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Vincent Hayes Project’s “Reclamation” Earns Blues Music Award Nomination-Best New Artist Debut December 19, 2010

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West-Michigan based, The Vincent Hayes Project’s debut CD, “Reclamation” earns one of five coveted nominations – from The Blues Foundation’s prestigious 2011 Blues Music Awards – for Best New Artist Debut.

East Lansing, Michigan – The Vincent Hayes Project’s debut CD, “Reclamation” earns one of five coveted Best New Artist Debut nominations from The Blues Foundation’s 2011 Blues Music Awards. After reaching the #4 position as a “Pick to Click” B.B. King’s Bluesville on Sirius/XM Radio Channel 74, and spending two months on the National Living Blues Chart, “Reclamation” claims its appointed position in the top ten selling CDs on CDBaby, continues to garner attention of Blues Lovers worldwide – and garners a nod from The Blues Foundation.

“We are honored, humbled, and thrilled that we earned this nomination. We want to thank everyone who has supported us, believed in us, promoted us, and spun the CD,” Hayes says.

The Annual Blues Music Awards are presented by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN, and each year honor the most outstanding achievements in the Blues industry. This year’s awards will be held on Thursday May 5 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN, and will be attended by the top names in the Blues industry. This year’s Blues Music Awards promises to be the biggest yet, including a presentation of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” to blues legend Buddy Guy. Nominees are chosen by a secret panel of industry professionals. Winners of the 2011 award are chosen by Blues Foundation members. To become a member and vote for The Viincent Hayes Project and “Reclamation”, visit the Blues Foundation’s website at http://www.blues.org.

Voters can hear tracks from “Reclamation” by visiting http://www.vincenthayes.com The Vincent Hayes Project recorded their debut CD, “Reclamation” at the Grammy winning producer/engineer Glenn Brown Studios, where other noteworthy artists such as Jeff Daniels, Chuck Berry, and Thom Jayne have recorded.

Vince Hayes, Lead Guitar/Vocals for the Project speaks freely about “Reclamation”’s creation. “Our debut CD “Reclamation” is our collaboration and catharsis. We’d all had a couple of really rough years before we hit the studio, and it was our way of reclaiming our lives. Blues music is about hitting the heart and soul – and getting through the blues. We loved making the CD, and to be honored with such a notable nomination, we are absolutely stunned with appreciation. It’s made those rough times worth it,” Hayes says.

“Reclamation” has not only claimed the hearts of Blues Lovers, it is grabbing attention from some of the most influential names in the Blues Music industry.

“Hayes is an excellent guitarist and vocalist and the band is equally impressive in support. Reclamation is an exceptional set of modern blues,” Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes says.

“Inspired, persuasively pensive guitar work that might even cause Clapton to raise an eyebrow in appreciation. Two thumbs up,” Gary von Tersch, Big City Rhythm & Blues says.

Reclaiming their lives via “Reclamation” is a project that is paying off for the Vincent Hayes Project as they prepare for Memphis.

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Based in West Michigan with its keyboardist, Doc (Steve) Yankee in East Lansing, MI, the Vincent Hayes Project’s debut CD, “Reclamation” snagged the #4 spot on BB King’s Bluesville on Sirius/XM Radio, Channel 74. This debut CD was recorded at the Grammy winning producer/engineer Glenn Brown Studios in East Lansing, MI and is among the top five blues-selling albums on CDbaby. Formed in 2004, the Vincent Hayes Project continues to perform for and impress blues lovers, recording artists, and industry professionals worldwide. Members include: Vincent Hayes, Guitar and Lead Vocals; Dave Alves, Bass and vocals; Donny Hugley, percussion; Christian Van Antwerpen and Doc Yankee sharing keyboard duties. “Reclamation” is available on CDbaby, iTunes, Rhapsody, CDMojo, Amazon, Reverbnation, North61, and Amazon.

For further information, bookings, and interviews contact Tamera Nielsen at 941.894.2898 or tamera@tameranielsen.com or visit: http://www.vincenthayes.com.

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