The 2019 European Blues Lifetime Contribution Award has been announced as the late Ginger Baker. His influence and inspiration on the European Blues Scene has been tremendous and he will be sadly missed by all. There are also two additions to the Hall of Fame with Blues Matters Magazine and Joe Bonamassa winning their third awards in the digital vote era.
Over recent times there have been a number of newer genre accolades emerging and this has led to a degree of confusion and misunderstanding. The team would like to take this opportunity to explain that the European Blues Awards have at no time collected or used data base information in any way. The process is conducted without any form of commercial gain or sponsorship and remains independent by charter.