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2004 W.C. Handy Award Photos

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After viewing the photos click HERE to read The Blewzzman's Review of this special night!

Pete the Blewzzman
Pete the Blewzzman posing with his Handy Award for the BEST BLUES FAN
(actually, a big thanks to ANSON FUNDERBURGH for letting me pose with his Award)


ANSON FUNDERBURGH
ANSON FUNDERBURGH of ANSON FUNDERBURGH AND THE ROCKETS,
posing with the Handy Award he won for BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
with the CD "WHICH WAY IS TEXAS"


DUKE ROBILLARD
The Duke and his Duchess - DUKE ROBILLARD, joined by his lovely smiling wife,
proudly displaying his Handy Award for BEST BLUES INSTRUMENTALIST - GUITAR


KIM WILSON
KIM WILSON holding both his trophies - his lovely wife AMANDA
with the Handy Award they both won for co-writing the BEST BLUES SONG OF THE YEAR-
"LOOKIN' FOR TROUBLE"


NICK CURRAN AND THE NITELIFES
NICK CURRAN showing his Handy Award for BEST NEW ARTIST DEBUT
with the band NICK CURRAN AND THE NITELIFES and their CD entitled "DOCTOR VELVET"


DUKE ROBILLARD and PETER
The DUKE and the AMBASSADOR of the blues
Mr. DUKE ROBILLARD and PETER "BLEWZZMAN" LAURO


Pete the Blewzzman with  OTIS TAYLOR
Pete the Blewzzman with Handy Award nominee OTIS TAYLOR at the VIP Pre Handy Party


Nick Moss
Handy Award nominee Nick Moss (who at the time of this picture was anxiously awaiting a call from Chicago
-that could come anytime-to tell him that he was be a brand new dad) and Pete the Blewzzman
(Congrats NICK & KATE - Best of Luck with the new baby)


DEBORAH COLEMAN and RENEE AUSTIN with Pete the Blewzzman
Blues Divas and Handy Award nominees DEBORAH COLEMAN
and RENEE AUSTIN with Pete the Blewzzman


GARY PORTER
GARY PORTER, drummer for the Handy Award nominated EG KIGHT band,
signing guitars backstage at the W C Handy Awards


LITTLE MILTON
The legendary LITTLE MILTON, backstage at the W C Handy Awards, signing guitars


EG KIGHT
Triple Handy Award nominee, the very lovely and extremely talented Miss EG KIGHT


RENEE AUSTIN
Another lovely Handy Award nominee, Miss RENEE AUSTIN


BETTYE LaVETTE
Handy Award winner for BEST COMEBACK BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Miss BETTYE LaVETTE spreading some soul out to the audience


BETTYE LaVETTE
Handy Award winner for BEST COMEBACK BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Miss BETTYE LaVETTE


EC SCOTT
Handy Award nominee E C SCOTT seems to be happy entertaining the audience


KIM WILSON
KIM WILSON, nominated for a Handy Award in six different categories and the winner of one
singing and belting out the blues on harp at the ceremony


KIM WILSON
KIM WILSON, nominated for a Handy Award in six different categories and the winner of one
singing and belting out the blues on harp at the ceremony


NICK MOSS AND THE FLIPTOPS
Handy Award nominee NICK MOSS AND THE FLIPTOPS dishing out Chicago Blues


HENRY BUTLER
HENRY BUTLER, another Handy nominee, performing at the ceremony


JIMMY BURNS
JIMMY BURNS entertaining the audience


SONNY RHODES
Handy Award nominee SONNY RHODES, playing Lap Steel Guitar for the audience


CALVIN OWENS
Trumpeter and Handy Award nominee CALVIN OWENS
another one of the great entertainers at this 25th W C Handy Awards presentation


DEBORAH COLEMAN and ELLIS HOOKS
Nominees DEBORAH COLEMAN and ELLIS HOOKS performing a duet


NICK CURRAN
Handy Award winner for BEST NEW ARTIST DEBUT-NICK CURRAN entertains at the ceremony


DEBORAH COLEMAN and RENEE AUSTIN
Two blues cuties, and nominees, DEBORAH COLEMAN and RENEE AUSTIN giving fans a photo opp


NICK MOSS and ANSON FUNDERBURGH
Good friends and good bluesmen, Handy Award nominee NICK MOSS and Handy Award winner ANSON FUNDERBURGH giving off glowing smiles during the presentation


BOB MARGOLIN & BONNIE TALLMAN
Nominee BOB MARGOLIN with band manager, Blues Foundation Board of Director, K.B.A. Award winner
and a great friend of the Blewzzman, the lovely and lovable BONNIE TALLMAN


PINETOP PERKINS
The blues' elder statesman and perennial Handy Award nominee and winner - Mr. PINETOP PERKINS


The Knights of the Royal Blues Table
The "Knights of the Royal Blues Table" - all living legends -
Handy Award nominee PINETOP PERKINS, Handy Award winner WILLIE BIG EYES SMITH
and Handy Award nominee BOB MARGOLIN


Click HERE to read The Blewzzman's Review of this special night!

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