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Blues Matters Writer’s Poll 2015

Blues Matters Writer’s Poll 2015 – Results

BM WRITERS POLL RESULTS 2015

UK RESULTS

SOLO ARTIST

1. = GRAINNE DUFFY / IAN SIEGAL
2. JACK HUTCHINSON
3. MARCUS BONFANTI
In with a shout: Kaz Hawkins, Malaya Blue, Andy Twyman

BAND

1. LITTLE DEVILS
2. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR BAND
3. NIMMO BROTHERS
In with a shout: The Black Sheep, Red Butler

RECORD LABEL

1. PROPER
2. MANHATON
3. ACE
In with a shout: Krossborder Rekords, Nugene

GUITARIST

1. ALAN NIMMO
2. LARRY MILLER
3. IAN SIEGAL
In with a shout: Sean Taylor, Ramon Goose, Alex Butler

BASSIST

1. ROGER INNISS
2. LINDSAY COULSON
3. NORMAN WATT-ROY

KEYBOARDS

1. PADDY MILNER
2. PAUL JOBSON
3. ZOOT MONEY

HARMONICA

1. WILL WILDE
2. PAUL LAMB
3. GILES ROBSON
In with a shout: Trevor Steger, Alan Glen

BEST NEWCOMER

1. DOVE & BOWEEVIL BAND
2. LAURA HOLLAND BAND
3. LITTLE DEVILS
In with a shout: The Black Sheep

STUDIO ALBUM

1. KAZ HAWKINS – GET READY
2. WILKO JOHNSON & ROGER DALTRY – GOING BACK HOME
3. LITTLE DEVILS – THE STORM INSIDE
In with a shout: Gerry Jablonski & Electric Band – Trouble With The Blues, Krissy Matthews – Scenes From A Moving Window, Ian Siegal – Man And Guitar

LIVE ALBUM

1. IAN SIEGAL – ONE NIGHT IN AMSTERDAM
2. ZOE SCHWARZ BLUE COMMOTION – I’LL BE YOURS TONIGHT
3. STEPHEN DALE PETIT – LIVE AT HIGH VOLTAGE

SOLO ARTIST

1. = GRAINNE DUFFY / IAN SIEGAL
2. JACK HUTCHINSON
3. MARCUS BONFANTI
In with a shout: Kaz Hawkins, Malaya Blue, Andy Twyman

BAND

1. LITTLE DEVILS
2. JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR BAND
3. NIMMO BROTHERS
In with a shout: The Black Sheep, Red Butler

RECORD LABEL

1. PROPER
2. MANHATON
3. ACE
In with a shout: Krossborder Rekords, Nugene

DRUMMER

1. WAYNE PROCTOR
2. SAM KELLY
3. REG PATTEN

GUITARIST

1. ALAN NIMMO
2. LARRY MILLER
3. IAN SIEGAL
In with a shout: Sean Taylor, Ramon Goose, Alex Butler

BASSIST

1. ROGER INNISS
2. LINDSAY COULSON
3. NORMAN WATT-ROY

KEYBOARDS

1. PADDY MILNER
2. PAUL JOBSON
3. ZOOT MONEY

HARMONICA

1. WILL WILDE
2. PAUL LAMB
3. GILES ROBSON
In with a shout: Trevor Steger, Alan Glen

BEST NEWCOMER

1. DOVE & BOWEEVIL BAND
2. LAURA HOLLAND BAND
3. LITTLE DEVILS
In with a shout: The Black Sheep

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (SCROLL OF HONOUR)

1. JOHN MAYALL
2. THE PRETTY THINGS
3. CHRIS REA

BEST BLUES RADIO SHOW/STATION

1. BLUES ON THE MARSH – CHANNEL FM
2. PAUL JONES BLUES SHOW – BBC RADIO 2
3. DIGITAL BLUES
In with a shout: David Freeman – Jazz FM, Blues Is The Truth – Ian McHugh’s

INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

STUDIO ALBUM

1. WALTER TROUT – THE BLUES CAME CALLIN’
2. ROBBEN FORD – INTO THE SUN
3. AL BASILE – WORK UP IN MEMPHIS
In with a shout: Mannish Boys – Wrapped Up And Ready, Dan Patlansky – Dear Silence Thieves, Hans Theessink & Terry Evans – True & Blue, Devon Allman – Ragged And Dirty

LIVE ALBUM

1. ERJA LYYTINEN – LIVE IN LONDON
2. BRANDON SANTINI – LIVE & EXTENDED
3. LAYLA ZOE – LIVE AT THE SPIRIT 66

SOLO ARTIST

1. ERJA LYTINEN
2. ERIC BIBB
3. ELI COOK
In with a shout: Otis Clay, Devon Allman, Lisa Mills, Elvin Bishop

BAND

1. SELWYN BIRCHWOOD BAND
2. DEBBIE BOND & THE TRUDATS
3. REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND
In with a shout: Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Billy Walton Band, The Mannish Boys

RECORD LABEL

1. ALLIGATOR
2. MASCOT/PROVOGUE
3. DIXIE FROG
In with a shout: Blind Pig, Delta Groove, Forty Below Records, Repertoire

VOCALIST

1. DANA FUCHS
2. SUGAR RAY RAYFORD
3. BETH HART
In with a shout: Kim Wilson, EG Knight, Lisa Biales

DRUMMER

1. MIRI MEITTINEN
2. YONRICO SCOTT
3. JAY DEVENPORT

GUITARIST

1. WALTER TROUT
2. JOE BONAMASSA
3. JORMA KAUKONEN
In with a shout: Anthony Gomes, Hans Theessink, Selwyn Birchwood, Eric Bibb, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth

BASSIST

1. GREG RZAB (JOHN MAYALL)
2. JACK CASSIDY
3. MICHAEL “MUDCAT” WARD

KEYBOARDS

1. DAVID MAXWELL
2. CHUCK LEAVELL
3. GREG ALLMAN

HARMONICA

1. LAZY LESTER
2. RICK ESTRIN
3. PAUL LAMB
In with a shout: Mark Hummel, Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, Bob Corritore

BLUES BOOKS

BIG MAMA THORNTON – MICHAEL SPORKE
SAY NO TO THE DEVIL – IAN ZACK
THE AMAZING JIMMI MAYES, SIDEMAN TO THE STARS – JIMMI MAYES WITH V.C.SPEEK

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