One of the biggest Blues events of the season, the 11th Annual Blues Blast Music Awards at Tebala Event Center in Rockford, IL was recently held on the night of Saturday September 28th.

MIG’s Muddy Waters “Live At Rockpalast”  took home awards for Best Live Blues Recording and Best Historical Or Vintage Recording.

The 2018 Blues Blast Music Award Winners

Contemporary Blues Album

Danielle Nicole – Cry No More

Traditional Blues Album

Kim Wilson – Blues And Boogie Vol 1

Soul Blues Album

Bettye LaVette – Things Have Changed

Rock Blues Album

Walter Trout – We’re All In This Together

Acoustic Blues Album

Sonny Landreth – Recorded Live In Lafayette

Live Blues Recording

Muddy Waters – Live At Rockpalast

Historical Or Vintage Recording

Muddy Waters – Live At Rockpalast

New Artist Debut Album

Heather Newman – Burn Me Alive

Blues Band

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Male Blues Artist

Walter Trout

Female Blues Artist

Beth Hart

Sean Costello Rising Star Award

Heather Newman