Living Blues magazine has announced its nominees for the 2012 Living Blues Awards. Marcia Ball has been nominated in three categories: Blues Artist Of The Year (Female), Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and Best Blues Album Of 2011 for her Grammy-nominated CD, Roadside Attractions. Ball holds the 2011 Living Blues Readers’ Awards for both Blues Artist Of The Year and Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard).
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials — who have just released their new Alligator album, Jump Start — have received a Readers’ Award nomination for Best Live Performer. The band won that same distinction in the 2011 Living Blues Critics’ Poll. About.com/Blues says, “Jump Start is a joyous, raucous, and downright pleasurable album from a band that just doesn’t know how to do anything else.”
Voting remains open through July 10, 2012. For more information, go to http://www.livingblues.com.
Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials:
Best Live Performer