Thorbjørn Risager was awarded the ‘best blues CD’ during the Danish Music Awards this year. The award was handed out during Copenhagen Blues Festival. The DMA-awards were awarded the first time in 1989. This year is the first year since 2009 with a category for blues music.
The jury said this about the award:
- Thorbjørn Risager manages to spread the blues to a wider audience and he is an outstanding singer. You can find the blues in the roots of all rhythmic music, and it is important that someone can re-interpret the basic elements of the blues and bring this to an audience.
The Danish Blues Name of the year-award was given to Ronni Boysen with the following words:
- Ronny Boysen receives the award for a great effort on both Danish and international blues scenes. With a mature, well defined and virtuous guitar play he keeps the tradition of the classical, electric post-war blues alive, as well as widening the horizon and experiments with other styles. His talent and professionalism has made him a very respected and sought-after guitarist both domestic and internationally, to which he with increasing exposure also represent Danish blues in an excellent manner.
Bluesnews congratulates the winners!