The votes are in and tabulated and we are proud to announce that the 7th Annual CBS Members Awards Show will be February 24 at the beautiful, renovated Buffalo Rose in Golden! During the Awards ceremony we will have our IBC winners fresh from Memphis- Mojomama and Scott Hackler performing along with the incomparable Eddie Turner! Join as we celebrate the FAVORITES of the Colorado Blues Society members. Keep that in mind, the MCA/Holley Awards do not attempt to claim a ‘best’ in any category, as that would be practically impossible to determine when discussing music. These are our members favorite performers and venues and personalities…come on out and join in the fun at the new Buffalo Rose!

The Members have spoken and the results have been tabulated. Here are the finalists (in no particular order) for the 2018 Colorado Blues Society Members’ Choice Awards:

Favorite Female Vocalist-Jessica Rogalski, Cass Clayton, Erika Brown, Kerry Pastine
Favorite Male Vocalist-Jack Hadley, Rex Peoples, Andy Webber
Favorite Guitarist-Jasco Duende, Eddie Turner, Kirby Velarde
Favorite Slide Guitarist-Bob Pellegrino, Jasco, AJ Fullerton
Favorite Harmonica-Clay Kirkland, Nic Clark, Dan Treanor
Favorite Bassist-Christine Webb, Paul Rogalski, Bob Tiger, Todd Edmunds
JD Kelly Favorite Horns-Ken Johnston, The Chris Daniels Horns, Scott Sessions, Eddie Silk
Favorite Keyboardist-Jimmy Ayers, Scott Hackler, Andy Sydow
Favorite Drummer-Kyle Borthick, Scotty Rivera, Dan Crecco
Favorite (Other)-Lionel Young (Violin); Mad Dog (Flute), Otis Taylor (Banjo)
Favorite Songwriter-Cary Morin, Eef, AJ Fullerton, Deborah Stafford and Doc Doughtery
Favorite Arranger-Taylor Scott, The Symbols, Eef
Favorite Blues Band-Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene; Mojomama, Eddie Turner & the Trouble Twins, Deborah Stafford and State of Affairs, The Movers and the Shakers
Favorite Acoustic Act-Al Chesis and Bob Pellegrino, Cary Morin, AJ Fullerton
Favorite Solo/Duo-Scott Hackler, Cary Morin, AJ Fullerton, AJ Fullerton and Nic Clark
John Catt Young Performer Award-Grace Kuch, Al Dworak, Emma Marie
Favorite Blues Jam-Carla Jordan’s Jam, Erik Boa’s Oscar Blues Jam, Rusty Bucket
Favorite Festival-Trinidaddio, Greeley Blues Jam, Blues from the Top
Favorite Club Owner-Marc Gitlin, Dan King, Ron Russo
Favorite Blues Club-Nissi’s, Rusty Bucket, The Dickens Opera House
Favorite Club for Dancing- The Dickens Opera House, Lincolns Roadhouse, Nissi’s,
Favorite Food– Dannick’s, Lincolns Roadhouse, Dickens Opera House
Favorite Wait Staff-Rusty Bucket, Nissi’s, The Dickens Opera House, Dannick’s
Favorite Blues Fan-Gloria Shultz, Peggy Meis, Ken Arias, Jerrelyn Corragio
Favorite Dancer-Barry Winitsky and Cari Gurnsalas, Tom and Sunshine, Michelle Maxwell
Favorite Local Recording-AJ Fullerton, “Kalamath”, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene, “I Make My Own Luck”, Deep Pocket Thieves, “Blu De”, Cass Clayton Band, “Cass Clayton Band”
Favorite Blues Radio Program-Blues Legacy, KGNU; Strictly Blues, 103.5 Fox/I-Heart Radio; Sammy Mayfield (KUVO)
Favorite Blues Radio Host-Wolf, Kai Turner, Sammy Mayfield
Favorite Photographer-Anthony Earl, Ken Arias, Michael Mark
Favorite Blues Educator-Ronnie Shellist, Nic Clark, Dan Treanor
Top Write-in Vote-Best Source of Local News-CBS Update, Colorado Blues Ambassador, Erika Brown, Most Innovative Singer, Mer Sal
Favorite Live Moment-Jason Ricci at the Rialto with The Symbols; Ori Pops the Question to Tierini at Smokin Moes; Paul Thorn and Blind Boys of Alabama at Levitt Pavilion; Ronnie Earl and Duane Betts at Greeley Blues Jam
Favorite National Blues Performer-Samantha Fish, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Hall, Danielle Nicole


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