The Slim Harpo Music Awards

Presented by Pal Productions

2017 Recipients
John Broven- Legend
Pat McBride- Ambassador
Sundanze Howie Dunston- Pioneer
Kenny Acosta- Pioneer

Board Members: William Gambler, Alonzo Gambler, Tynita Howard, Fabian Blache, Pat McBride, Johnny Palazzotto, David Couvillon, Brian Blache, Tommy Rice, Krickett Perriloux and Tim Rice.

2017 Slim Harpo Music Awards
Thursday, November 16 at 6 pm

Time Out: 4619 Bennington Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Advance tickets $20, available at Time Out
Tickets will be $25 at the door

  • Jambalaya Social at 6:00 pm (sponsored by MAPP Construction Co.)
  • Awards at 7:30 pm
  • Jam session at 8:15 pm

2016 Slim Harpo Music Awards recipients are:

  • Legends:  John Broven
  • Ambassador: Pat McBride
  • Pioneer: Sundanze Howie Dunston
  • Pioneer: Kenny Acosta

Legend: signifies one who has credits of historical blues music status
Ambassador: one who represents the blues genre’ to other music lovers
Pioneer: one who has endured and carried blues music forward

Proceeds from the Slim Harpo Music Awards benefit the Music in the Schools outreach program.

The Slim Harpo Music Awards Ceremony is named for James Moore, known as Slim Harpo, an internationally known Baton Rouge musician who became a significant influence on many musicians worldwide, including the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, Van Morrison, and countless others.

Slim Harpo Music Award Recipients

Legends:  Lil Buck Sinegal
Pioneer: Paula Rangell
Ambassador: Scott Billington

Legends:  Jimmie Vaughan & Lou Ann Barton
Pioneer: Kim Wilson
Ambassadors: Martin Hawkins & Bear Family Records

Legend:   Van Morrison
Ambassador:   Ret. Col. David Couvillion
Pioneer: CC Adcock

Legends:   Warren Storm. Guitar Gable Perrodin and Jockey Etienne
Ambassador:   David Kearns
Pioneers: Harvey Knox

Legend — Carol Fran & JD Miller
Pioneer — Oscar “Harpo” Davis & Deacon John Moore
Ambassador — Keith Richards

Legend — Lonesome Sundown
Pioneer — Ray Davies & Mighty Sam McClain
Ambassador — Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Legend — Tony Joe White
— Sonny Landreth
Ambassador — Teddy Johnson and Rob Payer

Legend — Dr. John and Jesse Kinchen
Pioneer — John Lisi
Ambassador — Alvin Batiste

Legend — Silas Hogan
Pioneer — Marcia Ball and Lil’ Ray Neal
Ambassador — Dr. Nick Spitzer

Legend — Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Pioneer — Luther Kent
Ambassador — Buddy Guy

Legend — Lazy Lester
Pioneer — Tab Benoit
Ambassador — Zia Tammami

Legend — Henry Gray
Pioneer — Chris Thomas King
Ambassador — Kenny Neal

Legend — Tabby Thomas
Pioneer — Larry Garner
Ambassador — Kip Holden

Legends — Raful Neal, James Johnson & Rudy Richard