The Blues Foundation will present the Blues Music Awards at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN on May 6, 2010. Performers, industry representatives and fans from around the globe will have the chance to celebrate the best in Blues recording and performance from 2009.
Among those heading the list of honorees for the 31st Blues Music Awards Joe Louis Walker who garnered five nominations, including Album of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, and Song of the Year for “I’m Tide” from his recent release Between a Rock and the Blues. Rick Estrin, Tommy Castro, Louisiana Red and Duke Robillard, each received four nominations. (Full nominees list below) (more…)
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Posted in People, Record Labels/New Releases, tagged Alligator Records, Blues, Carlos Santana, Curtis Salgado, Deanna Bogart, Elvin Bishop, Magic Dick, Marcia Ball, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Tommy Castro on January 15, 2009 |
Alligator Records is proud to announce the signing of blues/rock guitarist and vocalist Tommy Castro. Winner of the 2008 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, Castro is known not only for his scorching musicianship, but also for his gritty vocals and soul-drenched songwriting. He is recognized as one of the absolute best players, singers and live performers around. Guitar Player called Castro “the hardest working bluesman on the scene today. He has a vibe somewhere between Booker T. & The MG’s and The Rolling Stones.” Playboy declared, “Castro throws rock and two bits of soul in his blues. He has the voice, the band and the guitar to pull it off.” Castro will record his Alligator debut this month, with John Porter (B.B. King, Elvis Costello, Buddy Guy, Keb’ Mo’, The Smiths, Otis Rush, Billy Bragg, Roxy Music) producing.
Joining Alligator is a high point in Castro’s career. “I feel that in signing with Alligator I’m making a major step forward. I’m excited about the new release and grateful for the opportunity to record for a label with such a rich history in blues and American roots music.”
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