Blues Wax Album of the Year - Walter Trout "Full Circle"

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BluesWax caught up with Walter Trout at home after a recent tour of Asia. Winning the Album of the Year award for Full Circle elicited this response from Trout, "To all the fans who voted for me: I am very moved by this honor you have given to my album Full Circle. This project was a labor of love for me and having you choose it as Album of the Year makes it a very special milestone in my long career. Thanks again and I'll see you on the road!"

The staff of BluesWax congratulates Tommy Castro and Walter Trout for winning the BluesWax Artist and Album of the Year Awards! And we thank the thousands of you who participated in this year's nominating and voting process. You have spoken!


February, 3rd: Ruf Records is receipient of KBA Award of Blues Foundation!

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Record Label
Ruf Records, Lindewarra, Germany
In 1994, Thomas Ruf started a record label for his rising Blues hero, Luther Allison. In the first 12 years, Ruf produced 120 releases, sold 1.2 million records, and received two Grammy nominations and ten Blues Music Award nominations. Ruf Records describes itself as "Where Blues Crosses Over" because its artists cross over geographically and in their Blues stylings.
Ruf believes the more variations of Blues its offers, the more new Blues fans it develops. Ruf Records shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to its stable of artists that include Walter Trout, Sue Foley, Bernard Allison, Candye Kane, Bob Brozman, and Omar & The Howlers, 2007 will see new releases from newly-signed artists like Blues veteran Jeff Healey, Corey Stevens and newcomer Roxanne Potvin.

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Report about Thomas Ruf, RUF RECORDS and the KBA-Award at:
(Berliner Zeitung)


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Here are the broadcast dates for the shows that were recorded on 23rd + 26th March, 2004 in Bonn at the Crossroads-Festival for the WDR-Rockpalast:

3sat 16.05.04 Imperial Crowns (2.30 - 3.15 a.m.)
WDR 17.05.04 Highlights of the Festival, One (1.00 - 2.30)
WDR 24.05.04 Highlights of the Festival, Two (1.00 - 2.30)
3sat 30.05.04 Aynsley Lister (2.30 - 3.15)
3sat 03.07.04 Ian Parker (1.25 - 2.10)
WDR 24.07.04 Imperial Crowns, Aynsley Lister (3.00 - 5.15)
WDR 31.07.04 Ian Parker (3.20 - 4.50)

Check also

Int'l Guitar Awards: Aynsley Lister nominated

Our artist Aynsley Lister has been nominated for the
International Guitar Awards, UK 2003 with his new album "All Or Nothing" in the category "Best Blues Guitar Album". Vote for it, closing date is the 30. December 2003. For further information visit the website

W.C. Handy Awards Nomination

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Ruf Records congratulates their artists Ana Popovic and Larry Garner on their Handy Awards nomination !!! Ana Popovic is nominated as "Best New Artist Of The Year", Larry Garner is nominated in the category "Contemporary Blues/Male Artist Of The Year".

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