Keyboardist Geraci leads Blues Music Awards nods with 6

 
 
Updated 1/11/2019 7:48 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Keyboard player Anthony Geraci, singer Shemekia Copeland, and guitarist and songwriter Nick Moss lead the nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards.

The awards are scheduled on May 9 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Geraci leads with six nominations, including song of the year, album of the year and band of the year with his group, Boston Blues All-Stars. Geraci also is a member of The Proven Ones, which received a contemporary blues album nomination.

Copeland and Moss are nominated in four categories, including album of the year.

Three members of the Blues Hall of Fame -- Bobby Rush, Joe Louis Walker, and Buddy Guy -- also received nominations, as did sisters Samantha and Amanda Fish, and performers Ben Harper and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

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