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Keeping the Blues Alive Award


The Sacramento Blues Society is the Proud Recipient of the Keeping the Blues Alive Affiliated Organization Award


The Blues Foundation Announces 2015 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards

 The Sacramento Blues Society (SBS) has been awarded The Blues Foundations United States Affiliated Organization Recipient Award. Thank you to all of the dedicated members and volunteers that worked hard to keep the Blues alive and make this happen.

The Blues Foundation honors 15 individuals and organizations with its 2015 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards during a recognition luncheon Friday, January 23, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee, during the International Blues Challenge. Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the KBA Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to blues music. The KBAs are awarded by a select panel of blues professionals to those working actively to promote and document the music.


The 2015 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards recipients are:

Affiliated OrganizationSacramento Blues Society — Sacramento, California

Affiliated Organization: Asociación Musical Blues Hondarribia — Hondarribia, Spain

Club: Rosa’s Lounge — Chicago, Illinois

Education: Jerzy Kossek — Katowice, Poland

Festival (International): Bluesfest Eutin — Eutin, Germany

Festival (U.S.): Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival — Winthrop, Washington

Film, Television and Video: Peter Carlson — Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Historical Preservation: Guido van Rijn — Overveen, Netherlands

International: Goran Stensrud — Fetsund, Norway

Journalism: B.J. Huchtemann — Omaha, Nebraska

Literature: Ben Sandmel — New Orleans, Louisiana

Photography: Pertti Nurmi — Helsinki, Finland

Producer: Mike Vernon — Antequera, Spain

Radio (Commercial): Charlie Frazier — Burlington,Vermont

Radio (Public): Gary Wagner — Long Beach, California