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Westerly’s Knickerbocker All-Stars Nominated For Blues Music Award

Westerly’s Knickerbocker All-Stars Nominated for Blues Music Award

‘Love Makes A Woman’ Up for Best Soul Blues Album at the 40th Annual Award Show

The Blues Foundation recently announced that The Knickerbocker All-Stars album, Love Makes A Woman, has been nominated for best “Soul Blues Album” as part of the 40th Annual Blues Music Awards (BMAs). The Knickerbocker All-Stars are honored alongside an impressive class of Blues artists and legends also nominated, including; Buddy Guy; Shemekia Copeland; Ben Harper; and others.

Love Makes A Woman is the fourth recording from The Knickerbocker All-Stars, a group created to emulate the original music played at Westerly’s historic Knickerbocker Music Center (The Knick) in the late 60’s and 70’s popularized by the Roomful of Blues. The album, featuring vocalists Darcel Wilson and Thornetta Davis, Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, was inspired by the great female soul and R&B singers who popularized the genre. The Knickerbocker All-Stars have included blues professionals like Jimmie Vaughan; Duke Robillard; Curtis Salgado; Al Copley; Monster Mike Welch; Sugaray Rayford; and a host of others.

Love Makes A Woman was supported by the Knickerbocker Music Center, a non-profit organization formed in partnership with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School and Westerly’s The United Theatre. Proceeds from album sales directly benefit The Knickerbocker Music Center and The United Theatre in their collaboration to create an exciting performance complex and an exceptional center for music education in downtown Westerly, Rhode Island. The album is available for sale at The Knick, and on CD Baby, Amazon, and on http://knickerbockerallstars.com/.

Universally recognized as the top accolade for blues musicians, the BMAs annually honor the past year’s exceptional achievements in performances, recordings, and songwriting, along with serving to sustain the blues’ rich cultural traditions. The Blues Foundation will host its historic 40th Annual Blues Music Awards on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Memphis’ Cook Convention Center. The Blues Foundation, which runs the Blues Hall of Fame Museum in Memphis, advocates to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the Blues as a uniquely American art form. The complete list of 40th Blues Music Award nominees can be found on The Blues Foundation’s website: www.blues.org/.

 

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