Alex McKown, a sixteen year old Blues musician from Glossop, has been nominated for a British Blues Award.
This is the third time that Alex has been nominated for the under 25′s award category, having also been chosen in 2011 and 2012, and the final decision comes down to a public vote. In 2012, after his second nomination, he received a letter from the Houses of Parliament congratulating him on his achievement.
This new boost is just one of a few highlights of a busy 2013 for the youngster who recently featured on a compilation CD, called “The Cream of Electric Blues”.
Speaking about this latest good news, and his plans for the rest of the year, Alex said:
“It is fantastic to be nominated once again since the profile is great and this year I am playing at the Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival and later in the year I have my own gig at Buxton Arts Centre.”
Voting opens on May 8th and anyone wishing to vote for Alex, who was interviewed last year by Glossop Life,can do so by going to www.britishbluesawards.com.
Photo courtesy of Joe Pickering Photography.