John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wraps Up 2004 With Grammy, W.C. Handy Nominations

(PR Web) – Blues singer John Lee Hooker, Jr. returned from his
European tour this week to enjoy the holidays with family in Northern
California, only to find that he’d been nominated for not one, but two,
prestigious awards.

His debut CD, Blues With A Vengeance, on Kent Records, was nominated earlier this month for a
Grammy in the Best Traditional Blues Album category by the National Academy of
Recording Arts & Sciences. Other nominees in the category include Eric Clapton,
Etta James, James Cotton and Pinetop Perkins. The winner will be announced on
February 13 in Los Angeles just prior to the televised ceremonies at Staples
Center. This week, the Blues Foundation in Memphis announced that the same CD was
nominated for its W.C. Handy Award in the Best New Artist Debut category.
Winners of the this prestigious blues community award will be announced on May
5, 2005.

Blues With A Vengeance was already named Outstanding Blues Album of the Year
at the California Music Awards (formerly the BAMMYs) earlier this year.

John Lee Hooker, Jr. continues to tour with his band in support of Blues With A
Vengeance
. Upcoming appearances include a special New Year’s Eve show at
Biscuits & Blues in his hometown of San Francisco. A full schedule can be found
at www.johnleehookerjr.com.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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