Rising star blues singer Casey hensley was nominated in two categories – “Album of the Year” and “Best Blues Album”, each for her debut album, Good as a party (Vizztone) – for the 30th Annual San Diego Music Awards 2021, which takes place live on Tuesday, August 24 at Humphrey’s By The Bay in San Diego. Tickets for the 2021 San Diego Music Awards go on sale Monday, May 10 at noon. Info: https://www.sandiegomusicawards.com Hensley previously won “Best Blues Group” at SDMA 2019, also performing that night.
“Thank you very much for the nominations,” said an enthusiastic Hensley upon learning of his two nominations. “This album is my baby and I’m so happy people are enjoying it!”
The San Diego Music Awards were established in 1991 to recognize the achievements of the city’s diverse local music community. Now in their twenty-ninth year, the San Diego Music Awards present awards in more than twenty categories, recognizing many different musical genres, including rock, jazz, hip hop, blues, American and music from the United States. world. Past SDMA artists include Jewel, Jason Mraz, Switchfoot, POD, and Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek). The San Diego Music Awards are the primary fundraising vehicle for the San Diego Music Foundation’s Guitars for Schools program.
Currently, Hensley and his formidable band (renowned guitarist Laura Chavez, who herself performed and recorded with the late Candye Kane; and drummer Evan Caleb Yearsley Gutierrez, who is also Kane’s son) are rehearsing and preparing for hit the road again this summer. Hensley is also set to go to the studio with Isaiah Mitchell (The Black Crowes, Earthless) to record new music and a new video.