WAMA, BMI, State Theatre, and the City of Falls Church present

27th Annual WammiesTM Nominees and Winners
2012 Washington Area Music Awards


* A CAPPELLA

A CAPPELLA GROUP - emeritus Sweet Honey in the Rock

Afro Blue  www.afrobluehu.com
Cartoon Johnny  www.cartoonjohnny.com
Euphonism  www.euphonism.com
The Capital Hearings  www.thecapitalhearings.com
The Tone Rangers  www.tonerangers.com
Vox Pop  voxpopdc.com

* BIG BAND/SWING

BIG BAND/SWING VOCALIST

Big Joe Maher  www.bigjoem.com
Billy Coulter  www.nattybeaux.com
Dale Corn  www.dalecorn.com
Mike Sottong  www.kingteddy.com
Robin Cunningham  www.tomcunningham.com

BIG BAND/SWING GROUP

Big Band Caliente  www.bigbandcaliente.com
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
    www.bohemiancavernsjazzorchestra.com

Hot Society Orchestra of Washington  www.hotsociety.net
King Teddy  www.kingteddy.com
Natty Beaux  www.nattybeaux.com

BIG BAND/SWING RECORDING

A Very Teddy Christmas / King Teddy  www.kingteddy.com
Christmas At Our House / Dale Corn
    & The Capitol Limited Orchestra  www.dalecorn.com
Steve Williams & Jazz Nation with Eddie Daniels
    jazznationbigband.com
Ode to Life / Howard University Jazz Ensemble
    www.coas.howard.edu/music/huje

* BLUEGRASS

BLUEGRASS VOCALIST

Bob Perilla   www.bighillbillybluegrass.com
Dede Wyland  www.dedewyland.com
Dudley Connell  www.seldomscene.com
Frank Solivan  www.dirtykitchenband.com
Katie Scharf  www.bigchimneyband.com
Lynn Healey  www.reverbnation.com/rockledgebluegrass

BLUEGRASS DUO/GROUP - emeritus Seldom Scene

Big Chimney    www.bigchimneyband.com
Bob Perilla and Big Hillbilly Bluegrass     www.bighillbillybluegrass.com
Dead Men's Hollow  www.deadmenshollow.com
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen  www.dirtykitchenband.com
Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein     www.jimmyandmoondi.com

BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTALIST

Akira Otsuka  www.pxrec.com/p2_Patuxent_Bluegrass-Akira.htm
Bill Emerson  www.bluegrassville.com/billemerson/
Frank Solivan  www.dirtykitchenband.com
Ira Gitlin   www.iragitlin.com
Mike Munford  dirtykitchenband.com/band/
Tara Linhardt  www.cdbaby.com/cd/taralinhardt
BLUEGRASS RECORDING

A Dead Men's Hollow Christmas /
    Dead Men's Hollow  www.deadmenshollow.com
First Tear / Akira Otsuka  
    www.pxrec.com/p2_Patuxent_Bluegrass-Akira.htm
Home from the Mills / Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein   
    www.jimmyandmoondi.com

* BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B FEMALE VOCALIST

Ann Rabson  www.annrabson.com
Deanna Bogart  www.deannabogart.com
Eleanor Ellis  www.eleanorellis.com
Mary Ann Redmond  www.marb.com
Mary Shaver  www.maryshaverband.com
Nadine Rae  www.nadinerae.com
Resa Gibbs  www.acousticbluesmsg.com/bios.html

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B MALE VOCALIST

Big Joe Maher  www.bigjoem.com
Bob Mallardi  www.badinfluenceband.com
Daryl Davis  www.daryldavis.com
David Cole  www.davidbcolemusic.com
Memphis Gold  www.memphisgoldprod.net
Tom Clifford  www.kingsoulband.com
Tommy Lepson  www.tommylepson.com

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B DUO/GROUP

Bad Influence Band  www.badinfluenceband.com
Big Joe & the Dynaflows   www.bigjoem.com
Daryl Davis Band   www.daryldavis.com
King Soul   www.kingsoulband.com
Memphis Gold Band   www.memphisgoldprod.net
Moonshine Society   www.moonshinesociety.com
Soul Crackers   www.myspace.com/soulcrackers
The Nighthawks   www.thenighthawks.com
Tom Principato Band   www.tomprincipato.com

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B INSTRUMENTALIST

Chris Watling   www.chriswatling.com
Daryl Davis  www.daryldavis.com
David Cole  www.davidbcolemusic.com
Keith Grimes   www.maryshaverband.com/bios-mary/keith-grimes/
Memphis Gold   www.memphisgoldprod.net
Michael Tash   www.badinfluenceband.com
Paul Bell   www.thenighthawks.com
Tom Principato   www.tomprincipato.com
Tommy Lepson   www.tommylepson.com

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B RECORDING

30 Years Of Soul / Soul Crackers     www.myspace.com/soulcrackers
Damn Good Time / The Nighthawks   www.thenighthawks.com
Live In Shanghi / Moonshine Society     www.moonshinesociety.com
Pianoland / Deanna Bogart  www.deannabogart.com
Road To Mississippi / J.P. Reali     www.jpreali.com
Take A Ride / Karl Stoll and The Danger Zone Band  
    www.karlstoll.com
The Crux / Cathy Ponton King  
    www.cathypontonking.com

* CHILDREN'S MUSIC

CHILDREN'S MUSIC ARTIST (Solo/Duo/Group)
- emeritus Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer

Don Bridges  www.donbridgesongs.com
The Grandsons Jr   www.grandsonsjr.com
Milkshake   www.milkshakemusic.com
Mr. Gabe   www.mrgabemusic.com
Robbie Schaefer  www.eddiefromohio.com
Rocknoceros  www.rocknoceros.com
the RTTs  www.facebook.com/The-Rhodes-Tavern-Troubadours

CHILDREN'S MUSIC RECORDING

Cha Cha Cha / Whistlefritzwhist  
    www.whistlefritz.com/french-chachacha.html

Gravity Vacation / Marsha Goodman-Wood  
    marshagoodmanwood.bandcamp.com/album/gravity-vacation
Play Date / Mr Gabe  
    www.mrgabemusic.com
Sand Castle / Sasha Bondarev 
     www.sashabondarev.com

* CHORAL

CHORAL GROUP

Cantate Chamber Singers   www.cantate.org
Children's Chorus of Washington  www.cchorus.homestead.com
The Choral Arts Society of Washington   www.choralarts.org
DC Labor Chorus  www.laborheritage.org
Washington Bach Consort  www.bachconsort.org
The Washington Chorus   thewashingtonchorus.org
Washington Revels   revelsdc.org

CHORAL RECORDING

A Crown of Stars / Cantate Chamber Singers   www.cantate.org
Stuck in a Memory / Euphonism   www.euphonism.com/
The Best Is Yet To Come / Afro Blue   www.afrobluehu.com

* CLASSICAL

CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTALIST

Audrey Andrist    www.audreyandrist.com
Berta Rojas    www.bertarojas.com
Brian Ganz   www.brianganz.com
Bruno Nasta    www.gypsystrings.com
Dan Chadburn        www.danchadburn.com
Rob Patterson  www.robwpatterson.com
Ronn McFarlane    www.ronnmcfarlane.com
Tina Chancey    www.tinachancey.net

CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLOIST

Barbara Hollinshead  www.bachconsort.org
Charles Williams  charlesvoice.com
James Shaffran   www.operalafayette.org
Linda Priebe    www.lindapriebe.com
Linda Teasley   www.lindateasley.com
Rosa Lamoreaux   www.rosasings.com

CLASSICAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

21st Century Consort   www.21stcenturyconsort.org
Eclipse Chamber Orchestra      
    www.facebook.com/pages/Eclipse-Chamber-Orchestra

Ensemble Galilei      www.egmusic.com
Great Noise Ensemble   www.greatnoiseensemble.com
The Folger Consort    www.folger.edu
Georgetown Quintet    www.georgetownquintet.com
Verge Ensemble   www.vergeensemble.com

CLASSICAL ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLE
- emeritus National Symphony

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra    www.alexsym.org
Arlington Philharmonic    www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org/
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra    www.fairfaxsymphony.org
National Philharmonic    www.nationalphilharmonic.org
New Orchestra of Washington (NOW)        www.neworchestraofwashington.org
Post Classical Ensemble    www.postclassical.com

CLASSICAL CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez   
    westmorelanducc.org/g-info/staff/avaldez.shtml
Angel Gil Ordonez   www.postclassical.com
Antony Walker   www.concertopera.org
Emil de Cou   www.kennedy-center.org/nso/
Julian Wachner   www.julianwachner.com

CLASSICAL RECORDING

A Change Of Worlds / Ensemble Galilei          www.www.egmusic.com
Alexander's House / Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC     Orchestra  www.gmcw.org
Neomonology/Jeffrey Weisner  jeffreyweisner.com
Nocturnes / Dan Chadburn   www.danchadburn.com
Two Lutes / Ronn McFarlane & William Simms       www.ronnmcfarlane.com

* COUNTRY

COUNTRY VOCALIST
- emeritus Ruthie Logsdon

Arty Hill   www.artyhill.com
Diana Quinn   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Karen Collins   www.karencollins.net
Kevin Dudley   www.myspace.com/kevindudley59
Mike Woods   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Richie Fields   www.richiefields.com
Tony Denikos   www.tonydenikos.com
Ty Braddock   www.romorassociates.com/tybraddock

COUNTRY DUO/GROUP
- emeritus Ruthie & the Wranglers

Blue Moon Cowgirls     users.rcn.com/fredfeinstein/bluemoon/
Honky Tonk Confidential   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Karen Collins & Backroads Band   www.backroads.karencollins.net
The Oklahoma Twisters   www.oktwisters.com
The Highballers   www.highballersmusic.com
The Woodshedders   thewoodshedders.com

COUNTRY INSTRUMENTALIST

Andy Rutherford   www.ruthieandthewranglers.com
Bill Starks  www.ruthieandthewranglers.com
Chick Hall Jr  www.pxrec.com/p2_Patuxent_Rock_Chick_Hall
Gantt Kushner  www.gizmorecording.com
Ira Gitlin   www.iragitlin.com
Lynn Kasdorf  www.onehorsetownband.com
Mike Woods   www.honkytonkconfidential.com

COUNTRY RECORDING

No Yodeling On The Radio /
    Karen Collins & The Backroads Band  www.karencollins.net
Smile / Richie Fields     richiefields.com
Texarkana Diner / Kevin Dudley
     www.myspace.com/kevindudley59
Under The Church / Tony Denikos   www.tonydenikos.com/

* ELECTRONICA

ELECTRONICA ARTIST

Bluebrain  www.bluebrainmusic.blogspot.com
Congo Sanchez  www.eslmusic.com/#!/artist-profile/congo-sanchez
Drop Electric  www.dropelectric.com
Fort Knox Five   www.FortKnoxRecordings.com
Mike Surratt  www.mikesurratt.com
Ra Ra Rasputin  rararasputin.com/
Thievery Corporation   www.thieverycorporation.com
Yoko K.  www.aphrodizia.com

ELECTRONICA RECORDING

Forward/Ra Ra Rasputin   rararasputin.com
Jack of All Trades / All Good Funk Alliance     Nada  www.allgoodfunkalliance.com
The Violet Crown / Bluebrain    www.bluebrainmusic.blogspot.com
Vol 1 EP/Congo Sanchez  
    www.eslmusic.com/#!/artist-profile/congo-sanchez

* FOLK - CONTEMPORARY

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST

Angie Head   angiehead.com
Carey Creed   www.careycreed.com
Lea Morris   www.thisislea.com/
Lori Kelley   www.lorikelley.com
Lynn Hollyfield  www.lynnhollyfield.com
Victoria Vox   www.victoriavox.com
FOLK - CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST
Cletus Kennelly   www.cletuskennelly.com
Gideon Grove  www.gideongrove.com/
Justin Trawick  www.justintrawick.com
Steve Gellman   www.hiddenpoet.com
Tom Nichols   tomnicholsmusic.com

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY DUO/GROUP

Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders  andrewmcknight.net/
Chatham Street  www.chathamstreetmusic.com
Cletus Kennelly & Lori Kelley   www.cletusandlori.com
emma's revolution   www.emmasrevolution.com
ilyAIMY  www.ilyAIMY.com
Naked Blue  www.nakedblue.com
Scythian   www.scythianmusic.com
The Sweater Set   www.thesweaterset.com

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALIST

Avril Smith  www.tinsmith.ne
David Glaser   www.davidglaser.com
John Jennings   www.johnjenningsmusic.com
Les Hatley  www.secondchairles.com
Mark Sylvester  www.marksylvester.net
Maureen Andary  http://www.thesweaterset.com
Ralph Gordon  www.ralphgordonmusic.com

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY RECORDING

Free of this Sorrow / Dulcie Taylor     Street  www.dulcietaylor.com
Love & Lore of The Civil War / Jennie Avila  
    www.jennieavila.com
One Virginia Night / Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders
    andrewmcknight.bandcamp.com/album/one-virginia-night
One Year of Songs / Heather Mae    www.heathermae.net
Promise / Lea Morris    www.thisislea.com
Revolutions Per Minute / emma's revolution  
    www.emmasrevolution.com
Small Braveries / Carey Creed  careycreed.com
Trust / Tom Nichols  tomnicholsmusic.com

* FOLK - TRADITIONAL

FOLK - TRADITIONAL VOCALIST

Aimee Curl   www.furnacemountain.com
Barbara Ryan   www.ionamusic.com
Grace Griffith   www.seamaid.org
Lisa Moscatiello   www.oceanorchestra.com
Lisa Null   www.myspace.com/lisanullsinger
Loralyn Coles   www.loralyn.net
Molly Andrews    mollyandrews.com
Pat Egan  www.myspace.com/patrickeganmusic

FOLK - TRADITIONAL DUO/GROUP

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer   www.cathymarcy.com
Dirty Pints   www.thedirtypints.com
Furnace Mountain   www.furnacemountain.com
IONA   www.ionamusic.com
Jennifer Cutting's OCEAN   www.oceanorchestra.com
Lilt  www.liltirishmusic.com
The Bumper Jacksons  www.bumperjacksons.com

FOLK - TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTALIST

Andrea Hoag   www.andreahoag.com
Bonnie Rideout   www.bonnierideout.com
Bruce Molsky   www.brucemolsky.com
Danny Knicely   www.furnacemountain.com
Jim Queen  www.ionamusic.com
Maggie Sansone   www.maggiesmusic.com
Marcy Marxer   www.cathymarcy.com
Zan McLeod  www.zanmcleod.com

FOLK - TRADITIONAL RECORDING

Banjo Diary: Lessons from Trad / Stephen Wade       www.folkways.si.edu/stephen-wade
Old Doors New Worlds / Dovetail Ensemble       jodymarshall.net/recording.html
Rockin' the Uke / Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer       www.cathymarcy.com
The Man from Arctic Circle / Jody Marshall       www.jodymarshall.net
The Road to Berryville / Furnace Mountain       www.furnacemountain.com

* GO GO

GO GO TALKER
- emeritus Chuck Brown

Andre 'Whiteboy' Johnson   www.rareessence.com
Anwan Big G Glover  www.backyardbanddc.com
Steven “Buggs” Herron   music.yahoo.com/junk-yard-band
Chi Ali   www.myspace.com/suttlethoughtsband
Dave 32/Deuce Ellis   www.rareessence.com/
Donnell Floyd  www.familiarfaces.org
Karis Hill  www.beladonaband.com
Rappa Dude  www.dcgogoparadise.com/WhatBand.html

GO GO DUO/GROUP - emeritus Chuck Brown Group

Backyard Band   www.backyardbanddc.com
Be'la Dona  www.beladonaband.com
Da Mixx Band  http://dawaynen.wix.com/damixxband
Familiar Faces  www.familiarfaces.org
Rare Essence  www.rareessence.com
Suttle Thoughts    www.myspace.com/suttlethoughtsband
The Junkyard Band    music.yahoo.com/junk-yard-band/
Vybe Band    www.gogomusicdownloads.com/vybe_band.php
What? Band    www.facebook.com/pages/WHAT-Band/6052010925

GO GO INSTRUMENTALIST - emeritus Chuck Brown

Brad Clements   www.bradclements.com
Sweet Cherie Mitchell  www.beladonaband.com
Doc Hughes  www.faycezuknowband.com
Frank Scooby Marshall  familiarfaces.org
Genevieve Genny Jam Konecknik  www.beladonaband.com
Milton Go-Go Mickey Freeman  www.gogomickey.com
Greg Boyer  www.windmeupchuck.com
Kenny Kwick Gross  www.familiarfaces.org
Stomp Dogg  www.facebook.com/pages/faycez-u-know

GO GO RECORDING

Be'la Dona Live / Be'la Dona  http://www.beladonaband.com
Live PA #14: Live At The Tradewinds 9-16-11 /
    Rare Essence  www.rareessence.com
Mixtape Vol. 1 hosted by DJ Rico / Rare Essence
    www.rareessence.com
Whitney Houston Tribute Live at the Zone / Vybe Band
    www.gogomusicdownloads.com/vybe_band

* GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL VOCALIST - emeritus Richard Smallwood

Byron Cage   byroncageonline.com
Carey Creed  www.careycreed.com
Keith Elgin   www.keithelgin.com
Mahbood Len Seligman   www.mahbood.com
Stephen Hurd  www.hurdthewordmusic.com

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL GROUP/CHOIR
- emeritus Sweet Honey in the Rock

The Heritage Signature Chorale       www.heritagesignaturechorale.org
Howard University Choir  www.coas.howard.edu/choirs
Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music    plundymom.com
Seneca   
The Braeded Chord   www.thebraededchord.com

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING

Grace: The Transforming Journey /
    Allyn Johnson & Divine Order   www.allynjohnsondivineorder.com
Keith Elgin / Keith Elgin   keithelgin.com
Long Awaited King / The Braeded Chord
    www.thebraededchord.com
O That Men Would Worship / Stephen Hurd
    www.hurdthewordmusic.com

* JAZZ

JAZZ VOCALIST

Esther Haynes   www.estherhaynesmusic.com
Integriti Reeves   integritireeves.com
Lena Seikaly   www.lenaseikaly.com
Lynn Veronneau  www.veronneaumusic.com
Mary Alouette  maryalouette.com
Pam Parker  www.pamparker.com
Sharon Clark  www.cdbaby.com/cd/sharonclark

JAZZ DUO/GROUP - emeritus Ron Holloway Band

Bay Jazz Project   www.bayjazzproject.com
Chaise Lounge  chaiseloungenation.com
Hot Club of DC    hcofdc.com
Jeff Antoniuk & the Jazz Update  www.jazzupdate.com
Larry Brown Quintet  www.larrybrownjazz.com
Swingtopia  swingtopiajazz.com
The Bruce Swaim Quartet   www.bruceswaim.com
Uptown Jazz Vocal Quartet   www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com
Veronneau   www.veronneaumusic.com

JAZZ INSTRUMENTALIST - emeritus Ron Holloway

Benjie Porecki   www.benjieporecki.com
Brian Settles   briansettles.com
Bruce Swaim   www.bruceswaim.com
Jeff Antoniuk   www.jazzupdate.com
Larry Brown   www.larrybrownjazz.com
Marshall Keys  www.marshallkeys.com
Nasar Abadey  www.nasarabadey.com
Sean Lane   seanlanemusic.com
Seth Kibel   www.sethkibel.com

JAZZ RECORDING

Butch's Blues / Butch Warren   butchwarren.com
Her Favorite Shade of Yellow / Victor Provost   
    victorprovost.com

Hustlin' for a Gig / Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
    www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com
Insomnia / Chaise Lounge  chaiseloungenation.com
Jazz Samba Project / Veronneau   www.veronneaumusic.com
Quiet Nights / Ron Kearns  www.ronkearns.com
Runnin to Riverside / Sean Lane & Bay Jazz Project
    seanlanemusic.com
Times Aligned / Marshall Keys   www.marshallkeys.com
Yamomanem / Yamomanem   yamomanem.com

* LATIN

LATIN VOCALIST

Alfredo Mojica, Jr   www.sinmiedo.us
Laura Sosa   www.laurasosa.com
Deborah Benner  www.triocaliente.com
Elin   elinmusic.com
Elsa Riveros  www.elsariveros.com
Felix Perez   www.empresariosmusic.com
Frankie Rosado   www.empresariosmusic.com
Luis Torrealva   nayasmusic.com
Verny Varela   vernymusic.com

LATIN DUO/GROUP

Alma Tropicalia   www.reverbnation.com/almatropicalia
Bio Ritmo   www.bioritmo.com
Bossalingo  www.bossalingo.com
Empresarios   www.empresariosmusic.com
Nayas   www.nayasmusic.com
Orquesta La Leyenda  www.orqlaleyenda.com
Sin Miedo   sinmiedomusic.com
Trio Caliente  www.triocaliente.com

LATIN INSTRUMENTALIST

Alfredo Mojica, Jr   sinmiedomusic.com
Amilcar Cruz   www.triocaliente.com
Didier Proussard   sinmiedomusic.com/
Marlysse Simmons   www.bioritmo.com
Paul Chaconas   www.empresariosmusic.com
Pepe Gonzalez  www.zanganomusic.com/pepe/
Steve Sachse   sinmiedomusic.com

LATIN RECORDING

Alma Tropicalia / Alma Tropicalia  almatropicalia.bandcamp.com
Avenida La Cura / Nayas  www.nayasmusic.com
Bossalingo / Steps Beyond  bossalingo.com
Introducing Bio Ritmo / Bio Ritmo  www.bioritmo.com
Volume EP / Empresarios  www.empresariosmusic.com

* RAP/HIP HOP

RAPPER

Christylez Bacon   www.christylez.com
G.U.G.G   www.guggmusic.com
Head Roc   www.head-roc.com
Oddisee   www.mellomusicgroup.com/oddisee
Pro'Verb  www.reverbnation.com/allproallday
Robert "Lyriciss" Bailey  www.reverbnation.com/Lyriciss
Tabi Bonney  tabibonney.bandcamp.com
Wale   www.walemusic.com
YU  blog.diamonddistrictdmv.com

RAP/HIP HOP DUO/GROUP

Diamond District   www.diamonddistrictdmv.com
Dirt Platoon   www.diamonddistrictdmv.com
GODISHEUS   www.godisheus.com
Gods'illa  www.godsilla.bandcamp.com
Nappy Riddem  nappyriddem.tumblr.com
Sluttyboyz  www.myspace.com/sluttyboyz
Zzz Gang  lyriciss.com/category/zzz-gang

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDING

Ambition / Wale  www.walemusic.com
For Better or Worse / G.U.G.G.  www.guggmusic.com
Heart of a King / Antoine Fatz Da Big Fella Williams
    www.dmvlife.com/dabigfella
Lovejoy Park / Tabi Bonney   www.facebook.com/tabibonney
People Hear What They See / Oddisee
    www.oddiseemusic.com
Respect EP / Robert "Lyriciss" Bailey
    www.dmvlife.com/lyriciss

* REGGAE

REGGAE VOCALIST

Aneeta Malcolm   
    www.bandarchive.com/positive-vibration-reggae-band
Jacob Hemphill   www.soja..com
Lady Flame  www.youtube.com
Lenny Kurlou  www.reverbnation.com/kurloureggaeallstars
Tony Roy  www.reverbnation.com/tonyroyja
Tweeta Bird  www.myspace.com/fsingab1
Ziah   www.proverbsreggaeband.com

REGGAE DUO/GROUP

The Archives     www.reverbnation.com/thearchivesdc
Carl Malcolm & Positive Vibration Reggae Band     www.ariousentertainment.us/Carl_Malcolm
I & I Riddim   www.reverbnation.com/iiriddim
JohnStone   www.johnstonemusic.com
Lionize   www.lionizemusic.com
Lucky Dub   www.luckydub.com
Proverbs   www.proverbsreggaeband.com
See-I   reggwww.see-i.com
SOJA  www.sojamusic.com

* Modern ROCK

MODERN ROCK VOCALIST

Bruce Parker   www.crookedcrow.com
Margot MacDonald   www.margotmacdonald.com
Nate Ihara  www.reverbnation.com/wewerekingsmusic
Niki Barr  www.nikibarr.com
Shannon Woods  www.sinceantarctica.com
Tom Rothman  westmainmusic.com

MODERN ROCK GROUP

Aaron Crawford & the Badcards  www.aaroncrawfordmusic.com
Chain & the Gang  chainandthegang.tumblr.com
Mokey Doris   http://www.mokeydoris.com
Norman Rockwell   normanrockwellband.com
Primitivity  www.primitivity.com
Since Antarctica   www.sinceantarctica.com
SUPER bob  www.superbobmusic.com
The Evens  www.dischord.com/band/evens
The Grey Area  www.mtv.com/artists/the-grey-area
U.S. Royalty  www.usroyaltymusic.com
We Were Kings   www.facebook.com/wewerekings
Westmain   westmainmusic.com

MODERN ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Aaron Geller   www.myspace.com/ageller#!
Anthony Pirog   www.myspace.com/anthonypirog
Janel Leppin   www.janelleppin.com
Ken Barnum  www.kenbarnum.com
Nate Foley    www.natefoley.com
Paul Davis   westmainmusic.com
Paul Garisto   www.paulgaristo.com

MODERN ROCK RECORDING

508 / The Grey Area     www.mtv.com/artists/the-grey-area
Aurorae / Since Antarctica     www.sinceantarctica.com
Fading Light / Justin Jones   justin-jones.com
Glamour Fades/Westmain   westmainmusic.com
In Cool Blood / Chain & the Gang
    chainandthegang.bandcamp.com
Noon Time Moon Shine / FLLD featuring Nate Foley
    www.natefoley.com
The Wager / Aaron Crawford and the Badcards
    thebadcards.com
Where Is Home / Janel & Anthony    www.janelandanthony.com

* POP ROCK

POP ROCK VOCALIST

David Kitchen   www.davidkitchen.net
Derek Evry   www.facebook.com/derekevrymusic
ellen cherry   www.ellencherry.com
Flo Anito  www.floanito.com
Jon Carroll  www.joncarroll.org
Molly Hagen   www.mollyhagen.com
Owen Danoff   www.owendanoff.com
Ted Garber  www.tedgarber.com

POP ROCK DUO/GROUP

Crash Boom Bang  crashboombangmusic.com
Dance for the Dying  danceforthedying.com
David Kitchen Band  www.davidkitchen.net
E.D. Sedgwick  www.ediesedgwick.biz
Honor by August  www.honorbyaugust.com
More Humans  www.morehumans.net
Vegas With Randolph   vegaswithrandolph.com
Virginia Coalition   www.myspace.com/virginiacoalition

POP ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Eric Wenberg  www.emmetswimming.com/band/erik-wenberg/
John Penovich   www.cravindogs.com
Jon Carroll   www.joncarroll.org
Mauricio Rivero   www.facebook.com/mauricio.rivero
Ted Garber   www.tedgarber.com

POP ROCK RECORDING

A Trip Into The Sun / Dave Tieff  
    music.yahoo.com/dave-tieff
Everything In Parallel / Buildings
     buildingsdc.bandcamp.com/
Here's to Better Misery / Derek Evry
    www.reverbnation.com/derekevry
Night and the City / Silo Halo   etxerecords.com/silo-halo/
Please Don't Sell the Piano / ellen cherry  www.ellencherry.com
Somebody / Tom Maxwell    www.tommaxwellmusic.com
Stone Collective / James Britton  www.jamesbritton.biz
These Wild Things / Crash Boom Bang       crashboombangmusic.com

* ROOTS ROCK

ROOTS ROCK FEMALE VOCALIST

Becky Warren  www.thesixtyone.com/greatunknowns
Diana Quinn  www.fabulettes.com
Janine Wilson   www.janinewilsonband.com
Mary Battiata  www.littlepinktheband.com
Patty Reese   www.pattyreese.com

ROOTS ROCK MALE VOCALIST

Alan MacEwen   www.grandsons.com
Billy Coulter   www.billycoulter.com
Brian Simms  www.junkyardsaints.com
Jay Jenc  www.facebook.com/jay.jenc
Scott Kurt  scottkurtmusic.blogspot.com

ROOTS ROCK DUO/GROUP

Billy Coulter Band   www.billycoulter.com
Cousin John Band   www.cousinjohnband.bandzoogle.com
Junkyard Saints  www.junkyardsaints.com
The Fabulettes  www.fabulettes.com
The Grandsons   www.grandsons.com
The Great Unknowns   www.thesixtyone.com/greatunknowns
The Jelly Roll Mortals   www.jellyrollmortals.com
The Thrillbillys  www.myspace.com/thrillbillys
The Walkaways   www.thewalkaways.com

ROOTS ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Arch Alcantara  www.jellyrollmortals.com
Brian Simms  www.junkyardsaints.com
Chris Watling  www.grandsons.com
Dan Hovey  www.danhovey.com
Dave Chappell  www.guitardavechappell.com
Max Evans  www.janinewilsonband.com
Mike Woods  www.fabulettes.com
Tom Corradino  www.myspace.com/littleredandtherenegades

ROOTS ROCK RECORDING

American Vista / Judge Smith   www.judgesmith.net
Homefront / The Great Unknowns       www.thesixtyone.com/greatunknowns
Morning Light / The Weather Vanes       www.reverbnation.com/theweathervanes
The Best of Ripsaw Records Vol II / Various
    www.ripsawrecords.com
Tribute to Nick Lowe / Band House Gigs       bandhousegigs.com

* URBAN CONTEMPORARY

URBAN CONTEMPORARY VOCALIST

Deborah Bond   www.deborahbond.com
Eric Scott   www.ericscottmusic.com
Halima Peru   www.reverbnation.com/halimaperu
Kacey Williams  blackalley.bandcamp.com
Kenny Wesley  www.kennywesley.com
Omar Sharif   www.groovestu.com
Raheem Devaughn   www.theloveexperience.com
Reesa Renee   www.reesarenee.com

URBAN CONTEMPORARY DUO/GROUP

Black Alley   www.blackalleyband.com
Eric Scott Band   www.ericscottmusic.com
Groove Stu   www.groovestu.com
guiltypleasures  www.guiltypleasuresband.net
Secret Society   www.secretsocietylive.com

URBAN CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALIST

Bryan Mills   www.secretsocietylive.com
Eric Scott   www.ericscottmusic.com
Frédéric Yonnet   www.fredyonnet.com
Marcus Johnson   www.threekeys.com
Wayne Sulc   urbanfunk-tim.blogspot.com

URBAN CONTEMPORARY RECORDING

ArtOfficial Substance / Groove Stu
    www.groovestu.com
Dosage lll - A Time to B.E. / Green Tea
    mojovisual.wix.com/greentea
Reelease / Reesa Renee   www.reesarenee.com
Soul Swagger Rock Sneakers / Black Alley
     www.blackalleyband.com
Where The Water Runs Deepest / Eric Scott
     www.ericscottmusic.com

* WORLD MUSIC

WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

Cheick Hamala Diabate   www.cheickhamala.com
Flory Jagoda  www.hrmusic.com/artists/jagoda
Isaac Ho'opi'i   www.alohaboys.net
Massama Dogo   www.elikeh.com
Michael Shereikis   www.chopteeth.com
Mike Surratt   www.mikesurratt.com

WORLD MUSIC DUO GROUP

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band  www.chopteeth.com
Elikeh   www.elikeh.com
Lyuti Chushki  www.lyutichushki.com
Robyn Helzner Trio  www.helzner.com
Sahel  www.sahel.us
Slaveya   www.slaveya.org
The Alexandria Kleztet   www.kleztet.com

WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST - Emeritus Seth Kibel

Alif Laila   www.aliflailasitar.com
Cheick Hamala Diabate   www.cheickhamala.com
Clayton Englar   www.globalviewmusic.com
Luis Garay   www.luisgaray.com
Mark Gilbert   www.chopteeth.com
Mike Surratt   www.mikesurratt.com
Tom Teasley   tomteasley.com

WORLD RECORDING

3 Trees / 3 Trees   3trees.bandcamp.com
All The Worlds A Stage / Tom Teasley    tomteasley.com
Between Two Worlds / Elikeh    www.elikeh.com
River & Circle / Ron Warren    www.ronwarrenmusic.com
Spanning the Globe / Music Pilgrim Trio
     www.musicpilgrimtrio.com

* GENERAL AWARDS

* MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Brian Simms   www.junkyardsaints
Chris Watling   www.chriswatling.com
Deanna Bogart  www.deannabogart.com
Frank Solivan  www.dirtykitchenband.com
Kenny Kwick Gross  www.reverbnation.com/godisheus
Marcy Marxer  www.cathymarcy.com
Massama Dogo  www.elikeh.com

* ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Solo/Duo/Group)

Alvin Risk  electronicdancemusic.com/alvin-risk/alvin-risk-wiki
Be'la Dona  www.beladonaband.com
Elikeh   www.elikeh.com
emma's revolution   www.emmasrevolution.com
Karen Collins   users.rcn.com/fredfeinstein/karen
Margot MacDonald   www.margotmacdonald.com
Oddissee   oddiseemusic.blogspot.com
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet   www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com
Veronneau   www.veronneaumusic.com

* NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR (Solo/Duo/Group)

Daisy Castro   www.gypsymothmusique.com
Mary Alouette  maryalouette.com
Since Antarctica   www.sinceantarctica.com
Alma Tropicalia   www.reverbnation.com/almatropicalia
Heather Mae'  http://www.heathermae.net
Gideon Grove   www.gideongrove.com
Silo Halo  etxerecords.com/silo-halo.com
Norman Rockwell  normanrockwellband.com
The Grey Area  www.facebook.com/thegreyareadc

* ALBUM OF THE YEAR

A Change of Worlds / Ensemble Galilei   www.egmusic.com
Jazz Samba Project / Veronneau   www.veronneaumusic.com
No Yodeling On The Radio / Karen Collins & The Backroads Band  www.karencollins.net
People Hear What They See / Oddisee   www.oddiseemusic.blogspot.com
Please Don't Sell the Piano / ellen cherry    http://ellencherry.com
The Best Is Yet To Come / Afro Blue       www.afrobluehu.com
Between Two Worlds / Elikeh    www.elikeh.com

* DEBUT RECORDING

18 and Alive / Chelsea Lee   www.chelsealeemusic.com
Aurorae / Since Antarctica   www.sinceantarctica.com
DC Jazz Composers Collective / DC Jazz Composers Collective   dcjazzcomposers.org
First Tear / Akira Otsuka   www.cdbaby.com/cd/akiraotsuka
Glamour Fades / Westmain   westmainmusic.com
Her Favorite Shade of Yellow / Victor Provost   victorprovost.com
Midas / Mary Alouette   maryalouette.com
Night and the City / Silo Halo        http://etxerecords.com/silo-halo.com
People Hear What They See / Oddisee        http://www.oddiseemusic.blogspot.com
Reelease / Reesa Renee        www.reesarenee.com
Still Green The EP / Chelsey Green and The Green Project        www.chelseygreen.com
Trust / Tom Nichols        www.tomnicholsmusic.com

* SONG OF THE YEAR

Grace / Stephen Hurd     www.hurdthewordmusic.com
Home Front / Becky Warren     www.beckywarrenmusic.com
Love Me Anyway / Mary Ann Redmond & Todd Wright    www.maryannredmond.com
September Moon / David Rosenblatt   
    song ofjazzusa.com/veronneau-jazz-samba-project
She Dreams / Karen Collins
     www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAkwN9rlBPg
Sirens / Westmain    www.myspace.com/westmainmusic
Way In Way Out / Oddisee
     www.2dopeboyz.com/2012/06/09/oddisee-way-in-way-out
Won't Let It Go / Noah Lifsche & Kenny Wesley
     www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrZeJDsqZJs

* WAMA/SAW SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Alexi von Guggenberg   www.guggmusic.com
Becky Warren        www.greatunknowns.com
Christylez Bacon   www.christylez.com
Karen Collins   www.backroads.karencollins.net
Karl Straub   karlstraubmusic.com
Kevin Dudley   www.myspace.com/kevindudley59
Laura Baron   www.laurabaronmusic.com
Mary Ann Redmond & Todd Wright   www.maryannredmond.com
Mary Batiatta  www.littlepinktheband.com
Oddisee   www.oddiseemusic.blogspot.com

* VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Heart / America Hearts     www.americahearts.com
Jazz Samba Project - making of the CD / Veronneau          veronneaumusic.com
One Hit / Naked Blue
    http://www.nakedblue.com/
Picket's Charge / Ellen Cherry
    http://ellencherry.com
Time To Fly / Dave Tieff
    www.reverbnation.com/davetieff
V.I.P. / Crash Boom Bang
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKX1F8EvHyo
You the One I Want / Heavy Breathing
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=31rQiiqsv4A

* RECORD DESIGN

A Dead Men's Hollow Christmas / Dead Men's Hollow / Marcy Cochran        www.deadmenshollow.com/wordpress
Jacks Of All Trades / All Good Funk Alliance / Rob Myers        www.allgoodfunkalliance.com
Madam Palindrome / Deborah Bond / Shuhei Matsuyama   www.deborahbond.com
No Yodeling On The Radio / Karen Collins & The Backroads Band / Ruthie Logsdon   users.rcn.com/fredfeinstein/karen
Please Don't Sell the Piano / ellen cherry / ellen cherry/Katherine Fahey/Scott Dennison    www.ellencherry.com
The Road To Mississippi / JP Reali / Rip Bang    www.jpreali.com
Waking up the Sun / Mercy Alliance        themercyalliance.com

*MANAGER OF THE YEAR - new Emeritus Tom Carrico

Andy Cerutti
John Agurs
Maggie Coulter
Richard Burgess
Tom Goldfogle

* WASHINGTON AREA RECORD COMPANY

Azalea City Recordings   www.azaleacityrecordings.com
Cricket Cemetery   cricketcemetery.com
Dischord Records   www.dischord.com
ESL Music   www.eslmusic.com
Fort Knox Recordings   www.fortknoxrecordings.com
Maggie's Music   www.maggiesmusic.com
Smithsonian Folkways   www.folkways.si.edu
Sockets Records   www.socketsrecords.com

* PRODUCER OF THE YEAR - emeritus Marco Delmar

Blake Althen   humanfactor.net
Chris Murphy   www.rhlaudio.com
Chucky Thompson   www.myspace.com/chuckythompson
Frank Marchand   airshowmastering.com/tapeop/fm.htm
Jim Ebert   www.ebertaudio.com
Jim Robeson  www.biasstudios.com
Oddisee   www.oddiseemusic.blogspot.com
Pete Ragusa   peteragusadrums.com

* LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

Andrew Roberts
Art Isaacs
Bob Grimes
Chris Murphy
Danny Schwartz
Frank Marchand
Jeff Wagner
John Penovich
Tracy Foust
Trevor Higgins

* STUDIO ENGINEER

Bob Dawson   www.biasstudios.com
Charlie Pilzer   www.airshowmastering.com
Chris Murphy   www.rhlaudio.com
Frank Marchand   airshowmastering.com
Jim Robeson   www.biasstudios.com
Marco Delmar   www.recordarts.com
Scott Harlan   www.goldensoundstudio.com

* RECORDING STUDIO

Airshow   www.airshowmastering.com
Bias Studios   www.biasstudios.com
Cue Recording   www.cuerecording.com
Gizmo Recording Company   www.gizmorecording.com
Golden Sound Studio   www.goldensoundstudio.com
House Studio DC   www.housestudiodc.com
Inner Ear   www.innerearstudio.com
Recording Arts   www.recordarts.com

* MOST SUPPORTIVE OF WASHINGTON MUSIC

Bandhouse Gigs
Betty Scott
Donna Fletcher
Institute of Musical Traditions
Jean Bayou
Ken & Chris Harnage
Loralyn Coles
Mary Cliff
Michael Hart & Sharon Schiliro
Omrao Brown
Ron Goad
Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg

* 2012 SPECIAL AWARDS

FAN FAVORITE

emma's revolution

HALL OF FAME

Scott McKenzie
Van McCoy

SPECIAL APPRECIATION

Tom Goldfogle

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Butch Warren