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2004 W.C. Handy Award Winners ( Best In Blues )


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The Handy's are the most respected blues awards and the winners are always well chosen. I love seeing Buddy winning big. I still think 2001's Sweet Tea is his best album, but Blues Singer deserves the recognition.

2004 Handy winners announced

2004 W.C. Handy Blues Awards winners announced last night in Memphis before a packed audience.

1. Blues Entertainer of the Year--B.B. King

2. Blues Band of the Year--Roomful of Blues

3. Blues Album of the Year--Blues Singer–Buddy Guy

4. Best New Artist Debut--Doctor Velvet–Nick Curran and the Nitelifes

5. Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year--Buddy Guy

6. Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year-- Marcia Ball

7. Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year--Solomon Burke.

8. Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year--Etta James.

9. Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year-- Pinetop Perkins

10. Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year-- Koko Taylor

11. Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year--John Hammond

12. Blues Instrumentalist Guitar--Duke Robillard

13. Blues Instrumentalist Keyboards--Dr. John

14. Blues Instrumentalist Harmonica--Charlie Musselwhite

15. Blues Instrumentalist Bass--Willie Kent

16. Blues Instrumentalist Drums--Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

17. Blues Instrumentalist Horns--Roomful of Blues Horns

18. Blues Instrumentalist Other Fiddle-Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

19. Soul Blues Album of the Year--Let’s Roll – Etta James

20. Acoustic Blues Album of the Year--Blues Singer—Buddy Guy

21. Contemporary Blues Album of the Year--So Many Rivers – Marcia Ball

22. Comeback Blues Album of the Year--A Woman Like Me – Bettye LaVette

23. Traditional Blues Album of the Year--Which Way Is Texas? – Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets

24. Historical Blues Album of the Year--Muddy “Mississippi” Waters Live — Muddy Waters

25. Blues Song of the Year--Lookin' For Trouble!--Kim Wilson/Amanda Taylor

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