The Colorado Blues Society Members Choice Awards are given out every year to honor the Colorado Blues Society' MEMBERS Favorite musicians, clubs, events and activities in the Colorado blues world. These Awards are know as the Holley Awards in honor of long time Denver blues man Creighton Holley. By no means do these Awards attempt to declare a Best of anything, we would never try to classify music in such a way, everyone's tastes are different and no one's are more valued than anyone else's. This is simply an effort to honor the Favorites of our members. The Colorado Blues Society Board of Directors does NOT select the Final Recipients! Every year a call goes out for nominations in a number of categories. Once the nominations are set, Colorado Blues Society Members do ALL of the voting. A person MUST be a member of CBS to be allowed to vote. If you have your own favorites and are not a CBS member, now is the perfect time to join CBS so you can vote in the next Members Choice Awards.
The awards were started in 2012. The Members Choice Awards for every year are listed in subpages when you click on the Members Choice tab. Due to COVID, there were no Members Choice Awards given in 2020.
11/15/2022 to 12/152022 – Colorado Blues Society accepts nominations for the Colorado Members Choice Awards - anyone can make a nomination
12/20/2022 to 01/20/2023 – Voting is open for Colorado Blues Society Members – you must be a CBS member to vote.
01/30/2023 – The 3 Finalist’s in each category will be published on Facebook, the CBS Weekly Update and the Website and the date for Members Choice will be published.
03/26/2023 - Members Choice Awards Event – Buffalo Rose
2022 Colorado Blues Society Members’ Choice Award Recipients
Favorite Female Vocalist—Erica Brown
Favorite Male Vocalist— Rex Peoples
Favorite Guitarist—Taylor Scott
Favorite Harmonica—Nic Clark
Favorite Bassist—Bob Tiger
JD Kelly Favorite Horns—Deborah Stafford & the Night Stalkers Horns
Favorite Keyboardist—Scott Hackler
Favorite Drummer—Jamie McGregor
Favorite (Other)—Lionel Young (Violin)
Favorite Songwriter—AJ Fullerton
Favorite Blues Band—The Delta Sonics
Favorite Solo/Duo—Al Chesis and Bob Pelligrino
John Catt Young Performer Award—Emma Marie
Favorite Blues Jam—Chris Haug’s Blues Party-Greeley
Favorite Festival—Greeley Blues Jam
Favorite Blues Club/Venue—The Buffalo Rose
Favorite Blues Fan—Chick Cavallero
Favorite Local Recording—Grace Kuch and Ronnie Earl, “Got That Style
Favorite Blues Radio Program—Kai Turner’s Strictly Blues, I-Heart Radio
Favorite Photographer—Michael Mark
Favorite Live Moment—Mac Arnold and Plate Full of Blues at Greeley Blues Jam