WINNER OF 2019 INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARD FOR BEST BLUES-SOUL ARTIST
Yes, it’s true! Out of FIVE nominations with the Independent Blues Awards, The Lucky Losers came up in spades for the big one!
Best Independent Blues-Soul Artist (WINNER)
Best Independent Blues R&B |Soul CD (“Blind Spot”)
Best R&B |Soul Song: “Take The Long Road” (Written by Cathy Lemons and Danny Caron)
Best Contemporary Blues Song: “The River” (Written by Cathy Lemons, also a finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition)
Best Blues Rock Song: “Alligator Baptism” (written by Phil Berkowitz and Danny Caron)
The critics all agree (Downbeat Magazine, Blues Music Magazine, Living Blues, American Blues Scene, Blues News Germany, Blues Matters and more) that San Francisco’s finest male/female duet-fronted band, The Lucky Losers have hit the jackpot! Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz serve up a road warrior's tale on their third album, “Blind Spot,” released on Dirty Cat Records.
Recorded at award-winning Greaseland Studios in San Jose, California, Blind Spot continues The Lucky Losers' long-standing relationship with acclaimed producer/engineer, Kid Andersen. Bringing back the vanishing art of vocal duets, the album is solely comprised of original material created by Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz alongside their illustrious and multi-talented songwriting partner, Danny Caron (Charles Brown). “Blind Spot” features scintillating musical contributions from three-time Blues Music Award winner/ guitarist, Kid Andersen, IBMA Momentum Award winning violinist Annie Staninec (Rod Stewart), 2019 BMA nominated saxophonist, Nancy Wright, and 2019 BMA nominated guitarist, Laura Chavez, listed as one of the “Top 50 Sensational Female Guitarists” by Guitar Player Magazine.
Downbeat Magazine has listed “Blind Spot” as one of the “Best Albums of 2018.” Richard Ludmerer of Making a Scene also listed the album at #1 for his “Top 40 Indie Blues Recordings of 2018”. The Roots Music Report places the album at #28/ world-wide for “Top Blues Albums of 2018” and at #17 for “Top Contemporary Blues Albums of 2018”. And Aquarian Magazine/ Rant N’ Roll (Mike Greenblatt) honored the album in their top 10 critic’s picks for 2018.