Latest news »Charlie Musselwhite Nominated for Three WC Handy Awards
Fresh from the success of its sold out 2004 event, The Blues Foundation announces its nominees for the 2005 W.C. Handy Awards to be held May 5, 2005 at the Cook Convention Center. Charlie has been nominated in the catagories of Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for his Real World CD 'Sanctuary', Contemporarty Blues-Male Artist of the Year and Instrumentalist-Harmonica of the Year.
Performers, industry representatives and fans from around the globe arrive in Memphis, where W.C. Handy penned the first published Blues song, to celebrate the best in Blues recording and performance from the previous year. The W. C. Handy Blues Awards are universally recognized as the highest honor given to Blues artists.
The W.C. Handy Blues Awards are produced by The Blues Foundation, a non-profit organization established to "Preserve, Celebrate and Support" Blues history, Blues excellence and Blues education. The Foundation consists of a worldwide network of 140 affiliated Blues societies and has individual memberships spanning the globe