2013
Contemporary Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
R&B Act Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes (tie)
Ben Rice Band (tie)
New Blues Act Stevens-Hess Band
Regional Blues Act Hank Shreve Band
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist Rae Gordon
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist Ben Rice
Electric Guitar Kevin Selfe
“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Alan Hager
Bass Dave Kahl
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Hank Shreve
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Cascade Blues Association Members Picnic
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel Chris Colligan
NW Recording Kevin Selfe – Long Walk Home
National Recording Kevin Selfe – Long Walk Home
Performance of the Year Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes Big Band – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Joey Scruggs
“Paul deLay” Lifetime Achievement Norman Sylvester
2012
Contemporary Blues Act Lisa Mann & Her Really Good Band
R&B Act Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
New Blues Act Hank Shreve Band
Regional Blues Act Karen Lovely
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist Lisa Mann
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Electric Guitar Kevin Selfe
“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Alan Hager
Bass Lisa Mann
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards Steve Kerin
Harmonica Jim Wallace
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel (none given this year)
NW Recording Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot
National Recording Curtis Salgado – Soul Shot
Performance of the Year Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Lynn Wymore
Lifetime Achievement Bob Ancheta
2011
Contemporary Blues Act The Strange Tones
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
New Blues Act AC Porter & The Live Wires
Regional Blues Act Ty Curtis Band
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist Rae Gordon
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist Ty Curtis
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
“Terry Robb” Acoustic Guitar Mary Flower
Bass Dave Kahl
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards Steve Kerin
Harmonica Jim Wallace
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel Jeff Cota
NW Recording Lloyd Jones – Highway Bound
National Recording Buddy Guy – Living Proof
Performance of the Year Buddy Guy – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Amanda Gresham & Barbara Hammerman (tie)
Greg Johnson (tie)
Lifetime Achievement Bill Rhoades
2010
Contemporary Blues Act Ty Curtis Band
R&B Act Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
New Blues Act Billy D & The Hoodoos
Regional Blues Act Karen Lovely
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist Karen Lovely
“Curtis Salgado” Male Vocalist Ty Curtis
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Lisa Mann
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards Dover Weinberg
Harmonica Jim Wallace
Horns Brad Ulrich
Venue Trails End Saloon
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel Lynn Wymore
NW Recording Ty Curtis Band – Cross That Line
National Recording Joe Bonamassa – Black Rock
Performance of the Year Karen Lovely Band – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Dan Dalton
Lifetime Achievement Duffy Bishop
2009
Contemporary Blues Act Kevin Selfe & The Tornadoes
R&B Act Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings
New Blues Act Karen Lovely Band
Regional Blues Act Ty Curtis Band
“Duffy Bishop” Female Vocalist Lisa Mann
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Lisa Mann
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Hank Shreve
Horns Brad Ulrich
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel Sheldon Phillips
NW Recording The Insominiacs – At Least I’m Not With You
National Recording Elvin Bishop – The Blues Rolls On
Performance of the Year Karen Lovely Band – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In John Etten (tie)
Betsy McBride (tie)
Lifetime Achievement Peter Dammann
2008
Contemporary Blues Act The Strange Tones
R&B Act Curtis Salgado
Traditional Blues Act Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings
New Blues Act Ty Curtis Band
Regional Blues Act Becki Sue & Her Big Rockin’ Daddies
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Lisa Mann
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Jim Wallace
Horns Reggie Houston
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
“The Hurley Award” – Stage Personnel Bill Phillips
NW Recording The Strange Tones – We’re On Our Way
National Recording Curtis Salgado – Clean Getaway
Performance of the Year Curtis Salgado – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Greg Johnson
Lifetime Achievement Greg Johnson
2007
Contemporary Blues Act The Insomniacs (tie)
The Strange Tones (tie)
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings
New Blues Act Franco Paletta & The Stingers
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Peter Dammann
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Dave Kahl
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Bill Rhoades
Horns Reggie Houston
Venue Duff’s Garage
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Paul deLay Band – The Last of the Best
National Recording Tab Benoit – Power of the Pontchartrain
Performance of the Year Paul deLay Memorial – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Terry Currier
Lifetime Achievement Lloyd Jones
2006
Contemporary Blues Act The Strange Tones
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings
New Blues Act The Insomniacs
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Gary Fountaine
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Reggie Houston
Venue Beale Street NW
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings – Voodoo Lovin’
National Recording Keb’ Mo’ – Suitcase
Performance of the Year Curtis Salgado Band – Concert for Curtis – Rose Garden
Back What You Believe In Clay Fuller
Lifetime Achievement Curtis Salgado
2005
Contemporary Blues Act The Strange Tones
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Rick Welter Band
New Blues Act Robbie Laws Hoodoo Nation
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Lloyd Jones
Electric Guitar Phil “Suburban Slim” Wagner
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Albert Reda
Drums Carlton Jackson
Keyboards Janice Scroggins
Harmonica Bill Rhoades
Horns Reggie Houston
Venue Beale Street NW
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Terry Robb – Resting Place
National Recording Mark Lemhouse – The Great American Yard Sale
Performance of the Year Ray Charles Tribute – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Shelley Swaffer
Lifetime Achievement Terry Currier
2004
Contemporary Blues Act Rose City Kings
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings
New Blues Act Robbie Laws Hoodoo Nation
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Linda Hornbuckle
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Albert Reda
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Bill Rhoades
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Trails End Saloon
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Robbie Laws – Deep Ellum Blues
National Recording Eric Clapton – Me & Mr. Johnson
Performance of the Year Strat Daddies – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Jimmy Hale
Lifetime Achievement Ray Charles
2003
Contemporary Blues Act Duffy Bishop Band
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Kinzel & Hyde
New Blues Act Rose City Kings
Regional Blues Act Henry Cooper
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Mel Solomon
Electric Guitar Jim Mesi
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Phil Haxton
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards David Vest
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Renato Caranto (tie)
Peter Moss (tie)
Venue Trails End Saloon
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Robbie Laws – River City Blues
National Recording Delbert McClinton – Room to Breathe
Performance of the Year Duffy Bishop Band – Waterfront Blues Festival (tie)
Roy Rogers, Norton Buffalo & Steve Miller – Waterfront Blues Festival (tie)
Back What You Believe In RD Dill
Lifetime Achievement Phil Haxton
2002
Contemporary Blues Act Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Kinzel & Hyde
New Blues Act The Cannonballs
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Lloyd Jones
Electric Guitar Chris Carlson
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Albert Reda
Drums Carlton Jackson
Keyboards Frankie Redding, Jr.
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Trails End Saloon
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue – Standing at the Sunrise
National Recording Little Charlie & The Nightcats – That’s Big
Performance of the Year Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Peter Dammann
Lifetime Achievement Paul deLay
2001
Contemporary Blues Act Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Kinzel & Hyde
New Blues Act Jake Blair Band
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Mel Solomon
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Lisa Mann
Drums Jimi Bott
Keyboards Janice Scroggins
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Peter Moss
Venue Trails End Saloon
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Jim Mesi Band – Blues, Cars & Electric Guitars
National Recording Eric Clapton – Reptile
Performance of the Year Jim Mesi Band – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In LynnAnn Hyde
Lifetime Achievement Bonnie Raitt
2000
Contemporary Blues Act Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Terry Robb Trio
New Blues Act Aaron Black Band featuring Johnny Black
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Ellen Whyte
Male Vocalist Lloyd Jones
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Albert Reda
Drums Carlton Jackson
Keyboards Dover Weinberg
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Renato Caranto
Venue Trails End Saloon
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Lloyd Jones – Love Gotcha
National Recording BB King & Eric Clapton – Riding with the King
Performance of the Year Robert Lockwood Jr – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Greg Johnson
Lifetime Achievement Jim Mesi
1999
Contemporary Blues Act Paul deLay Band
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Bill Rhoades & Alan Hager
New Blues Act Swingin’ Strat Daddies
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Jimmy Lloyd Rea
Drums Jeff Minnieweather
Keyboards Janice Scroggins
Harmonica Bill Rhoades
Horns Renato Caranto
Venue The Candlelight
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Cascade Blues Association – Muddy Award 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame Tribute
National Recording BB King – Blues on the Bayou
Performance of the Year Jimmie Vaughan – Waterfront Blues Festival
Back What You Believe In Ken Johnson
Lifetime Achievement Taj Mahal
1998
Contemporary Blues Act Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Bill Rhoades & Alan Hager
New Blues Act Big Monti
Regional Blues Act Kelly Joe Phelps
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado (tie)
Lloyd Jones (tie)
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Albert Reda
Drums Carlton Jackson
Keyboards Janice Scroggins
Harmonica Bill Rhoades
Horns Renato Caranto
Venue Cascade Tavern
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Robbie Laws Band – Takin’ the Night Train
National Recording BB King – Deuces Wild
Performance of the Year Paulette Davis Tribute – Cascade Tavern
Back What You Believe In Susan Stewart
Lifetime Achievement Paulette Davis
1997
Contemporary Blues Act Robbie Laws Band
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Terry Robb Trio
New Blues Act Jesse Samsel Band
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Albert Reda
Drums Reinhardt Melz
Keyboards Dover Weinberg
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Renato Caranto
Venue The Aladdin Theater
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Ellen Whyte & Reflex Blue – A Different Point of Blue
National Recording Luther Allison – Reckless
Performance of the Year Luther Allison – Oregon Zoo
Back What You Believe In Valerie K. Davis
Lifetime Achievement Luther Allison
1996
Contemporary Blues Act Duffy Bishop Band
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Sheila & Backwater Blues
New Blues Act Jim Wallace & The Lucky Devils
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Robbie Laws
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Albert Reda
Drums Boyd Small
Keyboards Janice Scroggins
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Bob “Housewine” Roden
Venue Melody Ballroom
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Lloyd Jones Struggle – Trouble Monkey
National Recording Keb’ Mo’ – Just Like You
Performance of the Year Little Charlie & The Nightcats – Trails End Saloon
Back What You Believe In Rick Hall
Lifetime Achievement John Lee Hooker
1995
Contemporary Blues Act Robbie Laws & The Urban All-Stars
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Sheila & Backwater Blues
New Blues Act Bill Rhoades & The Party Kings
Regional Blues Act Too Slim & The Taildraggers
Female Vocalist Duffy Bishop
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Jim Mesi
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Jimmy Lloyd Rea
Drums Jeff Minnieweather (tie)
Boyd Small (tie)
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Renato Caranto
Venue Bojangles
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Robbie Laws & The Urban All-Stars – Midnight Rain
National Recording Eric Clapton – From the Cradle
Performance of the Year Buddy Guy – The Rose Garden
Back What You Believe In Shelley Garrett
Lifetime Achievement BB King
1994
Contemporary Blues Act Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Switchmasters
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Kelly Joe Phelps
New Blues Act Robbie Laws & The Urban All-Stars
Regional Blues Act Duffy Bishop Band
Female Vocalist Linda Hornbuckle
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Jim Mesi
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Jimmy Lloyd Rea
Drums Jeff Minnieweather
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Bill Rhoades
Horns Renato Caranto (tie)
Patrick Lamb (tie)
Venue Bojangles
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Harpdog Brown & The Bloodhounds – Home Is Where the Harp Is
National Recording Joe Louis Walker – JLW
Performance of the Year Buddy Guy – The Rose Garden
Back What You Believe In Bobbie Shervey
Lifetime Achievement Eric Clapton
1993
Contemporary Blues Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Back Porch Blues
New Blues Act DK Stewart & MFB
Female Vocalist Lily Wilde
Male Vocalist Lloyd Jones
Electric Guitar Jim Mesi
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Jimmy Lloyd Rea
Drums Boyd Small
Keyboards DK Stewart
Harmonica Curtis Salgado
Horns Chris Mercer
Venue Bojangles
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Switchmasters – Roadhouse Blues
National Recording Buddy Guy – Feels Like Rain
Performance of the Year John Mayall & Buddy Guy – Roseland Theater
Back What You Believe In Errol Shervey
Lifetime Achievement BB King
1992
Blues Act Jimmy Lloyd Rea & The Switchmasters
R&B Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Back Porch Blues
Roots Rock Act Jim Mesi Band
Jazz/Blues Act Janice Scroggins Trio
New Blues Act Channel Cats
Female Vocalist Linda Hornbuckle
Male Vocalist Lloyd Jones
Electric Guitar Peter Dammann
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Jimmy Llloyd Rea
Drums Boyd Small
Keyboards Dover Weinberg
Harmonica Bill Rhoades
Horns Patrick Lamb
Venue Bojangles
Music Store Music Millennium
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Paul deLay Band – Paulzilla
National Recording Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos – Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos (tie)
Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Sky Is Crying (tie)
Performance of the Year Snooky Pryor (tie)
Robert Lucas (tie)
“George Page” Back What You Believe In Norman Sylvester (tie)
Terry Currier (tie)
Lifetime Achievement Willie Dixon
1991
Blues Act Paul deLay Band
R&B Act Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos
Traditional Blues Act Back Porch Blues
Roots Rock Act
Jazz/Blues Act Janice Scroggins Trio
New Blues Act Mel Solomon & The Nightlighters
Female Vocalist Margo Tufo
Male Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Electric Guitar Jim Mesi
Acoustic Guitar Terry Robb
Bass Jimmy Lloyd Rea
Drums Jeff Minnieweather (tie)
Boyd Small (tie)
Keyboards Janice Scroggins
Harmonica Paul deLay
Horns Johnnie Ward
Venue Dandelion Pub
Music Store
NW Blues Event Waterfront Blues Festival
NW Recording Paul deLay Band – The Other One
National Recording Bonnie Raitt – Nick of Time
Performance of the Year
“George Page” Back What You Believe In Bill Rhoades
Lifetime Achievement BB King
1990
Blues Act Curtis Salgado & The Stilettos
Traditional Blues Act Janice Scroggins, Lloyd Jones & Curtis Salgado Trio
New Blues Act Jim Mesi Band
Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Guitarist Lloyd Jones
Harmonica Paul deLay
Miscelleneous Instrumentalist Janice Scroggins (piano)
Local Recording Back Porch Blues – Down Home
National Recording John Lee Hooker – The Healer
Performance of the Year BB King – Artquake
People’s Choice Award BB King
Distinguished Service Bill Rhoades
CBA Member of the Year Errol & Bobby Shervey
Lifetime Achievement Willie Dixon
1989
Blues Act Lloyd Jones Struggle
Traditional Blues Act Curtis Salgado & Lloyd Jones
New Blues Act Back Porch Blues
Vocalist Curtis Salgado
Guitarist Lloyd Jones
Harmonica Paul deLay
Miscelleneous Instrumentalist Janice Scroggins (piano)
Local Recording Lloyd Jones Struggle – Small Potatoes
National Recording Joe Louis Walker – The Gift
Performance of the Year Taj Mahal – Pine Street
People’s Choice Award Robert Cray
Distinguished Service Dave Clingan
CBA Member of the Year Ardis Hedrick
Lifetime Achievement Muddy Waters