Press release after the jump:
From Piedmont Blues Preservation Society
MATT HILL WINS BMA!
YES! WEEKLY PRESENTS THE 25TH ANNUAL CAROLINA BLUES FESTIVAL
Congratulations to Greensboro's Matt Hill, winner of the 2011 Blues Music Award in the category of Best New Artist Debut.
Matt received his award last night in Memphis, TN during the annual Blues Music Awards, presented by the Blues Foundation.
Matt will perform with Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin tomorrow night (May 7) at 7:30 as YES! Weekly presents the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival.
Matt Hill won the BMA on the strength of his debut CD On the Floor. Visit his website at www.matthillblues.com.
This was Matt's first Blues Music Award nomination.
Matt will join drummer Chuck Cotton during Bob's set, which will also include performances by another red-hot young blues artist, vocalist Gina Sicilia. Guitarist Dave Gross will also be on stage during that segment.
Today is the last chance to purchase advance tickets for the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival presented by YES! Weekly. For tickets, schedule information and all things festival, go to www.piedmontblues.org.
Be there, Saturday, May 7 (tomorrow!) as YES! Weekly presents the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, at Festival Park. Gates open at 1 p.m. Festival Park is located at 200 N. Davie St., downtown Greensboro.