Ellen Foley’s Fighting Words, written & produced by Paul Foglino, wins multiple awards, including Best Rock Album, 2021, also
Song of the Year, 2021, for
“Are You Good Enough?”
By PAUL ZOLLO
The recipients of the 2021 Bluerailroad Awards, for excellence in music and music-writing, were announced today. The biggest winners are Ellen Foley and her producer-songwriter Paul Foglino. Together and separately they won several Bluerailroad awards, including Best Rock Album, 2021 for Fighting Words; Song of the Year and Best Rock Song for “Are You Good Enough?” and Best Folk Song for “Fill Your Cup.”
In addition, Ellen Foley was individually awarded as the Artist of the Year, 2021, and Paul Foglino, individually, was awarded with the Songwriter of the Year, 2021 award.
The legendary and beloved Ross Altman was awarded with the Pete & Woody Lifetime Achievement in Songwriting Award, as well as the Best Folk Album award for If Not Now, When?
The phenomenal Lady Blackbird and her co-writer/producer Chris Seefried are also multiple winners, for her debut album, Black Acid Soul, named Best Jazz Album, 2021. And also for Best Jazz Song, 2021, for “Fix It,” performed by Lady Blackbird, and written by Seefried and Bill Evans,.
St. Vincent won her fourth Bluerailroad award this year for Best Art Rock album for Daddy’s Home.
We are happy to announce all the recipients for the 2021 Bluerailroad Awards for Excellence in Music:
The BLUERAILROAD MUSIC AWARDS, 2021
BLUERAILROAD ARTIST OF THE YEAR, 2021
BLUERAILROAD SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR, 2021:
SONG OF THE YEAR, 2021
“Are You Good Enough?” Paul Foglino, songwriter; Ellen Foley, artist.
BEST FOLK SONG
“Fill Your Cup,” written by Paul Foglino; performed by Ellen Foley on Fighting Words
THE BLUERAILROAD PETE & WOODY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD in SONGWRITING
Ross Altman PhD
BEST FOLK ALBUM, 2021
Ross Altman, If Not Now, When?
BEST JAZZ ALBUM, 2021
Lady Blackbird, Black Acid Soul.
Chris Seefried, producer.
BEST JAZZ SONG, 2021:
“Fix It,” By Lady Blackbird, artist,
Chris Seefried, Bill Evans; songwriters
BEST ART ROCK ALBUM
St. Vincent, Daddy’s Home
The BLUERAILROAD JULES SHEAR SONGWRITING ARTISTRY AWARD
for BEST ALBUM OF BRAND NEW MIRACLE SONGS
Jules Shear, Slower
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Shooter Jennings, We Are Chaos, Marilyn Manson (artist).
BEST ROCK COLLABORATION
Marilyn Manson & Shooter Jennings, We Are Chaos
BEST ROCK & ROLL ALBUM:
Jimmy Angel & The Jason Gutierrez 3, Love Fever. Produced by Jason Gutierrez.
GREATEST RADIO SINGLE OF 2021:
EELS, “Good Night On Earth.”
Written by E; produced by John Parish.
BEST NEW CLASSIC ROCK SONG
Barry Keenan & Invisible Poet Kings, “North Country”
BEST HIP POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
MOST HAUNTINGLY MELODIC SONG, 2021
Ryan Levine, “I Miss The War”
MOST BELOVED ANGELENO
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
MOST BELOVED ANGELENO
BAND OF THE YEAR
BEST SOLO INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Ben Harper, Winter is for Lovers
Released in November, 2020
BEST L.A. RADIO STATION
KCSN, the Independent 88.5 FM | Southern California Radio
BEST NEW BEATLES MOVIE
PETER JACKSON, Director
JOHN LENNON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON & RINGO STARR, Beatles
Also starring BILLY PRESTON, GEORGE MARTIN, YOKO ONO, LINDA McCARTNEY and MAL EVANS
THE BLUERAILROAD EDEN AHBEZ SONG-DREAMER AWARD
BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR A MOVIE:
“No Time To Die,” by Billie Eilish and Finneas
The DR. JOHN MYSTIC PIANO MAN AWARD, 2021:
BEST JAZZ/BLUES/R&B/FUNK/PIANO MAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR, 2021:
Bob Malone, Good People
THE WARREN ZEVON GENIUS AWARD, 2021:
BLUERAILROAD’S BEST BOOKS of 2021
MOST BEAUTIFUL, EXPANSIVE and LOVINGLY DESIGNED WOODY GUTHRIE BOOK, 2021
Nora Guthrie, Robert Santelli, Woody Guthrie, Songs and Art – Words and Wisdom: Voice of the People
Never has a songwriter written a memoir as beautiful and powerful as this one. But there’s never been another artist like Rickie Lee. It’s among the most poignant, funny, genuine, tragic, romantic, poetic, harrowing, ambitious, generous , soulful, brilliantly rendered, immaculately remembered, luminously musical and exultant memoirs ever written.