The European Blues Awards were originally called the Trans European Blues & Jazz Awards and were started by Dietrich Muller and Tall Boy Wilder in 1981. This year the award winners will be announced at a European Blues Festival on the weekend of 8th November. The awards remain totally independent and free from sponsorship. Thanks for supporting and join us for #BluesHour forum every Monday from 20.00 GMT/21.00 CET/15.00 EST on @blueshour with twitter. Now celebrating their 35th year, the awards themselves are now the biggest independent genre accolade outside the USA.