Winners have been announced for the 2021 Grammy Awards in the Blues Categories.
Bobby Rush won “Best Traditional Blues Album” for Rawer Than Raw. Blues Rock Review interviewed Rush about the album back in September.
“I want to thank all of my friends, fans, and voters,” Rush said in a press release. “I accept this Grammy on behalf of all of the people who came before me that helped pave the way for me. Some of the guys who came before me like Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King who were my friends and inspired me so much. These are guys that taught me not to never give up. I’m speaking about all of the guys who won. All of the guys who didn’t win, I take this on their behalf too. To beat out these guys, I’m so blessed to be in this kind of race with this kind of company. All of these guys are much better than I think that I am.”
Fantastic Negrito won the Grammy for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” with Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?.