Orphan Jon and The Abandoned are proud to announce they’ve been nominated in two Blues Blast Music Awards categories; New Artist Debut Album for “Abandoned No More” and the Sean Costello Rising Star for Orphan Jon. This is a tremendous honor to the band to be included as a nominee with such well established and highly respected Blues artists as those listed as fellow nominees for the 2018 Blues Blast Music Awards to be held in Rockford, Illinois on Saturday Sept. 29th. The band is very grateful and appreciative of their nominations and wish to thank the Blues Blast Nominating Committee for such an honor as this. 

In early April of 2018, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry professionals nominated the best in Blues music in twelve categories. The complete list of nominees is available at their website below: 

www.bluesblastmagazine.com/2018-blues-blast-music-awards-nominees/ 

About the Blues Blast Music Awards….

In 2008, a group of Blues music industry professionals including music critics, journalists, festival promoters, music venue managers, producers, musicians and other Blues music industry folks got together to create a new independent way to recognize the best in Blues music. The result was the first Blues Blast Music Awards.

All Blues musicians including independent artists and labels can submit their music directly to our nominators for consideration resulting in a recognition series that includes a wide array of independent artists and labels.

The process results in two forms of recognition for the artists. First the nominators select their “best of” choices so ALL of the nominees are winners because they have in effect won “the critic’s award” by being nominated.

Then fans vote for their choices. The results are the largest awards series where Blues fans vote for the Best in contemporary Blues music giving the artists with the most votes a “people’s choice” award!

The Blues Blast Music Awards are presented by Blues Blast Magazine. Blues Blast Magazine is the largest FREE weekly internet Blues magazine with over 33,000 opt-in Blues fan subscribers located in all 50 states and in more than 90 countries. Free subscriptions are available at: http://www.BluesBlastMagazine.com

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