Artists announced for 2020 Independent Blues Awards By SFL Music June 1, 2020 Gulf Coast Records placed three of their artists in the just-announced 2020 Independent Blues Awards. They are guitarist Albert Castiglia (“Contemporary Blues CD” “Blues Rock Band” “Stage Performance” “Road Warrior” “Blues Rock Song” “Song For The Common Good” “Music Video”); blues/soul vocalist Billy Price (“Traditional Blues CD” “R&B Song” “Song For The Common Good”); and saxophonist Jimmy Carpenter (“R&B/Soul CD”). Gulf Coast Co-Owner Mike Zito was also nominated in several categories (“Live CD” “Male Artist” “Music Video” “Stage Performance” “Road Warrior” “Producer/Engineer”). Vote now through August 31. Gulf Coast Records was founded by Mike Zito and Guy Hale in 2018. Based in Nederland, TX, the label focuses on Regional Roots, Blues and Americana. The mutual passion of both Zito and Hale is to help artists them get their music out to the world. Gulf Coast Records boasts a diverse, talented artist roster. In addition to the aforementioned Albert Castiglia, Billy Price and Jimmy Carpenter, there’s also blues/soul vocalist Kat Riggins, whose GCR debut single “Cry Out” dropped May 22; blues/rock guitarist Diana Rein; eclectic band, Odds Lane; blues/rock guitarist, Tony Campanella; recent Gulf Coast Records signee, ‘super-group,’ The Proven Ones; UK-based duo, Sayer and Joyce; guitarist/prolific producer, Kid Andersen; renowned blues/soul singer, John ‘Blues’ Boyd; blues troubadour, Kevin Burt; and guitarist, Mark May. Share It!