California blues singer Janiva Magness won the big prize, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, last night at the 30th Annual Blues Music Awards held at Cook Convention Center.
She was joined by a couple of blues legends among the night's big winners, with Chicago blues titan Buddy Guy taking home three awards, including Album of the Year for Skin Deep, and B.B. King himself winning a couple of awards, including Best Traditional Blues Album for One Kind Favor.
Locally, Billy Gibson took home Best Harmonica Player and North Mississippi duo Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm won Best New Artist Debut for 2 Man Wrecking Crew.