Thank you Cascade Blues Association members for the Muddy Award nominations for myself, the Tornadoes and the Big Band! In all we were nominated for Contemporary Blues Act, Traditional Blues Act, Electric Guitar, Bass (Allen Markel), Drums (Don Shultz), Horns (Joe McCarthy, Brad Lee Ulrich, Chris Mercer), Keys (Steve Kerin), NW Recording of the Year (Buy My Soul Back), Performance of the Year (CD Release Party at the Bossanova Ballroom), and Lifetime Achievement Award (Jimi Bott). We are so very honored to be thought of among the immense talent here in Portland and the Pacific NW, and are grateful for all the support of our friends and fans who come out to see us play and buy our music. You can vote by being a member of the Cascade Blues Association, and the awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at 6:30PM at the Melody, Ballroom. Congrats to all the nominees, and thanks again!