In November of 2014, Lisa Mann and her aptly named Really Good Band received three Muddy Waters Awards from the Cascade Blues Association in her hometown of Portland, OR. Her band won Contemporary Blues Act of the Year, Lisa won Bass Player of the Year, and her latest release, “Move On,” won NW Recording of the Year.
Named in honor of one of blues music’s most influential forces —McKinley Morganfield, or Muddy Waters — the Cascade Blues Association’s annual Muddy Awards Celebration honors local, regional, national and international stars of the blues.
Every September, the Cascade Blues Association solicits award nominations from the CBA Membership. The top three nominations in each category are used to form the official Muddys Ballots. In October, the ballots are mailed out to the CBA Membership. The votes are tabulated in time for the November General Meeting, where the winners are announced. Over 1,000 CBA members participate in the Muddy Awards process, making it one of the most prestigious blues awards in the world.