I finally got time to go and collect my MAMA today.  It is now officially official. Here am I, pictured with my MAMA Best Jazz/Blues Artists 2012.  It's a fancy award crafted out of material from old tv screens!

A part of the nomination process was to provide a list of music related achievements for the year.  The writing of this was a really good process for me because it got me thinking about all the things I had done rather than focussing on the things I didn't manage to get done.  My drummer did the nomination and I just provided the list of achievements for him.  I then put the awards out of my head because I was very happy with just typing up the list and because I figured with such awesome competition I didn't stand a chance!

It was a very nice surprise to find out I'd won.  The fabulous Fiona Boyes text messaged me with the news. I had to read it lots of times to be sure it was true.  I admire her talent, commitment and stamina.  She was happy for me.

It's good to be acknowledged :-)

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Blues Harp Women - the CD!

Blues Harp Women album cover, artistic drawing of female playing harmonica

This is a double compilation album curated by Norman Davis, a blues radio presenter from Idaho and released by Ruf Records. The album celebrates female harmonica players, with 31 tracks from players across the world, including 2 Aussies - Dorothy-Jane and Marion Turner.  Norman says “I hope this album will shed some light on what has been a black hole in the blues universe. Perhaps this will help female players get the attention that has passed them by in the past.”  

The album can be purchased through itunes, Ruf Records and other online stores.

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