Rising star blues vocalist Casey Hensley has been nominated in two categories - "Album of the Year" and "Best Blues Album", each for her breakout debut release, Good As Gone (Vizztone) - for the 2021 30th Annual San Diego Music Awards, taking place live on Tuesday, August 24, at Humphrey's By The Bay in San Diego. Tickets to the 2021 San Diego Music Awards go on sale Monday, May 10 at Noon. Info: https://www.sandiegomusicawards.com Hensley previously took home "Best Blues Group" at the 2019 SDMA, performing that evening as well.
"Thank you so much for the nominations," said an excited Hensley upon learning of her two nominations. "This album is my baby and I'm so happy people are enjoying it!"
The San Diego Music Awards were created in 1991 as a way to recognize the achievements of the city's diverse local music community. Now in its twenty-ninth year, the San Diego Music Awards presents awards in over twenty categories, recognizing many different genres of music including Rock, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, Americana, and World Music. Past SDMA performers include Jewel, Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, P.O.D., and Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek). The San Diego Music Awards serves as the primary fund-raising vehicle for the San Diego Music Foundation's Guitars for Schools Program.
Currently, Hensley and her terrific band (renowned guitarist Laura Chavez, who herself once performed and recorded with the late, great Candye Kane; and drummer Evan Caleb Yearsley Gutierrez, who's also Kane's son) are rehearsing and preparing to hit the road again this Summer. Hensley is also set to go in-studio with Isaiah Mitchell (The Black Crowes, Earthless) to record some new music and a new video.