The Blues Foundation
Presents the 43rd

Congratulations to all winners and nominees!

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Tommy Castro 
Album of the Year
Tommy Castro Presents: A Bluesman Came To Town,
Tommy Castro

Band of the Year
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers 
Song of the Year 
“I’d Climb Mountains”, written & performed by
Selwyn Birchwood 
Best Emerging Artist Album 
Live On Beale Street: A Tribute To Bobby “Blue” Bland, by
Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band 
Acoustic Blues Album 
Dear America, Eric Bibb 
Blues Rock Album 
Resurrection, Mike Zito 
Contemporary Blues Album 
662, Kingfish 
Soul Blues Album 
Long As I Got My Guitar, Zac Harmon 
Traditional Blues Album 
Pinky’s Blues, Sue Foley 
Acoustic Blues Artist 
Keb’ Mo’
Blues Rock Artist 
Albert Castiglia

Contemporary Blues Female Artist 
Vanessa Collier

Contemporary Blues Male Artist 
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram 

Soul Blues Female Artist 
Annika Chambers 
Soul Blues Male Artist 
Curtis Salgado 
Traditional Blues Female Artist (Koko Taylor Award) 
Sue Foley 
Traditional Blues Male Artist 
Taj Mahal 
Instrumentalist – Bass 
Danielle Nicole 
Instrumentalist – Drums 
Tom Hambridge 
Instrumentalist – Guitar 
Eric Gales 
Instrumentalist – Harmonica
Jason Ricci
Instrumentalist – Horn 
Jimmy Carpenter 
Instrumentalist – Piano (Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award) 
Mike Finnigan 
Instrumentalist – Vocals 
John Németh

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