REGISTRY - 31st Annual Wammie Awards

Big Band/Swing

Artist: Dale Corn
Title: Tell Her
Format: CD
Cover designer: Bryan Durnan
Released: Jun 2016
Website: Dalecornmusic.com
MusicWebsite: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dalecorn3
Accomplishments: Nov. 2015, Sinatra 100 concert
June 6, 2016, Release of "Tell Her"
Aug. 27, 2016, Outdoor Concert for Mt. Airy Railtrail
Backed by the best in Washington, Hollywood, and New York. In Memory of friends Marty Knepp and Frank Sinatra Jr.

Artist: Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet
Website: uptown vocal jazz quartet.com
MusicWebsite: uptownvocaljazzquartet.com

Bluegrass

Artist:Circa Blue
Title: Once Upon A Time
Format: CD
Cover designer: Steve Harris
Released: Mar 2016
Website: www.circa-blue.com
MusicWebsite: http://www.circa-blue.com/once-upon-a-time/
Accomplishments: Once Upon a Time single charted #11 on the Bluegrass Today weekly top 20
A Darker Blue, listed on Roots Music Report's top 100 albums of 2015 #32
Chosen for National Media Services' annual Christmas album 2016

Artist: Dead Men's Hollow
Title: Over Her Dead Body
Format: Online
Released: Jun 2016
Website: deadmenshollow.com
MusicWebsite: http://www.folkalley.com/openmic/artist.php?id=1163
Accomplishments: 9/3/16 Over Her Dead Body performance to a standing-room audience at the
7/24/16 Over Her Dead Body wins Best Musical and Best Overall Show at
DMH collaborated with Pinky Swear Productions to create an originalbluegrass musical, Over Her Dead Body, for the 2016 Capital Fringe Festival. Video http://www.kennedy-center.org/video/index/M6890

Artist: East of Monroe
Title: By The River's Edge
Format: Select
Cover designer: Oasis
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www.eastofmonroe.com
MusicWebsite: http://cdbaby.com/cd/eastofmonroe
Accomplishments: Debut CD
The CD contains 12 tracks, including 10 originals that represent East of Monroe’s strong emphasis on contemporary songwriting that is rooted in Bluegrass tradition.

Artist: Joseph Hott & The Short Mountain Boys
Title: Home Far Away
Format: CD
Cover designer: Joseph Hott & Jacob Bly
Released: Apr 2016
Website: http://www.shortmountainboys.com/
MusicWebsite: http://www.shortmountainboys.com/
Accomplishments: Signed with World Class Talent, Nashville TN
Invited on WSM 650AM as special guest
2016 Inspirational bluegrass artist of the year nominee

Artist: Robert Mabe
Title: Somewhere in the Middle
Format: CD
Cover designer: Anthony Ladd
Released: Mar 2016
Website: www.robertsbanjo.com
MusicWebsite: www.robertsbanjo.com
Accomplishments: 2016 IBMA Showcase performance
Performed at Carnegie Hall
Performed at Canadian Embassy in DC
Original vocal/instrumentals written by Robert Mabe

Blues

Artist: Built 4 Comfort
Website: www.built4comfortband.com
Accomplishments: Silver Spring Blues Festival
Hagerstown Park (Music by the Lake)
DC Blues Society Festival Fundraiser

Artist: Dane Riley
Title: Album "The Future"
Format: Online
Cover designer: Dane Riley
Released: Feb 2016
Website: www.daneriley.com
MusicWebsite: https://daneriley.bandcamp.com/
Accomplishments: Released 12th album "The Future" in February 2016
Received Proclamation at the Billy Stewart & Van McCoy Native Sons event
Performed at the Billy Stewart & Van McCoy DC's Unsung Native Son's event
"The Future" album was released Feb 2, 2016. Album available in iTunes, Googleplay amazonmp3, Tidal & daneriley.com

Artist: Dr. Yes
Title: In the Dirt
Format: Online
Cover designer: Tom Hatcher
Released: Aug 2016
Website: http://dryesband.bandcamp.com
Accomplishments: Jammin' Java EP release performance
Recorded EP with Alan Evans of Soulive
Performed at nearly every major venue in DC
Recorded with Alan Evans of Soulive in April 2016, Dr. Yes' "In the Dirt" contains 5 songs of heavy, soulful blues rock music with dirty analog production.

Artist: Eric Selby
Website: www.ericselby.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.reverbnation.com/ericselby
Accomplishments: Performed with The Billy Thompson Band
Performed at opening of Smithsonian's African-American Museum
Toured Southern United States with "Abigail Palmer & Eric Selby"

Artist: Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes
Website: www.reverbnation.com/fasteddietheslowpokes
MusicWebsite: www.reverbnation.com/fasteddietheslowpokes
Accomplishments: Played Colonial Beach Blues Festival
Played Pride of the Susquehanna Blues Cruise
Played US Botanical Gardens Concert Series

Artist: Jon Spear Band
Title: Live Music is Better
Format: CD
Cover designer: Kristina Sullivan
Released: Feb 2016
Website: www.jonspearband.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.reverbnation.com/jonspearband
Accomplishments: CD Nominated for Blues Blast Magazine Best Live Blues Recording of 2016
2016 Roots Music Report Weekly Top 50 Album charts
Numerous favorable reviews and extensive radio airplay
Recorded before a live audience at the Southern Cafe & Music Hall,(Charlottesville, VA)

Artist: Skip Mahoney and The Casuals
Title: Good Old Days
Format: CD
Cover designer: Rene Hoaney
Released: Mar 2015
Website: www.skipmahoneyandthecasuals.com
MusicWebsite: youtube
Accomplishments: Performed at the opening of the new Howard Theater
Performed at The Carter Baron Amphitheather in the summer of 2015
Opened for the Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards in Sewell, NJ in 2015
Skip Mahoney and The Casuals was formed in Washington DC over 45 years ago and continue to perform at major venues both nationally and internationally.

Children's Music

Artist: The Big Cheese Band
Title: The Christmas Crocodile
Format: DVD/Video
Cover designer: Kayleigh O'Connell
Released: Nov 2015
Website: www.facebook.com/TheBigCheeseMusic
MusicWebsite: https://youtu.be/1Bs3W-dyYSY
Accomplishments: The Christmas Crocodile single went to #17 on AC stations in Dec. 2015.
Life on the River, 10 weeks at #1 - http://tinyurl.com/LifeOnTheRiverNo1
It's a children's novelty tune inspired by Larry's then 3 year old uke student Jack Morrison. The single went to #17 on AC stations nationwide in December 2015. Video by Kayleigh O'Connell. Recorded at Cue Studios.

Artist: Jim Thorne
Title: To Follow Apollo
Format: CD
Cover designer: Jim Thorne & Disc Makers art staff
Released: May 2016
Website: https://www.facebook.com/jimthornemusic/
MusicWebsite: https://play.spotify.com/album/7ekmfGWwhyfhv6frVXbDr0
Accomplishments: #1 selling Editor's Pick for Kids on CD Baby
#1 YouTube episode of Around Space TV
To Follow Apollo CD carried by Barnes & Noble
To Follow Apollo is a series of songs about Tommy & Laura, two kids in space who return to the moon to find the Apollo landings and explore the solar system.

Artist: Mr. Lilo (Lilo Gonzalez)
Title: Singing For A Better World
Format: CD
Cover designer: Juan Carlos Grande
Released: Jun 2016
Website: MrLilo.com
MusicWebsite: MrLilo.com

Classical

Artist: Duane A. Moody
Title: Sur Mon Voyage
Format: Online
Cover designer: Lang Xiao & Duane A. Moody
Released: Dec 2015
Website: www.duaneamoody.com
MusicWebsite: www.cdbaby.com/cd/duaneamoody2
Accomplishments: Premiered with The Boston Pops in December of 2015
Completed 10 years as a professor at Berklee College of Music
Released my first self-produced recording project
Not sure if this is appropriate, but I know that this recording is worthy of many awards. I've been around the business a long time and this is my first self-produced album. I know the judges will love this recording.

Artist: Rosa Lamoreaux
Title: Evening Serenade
Format: CD
Cover designer: Michael G. Stewart
Released: Dec 2015
Website: www.rosasings.com
Accomplishments: Concerts at National Gallery of Art
John Baptiste - Music from a Florentine Wedding w/Artek, New York City
Bethlehem Bach Festival
Repertoire for Voice and Guitar

Country

Artist: Bobby Joe Owens Retro Deluxe
Title: Honky Tonk Clown
Format: CD
Cover designer: Bobby Joe Owens and crew
Released: Feb 2016
Website: www.bobbyjoeowens.co
Accomplishments: Finished recording a live album of all original songs, in historic Bowie.
Played the "Jalopyrama" car show in Frederick, Md.
Enjoyed much radio play on several national radio stations around the USA.
This is a live album recorded in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the historic "Old Bowie Town Grille", in Bowie, Md.

Artist: Gracious Me
Title: Introducing ... Gracious Me
Format: CD
Cover designer: Gracious Me
Released: Nov 2015
Website: www.graciousmemusic.com
MusicWebsite: www.graciousmemusic.com
Accomplishments: released debut EP Introducing ... Gracious Me
song selected for Best of 2015 Playlist by "For The Folk" Radio Show
song chosen for Women of Substance Radio Inspirational Show 4/16 + 5/16
Gracious Me writes and sings southern-accented literary Americana songs from a female perspective. She has shared her music in eight states and loves the connections music makes.

Artist: Karen Collins & The Backroads Band
Website: http//backroads.karencollins.net
MusicWebsite: https://www.reverbnation.com/karencollinsthebackroadsband
Accomplishments: Hank Williams Museum, Montgomery, AL
Not SXSW, Austin, TX
Merle Haggard and Patsy Cline Tribute shows

Artist: Michelle Murray
Title: Life Keeps Movin'
Format: Online
Cover designer: Michelle Murray
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www.michellemurraymusic.com
MusicWebsite: https://soundcloud.com/michelle-w-murray/sets/new-songs
Accomplishments: Bethesda Blues & Jazz performance, featuring original songs
Songs featured on Women of Substance and other online radio stations
Songs signed to publishers for Film & TV
Michelle Murray's latest EP features new, original songs combining the sounds of country, Americana, bluegrass and folk.

Artist: Patsy Stephens / Patsy's Honky Tonk Torch & Twang
Website: www.patsyshonkytonk.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBD47YmcE1KAeaXjLu8Diiw
Accomplishments: Performed at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club for the Daryl Davis tribute show "Thanks For The Memories 2015.”
Featured guest performer with Daryl Davis & his band at Bethesda Blues & Jazz. “Daryl Davis Presents: An Evening with Patsy Stephens”
Featured guest performer at the New Old Jamboree hosted by Ruthie and the Wranglers
Performed two Patsy Cline tribute shows – 1) Jim McCoy’s Troubadour in Berkeley Springs, WV; 2) Hauser Estate Winery outside Gettysburg, PA.

Folk -Contemporary

Artist:Abigail Palmer & Eric Selby
Website: www.abigailpalmerandericselby.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.reverbnation.com/abigailpalmerandericselby
Accomplishments: Supported David Bromberg at The Birchmere
Successful shows at Blues Alley
Toured Southern United States

Artist:Annette Wasilik
Title: Highway
Format: Online
Cover designer: Annette Wasilik
Released: Oct 2015
Website: www.annettewasilik.com
MusicWebsite: https://soundcloud.com/annette-wasilik
Accomplishments: Continued to build community with my Third Saturday Songwriter Series
Started Riverdale Rail Concert Series
3 Radio interviews, Lots of shows
This is just a single song.

Artist: Big Virginia Sky
Title: Big Virginia Sky
Format: Online
Cover designer: Brittany Slay
Released: Oct 2015
Website: www.bigvasky.com
MusicWebsite: http://bigvasky.com/music
Accomplishments: Nominated for IBMA Instrumental of the Year
Performed as part of the IBMA 2015 Artist Showcase
Americana Band of the Year 2015 Veer Magazine Awards

Artist: DC Music Rocks
Title: DC Music Rocks
Format: Online
Cover designer: Brian Nelson-Palmer
Released: Jul 2016
Website: www.dcmusicrocks.com
MusicWebsite: NA - Submitting for consideration for Supporter of the Year
Accomplishments: Created FM Radio Show + Podcast about DC Music
Built Search Tool for community to find DC artists and browse by genre.
DC Music Rocks is a podcast + FM radio show promoting awesome DC musicians. Submitting for supporter of the year consideration.

Artist: ellen cherry
Title: Portraits
Format: CD
Cover designer: Katie Feild
Released: Mar 2016
Website: www.ellencherry.com
MusicWebsite: www.ellencherry.com
Accomplishments: Ruby Award Winner 2016
Completion of another two recorded works, "Portraits" and "The Thread"
Bernard/Ebb songwriting contest semi-finalist
Portraits is the accompanying CD for a performance piece I created called "Portraits in Song" that is original music combined with large scale projected portraits of women.

Artist: Harley String Band
Website: harleystringband.com
MusicWebsite: harleystringband.com

Artist: Heather Mae
Title: Stand Up - Music Video
Format: DVD/Video
Released: Jul 2016
Website: heathermae.net
MusicWebsite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ-jNYUOUCE
Controversial music video focusing on Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ discrimination, and more social justice issues. Song from my EP "I Am Enough".

Artist: Heather Mae
Title: "I Am Enough" Music Video
Format: Online
Cover designer: Sarah Stuart Walters
Released: Jun 2016
Website: www.heathermae.net
MusicWebsite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfYLEJEZH3g
Accomplishments: Smashed through my Kickstarter goal and raised $18K.
Released two music videos that both received amazing reviews and features.
Finalists in songwriter showcases at Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, and NERFA.
This body-positive music video is for the title song off my EP "I Am Enough". A celebratory spotlight on body positivity, it received some amazing press, including a feature in CURVE Magazine.

Artist: Heather Mae
Title: I Am Enough
Format: CD
Cover designer: Sarah Stuart Walters
Released: Jun 2016
Website: www.heathermae.net
MusicWebsite: www.heathermae.net/heathermaepr
Accomplishments: Successful Kickstarter raising $18,000. Surpassing my goal by $3,000.
L-Mag Germany deeming me[ "Heather Mae is the new queer Adele"
Kerrville Showcase, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist, and NERFA Tri-Centric
After a 3-year hiatus from performing, due to vocal nodules, I made a promise to myself I'd only write music that made a positive impact. In June, I released "I AM ENOUGH", a social justice infused, pop record.

Artist: Jamie O'Brien
Title: Celtic Shades
Format: CD
Cover designer: Jamie O'Brien
Released: May 2016
Website: www.launies.com
MusicWebsite: www.launies.com
Accomplishments: Celtic Shades won the 2016 Hawaii Media Arts award for World Music
A collection of songs and tunes in various celtic styles featuring Jamie O'Brien and friends

Artist: Les Hatley
Website: www.secondchairles.com
MusicWebsite: Reverbnation
Accomplishments: Won Wammie for Folk-Contemporary - Instrumentalist
Inducted into MD Entertainment Hall of Fame on 9/20/2015
Song "The White Light" played on nearly 600 radio stations

Artist: Lynn Hollyfield
Website: www.lynnhollyfield.com
Accomplishments: Opened for Bill Staines, Tret Fure and Tom Prasada Rao
3 songs were Semi-Finalists in the UK Songwriting Contest
Listed in top artists Dec 2015 RadioCrystalBlue Livestreaming Podcast

Artist: Steve Coffee
Title: Rain Follows the Plow
Format: CD
Cover designer: self
Released: Aug 2016
Website: http://stevecoffeemusic.com/
MusicWebsite: http://rainfollowstheplow.com/
Accomplishments: Staging 8 large-cast productions of the folk opera "Rain Follows the Plow"
Rave reviews for Capital Fringe RFTP performances. Invited to encore week.
Working with other artists to release a group-produced RFTP cast CD
Original Cast recording of a unique folk opera based on the Dust Bowl, showcasing top area Americana artists, many of whom collaborated on the production. “there's no denying the strength of Coffee's songs”Broadway World

Artist: Tom Espinola
Title: Noises From the Attic
Format: Select
Cover designer: Rob Hinkal
Released: Aug 2016
Website: www.lulusfate.com
MusicWebsite: www.lulusfate.com
Accomplishments: Released the new CD "The Cowpalace Sessions" with Lulu's Fate.
Released a new solo CD "Noises From the Attic."
Released a new CD "Sweet Lorain" with The U-liners.
This is an all acoustic instrumental record featuring original music and unique treatments of Tradition tunes.

Artist: Wicked Olde
Title: Hannigan's Mountain
Format: CD
Cover designer: Matt Williams, National Media
Released: Mar 2016
Website: www.wickedoldemusic.com
MusicWebsite: http://rjsheehan.com/html/WickedOlde_Music.html
Accomplishments: Releasing the CD
Roots Music Performance at Hylton Center in April
Alexandria Summer Concert Series in July
Design of CD is on Wicked Olde website. The recorded pieces are on the site where the music can be heard though the tunes are not in the CD order.

Folk -Traditional

Artist: Capital Celtic
Website: www.CapitalCeltic.band
MusicWebsite: www.CapitalCeltic.band
Accomplishments: 46 live performances spanning 15,800 sq. miles of the DC/MD/VA/PA area
Opened for Gaelic Storm less than 1 year after we formed as a band
Performed a 3 week engagement at the Kennedy Center for the Ireland 100

Artist: Lilt
Website: www.liltirishmusic.com
Accomplishments: Performed at Kennedy Center 1916 celebration
created the new show "Lilt 'n' Dance" with the Culkin LIVE dance company
performed at Austin Celtic Festival (TX)

Artist: Lulu's Fate
Title: The Cowpalace Sessions
Format: CD
Cover designer: Rob Hinkal
Released: Apr 2016
Website: http://lulusfate.com
MusicWebsite: http://lulusfate.bandcamp.com
Accomplishments: Released second CD
Concert w/Institute of Musical Traditions
Our second release, recorded "live" to two stereo mics in a converted dairy barn. Trad Appalachian, murder ballads, original instrumentals & more.

Gospel/Inspirational

Artist: Art Sherrod Jr
Title: Intervention
Format: CD
Cover designer: Greg Fritz Blakey for Fritz Photographics
Released: Jan 2016
Website: www.artsherrodjr.com
MusicWebsite: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/intervention/id1056539373
Accomplishments: Recently Became an Ambassador for the American Heart Association
This project took some of the greatest inspiration/gospel songs and gave them a twist of contemporary jazz.

Artist: The Braeded Chord
Website: www.TheBraededChord.com
MusicWebsite: www.CDBaby.com/cd/thebraededchord2
Accomplishments: Dec2015- Wrote music curriculum and trained staff in Haiti
July 2015 Represented TBC music at ALCM Region I in Ft Wayne, Indiana
July 2015 Heart 4 Lebanon Music tour in Beirut

Artist: Bryan Andrew Wilson ft. Roderick Giles & Grace
Title: Overflow
Format: Online
Cover designer: Conni Treantafeles
Released: Jan 2016
Website: www.bryanwilson.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRTZa75ELYE
Accomplishments: #1 Billboard Gospel Recurrent Chart
#12 Billboard Gospel Airplay Chart
#20 Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart
Digital EP ft. three versions of "Overflow" and a live radio broadcast of Bryan Andrew Wilson's gospel-blues cover of "Stand By Me."

Jazz

Artist: Amy Godeaux
Title: Home for Christmas
Format: CD
Cover designer: Mark Segal
Released: Dec 2015
MusicWebsite: cdbaby.com/amygodeaux

Artist: Jan Knutson
Title: Looking Both Ways
Format: CD
Cover designer: Michael Stewart
Released: Apr 2016
Website: www.janknutson.com
MusicWebsite: iTunes
Accomplishments: Strathmore Artist in Residence
Performed with Julian Lage and Frank Vignola in Salt Lake City
Jazz Studies Major at Manhattan School of Music
An eclectic album of solo guitar, duos, and combos, also featuring guitarist Steve Abshire, bassist Tommy Cecil and mandolinist Danny Knicely playing jazz standards and Knutson originals. On Patuxent Label (Tom Mindte)

Artist: Jay A Turner
Title: Art Music For Bass
Format: CD
Cover designer: Jay Turner
Released: May 2016
Website: www.jayaturnernet
Accomplishments: Completed this CD
Continue to work with great musicians in the mid-atlantic region
Completed a new rock cd release in Jan 2017
10 song disc Recorded at MagPie Studios by James Robbins. JP Gaster Drums, Justine Miller Trumpet, Josh Howell Perc, Chris Brooks keys, Mellisa Wimbish Vocal, Susan Alcorn steel, Michael Sauri guitar Dave Fairall sax

Artist: Jennifer Scott
Title: Le temps de l'amour
Format: CD
Cover designer: Jennifer Scott
Released: May 2016
Website: www.jenniferscottmusic.com
MusicWebsite: https://soundcloud.com/user-476242531/sets/jennifer-scotts-debut-album-le
Accomplishments: Released debut album Le temps de l'amour
Hit the Top 40 Jazz Chart at CMJ
Developed relationships diplomatic communities promoting performances.
Jennifer's work reflects a musical archeology that began in years of classical piano, expanded into French and Spanish vocals, and culminated in a kaleidoscope of French and Latin music evoking unpretentious glamour.

Artist: Maija Rejman
Title: Influência do Jazz
Format: CD
Cover designer: Maija Rejman/Discmakers
Released: Jun 2016
Website: www.maijajazz.band
MusicWebsite: influenciadojazz.com
Accomplishments: Influência do Jazz
Blues Alley Album Release
Both Jazz and Brazilian or World Music and contains an unreleased recording with Charlie Byrd

Artist: Otherworld
Title: Otherworld
Format: Online
Cover designer: Sarah Harrington
Released: Oct 2015
Website: otherworldjazz.com
Accomplishments: Our debut album won a Global Music Award, among top 10 in "album"
National and international airplay on FM and internet radio stations.
Performances throughout Baltimore/DC region, with national live streaming.
Otherworld blends jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern influences, acoustic and electric instruments, with an emphasis on improvisation. Jeffrey Chappell piano, Jake Kohlhas guitar, Chris Taylor bass, Jake Marinari drums.

Artist: Peter Fraize
Title: Facts + Figures
Format: CD
Cover designer: Peter Fraize
Released: Jun 2016
Website: www.peterfraize.com
MusicWebsite: https://peterfraize.bandcamp.com
Accomplishments: UK tour, June/July 2016
Performed at Love Supreme Festival
Facts + Figures recorded and released
All original music featuring Paul Pieper, Jon Ozment, Nathan Kawaller and Leland Nakamura. The compositions span the last several decades, reflecting some of the important events and people (facts + figures) in my life.

Artist: Phaze II
Title: Backtalk
Format: CD
Released: Apr 2016
Website: www.phaze2jazz.com
MusicWebsite: www.cdbaby.com/artist/phazeII
Accomplishments: Toured South African with Regina Belle in July.
Performed in Detroit at Chene Park in August.
Performed at the Capital Jazz Festival in June with Frank McComb.
This CD was released by Smoothjazz.com on April 15, 2016

Artist: Ray Jozwiak
Title: No Frills
Format: Online
Cover designer: Ray Jozwiak
Released: Apr 2016
Website: www.rayjozwiak.com
MusicWebsite: http://www.rayjozwiak.com/music.html
Accomplishments: Releasing my 10th recording
Approaching completion of OHO's new release, my 1st as a member
Learning and improving my improvisational skills
Ray Jozwiak's tenth musical offering, No Frills contains ten pieces of pure pianistic composition, improvisation, rhythm and lyrical melody with . . . No Frills.

Artist: Veronneau
Cover designer: Kenneth Avis
Website: veronneaumusic.com
MusicWebsite: veronneuamusic.com
Accomplishments: Developed and performed a live music & contemporary dance collaboration
Live performances to packed houses in the region and Canada tour
Created two weekly radio programs - Music Alley featured 300+ local artists

Latin

Artist: Afro Bop Alliance
Title: Revelation
Format: CD
Cover designer: John Bishop/OA2 Records
Released: Sep 2016
Website: joemccarthymusic.com
MusicWebsite: joemccarthymusic.com
Accomplishments: Editors Pick Downbeat Magazine Sept 2016
OA2 Records Featured Artists
National Weekly Jazzchart Top 300 prior to sept release
Afro Cuban Big Band music featuring original compositions and the addition of a steel drum ensemble.

Modern Rock

Artist: Alex Rhoads
Title: All This Time
Format: CD
Released: Aug 2016
Website: www.alexrhoads.com
MusicWebsite: www.alexrhoads.com
Accomplishments: Release of full length album, All This Time (August 2016)
Winner of Silver award in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest (Jan 2016)
Regular performances with the band Spectra

Artist: Big Tribe
Title: July Carol
Format: CD
Cover designer: Denise Pilar Yver
Released: Oct 2015
Website: www.bigtribemusic.com
MusicWebsite: www.bigtribemusic.com
Accomplishments: Performed in June at a conference at the Smithsonian
July Carol hit #1 on Reverb Nation's local holiday charts
Recorded new album for fall release
Released in October 2015, "July Carol" received local airplay on WRNR and WTMD during last year's holiday season.

Artist: Brave Like Us
Title: Brave Like Us-Live from the Studio
Format: CD
Cover designer: LMI Studios Inc.
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www.bravelikeusmusic.com
MusicWebsite: www.bravelikeusmusic.com
Accomplishments: Demo Release
Featured artist for Levitt AMP Series, Frederick MD
Accepted for residency at Dorland Arts Colony, Temecula, CA
Unmixed and unmastered, Brave Like Us takes to the studio to record live takes of their newest songs. All songs written and performed by artists Laura Farrell and Jay Brazao.

Artist: Fellowcraft
Title: Get Up Young Phoenix
Format: CD
Cover designer: JR Macdonald
Released: Jan 2016
Website: http://www.fellowcraftband.com/
MusicWebsite: http://www.fellowcraftband.com/music/
Accomplishments: Released debut full length album
Picked up for FM radio play in DC and Texas
Filmed an episode of "The Sound" for Channel 16, DCN
It's been an incredible year for Fellowcraft, and we'd be truly honored to participate in this years WAMMIE awards. Thanks for considering!

Artist: Holly Montgomery
Title: Leaving Eden
Format: CD
Cover designer: Lena Markley
Released: May 2016
Website: www.hollymontgomerymusic.com
MusicWebsite: https://soundcloud.com/hollymontgomerymusic/albums
Accomplishments: Featured in the Huffington Post
#1 album on Europe's One World Music Radio
Played 175 shows

Artist: Janel Leppin
Title: Mellow Diamond
Format: CD
Cover designer: Shervin Lainez
Released: Apr 2016
Website: www.janelleppin.com
MusicWebsite: https://janelleppin.bandcamp.com
Accomplishments: Reviews in Electronic Musician Magazine
Artist feature in the Washington Post
Started Wedderburn Records in 2016
Mellow Diamond is a solo record by Janel Leppin featuring her voice for the first time. Engineered/Mixed at The Brink (VA) by Mike Reina, AVAST! (WA) by Randall Dunn. Mastering by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.

Artist: The Last Year
Title: Static Automatic
Format: Online
Cover designer: Niki Barr
Released: Apr 2016
Website: http://thelastyear.net/
MusicWebsite: http://thelastyear.net/epk/
Accomplishments: "Rush" Video Premiere Featured on Brightest Young Thing’s
Buzznet.com – Band To Buzz About[ The Last Year
Supported national artist X Ambassadors

Artist: Mary Shaver
Title: Full Circle
Format: CD
Cover designer: Michael G. Stewart
Released: Jul 2016
Website: www.maryshaver.com
Accomplishments: Released Rock/Blues EP "Full Circle"

Artist: One Leap
Title: One Leap EP
Format: CD
Cover designer: Ashley Cash
Released: Feb 2016
Website: oneleapband.com
Accomplishments: Release of EP

Artist: Sara Curtin
Title: Song For Thanksgiving
Format: Online
Cover designer: Sara Curtin
Released: Nov 2015
Website: www.saracurtin.com
MusicWebsite: https://saracurtin.bandcamp.com/
Accomplishments: Artist Fellowship Grant: (DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities)
Released "Song For Thanksgiving" single premiered on DC Music Download
Performed at Lincoln Theater & Black Cat
"SONG FOR THANKSGIVING" is my reflection on the the refugee crisis. We need to remember how we got here, and how we came to have so much. We need to open our hearts and open our homes.

Artist: The Sometimes
Title: The Sometimes (EP)
Format: CD
Cover designer: Pulaski Graphic Design
Released: Dec 2015
Website: http://www.thesometimesrocks.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.reverbnation.com/thesometimes1
Accomplishments: Jammin Java Battle of Bands Selection (Jan 2016)
The Deli Magazine Washington DC Area's Artist of the Month (Jan 2016
DC Music Rocks Radio Show (Jul 2016)
Cover and disc photography by Brent Combs www.brentcombsphotography.com

Artist: Tru Fax & the Insaniacs
Title: Arti-Trax
Format: CD
Cover designer: Diana Quinn and David Wells
Released: Sep 2016
Website: https://www.facebook.com/trufaxandtheinsaniacs/
MusicWebsite: https://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/26740582?utm_campaign=a_public_songs&
Accomplishments: releasing Arti-Trax
working on the soon-to-be released Tru Fax double album
Part 2 of a big 20+-song Tru Fax project - new songs and never-before-recorded old songs.

Pop Rock

Artist: Blue Skies and Death
Title: Rearrange (EP)
Format: CD
Cover designer: Lazzo
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www.blueskiesanddeath.com
MusicWebsite: www.soundcloud.com/blueskiesanddeath
Accomplishments: 'Parallel Lines' single featured on official Spotify playlists:
Discover Weekly, Release Radar, and Indie Electronics
Featured act at the NEXTival music festival

Artist: Christine
Title: My ignorant heart
Format: CD
Cover designer: Juliana Jendo
Released: Sep 2016
Website: https://www.youtube.com/user/Christine591/featured
MusicWebsite: www.facebook.com/christinemaaloufabinajm
Accomplishments: Top 5 pop song in the "Song of the year" for my song "Lots of first times"
It's about being happy and strong as an individual no matter the circumstances and not relying on anyone physically or emotionally

Artist: FireStreet
Title: FireStreet - ep
Format: Online
Cover designer: Chris Aaron
Released: Jun 2016
Website: www.Firestreetmusic.com
Accomplishments: Released debut album - FireStreet ep
Headlined first show IOTA Club in Arlington
Played Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas in March
Debut release in June of 2016 from Arlington VA... combining melodically charged rock with emotionally charged lyrics, a new fantastic live band on the scene making waves around the DMV!

Artist: The Huge
Title: Gonna Lean on You / Surrender The Fight
Format: Online
Record Co:
Cover designer: N/A
Released: May 2016
Website: greengoosemusic.com
MusicWebsite: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/surrender-the-fight-single/id1117899620
Accomplishments: Recorded single "Gonna Lean On You"
Recorded single "Surrender The Fight"

Artist: L.A.T.O.
Title: Bullets
Format: CD
Cover designer: Rebekah Johnson
Released: Sep 2016
Website: Latomusic.com
MusicWebsite: Cdbaby.com/cd/lato1
Accomplishments: Kennedy Center Performance
Headliners for Clarendon Day
First artist to perform live on WERA

Artist:Michele McTierney
Title: A Work in Progress
Format: CD
Cover designer: Jason Holtschneider
Released: Dec 2015
Website: http://www.michelemctierney.com
MusicWebsite: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michelemctierney
Accomplishments: Full original Album release Dec 2015 (CDBaby, iTunes, Spotify,etc)
Feat. on WBFF Fox 45 TV 2x, Severna Park Newspaper 3x, manyradio interviews
Performed Artscape,Balt Wine Fest,Frozen Harbor Fest, 60+ shows, charities
Produced by Marco Delmar, mixed at Recording Arts. 10 original songs, 12 tracks. Studio musicians incl: Ken Barnum, Brian Simms, Kristen Jones, Walter Crosby, Amikayla Gaston and more.

Artist: Party Like It's
Title: Party Like It's
Format: Online
Record Co:
Cover designer: Taylor Morden
Released: May 2015
Website: www.partylikeits.com
MusicWebsite: http://partylikeits.bandcamp.com/music
Accomplishments: Toured Japan
Recorded and released our first CD
Played the NHL Winter Classic for over 6,000 people

Artist:Throwing Plates
Title: Throwing Plates
Format: CD
Cover designer: Elliott DeLuca
Released: Jul 2016
Website: www.throwingplates.com
MusicWebsite: www.throwingplates.com/music
Accomplishments: Recorded and completed our debut album.
Went on 2 tours through the southeast US.
Were recognized by Bob Clearmountain and had him mix a song on the album.
We were fortunate enough to complete our album with Mark Williams at Sucker Punch Recording Company. As our debut, it is something that we are extremely proud of.

Artist: Woody Lissauer
Title: A Guest in the House of the Wind
Format: CD
Cover designer: Woody Lissauer
Released: Feb 2016
Website: www.WoodySongs.com
MusicWebsite: www.youtube.com/user/WoodyLissauer
Accomplishments: Finishing, mastering, manufacturing & releasing 'A Guest in the...' CD.
Finishing & releasing the 'Tam Lin', large cast music video.
Finishing & releasing the guitar performance video 'Blue Moon'.
The ecological theme (we're all just guests in nature's house) represented by various winds form a uniting thread while stopping short of being an concept album, it is an ambitious and wide-ranging work from this veteran

Rap/Hip Hop

Artist: Dumi RIGHT
Title: Not Afraid
Format: Online
Cover designer: Dumi Ndlovu
Released: Jan 2016
Website: www.reverbnation.com/dumiright
MusicWebsite: phmusic.bandcamp.com
Accomplishments: Command performances at the Kennedy Center
Selected as music cultural ambassador by US Department of State exchange
930 Club Successful show opening for national headliner
Dumi RIGHT returns with a progressive hip hop collaboration with songstress Sariyah Idan addressing the challenges and struggles at hand with resolve and determination

Artist: Head-Roc
Title: The Black Leon Project
Format: Online
Cover designer: Pahel Brunis
Released: May 2016
Website: www.head-roc.com
MusicWebsite: www.reverbnation.com/headroc
Accomplishments: Head-Roc's "Chocolate City Rocks" Private Residence Shos
Head-Roc featured in Smithsoninan Anacostic Community Museum Exhibit
Recorded several Single with Top DC Artists for release in 2017

Roots Rock

Artist: The Crooked Angels
Website: Www.thecrookedangels.com
MusicWebsite: Www.thecrookedangels.com
Accomplishments: Doubled the amount of shows we played
Successfully crowd funded--15k-- our debut record to be released in 2016

Artist: Domenic Cicala
Title: Couldn't Ask For More
Format: CD
Cover designer: domenic cicala
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www,domeniccicala.com
MusicWebsite: www,domeniccicala.com
Accomplishments: Merle Haggard Tribute shows
Radio airplay WTMD
featured artist New old Jamboree

Artist: East Coast Sound
Title: East Coast Sound
Format: CD
Cover designer: Dick Bangham/Tommy Lepson
Released: Jun 2016
Website: Dave Chapppell/Tommy Lepson
MusicWebsite: Dave Chappell/Tommy Lepson
East Coast Sound is: Johnny Neel,Dave Chappell,Tommy Lepson Released 6/1/16 on RipBang Records

Artist: Jelly Roll Mortals
Title: Jelly Roll Mortals
Format: CD
Cover designer: Jim Faris
Released: Aug 2016
Website: www.jellyrollmortals.com
MusicWebsite: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jellyrollmortals
Accomplishments: Joint CD release show at Iota with The Linemen, August 2016
Newmyer Flyer Everly Brothers Tribute at Jammin' Java
Buddy Holly Tribute at Bethesda Blues & Jazz
Acoustic, electric, eclectic roots rock, featuring exquisite song craftsmanship, stellar harmonies and skillful picking from quintet of longtime DC artists.

Artist: Nina Heart
Title: Ashes Across The American Basin
Format: Online
Cover designer: Dana Love and Nina Heart
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www.ninaheart.com
MusicWebsite: http://soundcloud.com/nina-heart/albums
Accomplishments: Producing my Debut EP
Registering my songs with BMI
Joining SAW and WAMA
Long-awaited and toiled over, Debut EP

Artist: The Rock-A-Sonics
Website: www.facebook.com/rockasonics
MusicWebsite: Youtube
Accomplishments: Appeared at Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekender
Invited to play festivals, clubs and carshows ia round the country
A top draw on the mid Atlantic swing dance circuit

Artist: The U-Liners
Title: Sweet Lorain
Format: CD
Cover designer: Becky Warren
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www.uliners.com
MusicWebsite: www.uliners.com
Accomplishments: Pete Seeger Tribute at the Hamilton
Live in-studio recording w/audience

Urban Contemporary

Artist:Lovell
Title: Real R&B Returns
Format: Online
Cover designer: Michael D Anderson
Released: Sep 2016
Website: www.lovellrealrnb.com
Accomplishments: Top 10 Album on Europes on Taxman Radio Show
3,000+ units sold independently
Single "Groove With You" charted #7 in Europe
Real R&B Returns smashed independent records with over 3,000 units sold in its first 4 months. Over 1 million strong online Fan Base.Singles "Groove with You" and "Baby Hi" have recently made their way to XM radio.

Artist: Pebble to Pearl
Website: http://pebbletopearl.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.reverbnation.com/pebbletopearl

Artist:Sweet Honey In The Rock
Title: #LoveInEvolution
Format: CD
Cover designer: Christina Galbiati/Nitanju Bolade Casel
Released: Jan 2016
Website: www.sweethoneyintherock.org
Accomplishments: Release of #LoveInEvolution
Collaboration with Terrance Blanchard & Regina Carter at Carnegie Hall
Collaboration recording with Sultans of Strings


World Music

Artist:Batala Washington
Website: www.batalawashington.com
Accomplishments: US Olympic Committee Team USA Awards
DC Funk Parade
Afro Bahian Festival-Kennedy Center


Artist: Black Masala
Title: I Love You Madly
Format: CD
Cover designer: Paul Jettricks
Released: Oct 2015
Website: www.blackmasala.com
MusicWebsite: www.blackmasala.com
Accomplishments: We released our second studio album
We played the Lincoln Theater in DC as part of the Lincoln Music Fest
Our album hit #2 on the CMJ world music charts

Artist:Feedel Band
Title: Ethiopian Ocean
Format: CD
Cover designer: Oasis
Released: Sep 2016
Website: FeedelBand.com


Artist: Mike Surratt
Website: www.mikesurratt.com
Accomplishments: Performances in NC, NJ, PA, DE, & OH
Performances singing German, Czech & Polish
Played Locally at Old Stein Inn, MD German Festival, & Glen Echo

Artist: Music Pilgrim Trio
Title: Savor The Journey
Format: CD
Released: Nov 2015
Website: musicpilgrimtrio.com
MusicWebsite: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/musicpilgrimtrio1
Vladimir Fridman -- guitar, vocals Seth Kibel -- clarinet, flute Bob Abbott -- double bass The Music Pilgrim Trio brings diverse musical perspectives to a collaboration that showcases their improvisational spirit and

Artist: Tom Teasley
Title: Eastern Journey
Format: CD
Cover designer: Tom Teasley
Released: Apr 2016
Website: www.tomteasley.com
MusicWebsite: http://tomteasley.com/store/cds/eastern-journey/
Accomplishments: Award winner Drum Magazine "Drummie" World Percussionist 2016
Solo tour of Asia
Alfred Publishers book/DVD "An American Approach to World Percussion"
Solo recording featuring Tom on over 20 instruments including percussion, flutes, keyboards and more. Soundtrack to sell out show, "Journey to the West" CMJ Top Ten. Feature articles in Downbeat and Drum! magazines.

Artist: Woven Green
Title: Shante Ishta
Format: DVD/Video
Released: Aug 2016
Website: www.wovengreenmusic.com
MusicWebsite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye0e-RquqV0
Accomplishments: Record Album due for release in Winter
Activist Events for Human Rights
Ongoing Performance Series