5 DELMARK blues artists receive a total of 7 nominations in the annual 2023 LIVING BLUES Awards!!! – Demetria Taylor, Lurrie Bell, Roosevelt Purifoy, Pierre Lacocque, and Billy Boy Arnold

5 Delmark artists received at total of 7 nominations for the prestigious LIVING BLUES AWARDS. Demetria Taylor, Lurrie Bell, Roosevelt Purifoy, Pierre Lacocque, & Billy Boy Arnold

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Congratulations Demetria Taylor on THREE Living Blues Award nominations!!

Blues Artist of the Year

Most Outstanding Blues Singer

Best Blues Album of 2022 – Doin What I’m Supposed To Do

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and we have to give a shout out to all of the nominees, including the following who have recorded for Delmark as a sideman/woman:

Buddy Guy, John Primer, Bobby Rush, Billy Branch, Bob Corritore,, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel

Living Blues Awards Reader’s Ballot 2023

* 2. Blues Artist of the Year (Female)

Demetria Taylor with Diunna Greenleaf,,Vaneese Thomas, Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Rory Block, Sue Foley, Trudy Lynn, Gaye Adegbalola, Keeshea Pratt

3. Most Outstanding Blues Singer (FEMALE AND MALE)

Demetria Taylor with Shemekia Copeland, Lee Fields, Trudy Lynn, Sugaray Rayford, Mavis Staples, Diunna Greenleaf, Oscar Wilson, John Németh, Irma Thomas

* 4. Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)

Lurrie Bell with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Duke Robillard, John Primer, Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, Eric Gales, Kenny Neal, Tinsley Ellis, Kirk Fletcher

* 5. Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica)

Pierre Lacocque (Mississippi Heat) with Billy Branch, Bob Corritore, Phil Wiggins, Kim Wilson, Mark Hummel, Andrew Alli, Charlie Musselwhite, Rick Estrin, Boo Boo Davis

* 6. Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard)

Roosevelt Purifoy with Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Victor Wainwright, Jim Pugh, Marcia Ball, Anthony Geraci, Ben Levin, Mitch Woods, Dave Keyes

* 8. Best Blues Album of 2022 (New Recordings)

Demetria Taylor
Doin’ What I’m Supposed to Do

Diunna Greenleaf
I Ain’t Playin’
Little Village Foundation

Charlie Musselwhite
Mississippi Son

John Primer
Hard Times
Blues House Productions

Buddy Guy
The Blues Don’t Lie
RCA / Silvertone

Kenny Neal
Straight from the Heart

Shemekia Copeland
Done Come Too Far

Trudy Lynn
Golden Girl
Nola Blue

Duke Robillard Band
They Called It Rhythm & Blues
Stony Plain

Sugaray Rayford
In Too Deep
Forty Below

John Németh
May Be the Last Time
Nola Blue

Tinsley Ellis
Devil May Care

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Blues from Chicago to Paris
Stony Plain

Johnny Rawls
Going Back to Mississippi
Third Street Cigar

Vaneese Thomas
Fight the Good Fight
Blue HeartD

* 10. Best Blues Book of 2022

The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold
By Billy Boy Arnold
with Kim Field
University of Chicago Press

The St. Louis Blues of Walter Davis
By Guido van Rijn
Agram Blues Books

Further on Up the Road: Traveling to the Blues
By Martin Feldmann

Wasn’t That a Mighty Day: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on Disaster
By Luigi Monge
University Press of Mississippi

Making Tracks: A Record Producer’s Southern Roots Music Journey
By Scott Billington
University Press of Mississippi

Following the Drums: African American Fife and Drum Music in Tennessee
By John M. Shaw
University Press of Mississippi

This Bell Still Rings: My Life of Defiance and Song
By Barbara Dane
Heyday Books

Goodnight Boogie: A Tale of Guns, Wolves, and the Blues of Hound Dog Taylor
By Matt Rogers
BMG Books

King of the Delta Blues: The Life and Music of Charlie Patton
By Gayle Dean Wardlow, Stephen Calt, and Edward Komara
University of Tennessee Press

Drumsville! The Evolution of the New Orleans Beat
By Robert H. Cataliotti
Louisiana State University Press

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