I have picked up the publicity blurb on this year's on The West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame & Awards:
The West Coast Blues Hall of Fame & Awards Show honors blues, jazz and gospel artists for their contributions to the art form called Blues and to celebrate Black History Month. This year’s inductees will cover a very broad array of greats who helped to keep blues alive. Eighteen extraordinary artists will be inducted into the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame and the Bob Geddins Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the artist who has most influenced a generation of musicians. General Category Awards will be given to the best: blues singer of the year, blues guitar of the year, blues drummer of the year, etc. This years show will induct notables as Pinetop Perkins, Ray Talliaferro, Fillmore Slim; Lady Bianca; Lil Frances; Joel Durham, Coke Escovedo, Adolph Jacobs, Freddie Hughes, Ferdinand “Fats” Washington; The Continental Club; The Passions; The Hawkins Family (Edwin, Tramaine, Walter); Nat Dove; Nick Harper; Lee Ashford; Connie Bailey; and Joe Simon. The Bob Geddins Lifetime Achievement Awards presented to Lady Esther of Esther’s Orbit Room and Frosene Phillips.
Tickets will be $35.00 at the door.
Marriott Oakland City Center
I was pleased to see my old friend Freddie Hughes get the recognition he deserves! This has prompted me to update my Freddie Hughes blog!!!!
You can read the full ist of nominees here:
The West Coast Blues Hall of Fame & Awards Show Nominees