Voting begins for European Blues Awards 2015

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At last its that time again. Get voting in all 9 open categories in the 2015 European Blues Awards. Some really fantastic talent to choose from and voting ends midday GMT Saturday 7th November. Results will be released that weekend at Blues Festival London UK and presentations will follow soon after. Thanks to everyone that helped with the nomination process and please join in with the weekly twitter forum @blueshour using/following the hashtag #BluesHour for updates. The European Blues Awards are now the biggest independent genre recognition outside the USA and in 2016 will celebrate their 35th anniversary.

Best Musician (Performance) 2015

Dale Storr (uk)     Paul Lamb (uk)   Ted McKenna (eu)

Best Radio Show 2015

Dave Watkins Blues & Roots (uk)   Ashwyn Smyth Digital Blues (eu)    Paul Jones BBC Blues Show Radio 2 (uk)

Best Publication 2015

Blues Matters (uk)   Blues Magazine (nl)   The Blues Magazine (uk)

Best Album/Recorded Session 2015

Lawrence Jones – Whats it gonna be (uk)   The Blues Overdrive – Clinch (dk) Selwyn Birchwood – Don’t call no Ambulance (usa)   Seasick Steve – Sonic Soul Surfer (eu/usa)    John Lee Hooker – Folk Law of JLH/Folk Blues (re-rel)     King King – Reaching for the Light (uk)

Best Solo/Acoustic Act 2015

Bex Marshall (uk)     Seasick Steve (eu/usa)    Matt Anderson (can)

Best Vocalist 2015

Kyla Brox (uk)     Ian Siegal (uk)   Layla Zoe (can)   Marcus Bonfanti  (uk)

Best Festival/Event 2015

Ribs en Blues Festival (nl)   Great British R&B Festival Colne (uk)      Suwalki Blues Festival (pl)   Manchester Blues Festival – MABS (uk)

Best Guitarist 2015

Lawrence Jones (uk)     Ryan McGarvey (usa)      Danny Bryant  (uk)    Samantha Fish (usa)

Best Band 2015

The Blues Band (uk)   Mike Zito and the Wheel (usa)   Mojo Makers (dk)

Leif de Leeuw Band (nl)

There will be a further Award for Lifetime Contribution which as normal will be decided by the EBA team. Thanks for voting in this years European Blues Awards.