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Buddy Guy Leads List of 2011 Blues Music Awards Nominees

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From News, posted 12.16.10 BMI blues-slingers accounted for 91 percent of the 2011 Blues Music Awards nominations, announced yesterday. 2010 Blues Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Buddy Guy proves there’s more where that came from, leading the list of nominees with five nods including B.B. King Entertainer and Album of the Year for… Read more...


Charlie Musselwhite Leads List of BMI Blues Awards Noms

From News, posted 1.12.07 BMI blues artists once again dominated the nominees list for the Blues Music Awards, set for May 10 at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards, celebrate… Read more...


Suzan-Lori Parks and Paul Oscher

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.17.06 The Odd Couple? Her mentor was James Baldwin; he learned the fine points of guitar playing looking over Muddy Waters's shoulder. As a teen in the '80s, she gave up guitar playing soon after she started because it was such a white-guy thing; he encouraged her to go back to… Read more...


BMI Blues Legends Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

From News, posted 5.21.06 BMI songwriters once again dominated the annual Blues Music Awards, held May 11 in Memphis. Presented by the Blues Foundation and co-sponsored by BMI, the Blues Music Awards, formerly known as the W.C. Handy Awards, celebrate excellence in the performance and recording of the blues, and… Read more...