2015 Washington Blues Society “Best of the Blues” Winners

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The Washington Blues Society proudly announces the list of the winners of the 2015 Best of the Blues Awards

The awards were presented April 12th at the Kirkland Performance Center.

 

Mark DuFresne Male Vocalist ~ KEVIN SUTTON
Female Vocalist ~ POLLY O’KEARY
Electric Blues Guitar ~ROD COOK
Slide Blues Guitar ~NICK VIGARINO
Blues Bass ~FARKO DOSUMOV
Chris Leighton Blues Drummer ~ RICK J BOWEN
Blues Horn ~JAMES KING
Paul Green Blues Harmonica ~ JIM McLAUGHLIN
Blues Piano/Keyboard ~ CHRIS KLEIMAN
Acoustic Blues Guitar ~ROD COOK
Instrumentalist – Other ~DAN TYACK
Blues Act ~HOT WIRED RHYTHM BAND
Little Bill and the Blue Notes Traditional Blues Act ~BRIAN LEE and the ORBITERS
Solo/Duo Blues Act ~NICK VIGARINO’S BACK PORCH STOMP
New Blues Band ~RAFAEL TRANQUILINO BAND
Blues Performer ~CD WOODBURY
Blues Songwriter ~POLLY O’KEARY
Washington Blues Recording ~’COMPASS‘ by POLLY O’KEARY
Blues Writer ~RICK J BOWEN
Blues Club ~HIGHWAY 99 BLUES CLUB
Blues Image ~TOM HUNNEWELL BLUESLETTER COVER by JEF JAISUN
Blues Graphic Artist ~DENNIS HACKER
Blues DJ ~JANICE CLEVEN GAGE
Keeping the Blues Alive ~TOM HUNNEWELL
Lifetime Achievement ~RAVEN HUMPHRIES
Blues Hall of Fame ~KEVIN SUTTON
Non-Festival Blues Even ~RAVEN’S JAMS FOR CANS
Regional Blues Festival ~WINTHROP RHYTHM & BLUES FESTIVAL
Community Blues Festival ~EBEY ISLAND FREEDOM FEST
Open Blues Jam ~RAGING RIVER BLUES JAM

Congratulations to all the Winners!!!

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