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25th Annual WammiesTM
Winners and Nominees

2010 Washington Area Music Awards


indicates winner
Category Index
A Cappella Big Band/Swing Bluegrass
Blues/
Traditional R&B
Cabaret/
Musical Theater
Children's Music
Choral Classical Country
Electronica Folk
Contemporary
Folk
Traditional
Go Go Gospel/
Inspirational
Jazz
Latin Rap/Hip Hop Reggae
Modern Rock Pop Rock Roots Rock
Urban
Contemporary
World Music GENERAL
AWARDS


* A CAPPELLA

A CAPPELLA GROUP - emeritus Sweet Honey in the Rock

Afro Blue   www.howard.edu/campustour/life/arts/Music/AfroBlue
The Chromatics   www.thechromatics.com
Euphonism   www.euphonism.com
Slaveya   www.slaveya.org
Suspicious Cheese Lords   suspiciouscheeselords.com
  The Tone Rangers   www.tonerangers.com

* BIG BAND/SWING

BIG BAND/SWING VOCALIST

Big Joe Maher   www.bigjoem.com
  Billy Coulter   www.nattybeaux.com
Doug Bowles   www.singcomusic.com
Mike Sottong   www.kingteddy.com
Robin Cunningham   www.tomcunningham.com

BIG BAND/SWING GROUP

  Airmen Of Note  www.usafband.af.mil
Atomic Swing Club     www.dabe.com/users/dabe/blog/2010/08/29/atomic-swing-club
Blue Sky 5  www.bluesky5.com
Doug Bowles and his SingCo Orchestra  www.singcomusic.com
King Teddy  www.kingteddy.com
Natty Beaux  www.nattybeaux.com
Tom Cunningham Orchestra  www.tomcunningham.com

BIG BAND/SWING RECORDING

Bright Future / Vince Norman & Joe McCarthy     www.oa2records.com
Cool Yule / Airmen of Note  http://www.usafband.af.mil
New Deal Swing / Doug Bowles & Singco Rhythm Orchestra     www.singcomusic.com
  Stirred and Shaken / King Teddy  http://www.kingteddy.com
Swingin' and Singin'/ Tom Cunningham     www.tomcunningham.com

* BLUEGRASS

BLUEGRASS VOCALIST

Bob Perilla   www.bighillbillybluegrass.com
Darren Beachley  www.myspace.com/darrenbeachley
   Dede Wyland  www.dedewyland.com
Frank Solivan  http://www.myspace.com/franksolivan
Randy Barrett  www.fallingmountain.com/our-artists/randy-barrett

BLUEGRASS DUO/GROUP - emeritus Seldom Scene

Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie Band     www.bluegrassville.com/billemerson
Bob Perilla & Big Hillbilly Bluegrass     www.bighillbillybluegrass.com
Dead Men's Hollow     www.deadmenshollow.com
  Dede Wyland & Mama Tried     www.dedewyland.com
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen     dirtykitchenband.com
Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein     www.jimmyandmoondi.com
Randy Waller & The Country Gentlemen     www.randywaller.com

BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTALIST

Mike Auldridge   www.mikeauldridge.com
Danny Knicely   www.myspace.com/dannyknicely
  Dave Giegerich   www.myspace.com/hulamonsterswing
Frank Solivan   http://www.myspace.com/franksolivan
Ira Gitliln   www.iragitlin.com
Jimmy Gaudreau   www.jimmygaudreau.com
Mike Munford   www.bighillbillybluegrass.com
Tad Marks   http://www.bighillbillybluegrass.com
Tara Lindhardt   www.myspace.com/taralinhardt
BLUEGRASS RECORDING

  Angel's Share / Dead Men's Hollow    www.deadmenshollow.com
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen / Frank Solivan
    & Dirty Kitchen
    
www.myspace.com/franksolivan
Pieces and Bits / Jimmy Gaudreau  www.jimmygaudreau.com
Southern / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie
    
www.bluegrassville.com/billemerson
Takeoff / Darren Beachley & Legends of the Potomac
    
www.legendsofthepotomac.com

* BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B FEMALE VOCALIST

Deanna Bogart  www.deannabogart
  Mary Ann Redmond   www.marb.com
Melanie Mason   www.melaniemason
Nadine Rae   www.nadinerae.com
Stacy Brooks   www.stacysmusic.org

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B MALE VOCALIST

Daryl Davis   www.daryldavis.com
Tom Clifford   www.myspace.com/kingsoulband
Tom Principato   www.tomprincipato.com
  Tommy Lepson   www.tommylepson.com
Warner Williams   www.littlebitablues.com

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B DUO/GROUP

Daryl Davis Band   www.daryldavis.com
Electrofied   www.electrofied.us
King Soul   www.myspace.com/kingsoulband
Memphis Gold Band   www.memphisgoldprod.net
  The Nighthawks   www.thenighthawks.com
Tommy Lepson Band   www.tommylepson.com

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B INSTRUMENTALIST

Arif Durrani   www.myspace.com/kingsoulband
Daryl Davis   www.daryldavis.com
J.P. Reali   www.jpreali.com
Mark Wenner   www.thenighthawks.com
  Paul Bell   www.thenighthawks.com
Rick Franklin   www.hokumblues.com
Tom Principato   www.tomprincipato.com

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B RECORDING

Bad Case Of The Blues / Electrofied   www.electrofied.us
Bottle of Blooze / J.P. Reali   www.jpreali.com
  Last Train To Bluesville / The Nighthawks     www.thenighthawks.com
Red Roots / Andy Poxon   www.andypoxon.com

* CABARET/MUSICAL THEATER

CABARET ARTIST

Beverly Cosham   www.beverlyc.com
Bob Smith   www.bobsmithmusic.com
Charisma Wooten   www.lureofcharisma.com/
Emily Leatha Everson   singbookswithemily.wordpress.com
Euan Morton   www.officiallyeuanmorton.com
Justin Ritchie   www.reverbnation.com/justinritchie
  Killer Stilts   www.killerstilts.com

MUSICAL THEATER ARTIST

British Players  www.britishplayers.org
  The Capitol Steps   www.capsteps.com
Gross National Product   www.gnpcomedy.com
Hexagon   www.hexagon.org
The Washington Revels   www.revelsdc.org

* CHILDREN'S MUSIC

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

Barry Louis Polisar   www.barrylou.com
Don Bridges   www.donbridgesongs.com
Michele Valeri   www.michelevaleri.com
Milkshake   www.milkshakemusic.com
  Rocknoceros   www.rocknoceros.com
Sue Trainor   www.suetrainor.com

CHILDREN'S MUSIC RECORDING

Cake for Dinner / Scythian   www.scythianmusic.com
  In Our Own Words / Sue Trainor   www.suetrainor.com
Little Ditties for Itty Bitties / Michele Valeri      www.michelevaleri.com

* CHORAL

CHORAL GROUP

Cantate Chamber Singers   www.cantate.org
Cathedral Choral Society   www.cathedralchoralsociety.org
Children's Chorus of Washington   www.cchorus.homestead.com
The Choral Arts Society of Washington   www.choralarts.org
Coral Cantigas   www.cantigas.org
The City Choir of Washington   www.thecitychoirofwashington.org
  Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC   www.gmcw.org
Washington Bach Consort   www.bachconsort.org
The Washington Chorus   www.thewashingtonchorus.org

CHORAL RECORDING

   Christmas with The Washington Chorus / The Washington     Chorus   www.thewashingtonchorus.org
Evensong: Of Love and Angels by Dominick Argento /     Cathedral Choral Society   www.cathedralchoralsociety.org
Requiem / Paul Leavitt   www.paulleavitt.com

* CLASSICAL

CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTALIST

Berta Rojas   www.bertarojas.com
Bruno Nasta   www.gypsystrings.com
Charlie Young   www.coas.howard.edu
Jessica Krash   www.gwu.edu
Karen Walwyn   www.karenwalwyn.com
Lambert Orkis   www.lambertorkis.com
Nurit Bar-Joseph   www.nuritbarjosef.com
  Phil Mathieu   www.mathieumusic.com
Ronn McFarlane   www.ronnmcfarlane.com
Yuliya Gorenman   www.yuliya.com

CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLOIST

Anamer Castrello   www.acastrello.org
Jason Stearns   www.funkhouserartists.com/jason_stearns
Linda Priebe   www.LindaPriebe.com
Robert Baker   www.gwu.edu
  Rosa Lamoreaux   www.rosasings.com

CLASSICAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

Bach Sinfonia   www.bachsinfonia.org
The Dryden String Quartet   www.drydenquartet.com
  The Folger Consort   www.folger.edu
The Georgetown Quintet   www.georgetownquintet.com
Great Noise Ensemble   www.greatnoiseensemble.com
Musica Aperta   www.musicaaperta.org
Opera Lafayette   www.operalafayette.org
Post-Classical Ensemble   www.post-classicalensemble.org

CLASSICAL ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLE
- emeritus National Symphony

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra   www.alexsym.org
Arlington Philharmonic   www.psarlington.org/orch.htm
Fairfax Symphony   www.fairfaxsymphony.org
Loudoun Symphony   www.loudounsymphony.org
  National Philharmonic   www.nationalphilharmonic.org
Pan American Symphony Orchestra   www.panamsymphony.org

CLASSICAL COMPOSER

Andrew Earle Simpson   www.composersforum.org
Armando Bayolo   www.armandobayolo.com
Brian Wilbur Grundstrom   www.brianwilbur.com
Douglas Boyce   www.composersforum.org
Haskell Small   www.haskellsmall.com
  Jessica Krash   www.gwu.edu
Maurice Saylor   www.sibeliusmusic.com/

CLASSICAL CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR

   Angel Gil-Ordonez   www.post-classicalensemble.org
Dan Abraham   www.bachsinfonia.org
Frank Albinder   www.camerata.com/information/people
J. Reilly Lewis   www.bachconsort.org
Kim Allen Kluge   www.alexsym.org
Ryan Brown   www.operalafayette.org
William Hudson   www.fairfaxsymphony.org

CLASSICAL RECORDING

  Blame Not My Lute / Ronn McFarlane & Robert Aubry Davis     www.ronnmcfarlane.com
The Gorenman Beethoven Project Vol. 1: Beethoven Piano     Sonatas Nos 1,2,3 / Yuliya Gorenman  www.yuliya.com
Monsigny's Le D‚serteur / Opera Lafayette     www.operalafayette.org
Opera Overtures with Eclipse Chamber Orchestra / Eclipse     Chamber Orchestra   www.eclipseco.org

* COUNTRY

COUNTRY VOCALIST

Amy Joleene Sullivan   www.myspace.com/amyjsullivan
Diana Quinn   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
J. P. McDermott   www.westernbop.com
Karen Collins   www.karencollins.net
Michael Butler   www.hammersawmusic.com
Mike Woods   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
  Ruthie Logsdon   www.ruthieandthewranglers.com

COUNTRY DUO/GROUP

Amy Sullivan & The Whiskey Darlings     www.myspace.com/amyjsullivan
Honky Tonk Confidential   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
J.P. McDermott and Western Bop   www.westernbop.com
Karen Collins & The Backroads Band     www.backroads.karencollins.net
  Ruthie & The Wranglers   www.ruthieandthewranglers.com
These United States   www.theseunitedstates.net

COUNTRY INSTRUMENTALIST

Bill Kirchen   www.billkirchen.com
Chick Hall, Jr.   www.myspace.com/hillbillyjazz
  Dave Giegerich   www.t4crecords.com
Ira Gitlin   www.iragitlin.com
Mike Woods   www.honkytonkconfidential.com

COUNTRY RECORDING

Elusive Online Dreams / Honky Tonk Confidential     www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Should've Been By Now / Michael Butler     www.hammersawmusic.com
  Word To The Wise / Bill Kirchen   www.billkirchen.com

* ELECTRONICA

ELECTRONICA VOCALIST

  Bob Mould   www.bobmould.com
Mustabar   www.myspace.com/nappyriddem
Sarah Vertino   www.rhythmandculture.com
Sitali   www.rhythmandculture.com
Ultra Nate   www.ultranate.com
Zeebo   www.see-i.com

ELECTRONICA PERFORMING ARTIST

Fort Knox Five   www.fortknoxrecordings.com
Nadastrom   www.nadastrom.com
Nappy Riddem   www.myspace.com/nappyriddem
  Thievery Corporation   www.thieverycorporation.com

ELECTRONICA DJ

  Bob Mould & Richard Morel   www.blowoff.us
DJ Neekola   www.djneekola.com
Dubfire & Sharam   www.myspace.com/deepdish
Fort Knox Five   www.fortknoxrecordings.com
Jesse Tittsworth   www.myspace.com/titts
Rich Webb   http://www.clubglow.com
Thomas Blondet   www.rhythmandculture.com
Will Eastman   www.myspace.com/djwilleastman

ELECTRONICA RECORDING

   It Takes A Thief / Thievery Corporation     www.thieverycorporation.com
The New Gold Standard 2 / Fort Knox Five     www.FortKnoxRecordings.com
Rum & Coke / Nadastrom   www.myspace.com/nadastrom
The Sound of Rhythm & Culture / Farid Nouri and Thomas     Blondett   www.rhythmandculture.com

* FOLK - CONTEMPORARY

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY FEMALE VOCALIST

  Carey Creed   www.careycreed.com
Debi Smith   www.debismith.com
ellen cherry   www.ellencherry.com
Lori Kelley   www.lorikelley.com
Lynn Hollyfield   www.lynnhollyfield.com
Maureen Andary   www.thesweaterset.com
Renee McCullough   www.reneemccullough.com
Victoria Vox   www.victoriavox.com

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY MALE VOCALIST

Andrew McKnight   www.andrewmcknight.net
  Cletus Kennelly   www.myspace.com/cletustunes
Luke Brindley   www.lukebrindley.com
Steven Gellman   www.hiddenpoet.com

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY DUO/GROUP

Cletus & Lori   www.myspace.com/kennellyandkelley
  Eddie from Ohio   www.eddiefromohio.com
ilyAIMY   www.ilyaimy.com
Scythian   www.scythianmusic.com
Siohban Quinn & Michael Bowers     www.dreamersloversandoutlaws.com
The Sweater Set   www.thesweaterset.com

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALIST

David Glaser   www.davidglaser.com
Fred Lieder   www.redskyaudio.com/artists.html
Helen Hausmann   www.disappearfear.com
  John Jennings   www.johnjenningsmusic.com
Mark Sylvester   www.marksylvester.net
Michael Bowers   www.dreamersloversandoutlaws.com

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY RECORDING

Cool Me / Renee McCullough   www.reneemccullough.com
  Exact Change / Victoria Vox   www.victoriavox.com
Just About Everything / Jean Bayou   www.jeanbayou.com
Layers / Lynn Hollyfield   www.lynnhollyfield.com
(New) Years / ellen cherry   www.ellencherry.com
Peaceful World / Steve Gellman   www.hiddenpoet.com
To Eva with Love / Amikaelya & Trelawny Rose   www.myspace.com/amikaeyla

* FOLK - TRADITIONAL

FOLK - TRADITIONAL VOCALIST

Barbara Ryan   www.ionamusic.com
David LaFleur   www.davidlafleurmusic.com
  Grace Griffith   www.seamaid.org
Loralyn Coles   www.loralyn.net
Molly Andrews   mollyandrews.com
Pat Egan   www.patrickeganmusic.com
Robyn Helzner   www.helzner.com

FOLK - TRADITIONAL DUO/GROUP

  Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer   www.cathymarcy.com
The Hedge Band   www.myspace.com/thehedgeband
IONA   www.ionamusic.com
Jennifer Cutting's OCEAN   home.comcast.net/~jcutting
Pavilion 3   www.karenashbrook.com
Robyn Helzner Trio   www.helzner.com
Squeeze Bayou   www.squeezebayou.com
Tinsmith   www.tinsmith.net

FOLK - TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTALIST

Avril Smith   www.tinsmith.net
Bonnie Rideout   www.bonnierideout.com
Bruce Molsky   www.brucemolsky.com
Jody Marshall   www.jodymarshall.net
Loretta Kelley   www.hoagkelleypilzer.com
Maggie Sansone   www.maggiesmusic.com
  Marcy Marxer   www.cathymarcy.com
Paul Brown   www.brownpaul.net

FOLK - TRADITIONAL RECORDING

A Sheep at the Wheel / Becky Ross, Julie Gorka, Karin Loya
American Landscapes / Tina Chancey     www.tinachancey.net
Lucky Day / Laura Byrne     www.laurabyrne.com
Mid-Winter Light / Iona     www.IonaMusic.com
Moch IV / Moch Pryderi     www.mochpryderi.com
  Scotland's Fiddle Piobaireachd / Bonnie Rideout     www.bonnierideout.com
Wind Drift / Maggie Sansone     www.maggiesansone.com

* GO GO

GO GO TALKER
- emeritus Chuck Brown

TIE
Big G   www.myspace.com/anwangloverweekend
Bo   www.myspace.com/tcbgogo
Buggs   www.myspace.com/junkyardbandgogo
  Chi Ali   www.myspace.com/suttlethoughtsband
Rapper   www.myspace.com/whatband202
  Rick Ross   www.myspace.com/daunderdoggsofgogo

GO GO DUO/GROUP - emeritus Chuck Brown Group

Backyard Band   www.myspace.com/backyarddc
Faycez U Know   www.facebook.com/pages/FAYCEZ-U-KNOW
  Rare Essence   www.myspace.com/rareessence1
Sugar Bear & EU   www.myspace.com/euband
Suttle Thoughts   www.myspace.com/suttlethoughtsband
TCB   www.myspace.com/tcbgogo
What? Band   www.myspace.com/whatband202

GO GO INSTRUMENTALIST - emeritus Chuck Brown

Brad Clements   www.bradclements.com
Paul "Buggy" Edwards   www.myspace.com/backyarddc
   Cherie Mitchell-Agurs   www.myspace.com/sweetcherie
Jacques Johnson Jr.   www.myspace.com/dcvybe
Stanley Cooper   www.myspace.com/strumfunky

* GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL VOCALIST

Charles McPhatter   www.charlesmcphatter.com
Earnest Pugh   www.earnestpugh.com
Keith Elgin   www.keithelgin.com
Mahbood Len Seligman   www.mahbood.com
   Richard Smallwood   www.richardsmallwood.com
Stephen Hurd   www.hurdthewordmusic.com
Tanya Dallas Lewis   www.tanyadallaslewis.com
TolumiDE   www.tolumidemusic.com

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

5AM Praise   www.5ampraise.org
The Braeded Chord   www.thebraededchord.com
Brandon Camphor & OneWay     www.myspace.com/brandoncamphor
Immeasurable   www.immeasurablesings.com
   Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music   www.plundymom.com
Seneca   

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING

Everybody Clap Your Hands / Bryan Wilson     www.bryanwilson.com
   Life Songs / Charles McPhatter   www.charlesmcphatter.com
My Love / TolumiDE   www.tolumidemusic.com
The Promise / Y'Anna Crawley   www.yannacrawley.net

* JAZZ

JAZZ VOCALIST

Eric Byrd   www.ericbyrd.com
   Esther Haynes   www.estherhaynesmusic.com
Heidi Martin   www.heidimartin.com
Jamie Broumas   www.jamiebroumas.com
Janine Gilbert-Carter   www.janinecarter.com
Lena Seikaly   www.lenaseikaly.com
L'Tanya Mari'   www.ltanyamari.com
Lynn Veronneau   www.myspace.com/lynnveronneautrio
Pam Parker   www.pamparker.com


JAZZ DUO/GROUP - emeritus Ron Holloway Band

Bay Jazz Project   www.bayjazzproject.com
   The Bruce Swaim Quartet   www.bruceswaim.com
Funk Ark   www.thefunkark.com
The Larry Brown Quintet   www.larrybrownjazz.com
The Lynn Veronneau Trio   www.myspace.com/lynnveronneautrio
Matt Wigler Trio   www.mattwigler.com

JAZZ INSTRUMENTALIST - emeritus Ron Holloway

  Al Williams   www.alwilliamsmusic.com
Art Sherrod Jr   www.artsherrodjr.com
Bruce Swaim   www.bruceswaim.com
Larry Brown   www.larrybrownjazz.com
Seth Kibel   www.sethkibel.com
Will Rast   www.willrast.com

JAZZ RECORDING

Healing Within / Lori Williams   www.lorijazz.com
Heroes and Legends / Urban Funk   www.saxmanpro.com
Inside A Silent Tear / Janine Gilbert-Carter     www.janinecarter.com
Seasons / Art Sherrod Jr   www.artsherrodjr.com
  Winter Waltz / Bruce Swaim Quartet   www.bruceswaim.com

* LATIN

LATIN VOCALIST

  Alfredo Mojica   www.myspace.com/sinmiedoband
Cecilia Esquivel   www.ceciliaesquivel.com
Deborah Benner   www.triocaliente.com
Jaime Salazar   www.myspace.com/gatopalenkemusicco
Lilo Gonzales   www.myspace.com/nayas
Rei Alvarez   www.bioritmo.com
Steve Falcon   www.myspace.com/sinmiedoband

LATIN DUO/GROUP

  Afro Bop Alliance   www.afrobop.com
Bio Ritmo   www.bioritmo.com
Gato + The Palenke Music Co.     www.myspace.com/gatopalenkemusicco
Joe Falero & DC Latin Jazz All Stars   www.joefaleromusic.com
Miramar   www.miramar-music.com
Rumba Club   www.Rumbaclub.com
Sin Meido   www.myspace.com/sinmiedoband
Trio Caliente   www.triocaliente.com

LATIN INSTRUMENTALIST

Amilcar Cruz   www.triocaliente.com
Didier Prossaird   www.myspace.com/sinmiedoband
Giancarlo Rodriguez   www.myspace.com/sinmiedoband
Marlysse Simmons   www.bioritmo.com
Michael Bard   www.triocaliente.com
  Steve Sachse   www.myspace.com/sinmiedoband

LATIN RECORDING

Boleros con Miramar / Miramar   www.miramar-music.com
!Latin Flavor! / Joe Falero & DC Latin Jazz All Stars     www.joefaleromusic.com
  Lisandra b/w Shoe Shine / Bio Ritmo   www.bioritmo.com
/ Bio Ritmo

* RAP/HIP HOP

RAPPER

Cristopolis   www.cristopolis.com
Dumi Right   www.reverbnation.com/dumiright
Head-Roc   www.head-roc.com
Kokayi   www.myspace.com/kokayi
Phil Adé   www.myspace.com/philade301
SoulStice   www.myspace.com/soulstice
Tabi Bonney   www.myspace.com/tabibonney
  Wale   www.walemusic.com

RAP/HIP HOP DUO/GROUP

Alternate Reality   phmusic.bandcamp.com/
Diamond District   www.diamonddistrictdmv.com
  GODISHEUS   www.godisheus.com
Likeblood   www.likeblood.com
Oy Boyz   www.myspace.com/oyboyzrecordz

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDING

A Place Called Stardom / Tabi Bonney     www.myspace.com/tabibonney
  Attention Deficit / Wale   www.walemusic.com
The Beam Up 2 / KingPen Slim   www.myspace.com/kingpinslimdc
Before Taxes / yU   www.freshselects.net/yubeforetaxes
Capitîal Wasteland / Likeblood   www.likeblood.com
Eternity / Cristopolis   www.cristopolis.com
Legitimate Raw / Alternate Reality     phmusic.bandcamp.com/
The Letterman / Phil Adé   www.myspace.com/philade301
Strange Kinda Love / SoulStice   www.myspace.com/soulstice

* REGGAE

REGGAE VOCALIST

Gordon Daniels   www.luckydub.com
  Jacob Hemphill   www.soja..com
Lenny Kurlou   www.myspace.com/kurloureggaeallstarz
Tony Roy   www.myspace.com/tonyroyja
Ziah   www.myspace.com/rastamusic

REGGAE DUO/GROUP

  Jah Works   www.jahworks.com
JohnStone   www.johnstonemusic.com
Lionize   lionizemusic.com
Lucky Dub   www.luckydub.com
Oasis   www.oasisbanddc.com
Positive Vibration Reggae Band     www.myspace.com/carlmalcolmpvband
Proverbs   www.myspace.com/rastamusic
SOJA   www.sojamusic.com
S.T.O.R.M.   www.stormreggae.com

REGGAE RECORDING

Dub Confidence / JohnStone   www.johnstonemusic.com
  Rewind / Jah Works   www.jahworks.com
Waiting List / Tony Roy   www.myspace.com/tonyroyja

* Modern ROCK

MODERN ROCK VOCALIST

James Steven   www.myspace.com/romeinadaymusic
John Allen   www.charmcitydevils.com
   Margot MacDonald   www.margotmacdonald.com
Matt Hutchison   www.foolsandhorses.net

MODERN ROCK GROUP

Along Those Lines   www.alongthoselinesmusic.com
   Charm City Devils   www.charmcitydevils.com
Restless Street   www.restlessstreet.com/wp
Rites of Ash   www.ritesofash.com
Superbob   www.superbobmusic.com
Vegas With Randolph   www.myspace.com/vegaswithrandolph

MODERN ROCK RECORDING

Like Venom / Rites of Ash     www.ritesofash.com
Rock N Roll / Superbob     www.superbobmusic.com
   Side Trip / Vegas With Randolph     www.myspace.com/vegaswithrandolph
Somewhere In Between / Along Those Lines     www.alongthoselinesmusic.com
The War / Restless Street     www.restlessstreet.com/wp

POP ROCK

POP ROCK VOCALIST

  David Kitchen   www.davidkitchen.net
Diana Quinn   www.fabulettes.com
Edward O'Connell   www.edwardoconnell.com
John Thornley   www.myspace.com/usroyalty
Jon Carroll   www.joncarroll.org
Laura Tsaggaris   www.myspace.com/lauratsaggaris
Shane Hines   www.shanehines.com
Todd Wright   www.orangepopsongs.com

POP ROCK DUO/GROUP

  David Kitchen Band   www.davidkitchen.net
Fools & Horses   www.foolsandhorses.net
Honor by August   www.honorbyaugust.com
Hotspur   www.hotspurmusic.com
Middle Distance Runner   www.middledistancerunner.com
Treading Lemmings   www.treadinglemmings.com
U.S. Royalty   www.myspace.com/usroyalty

POP ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Dan Hovey   www.danhovey.com
   Jon Carroll   www.joncarroll.org
Luke Brindley   www.lukebrindley.com
Shane Hines   www.shanehines.com
Ted Garber   www.tedgarber.com

POP ROCK RECORDING

   American Rail / Ted Garber   www.tedgarber.com
Before Then Was Now / The Huge     www.myspace.com/thehugehuge
Cliff Notes / The Treading Lemmings     www.treadinglemmings.com
The Reserves   www.thereservesmusic.com
Our Little Secret / Edward O'Connell   www.edwardoconnell.com
Woven Green EP / Woven Green   www.wovengreenmusic.com

* ROOTS ROCK

ROOTS ROCK VOCALIST

Alan MacEwen   www.grandsons.com
Billy Coulter   www.billycoulter.com
Brian Simms   www.junkyardsaints.com
Janine Wilson   www.janinewilsonband.com
Martí Brom  www.myspace.com/martirockabilly
   Patty Reese    www.pattyreese.com

ROOTS ROCK DUO/GROUP

Billy Coulter Band     www.billycoulter.com
The Crawdaddies     www.thecrawdaddies.com
The Fabulettes     www.fabulettes.com
The Grandsons     www.grandsons.com
   Junkyard Saints     www.junkyardsaints.com
Memphis 59     www.memphis59.com
Patty Reese Band     www.pattyreese.com
The Thrillbillys     www.myspace.com/thrillbillys

ROOTS ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Andy Rutherford   www.myspace.com/thrillbillys
Brian Simms   www.junkyardsaints.com
Chris Watling   www.grandsons.com
   Dave Chappell   www.guitardavechappell.com
John Kadlecik   www.johnkmusic.net
John Penovich   www.penovich.net
Max Evans   www.janinewilsonband.com
Pedro Sera   www.myspace.com/martirockabilly

ROOTS ROCK RECORDING

For Rockabilly Fans Only / Billy Hancock     www.billyhancock.com
Morbid Curiosity / GHz     www.danhovey.com/ghz
Not For Nothin' / Martí Brom     www.myspace.com/martirockabilly
Ragged but Right / Memphis 59     www.memphis59.com
Trace: Live at Goose Creek / Billy Coulter     www.billycoulter.com
   Wakin' Up / Janine Wilson     www.janinewilsonband.com

* URBAN CONTEMPORARY

URBAN CONTEMPORARY VOCALIST

Carolyn Malachi   www.carolynmalachi.com
Jay Hayden   www.jworldrecords.com
   Julia Nixon   www.myspace.com/julianixon
Kyonte   www.kyonte.com
Maysa   www.maysa.com
Raheem DeVaughn  www.raheemdevaughnmusic.com
Sylver Logan Sharp   www.sylverwear.com
YahZarah   www.whoisyahzarah.com

URBAN CONTEMPORARY DUO/GROUP

  Be'la Dona   www.myspace.com/beladonaband
Marcell and The Truth   www.marcellandthetruth.com
Sounds of the City   www.myspace.com/soundofthecitydc
Stone / Wright   www.stonewrightmusic.com
WPG Trio   www.myspace.com/wpgtrio

URBAN CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALIST

Benjie Porecki   www.benjieporecki.com
Brian LeNair   www.brianlenair.com
   Eric Scott   www.ericscottmusic.com
Gary Grainger   www.myspace.com/garygrainger
Marshall Keys   www.marshallkeys.com
Vince Evans   www.vinceevans.com

URBAN CONTEMPORARY RECORDING

831 Vol 1: What's That Sound? / Kyonte     www.kyonte.com
A Woman in Love / Maysa     www.maysa.com
The Ballad of Purple St James / YahZarah     www.myspace.com/yahzarah
Lions, Fires, and Squares / Carolyn Malachi     www.carolynmalachi.com
   The Love & War Masterpeace / Raheem DeVaughn     www.raheemdevaughnmusic.com
Symbols / Marcell and The Truth     www.marcellandthetruth.com

* WORLD MUSIC

WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

Cheick Hamala Diabate   www.cheickhamala.com
Isaac Hoopii   www.alohaboys.net
Massama Dogo   www.elikeh.com
Michael Shereikis   www.chopteeth.com
   Mike Surratt   www.polkasarecool.com

WORLD MUSIC DUO GROUP

African Rhapsody   www.myspace.com/tosinmusik
The Alexandria Kleztet   www.kleztet.com
   Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band   www.chopteeth.com
Mike Surratt and the Continentals   www.polkasarecool.com
Elikeh   www.elikeh.com
Kinobe & Soul Beat Africa   www.kinobemusic.com
Robyn Helzner Trio   www.helzner.com

WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST

Cheick Hamala Diabate   www.cheickhamala.com
Josh Kay   www.elikeh.com
Megan Nortrup   www.elikeh.com
Mike Suratt   www.mikesurratt.com
   Seth Kibel   www.kleztet.com
Tosin Aribisala   www.myspace.com/tosinmusik

WORLD MUSIC RECORDING

Adje Adje / Elikeh     www.elikeh.com
   Chopteeth Live / Chopteeth     www.chopteeth.com
Many Roads Home / Aura Surey     www.aurasurey.com
Polka World / Mike Surratt and the Continentals     www.polkasarecool.com
Restoration / Tosin Aribisala     www.myspace.com/tosinmusik

* GENERAL AWARDS

* MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Brian Simms   www.junkyardsaints
Daryl Davis   www.daryldavis.com
Frederick Yonnet   www.fredyonnet.com
John Kadlechic   www.johnkmusic.net
   Jon Carroll   www.joncarroll.org
Seth Kibel   www.sethkibel.com
Todd Wright   www.orangepopsongs.com

* SONG OF THE YEAR

Chillin' / Wale featuring Lady Gaga   www.walemusic.com
If These Walls Could Talk / Hotspur   www.hotspurmusic.com
   It Should Be Me / Janine Wilson & Max Evans     www.janinewilsonband.com
Lighthouse Keeper / Billy Coulter   www.billycoulter.com
Love/ Chuck Brown feat. Jill Scott   www.windmeupchuck.com
Marisa / Eric Kern and John Ratts     www.myspace.com/vegaswithrandolph
Mascara Tears / Arty Hill & Linda Hill     www.myspace.com/martirockabilly
Orion / Carolyn Malachi   carolynmalachi.com

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

The Alexandria Kleztet   www.kleztet.com
Be'la Dona   www.myspace.com/beladonaband
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band   www.chopteeth.com
Hotspur   www.hotspurmusic.com
Jon Carroll   www.joncarroll.org
   Margot MacDonald   www.margotmacdonald.com
Maysa   www.maysa.com
Todd Wright   www.orangepopsongs.com
Wale   www.walemusic.com

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

Andy Poxon   www.andypoxon.com
Billy Woodward & The Senders   www.myspace.com/billywoodward
Chelsey Green   www.chelseygreen.com
Edward O'Connell   www.edwardoconnell.com
Levi Stephens   www.levistephens.com
Lynn Veronneau Trio   www.myspace.com/lynnveronneautrio
Mamas Black Sheep   www.mamasblacksheep.com
Owen Danoff   www.myspace.com/owendanoffmusic
   The Yachtsmen  www.theyachtsmenrock.com

* ALBUM OF THE YEAR

American Rail / Ted Garber   www.tedgarber.com
Angel's Share / Dead Men's Hollow     http://www.deadmenshollow.com/
The Ballad of Purple St James / YahZarah     www.myspace.com/yahzarah
Chopteeth Live / Chopteeth     www.chopteeth.com
The Love & War Masterpeace / Raheem DeVaughn     www.raheemdevaughnmusic.com
Not For Nothin' / Martí Brom     www.myspace.com/martirockabilly
   Wakin' Up / Janine Wilson     www.janinewilsonband.com
We Got This / Chuck Brown     www.windmeupchuck.com

* WAMA/SAW SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  Billy Coulter   www.billycoulter.com
Edward O'Connell   www.edwardoconnell.com
Lori Kelley   www.lorikelley.com
Lynn Hollyfield   www.lynnhollyfield.com
Todd Wright   www.orangepopsongs.com

* DEBUT RECORDING

Attention Deficit / Wale   www.walemusic.com
Cliff Notes / The Treading Lemmings     www.treadinglemmings.com
Cool Me / Renee McCullough   www.reneemccullough.com
Edge of the World \ Beth Rinaldo and Scott Holland
     
myspace.com/bethrinaldoscottholland
Layers / Lynn Hollyfield   www.lynnhollyfield.com
Our Little Secret / Edward O'Connell   www.edwardoconnell.com
Red Roots / Andy Poxon   www.andypoxon.com
Second Chair / Les Hatley   www.secondchairles.com
   Stirred and Shaken / King Teddy  http://www.kingteddy.com
Unmarked Highway / Mamas Black Sheep     www.mamasblacksheep.com

* VIDEO OF THE YEAR

Danza / Berta Rojas
    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1bbW1NKlbk
   Go Back Out / David Kitchen
    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lajpkbF_S2w
Hold On / Lea   www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtguoSbP_VU
Marisa / Vegas With Randolph
    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg4hoQO-sDU
Pretty Girls / Wale
    
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8YxSzXnZ40

*RECORD DESIGN

Angel's Share / Dead Men's Hollow / Marcy Cochran     www.deadmenshollow.com
Chopteeth Live / Chopteeth / David Font     www.chopteeth.com
Little Ditties for Itty Bitties / Michele Valeri / Ruthie     Logsden www.michelevaleri.com
Not For Nothin' / Martí Brom / Ricardo Acevedo     www.myspace.com/martirockabilly
Side Trip / Vegas With Randolph / Darren Pierson     www.myspace.com/vegaswithrandolph
Stirred and Shaken / King Teddy / Mike Sottong     http://www.kingteddy.com
Cliff Notes / The Treading Lemmings / Jim Lucio     www.treadinglemmings.com
   Wakin' Up / Janine Wilson     www.janinewilsonband.com

*MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Diamond Management TAE LLC
Diana Stagnato
Maggie Coulter
  
Tom Carrico
Tom Goldfogle

* WASHINGTON AREA RECORD COMPANY

Azalea City Recordings   www.azaleacityrecordings.com
Dischord Records   www.dischord.com
ESL   www.eslmusic.com
Goose Creek Music   www.goosecreekmusic.com
Hungry For Music   www.hungryformusic.com
Maggie's Music   www.maggiesmusic.com
Ripsaw Records   www.ripsawrecords.com
   Smithsonian Folkways   www.folkways.si.edu

* PRODUCER OF THE YEAR - NEW emeritus Marco Delmar

Blake Althen   www.humanfactor.net
Bob Dawson   www.biasrecording.com
Jim Robeson   www.biasrecording.com
   Peter Bonta   
Scott Spelbring   www.myspace.com/scottspelbring
Todd Wright   www.orangepopsongs.com

* LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

Andrew Roberts
Art Isaacs
Caldwell Gray
Chris Murphy
  
Danny Schwartz
Jeff Wagner
Ken Harnage
Trevor Higgins

* STUDIO ENGINEER

Bill Wolf   www.wolfproductionsinc.com
Bob Dawson   www.biasrecording.com
   Charlie Pilzer   www.airshowmastering.com
Chris Murphy   www.rhlaudio.com
Frank Marchand   www.airshowmastering.com
Jim Robeson   www.biasrecording.com
Marco Delmar   www.recordarts.com
Stephanie Milne   www.recordarts.com

* RECORDING STUDIO

Airshow Mastering   www.airshowmastering.com
   Bias Studios   www.biasrecording.com
Cue Recording   www.cuerecording.com
Golden Sound Studio   www.goldensoundstudio.com
Inner Ear Studio   www.innerearstudio.com
Recording Arts   www.recordarts.com

* EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Daryl Friedman / Vice President, Advocacy & Government
    Relations / The Recording Academy   
www.grammy.com
Fred Cannon / Sr Vice President, Government Relations /
    BMI
www.bmi.com
Gloria Dawson / Studio Manager / Bias Recording Studios     www.biasrecording.com
Greg Lewis / Executive Director / The Washington Revels     www.revelsdc.org
Jean Bayou / President / Songwriters' Assoc. of Washington     www.saw.org
   Ronnie Newmyer / Association Executive / Bandhouse Gigs     www.bandhousegigs.com

* MOST SUPPORTIVE OF WASHINGTON MUSIC

David Eisner
Ken & Chris Harnage
Loralyn Coles
Lorraine Campbell
Margot MacDonald
Mary Cliff
  
Ron Goad
Ronnie Newmyer

Hall of Fame

  The Stonemans
  Tom Paxton

Special Achievement

  WAMA Founders

Special Appreciation

WHFS - 102.3 FM
  Josh Brooks
  David Einstein
  Jonathan 'Weasel' Gilbert

Special Recognition

  Dave Giegerich