Delmark Recording artists who are nominated for a BMA are the incredibly inspiring and ageless legendaryBob Stroger(bassist of the year,)Johnny Burgin(traditional blues male artist of the year,) rising star bluesman, Jose Ramirez(Best Emerging Artist Album,) andSax Gordon Beadle(horn player of the year!) This is Johnny Burgin’s first ever BMA nomination as a leader!!
And other BMA nominations from Delmark friends who have recorded many times for Delmark but not as a leader are the following: Kenny Smith (drummer of the year,) harp ace Billy Branch (traditional blues male artist of the year,) Deitra Farr (traditional blues female artist of the year,) and vocalist/guitaristJohn Primer (album of the year.)
And did you know that many other BMA nominees have recorded for Delmark as a “sideman” including guitarists Kid Andersen & Joanna Connor, harp legends, Charlie Musselwhite & Bob Corritore, Bobby Rush, and of course, Buddy Guy!
Please VOTE HERE for your favorite Delmark blues artists!
As Johnny Burgin says, “Please go to Blues.org to JOIN the The Blues Foundation and VOTE for the artist of your choice in all the categories– you will make a big difference to the artists involved and support the good work The Blues Foundation does all year. “
We are so excited and happy to announce that guitar star Johnny Burgin (formerly Rockin’ Johnny) has just been nominated for the coveted and most prestigious blues award out there. This is Johnny’s first ever Blues Music Award nomination as a leader. Big congrats and well deserved nomination for one of the most talented, passionate, friendly, and hardest working blues artists on the scene. Be sure to check out his amazing Delmark albums, his killer YouTube guitar instruction channel, and his fascinating Podcast series with his partner Stephanie Tice, NO BORDER BLUES!
My first BMA nomination! I’m thrilled to report that I’m up for Best Traditional Blues Artist Male. I’m nominated along with four folks I’ve always looked up to and am happy to call my friends: JOHN PRIMER, BILLY BRANCH, DUKE ROBILLARD and SUGAR RAY NORCIA. Voting has started and is open to all Blues Foundation Members. Please go to Blues.org to JOIN the The Blues Foundation and VOTE for the artist of your choice in all the categories– you will make a big difference to the artists involved and support the good work The Blues Foundation does all year. Thank you!