Keeping The Blues Alive Award Recipients

MEMPHIS (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Blues Foundation held its annual "Keeping the Blues Alive" awards on February 3rd at the Doubletree Hotel in Memphis during their International Blues Challenge weekend. The event was held for the semi-finals and finals of the 23rd IBC competition, as well as seminars, presentations and receptions for blues societies, fans and professionals.

The awards are held to honor those who have made a significant "behind the scenes" contribution to blues music. Recipients are selected by a select panel of Blues professionals.

A list of this year's winners

Club
Rum Boogie Cafe, Memphis, TN

Organization
Blues Society of the Ozarks, Springfield, MO

Education
Rev. Robert Jones, Detroit, MI

Festival
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, New Orleans, LA

Film, Television and Video
Antone's Home of the Blues

Historical Preservation
Howlin' Wolf Blues Society, West Point, MS

International
Lucerne Blues Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland

Journalism
Frank-John Hadley, Newton, MA & Colts Neck, NJ

Literature
Peter Guralnick, West Newbury, MA

Manager
Charles Driebe, Atlanta, GA

Photography
Jef Jaisun, Seattle, WA

Print Media
Blues Matters!, Bridgend, Wales, UK

Producer
John Porter, Los Angeles, CA

Promoter
Terry O'Halloran, Omaha, NE

Publicist
Karen Leipziger, Nashville, TN

Radio (Commercial)
Charlie Lockard, WZXR, Hughesville, PA

Radio (Public)
Bob Corritore, KJZZ, Phoenix, AZ

Record Label
Ruf Records, Lindewarra, Germany

Retailer
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN

Sponsor
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

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