2022 Blues Blast Music Award Nominees

Contemporary Blues Album

Anthony Geraci – Blues Called My Name

Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters – Mercy Me

Tommy Castro – A Bluesman Came To Town

Altered Five Blues Band – Holler If You Hear Me

Carolyn Wonderland – Tempting Fate

Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames – Nightwalk

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – 662

Traditional Blues Album

Diunna Greenleaf – I Ain’t Playin’

Duke Robillard – They Called it Rhythm and Blues

Kenny Neal – Straight From The Heart

Sue Foley – Pinky’s Blues

Louisiana Red & Bob Corritore – Tell Me ‘Bout It

Bob Stroger & The Headcutters – That’s My Name

Soul Blues Album

Trudy Lynn – Golden Girl

Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage#18 – Soul Shaker

The Love Light Orchestra – Leave The Light On

Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra – Not In My Lifetime

Zac Harmon – Long As I Got My Guitar

Sugaray Rayford – In Too Deep

Rock Blues Album

Beth Hart – A Tribute To Led Zeppelin

Levee Town – Trying to Keep my Head Above Water

Big Al & the Heavyweights – Love One Another

Eric Gales – Crown

Tinsley Ellis – Devil May Care

Chickenbone Slim – Serve It To Me Hot

Acoustic Blues Album

Eric Bibb – Dear America

Corey Harris – The Insurrection Blues

Hector Anchondo – Let Loose Those Chains

Catfish Keith – Land of the Sky

Big Creek Slim & Rodrigo Mantovani- Stone In My Heart

Tas Cru – Broke Down Busted Up

Live Blues Album

Hurricane Ruth – Hurricane Ruth Live at 3rd and Lindsley

The BC Combo – The Garage Sessions

Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band – Live on Beale Street

Ann Peebles and The Hi Rhythm Section – Live In Memphis

Peer Gynt – Live In Hell

The James Harman Band – Sparks Flying Live In 1992

Historical Or Vintage Recording

Dave Specter – Six String Soul

Mark Hummel Presents East Bay Blues Vaults 1976-1988

Paul Oscher – Rough Stuff

Lowell Fulson with Jeff Dale & The Blue Wave Band – Lowell Fulson Live!

Big Jack Johnson – Stripped Down in Memphis

Bob Corritore & Friends – Down Home Blues Revue

New Artist Debut Album

Hogtown Allstars – Hog Wild

Memphissippi Sounds – Welcome To The Land

Malcolm Wells and the Two Timers – Hollerin’ Out Loud

Horojo Trio – Set The Record

John Winkler – Juke’s Blues

Buckmiller Schwager Band – To Memphis and Back

Blues Band

The Love Light Orchestra

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Altered Five Blues Band

Wee Willie Walker & Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra

Kilborn Alley Blues Band

Male Blues Artist

Sugaray Rayford

John Németh

Eric Gales

Tommy Castro

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Tinsley Ellis

Female Blues Artist

Diunna Greenleeaf

Sue Foley

Trudy Lynn

Carolyn Wonderland

Vaneese Thomas

Beth Hart

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage#18

Kat Riggins

Gabe Stillman

Ben Levin

Jose Ramirez

Memphissippi Sounds


Eric Corne

Kid Andersen

Tony Braunagel

Mike Zito

Jim Gaines

Tom Hambridge

Electric Guitar

Chris Cain

Ronnie Earl

Eric Gales

Duke Robillard

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Albert Castiglia

Acoustic Guitar

Corey Harris

Doug MacLeod

Eric Bibb

Guy Davis

Hector Anchondo

Catfish Keith

Slide Guitar

Dave Weld

Sonny Landreth

Gabe Stillman

Michael van Merwyk

Catfish Keith

Derek Trucks

Bass Guitarist

Bob Stroger

Rodrigo Mantovani

Danielle Nicole

Willie J. Campbell

Scot Sutherland

Jerry Jemmott


Anthony Geraci

Kenny “Blues Boss Wayne

Ben Levin

Jim Pugh

Victor Wainwright

Kevin McKendree


Derrick D’Mar Martin

Tom Hambridge

Tony Braunagel

Kenny Smith

Alan Arber

June Core

Cedric Burnside


Pierre Lacocque

Jason Ricci

Dennis Gruenling

Bob Corritore

Kim Wilson

Billy Branch


Jimmy Carpenter

Vanessa Collier

Marc Franklin

Vince Salerno

Doug Woolverton

Terry Hanck


Diunna Greenleaf

John Németh

Vanesse Thomas

Sugaray Rayford

Beth Hart