Wow! We just won three awards at the Wammies — the Washington Area Music Awards. Paul Bell beat fellow nominee Mark Wenner for blues instrumentalist, and the band won best blues group and best blues album for “Last Train to Bluesville.” We cannot thank you enough for all the support you give us.
But now we really need your help to win in the Majors: The Blues Foundation Awards in Memphis. Voting ends at 7:59 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, March 1. You must be a member of the Blues Foundation to vote. But just $25 makes you part of the international blues family. In addition to sponsoring the Blues Music Awards, the Blues Hall of Fame, the International Blues Challenge and the Keeping the Blues Alive Awards, the foundation’s work includes the HART Fund, which provides the blues community with medical assistance; the Sound Healthcare insurance program; Blues in the Schools; and Generation Blues scholarships. And you get the satisfaction of truly supporting the music you love.
Signing up is easy. Just go to http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/vote.php#ref=members_index.
You’ll get a membership number. Then click on Blues Music Awards in the left-hand corner of the home page, and click on “vote” in the list on the left. OR just go here: http://www.blues.org/bluesmusicawards/vote.php#ref=bluesmusicawards_vote.
“Last Train to Bluesville” is nominated in the acoustic blues category, but don’t forget to go through and voice your choice in all the other categories as well.
The awards will be presented on May 5, and we’ll be there with bells on.
Thank you all!
Mark, Paul, Johnny and Mark