CONCORD RECORDS EARN SIX BLUES MUSIC AWARDS
SOUTHERN AVENUE, TAJ MAHAL AND KEB’ MO’ SCORE WINS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 11th, 2018 – Concord Records and Stax are proud to announce that they have received six awards from the Blues Foundation for their 39th Blues Music Awards, which were held on Thursday, May 10th at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
“We’re grateful to work with such extraordinary artists as Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’ and Southern Avenue, and are thrilled they have received this well-deserved recognition,” stated Concord Records President John Burk. “Taj and Keb’ are musical giants who’ve consistently stretched the traditional boundaries of the blues, and Southern Avenue embodies the soul, blues and gospel traditions of Memphis, while adding a youthful energy all their own.”
The Blues Music Awards, which is universally recognized as the top accolade afforded blues musicians, upholds blues’ rich cultural traditions while every year honoring the exceptional achievements in performances, recordings and songwriting.
The Blues Foundation is known around the world as being THE organization whose mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of this uniquely American art form. Founded in 1980, the Memphis-based Blues Foundation has approximately 4,000 individual members and 200 affiliated local blues societies representing another 50,000 fans and professionals around the world. Its signature honors and events – the Blues Music Awards, Blues Hall of Fame, International Blues Challenge and Keeping the Blues Alive Awards – make the Blues Foundation the international center of blues music. For more information, please visit: www.blues.org.
The Concord Records winners are:
Album of the Year
TajMo – TajMo
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Best Emerging Artist Album
Southern Avenue – Southern Avenue
Contemporary Blues Album
TajMo – TajMo
Contemporary Blues Male Artist