Lisa Garners Four Muddy Waters Award Nominations

The Cascade Blues Association holds its gala event, the Muddy Waters Awards, every November, celebrating the best in blues in the Pacific NW region. This year, Lisa Mann garnered four nominations, for Contemporary Blues Act, “Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist, Bass Guitar, and NW Recording. Lisa would like to thank the CBA and its membership, and remind everyone to join their local blues society and get involved!

Here is the complete list of 2016 Muddy Awards Nominations:

Contemporary Blues Act:

Ben Rice Band
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
Thunder Brothers

Traditional Blues Act:

AC Porter & The Live Wires
Ben Rice Band
Julie Amici
Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes

“Lloyd Jones” R&B Act:

Andy Stokes
Ken DeRouchie Band
Norman Sylvester Band

Regional Blues Act:

Gabriel Cox
Hank Shreve Band
Polly O’Keary & The Rhythm Method
Sammy Eubanks

New Act:

Harvey Brindell & The Tablerockers
The Blues Cabaret
Thunder Brothers

“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist:

LaRhonda Steele
Lisa Mann
Rae Gordon

“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist:

Andy Stokes
Ben Rice
Brian Foxworth
Earl Thomas

Electric Guitar:

Alan Hager
Ben Rice
Kevin Selfe

“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar:

Alan Hager
Ben Rice
Lloyd Jones
Mary Flower


Allen Markel
David Kahl
Lisa Mann


Dave Fleschner
Dover Weinberg
Steve Kerin

“Jimi Bott” Drums:

Brian Foxworth
Dave Melyan
Don Shultz


Franco Paletta
Hank Shreve
Jim Wallace
Mitch Kashmar


Brad Ulrich
Chris Mercer
Joe McCarthy
Peter Moss


Lake Theater & Café
The Blue Diamond
Trails End Saloon

NW Recording:

Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown
Karen Lovely – Ten Miles Of Bad Road
Kevin Selfe – Buy My Soul Back
Lisa Mann – Hard Times, Bad Decisions

National Recording:

Bonnie Raitt – Dig In Deep
Curtis Salgado – The Beautiful Lowdown
Danielle Nicole – Wolf Den
Janiva Magness – Love Wins Again
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Let Me Get By

NW Event:

Bronze Blues & Blues Festival
Gorge Blues & Brews Festival
Mysti Krewe Of Nimbus Mardi Gras Ball
United By Music North America at Hotel Rose

Performance of the Year:

Kevin Selfe Buy My Soul Back CD Release Party at Bossanova Ballroom
Karen Lovely at Waterfront Blues Festival
United By Music North America at Waterfront Blues Festival

Lifetime Achievement:

David Kahl
Frankie Redding
Jimi Bott