The Cascade Blues Association has announced their nominations for 2006 Muddy Awards - three Yellow Dog artists are included! Terry Robb is nominated for "Best Acoustic Guitar" while Mark Lemhouse gets a nod for "Best Regional Act". And William Lee Ellis' new album God's Tattoos is nominated for "National Recording of the Year" alongside new releases from Keb' Mo' and Watermelon Slim.
Thanks to Cascade Blues members for the recognition!
- Terry Robb is featured in a multi-page "Player Spotlight" article in the recent March 06 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine. Tagline: "The veteran guitarist takes a "more is more" approach by incorporating Django Reinhardt flourishes, Impressionist harmonies, and jazzy modes into his country-blues picking."
- As recently the end of January, Mary Flower's Bywater Dance was #1 on XM Satellite Radio's national Bluesville channel. At the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Programmer Bill Wax told label staff that he was getting as many or more requests for her songs as anything else. He called her music "earworm songs" (supposed to be a good thing - meaning that the tunes get stuck in your head.)
- More information, sound samples, and press reviews for all three albums available from our Artists page
Mark Lemhouse's new album The Great American Yard Sale won an award for "National Recording of the Year", while Terry Robb's new album Resting Place took home the Muddy for "Northwest Recording of the Year". Terry also won "Best Acoustic Guitar" to mark his record eighteenth Muddy award!
Terry will be performing at the Waterfront Blues Festival this Sunday, July 3, at 7:00, as well as at the Red, White and Blues Festival in Corvallis on July 4. And, please join him for a special CD Release Party at Beale Street NW in Portland on July 15th.