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Bob Trenchard Keeping The Blues Alive

Catfood Records owner Bob Trenchard has worked in the music business for over 50 years in a variety of roles. Originally linked with Johnny Rawls and Kay Kay and the Rays as a bass player, songwriter, and producer, Trenchard launched Catfood Records in 2001 with the Rays’ Texas Justice CD. The Rays went on to record several albums for Catfood with Johnny Rawls, Barbara Carr, Otis Clay, Zac Harmon, Derrick Procell, James Armstrong, Jackie Johnson, Daunielle, Sandy Carroll, Dave Keller, and others. 

Catfood Records recordings and artists have garnered acclaim and awards such as the Living Blues Southern Soul Album of the Year, Downbeat magazine Critics’ Best Albums of the Year List, Blues Blast Music Awards as well as multiple Blues Foundation awards and nominations.

Trenchard’s service to the blues and to his community does not stop with his work for Catfood. He has served on the Blues Foundation’s board of directors and is president of the Trenchard Foundation, which has awarded college scholarships to students in West Texas and New Mexico. In 2016, when his youngest son, Trey, died, Trenchard partnered with the University of Nebraska Foundation to ensure that his family’s support would continue in perpetuity through the Trenchard Institute of Excellence college scholarship program. The foundation at the University of Nebraska currently has 170 first generation college students on full scholarship.

NEWS

JOHNNY RAWLS RECEIVES BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS
The 45th Annual Blues Music Awards nominations are in and Johnny has been nominated for Soul Blues Male Artist.  His latest recording on Catfood Records, Walking Heart Attack is up for Soul Blues Album.

The awards show will take place on May 9, 2024 in Memphis, TN. This event brings together Blues performers, industry representatives, and fans from all over the world to celebrate the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. The BMAs are generally recognized as the highest honor given to blues musicians and are awarded by vote of Blues Foundation members. Go to The Blues Foundation for more info.

ROOTS MUSIC REPORT BEST OF 2023
Johnny Rawls is #4 for Walking Heart Attack and Derrick Procell is #26 for Hello Mojo! on the 2023 Roots Music Report's Top Soul Blues Albums of 2023. 

DERRICK PROCELL NOMINATED IN FOUR CATEGORIES FOR THE 2023 INDEPENDENT BLUES AWARDS 

ZAC HARMON WINS 2022 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Long As I Got My Guitar, Zac Harnon's latest recording on Catfood Records  won Soul Blues Album of the Year at the 2022 Blues Music Awards held in Memphis. The album was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Texas with Zac backed by the Catfood Records studio musicians, The Rays. It was produced by multiple Grammy winner Jim Gaines.