Tommy Castro biggest winner in Blues Music Awards

Four awards include Entertainer of Year

California bluesman Tommy Castro was the big winner at the 31st annual Blues Music Awards on Thursday night.

Produced by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, the awards are considered the highest honor in the blues world. The ceremony took place before a packed audience of more than 1,200 in the ballroom of the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

2010 Blues Music Awards Winners

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year: Tommy Castro

Album of the Year: Between a Rock and the Blues, Joe Louis Walker

Acoustic Album of the Year: You Got to Move, David Maxwell & Louisiana Red

Acoustic Artist of the Year: Louisiana Red

Band of the Year: Tommy Castro Band

Best New Artist Debut: Tiger in your Tank, Monkey Junk

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year: Hard Believer, Tommy Castro

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year: Ruthie Foster

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year: Tommy Castro

DVD of the Year: “It Ain’t Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy’s Legends,” Delmark Records

Historical Album of the Year: Muddy Waters, Authorized Bootleg, Chess Records

Instrumentalist of the Year-Bass: Bob Stroger

Instrumentalist of the Year-Drums: Cedric Burnside

Instrumentalist of the Year-Guitar: Derek Trucks

Instrumentalist of the Year-Harmonica: Jason Ricci

Instrumentalist of the Year-Horn: Deanna Bogart

Instrumentalist of the Year-Other: Buckwheat Zydeco (accordion)

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year: Eden Brent

Rock Blues Album of the Year: Already Free, Derek Trucks Band

Song of the Year: “Pearls River,” Cyril Neville and Mike Zito

Soul Blues Album of the Year: Ace Of Spades, Johnny Rawls

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year: Irma Thomas

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year: Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Album of the Year: Chikadelic, Super Chikan

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year: Debbie Davies

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year: Duke Robillard

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