We recently posted this list on the CBA Facebook page. It received a thankful response from so many that we thought we would run it in the BluesNotes, too This list is a compilation of regional musicians who were nominated for the 2013 Muddy Awards. Though the final ballot is limited to only a few in each category, all of the following artists were recognized by our members in the ballots returned to us for nominations in the first round.
The Oregon Music Hall Of Fame will be holding their 2013 induction ceremony and concert at The Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, on Saturday, October 5th, beginning at 7:00 pm. Of the nine individuals and bands to be inducted this year, blues artists Kelly Joe Phelps and Janice Scroggins are amongst the honorees.
Kelly Joe Phelps grew up on folk and country music but gravitated to jazz and playing bass. He began discovering the legends of acoustic blues and moved to playing blues and roots influenced music on guitar. He released his debut album Lead Me On, on Portland’s Burnside Records in 1995. He has since released an additional 10 albums moving into many different directions of roots music including his critically acclaimed 2012 release Brother Sinner & the Whale. He regularly tours around the world.
Janice Scroggins moved to Portland in 1978 and has been a permanent fixture on the music scene here. She was part of the band The Esquires who made three albums with Portland’s Flying Heart label, her solo album Janice Plays Scott Joplin was well received and received a Grammy nomination. She’s one of the most in-demand pianists in town playing with the likes of Norman Sylvester, Lloyd Jones, Thara Memory, Curtis Salgado and Linda Hornbuckle to name a few, both live and in the studio. She can play all genres of music but is most heard on the blues and gospel scene. Her second release came out in 2009, a duet album with OMHOF inductee, Linda Hornbuckle.
The OMHOF will also honor Curtis Salgado’s album Soul Shot as the 2012 Album of the Year. Soul Shot was his first solo album to come out on Alligator Records. It also proved to be the best album of his career. Curtis picked up a Muddy Award for “Best National Blues Album.” He also recently took home the Soul Blues Album of the Year Award along with Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year honors in Memphis at the Blues Music Awards.
The Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert serves as a fundraiser for the organization’s efforts to support music education in Oregon schools. This year’s concert line-up will feature emcee Tony Starlight, Quarterflash, Richmond Fontaine and The Kingsmen who are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their timeless hit “Louie Louie.” Fifteen autographed guitars will be sold by auction with 100% of the proceeds supporting music education.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. VIP tickets, which include prime seating and other amenities, are available for $100. Along with admission to a catered after-party with inductees, VIP ticket-holders will receive an autographed Gary Houston poster. Tickets are available at www.ticketfly.com and at the Aladdin Theater box office. For up to date information, check out www.omhof.org