We are pleased to announce that Jack J Hutchinson has been nominated for a British Blues Award in the category of Emerging Artist.
Selection came through an appointed panel of experts, and during the month of August a voting form will be available on their official website with the public invited to vote for their favourites in each category.
The other acts nominated for the Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist are Catfish, Malaya Blue, Kaz Hawkins, Ma Polaine’s Great Decline and Red Butler.
Hutchinson said: “It’s an honour to be nominated for a British Blues Award alongside such a prestigious group of fellow musicians. I never expected to be selected and to make the final six has left me speechless.”
“Over the last 12 months I’ve travelled across the UK, meeting so many lovely people who have supported my music. Of course none of this would have been possible without the chaps who play in my bands: Rick Baxendale, Jim Brazendale (Boom Boom Brotherhood), Danny Rock, Marc Burguera, Loris Peverani, Morgan Platt and Tom Brundage (Blues Band). They are the ones who make it happen.”
Hutchinson is currently recording his first full album with the Boom Boom Brotherhood, due for release this autumn. He commented: “I can’t wait to finish the record and let people hear it. Things have snowballed this year and the British Blues Awards nomination tops everything off. The next step is to back it up with a killer record.”