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Contemporary blues album: Selwyn Birch – Living in a house on fire, Joyann Parker – Out of the dark, Clarence Spady – Surrender, Chris Cain –Grape Cain, John Németh – Stronger than strong, Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil war
Traditional blues album: Kim Wilson – Take me back, Anthony Geraci – Dreams awake in blue, Nora Jean Wallace – Blue woman, Bobby Rush – More raw than believed, Bob Corritore – Bob Corritore & Friends: Spider in my Stew, Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite – 100 years of blues
Soul blues album: Bette Smith – The Good, the Bad and the Chard, Tia Carroll – You must have it, Sonny Green – Find! A soul singsr, Kevin Burt – Crazy stone, Curtis Salgado – Limit the damage, Dave Keller – You get what you give
Rock Blues Album: Gary Moore – How blue can you get, Jérémie Johnson – Very upset unemployed person, Walter Trout – Ordinary madness, Alastair Greene – The blues of the new world, Peter Cause – Mississippi suitcase, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Dance songs for hard times
Acoustic blues album: Donna Herula – Bang at the door, Keith catfish – Blue at midnight, EG Kight – Trio sessions, Dustin Arbuckle & Matt Woods, Erin Harp – Meet me in the middle, Rob Stone with Elena Kato and Hiroshi Eguchi – Threesome in Tokyo
Live blues album: Small G Weevil – Live acoustic session, Lady A – Lady A Live in New Orleans, Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Directly to you: Live, Blues Caravan 2020. George Benson – Weekend in London, The Halley DeVester Group – Money is not the time
Historical or vintage recording: Fiona Boyes – Blues in my heart, Franck Goldwasser – Back to Paris, Henry Gray and Bob Corritore – Chills, Kid Ramos and Bob Corritore – Phoenix Blues Sessions, Petit Richard – Southern child, New Moon Jelly Roll Liberty Rockers -Volume 1
New artist debut album:
Big Mike Aguirre’s achievement. The Blu City All Stars – Mississippi Stew, Veronica Lewis – You are not unlucky, Sir Rod & the Blues Doctors – Come together, Skylar Rogers – fire eater, West Side Joe and men of the soul – Keep climbing, Harvey Brindell – Cents on the dollar
Blues group: Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues Allstars, John Németh & The Blue Dreamers, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Nick Moss Band with Dennis Gruenling, The WildRoots
Male blues artist: John Németh, Chris Cain, Bobby Rush, Curtis Salgado, Selwyn Birchwood, Dave Keller
Female blues artist: Nora Jean Wallace, Shaun Murphy, Shemekia Copeland, Fiona Boyes, Lisa Mann, EG Kight
Sean Costello Rising Star Award: Crystal Thomas, Eddie 9V, Veronica Lewis, Kevin Burt, Ben Levin, Ghalia Volt


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