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Rosebud artists score ten W.C. Handy Awards Nominations

The late Luther Allison swept the Handy Award nominations for the third year earning six nominations including Blues Entertainer of the Year, Blues Band of the Year, Contemporary Blues-Male Artist of the Year, Blues Instrumentalist-Guitar, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for Reckless and "Living In The House of The Blues" earned him Blues Song of The Year.

Also picking up a much deserved W.C. Handy nomination is Duke Robillard for Best Blues Instrumentalist - Guitar.

Charlie Musselwhite also scored Handy nominations for Contemporary Blues-Male Artist of the Year as well as for Blues Instrumentalist-Harmonica. Musselwhite is a seven time Handy winner in the Harmonica category.

The legendary Charles Brown is nominated in the W.C. Handys for Best Blues Instrumentalist - Keyboards.

Rosebud's best year ever capped by six Grammy Nominations--John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, the late Luther Allison, Charlie Musselwhite and BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet score Grammy Nominations.

The late Luther Allison was honored with a Grammy Nomination in the Best Contemporary Blues Album category for his Reckless CD. Allison passed away in August after being diagnosed with cancer while on tour in support of the CD. He was widely recognized as the fastest rising star in the blues world having swept the W.C. Handy Awards two years running and being featured on the covers of every major blues magazine.

John Lee Hooker scored two Grammy Nominations for his current CD, Don't Look Back. The CD was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Album while his duet with Van Morrison on the title track earned a nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

BeauSoleil snared their eighth Grammy Nomination for Best Traditional Folk Album for their L'Amour Ou La Folie CD.

Robert Cray kept his streak alive with his tenth Grammy Nomination, this time for Sweet Potato Pie and it's nomination as Best Contemporary Blues Album. Each of Robert's last eight projects has been nominated for a Grammy and he's won four to date.

Charlie Musselwhite's latest, Rough News, proved to be good news after all, scoring him a nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album.

Duke Robillard played guitar on two prominent Grammy nominated projects, R&B=Ruth Brown and Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind.

BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet Named Best Cajun Band and their L'Amour Ou La Folie CD named Best Cajun Album

Offbeat Magazine's Best Of The Beat Music Awards, chosen by write in votes from Offbeat Readers, chose BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet as Best Cajun Band and their L'Amour Ou La Folie CD won for Best Cajun Album.

Robert Cray on UK #1 Single, "Perfect Day"

Robert Cray is one of a group of artists including Bono, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Emmylou Harris, Elton John, Suzanne Vega and others who perform on the benefit single "Perfect Day" for the BBC Charity, Children In Need. The single entered at #1 in the British charts late in 1997 and has just returned to the #1 position.

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