Congratulations to the blues artists who were winners at the 20th Detroit Music Awards ceremony at the Fillmore - Detroit.
Singer-guitarists Johnnie Bassett and Motor City Josh each received two awards. Bassett was honored as Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist and Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents were named Outstanding Blues Artist/Group. Motor City Josh won Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter and Motor City Josh & The Big 3's "It's a Good Life" was tops in the Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording category.
Thornetta Davis was named Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist and The Groove Council won in the Outstanding R&B Artist/Group category.
Martin “Tino” Gross, frontman for the Howling Diablos, won three awards. The group was honored for Outstanding Live Performance and Tino won in the Outstanding Record Producer and Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter categories for his work at his Funky D Studio.
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