Here are the 2019 winners.

Award certificates will be distributed as normal during 2020.


Best Band – Larkin Poe


Best Guitarist – Joe Bonamassa

Best Vocalist (Female) – Kyla Brox

Best Vocalist (Male) – Alan Nimmo

Best Solo/Acoustic – Dom Martin

Best Musician (Performance) – Eric Gales

Best Album – Kill or be Kind by Samantha Fish

Best Event/Festival – Culemborg Blues Netherlands

Best Radio Show – Pete Feenstra Blues and Rock Show

Best Magazine/Publication – Blues Matters

Blues Matters, Editor-in-ChiefAlan Pearce said…

“It is indeed great that we have been voted, for the 3rd year running, for best magazine/publication in Europe by the voters of the online community of the Blues. To all the voters my and our deep thanks for recognising our efforts in the Blues world. My thanks also go to our terrific team of writers around the world to whom this shows appreciation of our work.

2019 has indeed been an eventful year with us being invited to enter and attend the Nat West Bank Entrepreneur of The Year Awards where we reached a final of 6 from an entry of over 3,000. Sadly we did not win, but with the winner being a technology firm who have a processing chip currently sitting in the Mars space probe then I reckon that tale is a bit hard to beat. We were also invited by my local Bridgend Business Forum to enter their local Entrepreneur Awards. Here we were in a final of 3 from over 800 entries. For Blues Matters! to have been selected and invited is indeed a measure of the recognition we have earned these years.

My thanks to all our team members, in their various roles, current and past for the work and efforts that go into making this one of the top publications in our field around the world today. We have existed for 21 years and have received 6 worldwide recognitions/Awards and that says a lot. Considering I almost ceased after a life-threatening cancer when the magazine also nearly died is amazing, and I also want to thank our supporters across the board back then for their encouragement that helped me focus my efforts and re-build and move forward and develop while improving presentation.

To all our supporters and subscribers that contribute and help in this, you all are important!!

A huge thanks to you all, now go and spread the word so we can do more…wishing good Blues to you!”