This October the European Blues Awards (formerly the Trans European Blues and Jazz Awards) celebrate 34 years in existence. There have been many worthy winners and nominees alike during that time and the European Blues Awards remain the longest running independent genre accolade outside the USA. The organisation entered the 21st Century during 2013 when the process was linked to social media and went digital.
As you can imagine there have been many impersonators along the way and feel it a tribute to our long standing achievement that this should be so. We feel it our duty in the memory of our recently passed colleague and friend Katarina to maintain the individuality and independence of what we do and here are a few famous faces you may well recognise from over the years.
Ginger Baker 1988 (also nominated again in 2013)
Jonas Hellborg 1987
Tony McPhee 1991 & 2004
Voting for the 2014 European Blues Awards is scheduled to begin on Wednesday 15th October. Please follow @blueshour for regular updates and information. Here’s to another 34 great years!