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The Real European Blues Awards – Clarification needed again


Sadly and not for the first time have to clarify and identify the real European Blues Awards. Probably best way to do this is to once again reinforce that the EBA never asks for contact details for data base use or any form of participation fee or membership payments. If this is taking place it is nothing to do with the real awards process that by charter has been run on an independent non-commercial basis from the start.

Sadly often intentional confusion has been created over the years and during latest incident a UK based IP address has been obtained. This is the only official European Blues Awards website (dot net) and if anyone comes across any irregularities by all means report publicly on the world’s weekly online Blues Music Forum by using #BluesHour tag on twitter from 21.00 CET/20.00 GMT/15.00 EST every Monday.

Thanking you    EBA Team CET 18.30 13 August 2020

Lockdown Live Sessions continue on #BluesHour weekly World Blues Forum

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Coming up on twitter World Blues Forum #BluesHour Monday 29 June 2020 there will be another Lockdown Live Stream and Video Event. European Blues Awards acts Susan Santos and Bex Marshall will perform from 21.00 CET/20.00 GMT/15.00 EST. In line with the forum and awards charter these shows will be free to view by just following the #BluesHour hashtag and @BluesHour twitter account at that time.

The previous 2 have been a massive success and have plans to run more. If you’re interested in taking part please do not email but message through the twitter account at this time. The European Blues Awards have never collected or used data base information for commercial gain, remaining fully independent from sponsorship and solely choice of biggest open public genre accolade vote outside USA.             EBA Team

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European Blues Awards Presentations have now been made for 2019 Winners

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Despite worldwide Covid19 crisis European Blues Awards certificates have been circulated for winners of 2019 process as Spring Presentation Live Events were all cancelled. Also have another virtual live stream during an extended #BluesHour twitter forum  Monday 25 May from 20.00 CET/19.00 GMT/14.00 EST. Regretfully 2020 vote has been cancelled due to so many categories being decided by live performance and events. Congratulations to all winners of the biggest and longest running independent genre accolade public vote outside the USA.

Latest News – European Blues Awards 2020 and Online Performances


It is with regret that the decision has been taken to cancel European Blues Awards 2020. As much is dependent on live performance within Europe, due to unfortunate current circumstances there was little option than to call off the 2020 awards process. As already reported there will be no 2019 presentation events and alternatives are being considered. More information and updates coming soon.

On a more positive note the weekly social media Blues forum #BluesHour will be circulating live performance streams and links as well as archive live videos posted using the hashtag on twitter Mondays from 21.00 CET/20.00 GMT/15.00 EST. As the European Blues Awards are by charter a non commercial venture there will be no charge for taking part and access is open to all. Thanking you for all your support in keeping the Blues alive at this time. Please stay safe and join in every Monday.

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Important Update European Blues Awards 2019 and #BluesHour 2020


Regretfully due to recent circumstances in Europe it will not be possible to hold the usual presentation events for European Blues Awards Winners 2019. It is hoped that another method will be adopted and presently looking into alternatives. More information to follow soon.

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At this challenging time would like to invite everyone to post or stream live material and videos using the hashtag #BluesHour to be viewed and circulated worldwide by the @BluesHour forum’s twitter followers. This will provide at least one way to launch new material and provide an audience that sadly may not presently be able to attend live performance venues. There is no cost to post on the forum and is open to everyone on Mondays from 21.00 CET/20.00 GMT/15.00 EST.

EBA Team

Lifetime Contribution and Hall of Fame update for 2019

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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.

EBA Team 




European Blues Awards Winners 2019

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Here are the 2019 vote winners in what was another massive vote. Big thank you to all that voted and of course all of this years finalists. Award certificates will be distributed as normal during 2020 and the process remains without commercial gain or sponsorship. We are delighted to report that there are another 2 members of the European Blues Awards Hall of Fame as a result and the 2019 Lifetime Contribution Award will be announced during #BluesHour twitter forum Monday 2nd December 21.00 CET/20.00 GMT/15.00 EST.  

Best Band Larkin Poe

Best Guitarist Joe Bonamassa

Best Vocalist (Female) Kyla Brox

 Best Vocalist (Male) Alan Nimmo

Best Solo/Acoustic Dom Martin

Best Musician (Performance) Eric Gales

Best Album Kill or be Kind by Samantha Fish

Best Event/Festival Culemborg Blues Netherlands

Best Radio Show Pete Feenstra Blues and Rock Show

Best Magazine/Publication Blues Matters

Voting Closed and Latest News on European Blues Awards 2019


Voting has now closed in 39th European Blues Awards. Very big thank you to everyone who voted and all the wonderful finalists in the process. Has been another huge public vote and the awards remain the longest running and biggest independent genre accolade outside the USA.

Further information on the announcement and latest update will be released during weekly #BluesHour twitter Monday 18th November.

Here is a list of 2019 finalists and due to recent events there was no public vote for this year’s Lifetime Contribution Award.

Best Band

Beaux Gris Gris and the Apocalypse – Kai Strauss and the Electric Blues Allstars – Larkin Poe

Best Guitarist

Joe Bonamassa – Albert Cummings – Albert Castiglia

Best Vocalist (Female)

Kyla Brox – Lisa Lystam – Dana Fuchs

Best Vocalist (Male)

Alan Nimmo – Marcus Malone – Wily Bo Walker

Best Solo/Acoustic

Dave Arcari – Dom Martin – Cedric Burnside

Best Musician (Performance)

Megan Lovell – Paul Lamb – Eric Gales

Best Album

Kill or be Kind by Samantha Fish – City Night by Savoy Brown – Pain and Glory by Kyla Brox – Means of Escape by Danny Bryant – Avalanche by Nine Below Zero

Best Event/Festival

Pistoia Blues Italy – Culemborg Blues Netherlands – Colne Blues UK

Best Radio Show

Cerys Matthews Blues Show BBC Radio 2 – Pete Feenstra Blues and Rock Show – Gary Grainger Blues Show – Rob van Elst Bluesmoose Radio

Best Magazine/Publication

Blues News Norway – Blues in Britain – Blues Magazine Netherlands – Blues Matters UK



Voting in European Blues Awards 2019 starting soon


Voting in European Blues Awards 2019 will be due to start later this weekend and as usual will be open to all and  last a full week. Please follow the #BluesHour forum on Mondays from 21.00 CET/20.00 GMT and twitter account @BluesHour for more information and updates as well as checking on this site.                                                    EBA Team

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Winner of Best Musician (Performance) 2018 Susan Santos of Spain with her award

Beth Hart and Ribs en Blues become latest additions to European Blues Awards Hall of Fame

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Beth Hart (USA) and Ribs en Blues Festival (NL) who were both 3rd time European Blues Awards Winners in 2018 have now been added to the growing list of names who share the honour of Hall of Fame status. Beth, who has previously won for Best Album with Fire on the Floor in 2016 once again added a Best Vocalist vote win in 2018 and Ribs en Blues were voted Best Event/Festival for the third time.

EBA Team