We’ve been nominated for 6 Muddy Awards!!!

The Cascade Blues Association in Portland, OR has just announced the nominees for the 23rd Annual Muddy Awards.  We are honored and humbled to be nominated in 6 categories – Contemporary Blues Act, Traditional Blues Act, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Performance of the Year.  Thank you so much CBA members!  We’ll see you at the Awards ceremony on Thursday Novemebr 3rd at the Melody Ballroom.  Here is a complete list of the nominees:

CONTEMPORARY BLUES ACT
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
The Strange Tones

R&B ACT
Linda Hornbuckle Band
Lloyd Jones Struggle
Norman Sylvester Band

TRADITIONAL BLUES ACT
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
Kinzel & Hyde
Rick Welter Band

NEW ACT
AC Porter & The Live Wires
Blues Train
Chad Rupp & The Ruppshakers

REGIONAL ACT
Karen Lovely
Randy Oxford Band
Ty Curtis Band

“DUFFY BISHOP” FEMALE VOCALIST
Karen Lovely
Lisa Mann
Rae Gordon

“CURTIS SALGADO” MALE VOCALIST
Jake Johnson
Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Ty Curtis

ELECTRIC GUITAR
Kevin Selfe
Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Robbie Laws

“TERRY ROBB” ACOUSTIC GUITAR
Alan Hager
Lloyd Jones
Mary Flower

BASS
Allen Markel
Dave Kahl
Lisa Mann

DRUMS
Brian Foxworth
Jimi Bott
Kelly Dunn

HARMONICA
Franco Paletta
Jim Wallace
Stan Ruffo

KEYBOARDS
Dover Weinberg
Janice Scroggins
Steve Kerin

HORNS
Brad Ulrich
Joe McCarthy
Peter Moss

VENUE
Duff’s Garage
Halibut’s
Trail’s End Saloon

NW RECORDING
Boogie Bone – Pro-Bone-O
CBA Puddletown Blues, Vol. 1
Lloyd Jones – Highway Bound
Madman Sam – Nothing In The Clouds But Rain
Too Slim & The Taildraggers – Shiver

NATIONAL RECORDING
Buddy Guy – Living Proof
Doug MacLeod – Brand New Eyes
Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues

BEST PERFORMANCE
Boogie Bone CD Release at The Roseland
Buddy Guy at the Waterfront Blues Festival
Chris Cain at the Waterfront Blues Festival
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes at the Waterfront Blues Festival
The Strange Tones at the Waterfront Blues Festival

NW BLUES EVENT
2010 CBA Muddy Awards
Ilwaco Blues Festival
Waterfront Blues Festival
Willamette Valley Blues & Brews Festival

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Bill Rhoades
Bob Ancheta
Norman Sylvester
Robbie Laws