BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARDS: SEAN COSTELLO RISING STAR AWARD
Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Blues Blast Music Awards honor contemporary Blues artists and their recordings. Artists with major labels and indie artists are all eligible to be considered for categories such as Male Blues Artist, Female Blues Artist, Blues Band and the Sean Costello Rising Star Award.
History Behind the Sean Costello Rising Star Award
To me Sean embodied the 20 year, overnight success artist who works hard for years before people notice they are rising stars because of that hard work. He had so much going for him, amazing talent, great singer, great songwriter, and that amazing guitar playing!
And then fate takes him from the world way too soon as he was about to tour in support of a great new album [We Can Get Together] on a “major” blues label. He was truly a “rising star”. It was just like the genius of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison who were tragically taken from the world at the pinnacle of their unique talent. All of them oozing with talent possibly fueled by some inner torment and soothed by the musical drug culture.
Every subsequent release of video and recordings I come across continues to show his amazing talent. I know there must be more out there we have not seen yet and this new album [In The Magic Shop] gives me and all his fans hope that we will get to hear more.
- Blues Blast Magazine Publisher Bob Kaiser