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2015 Chain Awards Finalists


For Immediate Release


Melbourne artists share the bulk of the finalist nominations for the 2015 Australian Blues Music Awards announced this morning.

Greg Dodd and his band The Hoodoo Men lead the list with nominations in four categories, with Russell Morris and John McNamara each picking up three nominations.

Previous winners, Queensland duo Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, have also picked up nominations in three categories with nods in Album of The Year, Duo or Group of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Adelaide-based newcomers, Lazy Eye, are close by with two nominations in Song of the Year, and Duo or Group of the Year.

The winners will be announced on Saturday 7th February as part of the Australian Blues Music Festival in Goulburn.

Finalists in all categories are:

Album of the Year
3AM Blues Live Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men
Van Diemen’s Land Russell Morris
Three Kings Three Kings
Do Tell Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

Song of the Year
Van Diemen’s Land Shannon Bourne & Russell Morris
Burn, Burn, Burn John McNamara
3AM Blues Greg Dodd
Hole In My Pocket Evan Whetter & Erica Graf

Male Vocalist of the Year
Russell Morris Van Diemen’s Land
Chris Harland It’s Getting Late
John McNamara Burn, Burn, Burn
Greg Dodd 3AM Blues

Female Vocalist of the Year
Rebecca Davey Sowed To The Land
Cara Robinson Gotta Love

Duo or Group of the Year
Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men Let Me Love You Baby
Three Kings What You Do To Me
Lazy Eye Hole In My Pocket
Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson Shakedown

New Talent of the Year
John McNamara Burn, Burn, Burn
Keith Hall & Pat Dow Sugar Cooking
The Stayers Johnny Whites
The Bella Reunion Bullet

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First Artist announcement

  • Collard Greens & Gravy
  • Minnie Marks
  • Remembering Dutch Tilders & The Blues Club featuring Geoff Achison, Winston Galea & Peter Beulke
  • Geoff Achison solo/acoustic
  • The Divine Devilles – Ali Penney & Dorothy Jane Gosper
  • Paulie Bignell & The Thornbury Two
  • Lazy Eye
  • Big Blind Ray Trio
  • Isaiah B Brunt

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