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The 34th International Blues Challenge is scheduled for January 16 - 20, 2018

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Blues Blast Music Awards Winners.

In May, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories. Blues Blast Magazine subscribers began voting to determine the winners on July 1 with only one vote per person allowed. Congratulations to all of the winners and all the nominees!

The Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine, the largest FREE weekly internet Blues magazine.

2017 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees
Contemporary Blues Album
Samantha Fish - Chills & Fever

Traditional Blues Album
Mississippi Heat - Cab Driving Man

Soul Blues Album
Thornetta Davis - Honest Woman

Rock Blues Album
Mike Zito - Make Blues Not War

Acoustic Blues Album
Fiona Boyes - Professin’ The Blues

Live Blues Recording
Walter Trout - Alive in Amsterdam

Historical Or Vintage Recording
Roy Buchanan - The Genius Of The Guitar - His Early Recordings

New Artist Debut Album
Southern Avenue - Southern Avenue

Blues Band
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

Male Blues Artist
John Mayall

Female Blues Artist
Beth Hart

Sean Costello Rising Star Award
Southern Avenue