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22nd April 2014
Posted by Ashwyn Smyth

A very special edition of the British Blues Awards nominated Digital Blues on Gateway 97.8 this week as I exclusively bring you the eagerly awaited nominations in the Female Vocalist of the Year category in the 2014 British Blues Awards.

I have tracks from Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers, Rod Piazza & the All Mighty Flyers with a slice of birthday cake for Miss Honey Alexander, and from some of the nominees in the Emerging Artist category of the BBAs – Brothers Groove, Thomas Ford, Half Deaf Clatch, King Size Slim and Gary Grainger.

In the gig guide hear tracks from Doug MacLeod, The Cadillac Kings, Mud Morganfield, Split Whiskers, Jerimiah Marques & the Blue Aces, Albany Down and Snake Mary and I close with some vintage Roy Buchanan.

And I have tracks from the following who are the nominees for the Female Vocalist of the Year category. There’s ……….. Nearly slipped up there! You will have to tune in to find out who!!!

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