Blues Roadhouse News: Burnside, Ingram win 2022 blues Grammys

There are just two pure blues categories in the Grammys these days, with sort of related categories in gospel, Americana, roots and folk music. But since this is the BLUES Roadhouse, we’ll just list those two.

Both categories had worthwhile nominees, but it’s hard to disagree with the winners. Both Cedric Burnside and “Kingfish” Ingram produced excellent albums. In a bit of shameless self-promotion, here’s my review of each: Burnside’s “I Be Trying” and Ingram”s “662.”

Videos of their acceptance speeches are below.

And here’s a list of all the Grammys (the page is being updated throughout the evening).

Best Traditional Blues Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental traditional blues recordings.

  • 100 Years Of Blues
    Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite
  • Traveler’s Blues
    Blues Traveler
  • I Be Trying – WINNER
    Cedric Burnside
  • Be Ready When I Call You
    Guy Davis
  • Take Me Back
    Kim Wilson

Best Contemporary Blues Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental contemporary blues recordings.

  • Delta Kream
    The Black Keys Featuring Eric Deaton & Kenny Brown
  • Royal Tea
    Joe Bonamassa
  • Uncivil War
    Shemekia Copeland
  • Fire It Up
    Steve Cropper
  • 662 – WINNER
    Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

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