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FIVE ALLIGATOR RECORDS ARTISTS RECEIVE EIGHT 2021 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

[07/12/2021]
Shemekia Copeland Wins Both The Critics' And Readers' Awards For
Blues Artist Of The Year (Female) and Album Of The Year

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and Billy Branch Win Critics' Awards
Marcia Ball And Charlie Musselwhite Win Readers' Awards 




Living Blues magazine has announced the winners of the 2021 Living Blues Critics' Awards and Readers' Awards. This year, five Alligator Records artists received four Critics' Awards and four Readers' Awards.

World renowned vocalist Shemekia Copeland won four awards, including both the Critics' Awards and Readers' Awards for Blues Artist Of The Year (Female) and Album Of The Year for her groundbreaking release, Uncivil War.

Guitar sensation Christone "Kingfish" Ingram won the Critics' Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar). His new album, 662, will be released on July 23.

Harmonica trailblazer Billy Branch won the Critics' Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica).

Piano giant Marcia Ball won the Readers' Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboards).

And blues legend Charlie Musselwhite won the Readers' Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Harmonica).

The full list of award winners appears in Living Blues issue #273 (July/August 2021).