European Blues Awards Vote 2017

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Voting is now closed in 37th European Blues Awards and winners will be announced at Manchester Blues Festival UK on Sunday 26 November before being repeated during a #BluesHour Special on Twitter Monday 27 November 20.00 GMT/21.00 CET/15.00 EST. The Lifetime Contribution Award that this year for the first time has been decided by followers of #BluesHour will also be announced at that time.

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Here for reference are this years finalists;

Best Band

Thorbjorn Risager and the Black Tornado (DEN) – Catfish (UK) – Kaz Hawkins Band (UK) – Band of Friends (EU)


Best Guitarist

Dudley Taft (USA) – Erja Lyytinen (FIN) – Innes Sibun (UK) – Laurence Jones (UK)


Best Male Vocalist

Marcus Malone (USA) – Ian Siegal (UK) – Paul Jones (UK)


Best Female Vocalist

Sari Schorr (USA) – Beth Hart (USA) – Elles Bailey (UK)


Best Solo/Acoustic

Dan Owen (UK) – Bex Marshall (UK) – Gwyn Ashton (UK) – Ryan McGarvey (USA)            Matt Andersen (CAN)


Best Publication

Blues News (NO) – Blues Matters (UK) – Blues Magazine (NL)


Best Album/Recorded Session

Blues Overdrive – Overdrive Live (DEN) – Marcus Malone – A Better Man  (USA) – Walter Trout – We’re All in This Together (USA) – Selwyn Birchwood – Pick Your Poison (USA) – Starlite Campbell Band – Blueberry Pie (UK)


Best Radio Show

Charlie Hussey Blues Train (IRE) – Paul Jones Blues Show (UK) – Blues Moose Radio (NL) Gary Grainger Blues Show (UK)


Best Musician (Performance)

Anthony Gomes (CAN) – Paul Lanb (UK) – Katie Bradley (UK)


Best Festival/Event

Linton Blues (UK) – R & B Festival Colne (UK) – Ribs en Blues (NL) – Relache Festival (FR) Upton Blues (UK)