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Rich DelGrosso Nominated for Blues Music Awards

By Mandolin Cafe
January 15, 2009 - 7:00 am

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Rich DelGrosso

Rich DelGrosso

Memphis, Tenn. — The Blues Foundation has announced the nominations for their 30th Annual Blues Music Awards which will be presented at a Blues Foundation ceremony in Memphis on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at the Cook Convention Center, 255 N Main St.

Blues mandolinist Rich DelGrosso has been nominated in two categories: Acoustic Album of the Year for Live From Bluesville recorded with Fiona Boyes and Mookie Brill; and Instrumentalist: Other, for the mandolin.

Voting is in the process and Blues Foundation members can vote online for the choice. Those interested in joining and enjoying the benefits of the organization can join online.

DelGrosso is a specialist with an emphasis on the styles of Yank Rachel, Howard Armstrong and Johnny Young. A truly great player and teacher, he has taught music for over 25 years. He also has a regular column in Mandolin Magazine, and his writing has been featured in Living Blues, Mandolin World News, and Frets magazines.

His latest book, Mandolin Blues: from Memphis to Maxwell Street, was released in 2005 and is an essential reference for the Blues Mandolinist.

Additional information:
Rich DelGrosso web site

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