Congratulations to Barry Lee Pearson, for winning an Independent Music Award for his CD, Classic African American Songsters, Smithsonian Folkways 2014. The CD was named Best Album: Compilation by the Independent Music Awards. The CD also was chosen as Best Blues Album Historical Post War by the Living Blues Critics poll. Pearson is part of the CD's creative team, as well as a compiler and annotator. Keep reading to learn more.