Blues Foundation Honorees

The Blues Foundation recognized Pollstar and others for contributions to the blues world at its annual Keeping The Blues Alive Awards February 3rd.

The awards, which recognize those who work behind the scenes, were given out during a ceremony at the Tennessee Ballroom in Memphis.

Among the honorees in 21 categories included for top Internet site and the city’s Rum Boogie Café for blues club.

Charles Driebe, founder and CEO of Blind Ambition Management, was recognized for his management of Blind Boys of Alabama, Charlie Musselwhite and other artists. Producer John Porter also got a nod as did talent buyer Terry O’Halloran for Shag, a Vodka Bar and Murphy’s Lounge in Omaha.

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Lucerne Jazz Festival in Switzerland were recognized in the national and international festival categories.