The 40th Anniversary Blues Music Award nominations have been announced by The Blues Foundation. Nominees in twenty-five different categories will converge in Memphis on May 9, 2019 at the Cook Convention Center for the award ceremonies and artist performances.
Several nominees appeared in Central New York venues within the past year, including The Westcott Theater, Funk ‘n Waffles, Wakely’s, the New York State Blues Festival, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and the Chenango Blues Festival. The nominated artists that appeared at these venues are
Larkin Poe – Band of the Year,
Samantha Fish – Contemporary Blues Female Artist, and Contemporary Blues Album – Belle of the West,
Danielle Nicole – Contemporary Blues Female Artist, and Instrumentalist – Bass,
Rick Estrin – Contemporary Blues Male Artist,
Christoffer “Kid” Andersen – Instrumentalist – Guitar,
Bruce Katz – Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award,
Toronzo Cannon – Contemporary Blues Male Artist,
and Johnny Rawls – Soul Blues Male Artist, and Soul Blues Album, I’m Still Around.