Key­boardist Geraci leads Blues Mu­sic Awards nom­i­na­tions

Star-Telegram - - Local & Texas -

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, Tenn.

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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