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BMI’s W.C. Handy Award Winners: 1998

Posted in News on January 1, 1998

Acoustic Artist of the Year

Keb’ Mo’

Band of the Year

Contemporary Album of the Year

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year

Entertainer of the Year

Instrumentalist of the Year - Guitar

Luther Allison and the James Solberg Band [SACEM]

Comeback Album of the Year

Eddie King

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year

Marcia Ball

Instrumentalist of the Year - Drums

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith

Instrumentalist of the Year - Harmonica

Rod Piazza

Instrumentalist of the Year - Keyboards

Pinetop Perkins

Instrumentalist of the Year - Bass

Calvin “Fuzz” Jones

Reissue Album of the Year

Jimmie Rogers

Soul Blues Album of the Year

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year

Ruth Brown

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year

Little Milton

Traditional Blues Album of the Year

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year

Carey Bell

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year

Rory Block