2020 Blues Lounge Award Winners
Roger & Marion Wade seen here with the 2020 Award for 'Blues Lounge Radio Show Album of the Year' as voted for by our Listeners.
Roger was the brains behind the album that brought together Blues musicians from all over the world to record an album during the Coronavirus Lockdown.
Ronni Boysen - 2020 Guitarist of the Year
Kokomo Kings Guitarist Ronni Boysen with his award for 2020 Guitarist of the Year. Ronni also won the award in 2018.
Ronni Auðar-Boysen (born 1974) and raised in Åbyhøj near Aarhus is a Danish blues musician and guitarist. In 2010, he received the Blues Cartel's Honorary Award. In 2013, he received the award as the Blues Name of the Year in Denmark. He received the award on the grounds: "The award is given for your significant efforts on the Danish and international blues scene. With mature, well-defined and virtuoso guitar playing, you especially maintain the classic, electric post war blues, but you also expand your horizons and explore other styles. Your talent and professionalism has meant that you are a highly respected and in-demand guitarist both within and outside the country's borders, and with increasing international exposure, you also represent the Danish blues in the finest way. In addition, in 2018 he received the award as 'Guitarist of the Year' in the British 'Blues Lounge Radio Show', where Kokomo Kings was also named 'Band of the Year 2018'. Ronni Boysen plays with
Kokomo Kings, Mud Morganfield (US) Trainman Blues (Winner of Blues Challenge 2018, and DMA for Blues Release of the Year 2018), Hans Knudsen, and a number of the Danish blues scene's established musicians, including Troels Jensen, Big Creek Slim, Kent Thomsen, Esben Just, Ole 'Fessor' Lindgren and Peter Nande. He has also played with a number of internationally renowned musicians, including Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters), Lazy Lester (US), James Harman (US), Gary Primich (US), Lurrie Bell (US), RJMischo (US), Nathan James (US), Big Joe Louis (UK) ), West Weston (UK), Diunna Greenleaf (US), Keith Dunn (US), Hook Herrera (US), as well as appearing live on the Jools Holland Show on the BBC. Has also shared the stage with Charlie Musselwhite, Sherman Robertson, Sugar Ray Norcia, Bob Margolin, Alan Haynes, DeDe Priest, John Primer and others.