2018 Austin Blues Society Awards!
On Friday, September 7th, the Austin Blues Society honored local blues artists at the 2018 Austin Blues Society Awards, held at C-Boy's Heart & Soul on the opening evening of the Eastside Kings Festival.
All of the nominees for this year's awards are deserving of accolades, and we congratulate them for their dedication to their craft, and for the gift of their music!
In the category of Best Artist, the nominees were:
Gene "Birdlegg" Pittman
"Soul Man" Sam Evans
The Best Artist winner was Alan Haynes!
In the category of Best Band, the nominees were:
The Dylan Bishop Band
Jabo and the Old Dogs
Miss Lavelle White and the L-Men
Soul Man Sam and the SMS Band
The Best Band winner was Soul Man Sam and the SMS Band!
In the category of Lifetime Achievement, the nominees were:
Miss Lavelle White
The Lifetime Achievement winner was Miss Lavelle White!
The Board of Directors for the Austin Blues Society would like to thank:
Strait Music for providing gifts for all of our nominees;
Marv Howse for video recording the event;
Lloyd Lawrence for photographing the event;
And all of our members for voting in the awards!
The standing-room-only crowd was treated to performances by all of our award winners, along with special performances from Jewel Brown, Crystal Thomas, Super Chikan and Birdlegg!
Below, enjoy a gallery of photos from the event, courtesy of Lloyd Lawrence!