Victor Wainwright Wins 2014 Pinetop Perkins Award
"WOW!!! How can I possibly express how I'm really feeling? Three years in a row I've been nominated for a Blues Music Award. Starting last year, and now again this year, I've won the Pintop Perkins Piano Player of the Year. It's hard for me to believe that I deserve this. I humbly appreciate wholly everything that has come my way, and I will continue to do the very best I can!
I'm sure everyone realizes that I'm in no way a self made man. This is only possible because of all of YOU! Everyone in my family, my team and friends from all over the world have been pouring themselves into me and working so hard. They deserve a lot of credit. So I would just like to formally thank all of my family, friends, and fans for helping make a dream come true (twice)! Thank you God for blessing me with the talent and opportunities that I have been given. Thank you especially to my Mother, Father, and Sister, my Grandfather, and all of my family back in Savannah, Georgia. Thank you to Stephen and Patricia Dees with WildRoots Records, my touring family: Billy Dean, Nick Black, Will Hanlon, Damon Fowler, JP Soars, Chuck Riley, and Chris Peet, and to our professional team: Harty Weidemann, Rick Bailey, and Brian Bassett. I would also like to thank my colleagues who asked me to play piano on their records this past year; Including Brandon Santini, Jeff Jensen, Mick Kolassa and more!
I would like everyone to know that I am feeling great and that I promise to keep working tremendously hard, both on and off the road, carrying the blues piano tradition forward, both far and wide.
God bless Pinetop Perkins and God bless everyone! I cherish you all and thank you so much for your continued support and love!"