January 13, 2020

Bluesfest Artists Nominated For Prestigious Blues Awards

Four of our artists playing at Bluesfest, plus Mavis Staples who’s touring with Bluesfest Touring this year have been nominated for the mighty 41st Annual Blues Music Awards!

The BMA’s are run by The Blues Foundation and are considered the highest honour that can be given to a blues musician.

Bluesfest is thrilled that the nominations announced last week included five of this year’s performers.

We put the spotlight on our artists that are up for the gongs.

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Nominated for a massive five awards:

  • Album Of The Year
  • Best Emerging Artist Album
  • Contemporary Blues Album
  • Contemporary Blues Male Artist
  • Instrumentalist Guitar

This 20-year-old is taking the music industry by storm! See him Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday at Bluesfest.

Walter Trout

Powerful Blues guitarist Walter Trout has been nominated for two big awards.

  • Blues Rock Album
  • Blues Rock Artist

Be wowed by his guitar artistry on Saturday and Monday at Bluesfest.

Larkin Poe

Larkin Poe is a family affair. The sisters are bringing a totally fresh approach to traditional blues music. Their breakout album ‘Venom and Faith’ and has been nominated for the:

  • Contemporary Blues Album award,
  • and also for a GRAMMY®!

They’re playing  Saturday and Monday at Bluesfest.

Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan is an iconic Blues artist  – four-time GRAMMY® Award winner and legendary performer, he’s been nominated for:

  • Traditional Blues Male Artist 

Catch Jimmie on Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Bluesfest 2020.

Mavis Staples

A two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning solo artist, Mavis Staples really is one of the last true Ladies of Soul and is touring five cities across Australia in March with Bluesfest Touring.

Mavis is up for one of the biggest awards – she’s been nominated for the:

  • B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and
  • Instrumentalist Vocals

See award nominees Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Walter Trout, Jimmie Vaughan and Larkin Poe at Bluesfest this year!

Mavis Staples, Walter Trout and Larkin Poe are on tour around Australia – find more information and dates here.