Wednesday, April 17, 2024

UK Blues Awards 2020

The 2020 UKBlues Awards virtual presentation event took place on Sunday 17th May 2020. Inevitably, with the current restrictions, it was held online rather than at Dingwalls as originally planned. Congratulations must go to the Federation; it was magnificently managed and as good as an event of this nature could be. If you want to catch up on the awards or the performers at the presentations, it’s available on the UKBlues Federation’s YouTube channel and via their Facebook page.

MC for the event was none other than Paul Jones, and guest Award presenters Larkin Poe, Bernie Marsden, Bob Harris and Walter Trout all go to illustrate how revered these awards are.


Blues Artist of the Year – Elles Bailey

Blues Instrumentalist of the Year – Matt Long

Emerging Artist of the Year – James Oliver

Blues Band of the Year – Catfish

Acoustic Blues Act of the Year – Dom Martin

Jules Fothergill Young Blues Artist of the Year – Connor Selby

Blues Festival of the Year – Great British R&B Festival, Colne

UK Based Blues Broadcaster of the Year – Pete Feenstra

Blues Album of the Year – Elles Bailey; The Road I Call Home

Blues Venue of the Year – The Tuesday Night Music Club

Unsung Hero of the Year – Alan White

Any and all of the winners are worth seeking out if you like quality blues music and double award winner, Elles Bailey – See how she is currently supporting the NHS as featured on RAMzine here

Tom Dixon
Tom Dixon
North East born, South West domiciled music lover - mainly heavy rock & blues but not averse to other genres. I'm fortunate to have retired early & I can now take full advantage of the 40+ years I have spent collecting, listening, watching & playing (badly) & have enjoyed researching how blues in particular has shaped the music we know & love today. Now if only I could get my Strat & Musicman to sound in reality how they do in my head!

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