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Voting has opened for the European Blues Awards 2013

Voting continues for the next 7 days and ends for category 1 nominees at 09.00 hrs. GMT on Tuesday 5th November 2013.

Voting ends for category 2 nominees at 19.00 hrs. GMT on Tuesday 5th November 2013.

Voting is open to all and can be counted by open tweet or DM on #twitter to @blueshour (NB. Re tweets of someone else’s opinion will NOT be counted as a vote), or by email to

Confirmation will be sent to all successful votes within 24 hrs. of placing.  Votes can be placed in every category but are limited to one per account. It is not necessary to place a vote for every category, it is left to individual preference. We would like to apologise for delays in this year’s awards due to circumstances and technical problems way beyond our control. The awards will be announced at a high profile Blues event during mid November and posted on twitter and this site immediately afterwards.

The European Blues Awards (formerly the Trans European Blues and Jazz Awards), remain free from sponsorship and operate on a totally independent basis. Thank you for taking part in the process.

Category (1)

BEST BAND     Nominees;  Northern Governors (fi)   –  Gerry McAvoy Band of Friends (eu)  –  Popa Chubby (usa)

BEST GUITARIST  Nominees;   Ryan McGarvey (usa) –  Ana Popovic (eu)  –  Virgil McMahon (uk) –  Samantha Fish (usa)

BEST EVENT/FESTIVAL  Nominees;  Gaildorf Blues Festival (de) –  Moulin Blues Festival (nl) –  Great British R&B Festival (uk)

BEST VOCALIST  Nominees;  Ian Siegal (uk) –  Kyla Brox (uk) –  Marcus Bonfanti (uk) –  Paul Jones (uk)

BEST SOLO/ACOUSTIC  Nominees;  Seasick Steve (eu) –  Bluesman Mike Francis (uk/usa) –  Matt Andersen (ca)

BEST PUBLICATION  Nominees;  Blues Magazine (nl) –  Blues Matters (uk)  – The Blues Magazine (uk)

Category (2)

BEST MUSICIAN (PERFORMANCE)  Nominees; Ginger Baker (uk) –  Rob Townsend (uk) –  Sugar Blue (usa)

RADIO SHOW  Nominees;  Ashwyn Smyth Digital Blues (eu) –  Gary Grainger The Blues Show (uk)  –  Tim Aves Blues is Back (uk) –  Paul Jones Blues Show (uk)

LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO EUROPEAN BLUES – (Already awarded by EBA team) – tbc.

More information coming soon. Follow daily updates on twitter @blueshour & join us for #BluesHour every Monday at 20.00 GMT