Buddy Guy, Bettye LaVette, Otis Clay Among Winners At Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards
BUDDY GUY, WALTER TROUT, CEDRIC BURNSIDE, RUTHIE FOSTER, VICTOR WAINWRIGHT, BETTYE LAVETTE and the late OTIS CLAY were among the multiple winners at the 37th annual BLUES FOUNDATION BLUES MUSIC AWARDS, held in MEMPHIS last night.
BUDDY GUY, 79 years young, won both Album Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year for “Born To Play Guitar,” while 30-something bluesmen CEDRIC BURNSIDE and VICTOR WAINWRIGHT were also double winners. The CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT’s “Descendants Of Hill County” was chosen Traditional Blues Album Of The Year and, for the fifth time,BURNSIDE was named top drummer. VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE WILD ROOTS were selected the Band Of The Year, with WAINWRIGHT receiving B.B. KING ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR honors. – See more at allaccess.com
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