2008 Blues Blast Music Awards

Best Contemporary Blues Recording

Too Slim and the Taildraggers – The Fortune Teller

Moreland & Arbuckle – 1861

Mem Shannon – Live: A Night At Tipitina’s

Watermelon Slim & The Workers – The Wheel Man

Holmes Brothers - State Of Grace


Best Traditional Blues Recording

Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan  - On The Jimmy Reed Highway

Bobby Rush - Raw

Lurrie Bell - Let's Talk About Love

Dave Riley & Bob Corritore  - Travelin’ the Dirt Road 

David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Roamin’ & Ramblin’


Best Blues Song

Nick Moss -  “Mistakes of the Past”

The National Debonaires - "Ain't Gonna Happen Again" , NEW SOUNDS FROM KANSAS CITY)

Sugar Ray Norcia - Little Green Talking Frog-My Life, My Friends, My Music – Severn

Omar Dykes & Jimmy Vaughan - 'Jimmy Reed Highway' - Omar Kent Dykes & Steve Callif,  - On the Jimmy Reed Highway

Watermelon Slim & The Workers - 'The Wheel Man' - William Homans,   - The Wheel Man


Best Blues Band

Nick Moss & the Fliptops

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Bryan Lee & The Blues Power Band

Magic Slim & The Teardrops

Back Door Slam


Best Male Artist

Lurrie Bell

Buddy Guy

Bobby Rush

Nick Moss

Bryan Lee


Best Female Artist

Koko Taylor

Teeny Tucker   or http://www.roberthughes.net/teeny_12-16-07/index.htm

Diunna Greenleaf

Betty Harris  1.) http://funky16corners.tripod.com/5_betty_harris_1.htm   2.) http://www.soulexpressradio.com/BettyHarris.htm

Bettye LaVette


Best New Artist Debut Recording

Gina Sicilia - Allow Me To Confess (Vizztone-Swingnation)

The Good Girl Blues- The Soul of John Black Call the to see first  http://yellowdogrecords.com/sojb/

1861 – Moreland & Arbuckle

Diunna Greenleaf and Blue Mercy -  "Cottonfields to Coffee"

John Nemeth  - Magic Touch


Sean Costello Rising Star Award

John Nemeth

Homemade Jamz Blues Band

John-Alex Mason

Seth Walker

Eden Brent