The Cascade Blues Association in Portland, OR has announed the 24th annual Muddy Award nominations and we are excited and honored to be nominated for 7 awards this year!!! Contemporary Blues Act, Traditional Blues Act, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Performance of The Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award (Jimi Bott).  As a side note, if we are fortunate enough to win the Tradional Blues Act Muddy this year, it would be three in a row and we would be inducted into the CBA Hall of Fame!!!

THANK YOU so much CBA members, we are truly honored and humbled to be recognized amongst the incredible talent here in the Pacific NW.  The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 1 at the Melody Ballroom.  For more information on the awards, how to join the CBA, and voting procedures, please visit

Here is a full list of the nominees:

Contemporary Blues Act:
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
The Strange Tones

R&B Act:
Curtis Salgado
Lloyd Jones Struggle
Norman Sylvester Band

Traditional Blues Act:
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
Kinzel & Hyde
The Muddy Sons

New Blues Act:
Hank Shreve Band
The Muddy Sons
The Sportin’ Lifers

Regional Blues Act:
Karen Lovely Band
Randy Oxford Band
Too Slim & The Taildraggers

“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist:
LaRhonda Steele
Lisa Mann
Rae Gordon

“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist:
Ben Rice
Chad Rupp
Suburban Slim

Electric Guitar:
Kevin Selfe
Robbie Laws
Suburban Slim

“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar:
Alan Hager
Ben Rice
Lloyd Jones
Mary Flower

Allen Markel
Dave Kahl
Lisa Mann

Dave Melyan
Jimi Bott
Kelly Dunn

Hank Shreve
Jim Wallace
Mitch Kashmar

DK Stewart
Dover Weinberg
Steve Kerin

Brad Ulrich
Joe McCarthy
Peter Moss

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

NW Recording:
Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot
Lisa Mann – Satisfied
Lloyd Jones – Doin’ What It Takes

National Recording:
Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot
Michael Burks – Show of Strength
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – One Wrong Turn
Tedeschi Truck Band – Everybody’s Talkin’
The 44s – Americana
The Mannish Boys – Double Dynamite

Performance of the Year:
Curtis Salgado at the Waterfront Blues Festival
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes Big Band at the Waterfront Blues Festival
Otis Taylor at the Waterfront Blues Festival

NW Blues Event:
CBA Muddy Awards
Harvest Moon Blues Festival
Ilwaco Blues Festival
Waterfront Blues Festival

Lifetime Achievement:
Bob Ancheta
Jimi Bott
Norman Sylvester