul Blues Album
Down In Louisiana – Bobby Rush
Soul Changes – Dave Keller
Soul for Your Blues – Frank Bey & Anthony Paule Band
Remembering O. V. – Johnny Rawls
Truth Is (Putting Love Back Into the Music) – Otis Clay

Soul Blues Female Artist
Barbara Carr
Denise LaSalle
Dorothy Moore
Irma Thomas
Sista Monica

Soul Blues Male Artist
Bobby Rush
Frank Bey
John Nemeth
Johnny Rawls
Otis Clay

Traditional Blues Album
Driftin’ from Town to Town – Barrelhouse Chuck & Kim Wilson’s Blues All-Stars
Remembering Little Walter – Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman
Cotton Mouth Man – James Cotton
Blues in My Soul – Lurrie Bell
Black Toppin’ – The Cash Box Kings

Traditional Blues Male Artist
Anson Funderburgh
Billy Boy Arnold
James Cotton
John Primer
Lurrie Bell

 

Love, Peace & Chicken Grease
chefjimi

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