Buddy Guy celebrated
Posted: Monday, May 9, 2011 8:01 pm
MEMPHIS (AP) — Buddy Guy didn’t have the blues at the Blues Music Awards.
Guy won five awards at The Blues Foundation’s ceremony Thursday in Memphis, including B.B. King entertainer of the year.
He also won album of the year and contemporary blues album for “Living Proof,” contemporary blues artist and song of the year.
Solomon Burke posthumously won soul blues male artist of the year and soul blues album of the year for “Nothing’s Impossible.”
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith won best traditional album for “Joined at the Hip,” his collaboration with the late Pinetop Perkins.
The late Robin Rogers won contemporary blues female artist, Charlie Musselwhite was named traditional blues male artist, The Derek Trucks Band won band of the year and Matt Hill won best new artist.
Published in The Messenger 5.9.11