Washington Blues Society names 2011 'Best of the Blues' winners
The Washington Blues Society handed out its 2011 "Best of the Blues" BB Awards at the Triple Door Sunday, April 17. The awards are for excellence in the blues by Northwest musicians. Winners included Sammy Eubanks for male vocalist and Charles White for lifetime achievement. Kevin Sutton won in both the performer and songwriter categories.
Seattle Times arts writer
The Washington Blues Society handed out its 2011 "Best of the Blues" BB Awards at the Triple Door Sunday. The awards are for excellence in the blues by Northwest musicians. Here are the winners:
Mark DuFresne Male Vocalist Award: Sammy Eubanks
Female Vocalist: Suze Sims
Electric Blues Guitar: C.D. Woodbury
Slide Blues Guitar: Mark Riley
Bass: Lissa Ramaglia
Chris Leighton Drummer Award: Andrew Cloutier
Horn: Scotty Harris
Paul Green Harmonica Award: Jeff Herzog
Piano/Keyboard: Eric "Two Scoops" Moore
Acoustic Guitar: Son Jack. Jr.
Blues Act: The WIRED! Band
Traditional Act: Little Bill and the Blue Notes
Solo or Duo Act: Back Porch Stomp
New Band: James King & the Southsiders
Performer: Kevin Sutton
Songwriter: Kevin Sutton
Washington Recording: "Teach You A Lesson," The Randy Oxford Band
Club: The Oxford Saloon
Writer: Malcolm Kennedy
Image: "Women in Blues" October 2010 "Bluesletter" cover
Graphic Artist: Dennis Hacker
DJ: Jonathan "Oogie" Richards, KSER-FM
Keeping the Blues Alive: Tim and Michelle Burge
Lifetime Achievement: Charles White
Hall of Fame: L.J. Porter
Non-Festival Event: Blues Vespers
Open Jam: Madison Pub Unbound Jam
Blue to the Bone: Dave Nichols, Dean Jacobsen
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