2015 Blues Music Awards pictures and comments

Sugaray Rayford

Giant Blues musician Sugaray Rayford joins the Sugar Ray Norcia and the Blue Notes for a memorable, toe-tapping, air guitar set at the 2015 Blues Music Awards in Memphis TN, May 7, 2015. The place was rocking!

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Click on Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s hair flare to see more Blues Music Awards pictures

Blues aficionados of every stripe gathered  May 7, 2015 in Memphis,Tennessee for the 36th Blues Music Awards. The event gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and careens headlong with alternating awards and blues music sets until 1:00 a.m. the next day. That’s a bunch of blues for blues hungry fans. It’s like a long supper of solid desserts for die-hard blues fans. I was one of those.

You can also see more pictures of this event on the Photo of the Week Page at Corndancer dot-com including the Kenny Wayne Shepherd hair flare shot. He was at his best with a high-energy performance with vocalist Noah Hunt.

Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop, still a tour-de-force in Blues as he pushes 73 performs with his band at the Blues Music Awards. He and his band won a bucket full of awards.

Elvin Bishop fans from the mid-seventies will remember his hit single “Fooled around and fell in love” which soared on the charts.

Eden 'Little Boogaloo' Brent

Eden ‘Little Boogaloo’ Brent from Greenville, Mississippi, lived up to her name with a high energy performance. The big smile on her face said she enjoyed every second of it. So did everyone else.

“Monster” Mike Welch kicks into high gear during the 2015 Blues Music Awards. He’s a member of Sugar Ray Norcia’s Blue Notes.

Archie 'Huby' Turner

Archie ‘Huby’ Turner shows some high-handed animation as he tickles the ivories at the 2015 Blues Music Awards.

Andy T. and Nick Nixon

Andy T. and Nick Nixon serve up traditional blues. Close your eyes and you can believe yourself to be on shotgun house front porch.

Most of the known world were not able to attend this stellar blues event. Due to these unfortunate circumstances, I was internally compelled to visually record this event to the best of my meager abilities. What you have seen here and on the Corndancer page are just part of the pictures from this event. See all of the pictures at these two galleries:

♦ 2015 Blues Music Awards picture gallery one

♦ 2015 Blues Music Awards picture gallery two

Thanks for looking.

Joe Dempsey,
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind


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