Jen Taylor; Michael WeintrobElvin Bishop and the late Johnny Winters were among the musicians who received trophies at the 36th Blues Music Awards, held Thursday at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bishop, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month as a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, was the evening’s big winner, nabbing three honors. His group, the Elvin Bishop Band, took home the best band prize, and he also won in the best album and best song categories, respectively, for Can’t Even Do Wrong Right and its title track.

Winter received the best rock blues album honor for his star-studded 2014 record, Step Back, which included guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Joe Perry, Billy Gibbons, Leslie West, Brian Setzer, Dr. John and more. Other winners at the awards ceremony included John Hammond, Bobby Rush, Keb’ Mo’, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Bonamassa, Charlie Musselwhite and Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson.

Also during the event, Clapton, Little Richard and veteran blues singer Tommy Brown were inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.

The 36th Blues Music Awards ceremony was part of a three-day celebration that culminated today, May 8, with the grand opening of the physical Blues Hall of Fame at the Blues Foundation’s headquarters at 421 South Main St. in downtown Memphis. The facility features a variety of interactive and educational exhibits, and is expected to serve as a center for anyone interested in the blues to meet, celebrate and learn about the genre.

Here is the full list of winners at the 36th Blues Music Awards event:

Acoustic Album — Timeless, John Hammond
Acoustic Artist — John Hammond
Album — Can’t Even Do Wrong Right, Elvin Bishop
B.B. King Entertainer — Bobby Rush
Band — Elvin Bishop Band
Best New Artist Album — Don’t Call No Ambulance, Selwyn Birchwood
Contemporary Blues Album — BluesAmericana, Keb’ Mo’
Contemporary Blues Female Artist — Janiva Magness
Contemporary Blues Male Artist — Gary Clark Jr.
Historical — Soul & Swagger: The Complete “5” Royales 1951-1967, The “5” Royales
Instrumentalist – Bass — Lisa Mann
Instrumentalist – Drums — Jimi Bott
Instrumentalist – Guitar — Joe Bonamassa
Instrumentalist – Harmonica — Charlie Musselwhite
Instrumentalist – Horn — Deanna Bogart
Koko Taylor Award — Ruthie Foster
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player — Marcia Ball
Rock Blues Album — Step Back, Johnny Winter
Song — “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right,” Elvin Bishop
Soul Blues Album — Memphis Grease, John Németh
Soul Blues Female Artist — Sista Monica
Soul Blues Male Artist — Bobby Rush
Traditional Blues Album — For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters), Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson
Traditional Blues Male Artist — Lurrie Bell

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