On November 1, the Casacade Blues Association held its 24th Annual Muddy Award ceremony in Portland, OR.  Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes were big winners for the night bringing home Muddy Awards for Traditional Blues Act, Electric Guitar, Drums, and for Performance of the The Year for their big band set at the 2012 Waterfront Blues Festival.  This is the third year in a row the band has been honored for Traditional Blues Act of the Act, which means they have been inducted into the Cascade Blues Assiociation Hall of Fame!   Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, as well as a big thank you to the CBA for keeping the blues alive and well.  Here is the full list of winners:

Contemporary Blues Act: Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
R&B Act: Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act: Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
New Blues Act: Hank Shreve Band
Regional Blues Act: Karen Lovely Band
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist: Lisa Mann
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist: Suburban Slim
Electric Guitar: Kevin Selfe
“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar: Alan Hager
Bass: Lisa Mann
Drums: Jimi Bott
Harmonica: Jim Wallace
Keyboards: Steve Kerin
Horns: Peter Moss
Venue: Duff’s Garage
NW Recording: Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot
National Recording: Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot
Performance of the Year: Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes Big Band at the Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Blues Event: Waterfront Blues Festival
Lifetime Achievement: Bob Ancheta
Back What You Believe In: Lynn Wymore