Elvin Bishop Big Winner At The Blues Music Awards

(The Blues) Veteran guitarist Elvin Bishop was the big winner at this year's Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee last week - scooping the best album, song and band prizes.

Fellow veterans Charlie Musselwhite and John Hammond were also honoured, as were Bobby Rush and Joe Bonamassa. Bishop - who first came to notice in the Butterfield Blues Band in the 1960s - scored all the top gongs via latest album Can't Even Do Wrong Right.

Meanwhile, Rush was both the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Soul Blues singer, while Musselwhite was top in the harmonica section and Bonamassa took the guitar award. Hammond picked up prizes for best Acoustic Artist and best Acoustic Album for latest release Timeless. Read more here.

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