Curtis Salgado was one of the big winner at Saturday night’s Blues Music Awards, taking home the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, Soul Blues Album for Soul Shot and Souls Blue Album.
Also winning three was Derek Trucks, two for his work with the Tedeschi Trucks as Band of the Year and Rock Blues Album for Everybody’s Talkin’. His third was for Guitarist of the Year.
Winning two were Michael Burks and Janiva Magness.
Other veteran artists taking home awards were Magic Slim, Irma Thomas, Bob Margolis, Eric Bibb, Muddy Waters, the Rolling Stones and instrumentalists Rick Estrin and Eddie Shaw.
- B.B King Entertainer – Curtis Salgado
- Album – Show of Strength – Michael Burks
- Song – I Wont Cry – written by Janiva Magness & Dave Darling (Janiva Magness)
- Band – Tedeschi Trucks Band
- Best New Artist Debut – They Call Me Big Llou – Big LLou Johnson
- Contemporary Blues Album – Show of Strength – Michael Burks
- Contemporary Blues Female Artist – Janiva Magness
- Contemporary Blues Male Artist – Tab Benoit
- Traditional Blues Album – Double Dynamite – The Mannish Boys
- Traditional Blues Male Artist – Magic Slim
- Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female) – Ruthie Foster
- Soul Blues Album – Soul Shot – Curtis Salgado
- Soul Blues Female Artist – Irma Thomas
- Soul Blues Male Artist – Curtis Salgado
- Acoustic Album – Not Alone – Ann Rabson w/ Bob Margolin
- Acoustic Artist – Eric Bibb
- Rock Blues Album – Everybody’s Talkin’ – Tedeschi Trucks Band
- DVD – Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones, Live at Checkerboard Lounge
- Gibson Guitar – Derek Trucks
- Pinetop Perkins Piano Player – Victor Wainwright
- Instrumentalist – Bass – Bob Stroger
- Instrumentalist – Drums – Cedric Burnside
- Instrumentalist – Harmonica – Rick Estrin
- Instrumentalist – Horn – Eddie Shaw