You've arrived at Gallery two of images from the 35th Annual Blues Music Awards in Memphis' Cook Convention Center. The event was May 8, 2014. We will eschew event details for this gallery. You can find event explanatory notes at our 35th Annual Blues Music Awards Gallery One along with 27 pictures from the event. Suffice to say that a blues concert is an event photographers dream assignment. There are no prima donna performers who give you the snub job. Blues musicians are for the most part, very talented, humble and gentle souls. Their aggression pops out of its shell only when they perform. Then their emotions are tantamount to a mother Tyrannosaurus Rex protecting her eggs — and their music reflects their feelings. Also there is a decided lack of muscle-bound security guards with 25 inch necks. Here are 30 pictures from the event. Also check out BMA 2014 Gallery 1, BMA Gallery 3, and BMA Gallery 4.
Find stories on the Blues Music Awards on our Photo of the Week pages for May 11, 2014 and May 18, 2014. Also, see our Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind blog entries for May 11, 2014 and May 18, 2014.