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
- I Be Trying – WINNER
- Be Ready When I Call You
- Take Me Back
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
- Uncivil War
- Fire It Up
- 662 – WINNER
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram