The big winners at the 33rd Blues Music Awards were Tab Benoit and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. Tab took home 3 awards and Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks combined for 5. Benoit took top honors in Contemporary Male Artist and Album and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band took Band and Album of the Year Awards, while Susan is top Contemporary Female Artist and Derek won Gibson Guitarist of the Year. Both Ruthie Foster and Charlie Musselwhite garnered two Blue Music Awards.
The full list of 2012 Blues Music Award winners:
Acoustic Album: Conversations in Blue - David Maxwell & Otis Spann
Acoustic Artist: Eric Bibb
Album: Revelator - Tedeschi Trucks Band
B.B. King Entertainer: Tab Benoit
Band: Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best New Artist Debut: Runaway - Samantha Fish
Contemporary Blues Album: Medicine - Tab Benoit
Contemporary Blues Female Artist: Susan Tedeschi
Contemporary Blues Male Artist: Tab Benoit
DVD: Live at Antone's - Ruthie Foster (Blue Corn)
Gibson Guitar Award: Derek Trucks
Historical Album: Chess Records - Smokestack Lightning/The Complete Chess Masters 1951-1960 (Howlin' Wolf)
Instrumentalist-Bass: Biscuit Miller
Instrumentalist-Drums: Chris Layton
Instrumentalist-Horn: Terry Hanck
Instrumentalist-Other: Sonny Rhodes, lap steel guitar
Koko Taylor Award (Traditional Blues Female): Ruthie Foster
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player: Marcia Ball
Rock Blues Album: Dust Bowl - Joe Bonamassa
Song: The Lord is Waiting, the Devil is Too" - Johnny Sansone
Soul Blues Album: Show You a Good Time Bobby Rush
Soul Blues Male Artist: Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Album: Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues - Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Traditional Blues Male Artist: Charlie Musselwhite
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