The 25th W.C. Handy Blues Awards were held before a sold-out crowd at the Cannon Center Ballroom in Memphis, Tennessee on Thursday, April 29, 2004. More than 25 nominees performed throughout the evening, which featured a dinner, silent auction and of course the presentation of the awards.

This year was special for two Epiphone endorsees! Blues Entertainer of the Year went to the one and only B.B. King and the Blues Instrumentalist Guitar award went to Duke Robillard. Epiphone wishes to congratulate B.B. and Duke and say again how honored we are to be associated with two of the very best in blues!

Read a recent Epi interview with B.B. King

Read  a recent Epi interview with Duke Robillard

Check out the Epiphone B.B. King Signature Model