Ten Alligator Artists Receive 16 Living Blues Award Nominations

Living Blues magazine, in its May 2022 issue, announced the nominees for the 2021 Living Blues Readers’ Poll Awards. This year, ten Alligator the artists received a total of 16 nominations. Leading all artists with four nominations is Grammy-winning guitarist/singer/songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. He is nominated for Blues Artist of the Year (Male), Best Live Performer, Most Outstanding Musician – Guitar, and Best Blues Album for 662. Award-winning singer Shemekia Copeland received nominations for the Blues Artist of the Year (Female), Most Outstanding Blues Singer and Best Live Performer. West Coast guitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Cain received nominations for Blues Artist of the Year (Male) and Best Blues Album for Raisin’ Cain.

Lap-steel guitarist/master Selwyn Birchwood, southern blues rocker Tinsley Ellis, roots rock guitarist Tommy Castro, Texas pianist/vocalist Marcia Ball, and harmonica masters Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin, and Billy Branch each received a nomination.

Living Blues fans can vote at www.livingblues.com by June 15, 2022. The alligator artists and their nominations follow:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Best Blues Album: 662
Best Live Performer
Most Outstanding Musician – Guitar

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Best Blues Singer
Best Live Performer

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Best Blues Album: Raisin’ Cain

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)

Most Outstanding Musician – Guitar

Best Blues Album: Living In A Burning House

Most Outstanding Musician – Keyboards

Most Outstanding Musician – Harmonica

Most Outstanding Musician – Harmonica

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