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

28th Annual WammiesTM Winners and Nominees
2013 Washington Area Music Awards


* A CAPPELLA

A CAPPELLA GROUP - emeritus Sweet Honey in the Rock

18th Street Singers  www.18thstreetsingers.com
Afro Blue  www.afrobluehu.com
Capital Blend  www.capitalblendsings.com
The Capital Hearings  www.thecapitalhearings.com
The Chromatics  www.thechromatics.com
The Tone Rangers  www.tonerangers.com
Traces of Blue  www.tracesofblue.com
Venus D Minor  www.venusdminor.com
Vox Pop  voxpopdc.com
Non Vote

* BIG BAND/SWING

BIG BAND/SWING VOCALIST

Andre Enceneat  www.tomcunningham.com
Big Joe Maher  www.bigjoem.com
  Billy Coulter  www.nattybeaux.com

Juanita Williams  Swing-Machine-Band
Mike Sottong  www.kingteddy.com
Robin Cunningham  www.tomcunningham.com
Non Vote

BIG BAND/SWING GROUP

The Airmen of Note  www.facebook.com/AirmenofNote
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra
    www.bohemiancavernsjazzorchestra.com

Howard University Jazz Ensemble  www.coas.howard.edu
King Teddy  www.kingteddy.com
Natty Beaux  www.nattybeaux.com
Swing Machine  Swing-Machine-Band
Tom Cunningham Orchestra  www.tomcunningham.com
Non Vote

* BLUEGRASS

BLUEGRASS VOCALIST

Bob Perilla   www.dirtykitchenband.com
Danny Booth  www.dirtykitchenband.com
  Dede Wyland  www.dedewyland.com

Dudley Connell  www.seldomscene.com
Elise Smithmyer  www.byandbybluegrass.com
Frank Solivan  www.dirtykitchenband.com
Lynn Healey  Rockledge
Non Vote

BLUEGRASS DUO/GROUP - emeritus Seldom Scene

Bob Perilla and Big Hillbilly Bluegrass     www.bighillbillybluegrass.com
By & By     www.byandbybluegrass.com
Dead Men's Hollow  www.deadmenshollow.com
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen  www.dirtykitchenband.com
King Street Bluegrass     kingstreetbluegrass
Only Lonesome Band     www.onlylonesome.com
Non Vote

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
Mark Delaney   www.markdelaney.net
Mike Munford  dirtykitchenband.com/band/
Tara Linhardt  www.cdbaby.com/cd/taralinhardt
Tom Gray  www.facebook.com/tom.l.gray
Non Vote
BLUEGRASS RECORDING

American Acoustic / Frank Cassel  www.banjomanfc.co
Honky Grass for the Heartbroke /
    Buck Stone & the Bucktones
    reverbnation.com/buckstoneandthebucktones

Get it While You Can / By and By   
    www.byandbybluegrass.com
On the Edge / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen   
    dirtykitchenband.com
Non Vote

* BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B FEMALE VOCALIST

Cathy Ponton King  www.cathypontonking.com
Deanna Bogart  www.deannabogart.com
Eleanor Ellis  www.eleanorellis.com
Gaye Adegbalola  www.adegbalola.com
Jenny Langer  www.blackbettyrocks.com
Mary Ann Redmond  www.marb.com
Mary Shaver  www.maryshaverband.com
Nadine Rae  www.nadinerae.com
Robbin Kapsalis  www.vintage18.net
Non Vote

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B MALE VOCALIST

Big Joe Maher  www.bigjoem.com
Billy Thompson  billythompsonmusic.com
Bob Mallardi  badinfluenceband.com
Daryl Davis  www.daryldavis.com
Tom Clifford  www.kingsoulband.com
Tommy Lepson  tommylepson.net
Warner Williams  www.littlebitablues.com
Non Vote

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B DUO/GROUP

Big Boy Little Band  www.bigboylittleband.com
Big Joe & the Dynaflows   www.bigjoem.com
The Billy Thompson Band   www.billythompsonmusic.com
Daryl Davis Band   www.daryldavis.com
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes   FastEddieandTheSlowpokes
King Soul  www.kingsoulband.com
Little Bit A Blues   www.littlebitablues.com
The Nighthawks   www.thenighthawks.com
Tom Principato Band   www.tomprincipato.com
Non Vote

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B INSTRUMENTALIST

Andy Poxon   andypoxon.com
Billy Thompson  billythompsonmusic.com
Daryl Davis  www.daryldavis.com
Mark Wenner  www.thenighthawks.com
Matt Kelley   www.mattkelleymusic.com
Paul Bell   www.thenighthawks.com
Tom Principato   www.tomprincipato.com
Warner Williams  www.littlebitablues.com
Non Vote

BLUES/TRADITIONAL R&B RECORDING

Advice From a Father to a Son / Scott Ramminger     scottramminger.com
Best Of Little Bit of Blues: Live at BB King's Bluesville /
    Little Bit A Blues   www.facebook.com/LittleBitABlues
Dancing with My Baby / Rick Franklin & Tom Mindte
    pxrec.com/P2_Patuxent_Blues-franklin_mindte
Friend / Billy Thompson Band     billythompsonmusic.com
Justice Road / Mike Westcott  www.mikewestcott.com
Robert Johnson Told Me So / Tom Principato  
    tomprincipato.com
Tomorrow / Andy Poxon  andypoxon.com
Non Vote

* CHILDREN'S MUSIC

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

DinoRock  dinorock.com
Mr. Don (Don Bridges)  www.donbridgesongs.com
Mr. Gabe (Gabe Hutter)   www.facebook.com/mrgabemusic
The Grandsons Jr   www.grandsonsjr.com
Marsha Goodman-Wood  www.marshagoodmanwood.com
Milkshake   www.milkshakemusic.com
Paul Reisler  www.paulreisler.com
Rocknoceros  www.rocknoceros.com
Uncle Devin (Devin Walker)  theuncledevinshow.com
Non Vote

* CHORAL

CHORAL GROUP

Cathedral Choral Society   www.cathedralchoralsociety.org
Children's Chorus of Washington  www.cchorus.homestead.com
The Choral Arts Society of Washington   www.choralarts.org
Gay Men's Chorus of Washington   www.gmcw.org
Heritage Signature Chorale   www.heritagesignaturechorale.org
The Washington Chorus   thewashingtonchorus.org
World Children's Choir   www.worldchildrenschoir.org
Non Vote

CHORAL RECORDING

First Cup / Capital Blend   www.capitalblendsings.com
I Feel Good / Traces of Blue   www.tracesofblue.com
Opening Statement / The Capital Hearings   www.thecapitalhearings.com
Together Again / Gay Men's Chorus of Washington   www.cdbaby.com/cd/gaymenschorusofwashingto12
World Holiday Celebrations /
    Children's Chorus of Washington
    www.childrenschorus.com/concert-recordings
Non Vote

* CLASSICAL

CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTALIST

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez    www.neworchestraofwashington.org
Berta Rojas    www.bertarojas.com
Brian Ganz   www.brianganz.com
Bruno Nasta    gypsystrings
Dan Chadburn        www.danchadburn.com
Jessica Krash    www.jessicakrash.com
Rob Patterson  www.robwpatterson.com
Ronn McFarlane    www.ronnmcfarlane.com
Tina Chancey    www.tinachancey.net
Yuliya Gorenman    www.yuliya.com
Non Vote

CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLOIST

Barbara Hollinshead  barbarahollinshead
Danielle Talamantes  www.danielletalamantes.com
Emily Noël   www.emilynoel.com
James Shaffran   www.operalafayette.org
Linda Priebe    www.lindapriebe.com
Linda Teasley   www.lindateasley.com
Nancy Scimone   www.nancyscimone.com
Rosa Lamoreaux   www.rosasings.com
Non Vote

CLASSICAL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

21st Century Consort   www.21stcenturyconsort.org
Bach Sinfonia   www.bachsinfonia.org
Carpe Diem String Quartet   carpediemstringquartet.com
Ensemble Galilei      www.egmusic.com
The Folger Consort    www.folger.edu
Great Noise Ensemble   www.greatnoiseensemble.com
Hesperus Early Music Ensemblet    www.hesperus.org
Washington Bach Consort   www.bachconsort.org
Non Vote

CLASSICAL ORCHESTRAL ENSEMBLE
- emeritus National Symphony

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra    www.alexsym.org
Arlington Philharmonic    www.arlingtonphilharmonic.org
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra    www.bsomusic.org
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra    www.fairfaxsymphony.org
National Philharmonic    www.nationalphilharmonic.org
New Orchestra of Washington (NOW)        neworchestraofwashington.org
Non Vote

CLASSICAL CONDUCTOR/DIRECTOR

Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez   www.neworchestraofwashington.org
Ben Olinsky   www.18thstreetsingers.com
Christoph Eschenbach   www.kennedy-center.org/nso
Daniel Abraham   www.bachsinfonia.org
J Reilly Lewis   www.bachconsort.org
Marin Alsop   www.marinalsop.com
Piotr Gajewski   nationalphilharmonic.org
Scott Tucker   www.choralarts.org
Stan Engebretson   nationalphilharmonicchorale
Non Vote

CLASSICAL RECORDING

Monsigny, Le Roi et le Fermiers / Opera Lafayette
       www.operalafayette.org
Nine Notes That Shook the World / Mindy Rosenfeld &
    Ronn McFarland  www.ronnmcfarlane.com
What I Wanted to Tell You / Jessica Krash     www.jessicakrash.com
Zelenka: The Capriccios / Bach Sinfonia   www.bachsinfonia.org
Non Vote

* COUNTRY

COUNTRY VOCALIST
- emeritus Ruthie Logsdon

Diana Quinn   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Karen Collins   www.karencollins.net
Sam Grow   www.samgrowmusic.com
Ty Braddock   www.romorassociates.com/tybraddock
Tony Denikos   www.tonydenikos.com
Willie Morrison   themorrisonbrothersband.com
Non Vote

COUNTRY DUO/GROUP
- emeritus Ruthie & the Wranglers

Buck Stone and the Bucktones     www.reverbnation.com/buckstoneandthebucktones
The Highballers   www.highballersmusic.com
Honky Tonk Confidential   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Karen Collins & Backroads Band   www.backroads.karencollins.net
The Morrison Brothers Band   themorrisonbrothersband.com
Non Vote

COUNTRY INSTRUMENTALIST

Andy Rutherford   www.ruthieandthewranglers.com
Bill Starks  www.ruthieandthewranglers.com
Chick Hall Jr  www.pxrec.com/p2_Patuxent_Rock_Chick_Hall
Gary Lee Gimbel  www.steelguitarnetwork.com
Ira Gitlin   www.iragitlin.com
Lynn Kasdorf  www.onehorsetownband.com
Mike Woods   www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Non Vote

COUNTRY RECORDING

Crowd of Millions / Col. Josh and the Honky Tonk Heroes
    www.cdbaby.com
Do You Think They'll Know Your Name Up There In Heaven \
     Honky tonk Confidential with Bob Schieffer     www.honkytonkconfidential.com
Soft Music and Hard Liquor / The Highballers
     www.highballersmusic.com
State of the Union / The Morrison Brothers       themorrisonbrothersband.com
Wild Tonight / Sam Grow   samgrowband.com
Non Vote

* ELECTRONICA

ELECTRONICA ARTIST

Congo Sanchez  www.eslmusic.com/#!/artist-profile/congo-sanchez
Fort Knox Five   www.FortKnoxRecordings.com
Mike Surratt  www.mikesurratt.com
Rites of Ash  ritesofash.com
Thievery Corporation   www.thieverycorporation.com
Non Vote

ELECTRONICA RECORDING

10 Years of Fort Knox Recordings / Various   www.fortknoxrecordings.com
Boombox Séance / Boombox Séance   www.facebook.com/BoomboxSeance
Kept Me Up All Night / Rites Of Ash       www.ritesofash.com
Rob Garza Remixes LP / Rob Garza     robgarza.com/music
Non Vote

* FOLK - CONTEMPORARY

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY VOCALIST

Carey Creed   www.careycreed.com
Claudia SanSoucie   www.beggarsride.com
Cletus Kennelly   cletuskennelly.com
Debi Smith  www.debismith.com
Justin Trawick  www.justintrawick.com
Laura Baron  laurabaronmusic.com
Lea Morris   www.thisislea.com/
Lynn Hollyfield  lynnhollyfield.com
Maureen Andary  www.maureenmusic.com
Victoria Vox   www.victoriavox.com
Non Vote

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY DUO/GROUP

Beggars Ride  www.beggarsride.com
The Bitter Liberals  thebitterliberals.com
Chatham Street   www.chathamstreetmusic.com
Cletus Kennelly & Lori Kelley   www.cletusandlori.com
ilyAIMY  www.ilyAIMY.com
Naked Blue  www.nakedblue.com
Scythian   www.scythianmusic.com
The Sweater Set   www.thesweaterset.com
Non Vote

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALIST

Alexander Fedoryka  www.scythianmusic.com
Avril Smith  www.avrilsmith.com
John Jennings   www.johnjenningsmusic.com
Kristen Jones   www.ilyaimy.com
Les Hatley  www.secondchairles.com
Mark Sylvester  www.marksylvester.net
Maureen Andary  www.thesweaterset.com
Non Vote

FOLK - CONTEMPORARY RECORDING

13 / The Bitter Liberals    thebitterliberals.com
Bring Me Back / Tom Bodine  www.tombodine.com
From The Soles / Ashleigh Chevalier
    www.ashleighchevalier.com
Hits & Holidays / Debi Smith     debismith.com
Key / Victoria Vox     www.victoriavox.com
Oh Visitor / The Sweater Set   www.thesweaterset.com
Oh Willie Please / Vandaveer   www.vandaveer.net
To Be Continued / Marshall Artz   marshallartz.com
Weightless / Naked Blue   www.nakedblue.com
Non Vote

* FOLK - TRADITIONAL

FOLK - TRADITIONAL VOCALIST

Barbara Tressider Ryan   www.ionamusic.com
Jess Eliot Myhre   www.bumperjacksons.com
Lisa Moscatiello   www.oceanorchestra.com
Lisa Null   www.myspace.com/lisanullsinger
Loralyn Coles   www.loralyn.net
Pat Egan  pateganmusic.blogspot.com/
Tom Paxton  www.tompaxton.com
Non Vote

FOLK - TRADITIONAL DUO/GROUP

The Bumper Jacksons   www.bumperjacksons.com
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer   www.cathymarcy.com
IONA   www.ionamusic.com
The Bumper Jacksons  www.bumperjacksons.com
Ken & Brad Kolodner   www.kenkolodner.com/brad-and-ken.html
Lilt  www.liltirishmusic.com
OCEAN  oceanorchestra.com
Non Vote

FOLK - TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENTALIST

Brad Kolodner   www.bradkolodner.com
Bruce Molsky   www.brucemolsky.com
Joshua Dukes   www.facebook.com/Joshdukes
Keith Carr  www.liltirishmusic.com
Ken Kolodner  www.kenkolodner.com
Maggie Sansone   www.maggiesmusic.com
Marcy Marxer   www.cathymarcy.com
Tina Eck   www.liltirishmusic.com
Zan McLeod  www.zanmcleod.com
Non Vote

FOLK - TRADITIONAL RECORDING

A Civil War Scrapbook / Hesperus       www.maggiesmusic.com/products/mm236.html
Classic Banjo from Smithsonian / Various Artists       www.folkways.si.edu
Home / Trio Galilei   uppergreenbooks.com
If It Ain't Here When I Get Back / Bruce Molsky       www.brucemolsky.com
Scotland's Fiddle Piobaireachd, Volume 2 / Bonnie Rideout       www.bonnierideout.com
Skipping Rocks / Ken & Brad Kolodner   bradkolodner.com
Spare Parts / Celtic Machinations   www.reverbnation.com/celticmachinations
Things Are Coming My Way / Marcy Marxer   www.cathymarcy.com
Non Vote

* GO GO

GO GO FEMALE VOCALIST

Damila Adams   www.facebook.com/DaMixxBand
Kenecia KeKe Taylor   rareessence.com/
Kimberly Ms Kim Michelle
    familiar-faces-vybe-band-dj-charlotte/
LaKindra Pierce   soundmaven.com/Suttle+Thoughts
Lysette TiTi   backyardband.com/
Ms Yendy Brown   www.facebook.com
Pretty Nikki Brown   soundmaven.com/Suttle+Thoughts
Rhonda Blez Coe   www.beladonaband.com
Non Vote

GO GO MALE VOCALIST

Derrick Holmes   www.facebook.com
Duane Showtyme Ganey   www.facebook.com
Frank Scooby Marshall   www.ticketfly.com
Marquis Melvin   www.ticketfly.com
Michael Muse   www.facebook.com
Shorty Corleone   rareessence.com
Steve Roy   soundmaven.com/Suttle+Thoughts
Weencey   www.backyardband.com
Non Vote

GO GO TALKER - emeritus Chuck Brown

Andre Whiteboy Johnson   www.rareessence.com
Anwan Big G Glover  www.backyardbanddc.com
Chi Ali   www.myspace.com/suttlethoughtsband
Dave 32/Deuce Ellis   www.rareessence.com/
Donnell Floyd  www.familiarfaces.org
Gregory Sugar Bear Elliott
  www.dcgogoparadise.com/WhatBand
Karis Hill  www.beladonaband.com
Michelle Blackwell  www.facebook.com
Rappa Dude  www.dcgogoparadise.com/WhatBand
Steven Buggs Herron  www.facebook.com
Takesa KK Donelson  
Non Vote

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
Faycez U Know  faycezuknowband.com
Ms Yendy & the &ffliated Project  www.facebook.com
Suttle Thoughts    www.myspace.com/suttlethoughtsband
Vybe Band    www.facebook.com
Non Vote

GO GO INSTRUMENTALIST - emeritus Chuck Brown

Brad Clements   www.bradclements.com
Byron BJ Jackson  www.rareessence.com
Dwayne Lee   www.facebook.com
Greg Boyer   www.gregboyer.net/My_Groups.html
Kenny Kwick Gross  www.familiarfaces.org
Leroy Scooter Taylor   www.rareessence.com
Milton Go-Go Mickey Freeman  www.gogomickey.com
Sweet Cherie Mitchell  www.beladonaband.com
Non Vote

GO GO RECORDING

Come and Get It / DJ Flexx featuring 4DC Music Group   www.facebook.com
Crank Sessions Vol II / Back Yard Band
      www.backyardbanddc.com
Impressions (Go-Go Perspective) / Harold Little
    www.haroldlittle.com
Where Da Party At? / Chel'e P and KK
    www.reverbnation.com/chelep
Non Vote

* GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL VOCALIST - emeritus Richard Smallwood

Keith Elgin   www.keithelgin.com
Macheest'e Malloy   soundcloud.com/macheeste
Mahbood Len Seligman   www.mahbood.com
Rob Mercer  robmercermusic.com
Theresa Pinkney   www.theresapinkney.com
Tré Thomas  trethomas.com
Non Vote

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

The Braeded Chord   www.thebraededchord.com
Dennis Garland Jr & TFC    www.dennisgarlandjrtfc.com
Howard Gospel Choir of Howard University
    www.facebook.com/HowardGospelChoir
Jimmy Russell & BOC   www.jimmynboc.com
Patrick Lundy & The Ministers of Music    plundymom.com
WPAS Men & Women of the Gospel  www.wpas.org/aboutchoir
Non Vote

GOSPEL/INSPIRATIONAL RECORDING

Believe / Dennis Garland Jr & TFC   www.dennisgarlandjrtfc.com
The Photo Album / Rob Mercer   robmercermusic.com
Redemption / Macheest'e Malloy   soundcloud.com/macheeste
Non Vote

* JAZZ

JAZZ VOCALIST

Aaron Myers II   www.aaron2.me
Eric Byrd  www.ericbyrd.com
Esther Haynes   www.estherhaynesmusic.com
Integriti Reeves   integritireeves.com
Justine Miller   www.justinemiller.com
Lena Seikaly   www.lenaseikaly.com
Lori Williams   www.lorijazz.com
Lynn Veronneau   veronneaumusic.com
Mary Alouette  maryalouette.com
Maysa Leak   www.maysa.com
Tom Mitchell  www.tommitchell.us
Non Vote

JAZZ DUO/GROUP - emeritus Ron Holloway Band

Bay Jazz Project   www.bayjazzproject.com
Blue Rhythm Boys    bluerhythmboys.com
The Bruce Swaim Quartet   www.bruceswaim.com
Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra   www.bohemiancavernsjazzorchestra.com
Daisy Castro and the Infidel Castros  theinfidelcastros.com
Hot Club of DC    hcofdc.com
Larry Brown Quintet  www.larrybrownjazz.com
Redmond, Langosch & Cooley Trio   redmondlangoschcooley
Veronneau   www.veronneaumusic.com
Non Vote

JAZZ INSTRUMENTALIST - emeritus Ron Holloway

Allyn Johnson   www.allynjohnsondivineorder.com
Art Sherrod   www.artsherrodjr.com
Brian Lenair   www.brianlenair.com
Bruce Swaim   www.bruceswaim.com
Daisy Castro   www.gypsymothmusique.com
Elijah Balbed   www.elijahjamalbalbed.com
Nasar Abadey  www.nasarabadey.com
Seth Kibel   www.sethkibel.com
Non Vote

JAZZ RECORDING

Black & White Then Back / Ray Jozwiak     www.rayjozwiak.com
Blue Velvet Soul / Maysa   www.maysa.com
Compared to What / Redmond, Langosch & Cooley   www.cdbaby.com/cd/redmondlangoschcooley
Deep Inside Me / Stephanie Rebecca   stephanie-rebecca.com
Déviation / Daisy Castro   www.gypsymothmusique.com
Eclipse of the Soul / Lori Williams   www.lorijazz.com
Leo Rising / Aaron Myers II   www.aaron2.me
Look For The Silver Lining / Bob Schwartz Quartet   www.groovem.com
Moon Country / Esther Haynes  www.estherhaynesmusic.com
The Truth / Allyn Johnson & Sonic Sanctuary   www.allynjohnsondivineorder.com
Non Vote

* LATIN

LATIN VOCALIST

Alfredo Mojica, Jr   www.sinmiedo.us
Deborah Benner  www.triocaliente.com
Elin   elinmusic.com
Felix Perez   www.empresariosmusic.com
Frankie Rosado   www.empresariosmusic.com
Laura Sosa   www.laurasosa.com
Verny Varela   vernymusic.com
Non Vote

LATIN DUO/GROUP

Alma Tropicalia   www.facebook.com/AlmaTropicalia
Afrobop Alliance   afrobop.com
Empresarios   www.empresariosmusic.com
Origem   www.facebook.com/OrigemBand
Orquesta La Leyenda  www.orqlaleyenda.com
Trio Caliente  www.triocaliente.com
Non Vote

LATIN INSTRUMENTALIST

Albert Sanchez   www.lclmusic.com
Alfredo Mojica, Jr   sinmiedomusic.com
Amilcar Cruz   www.triocaliente.com
Joe McCarthy   www.afrobop.com
Paul Chaconas   www.empresariosmusic.com
Pepe Gonzalez  www.zanganomusic.com/pepe/
Non Vote

LATIN RECORDING

Albert Sanchez & La Clave Latina /
    Albert Sanchez  www.lclmusic.com
Day y Medio - A Day and a Half /
    Paquito D'Rivera & Berta Rojas  www.paquitodrivera.com
El Sonido Mágico / Empresarios  www.empresariosmusic.com
Evolución / Verny Varela  www.vernymusic.com
Non Vote

* RAP/HIP HOP

RAPPER

Black Cobain   blackcobain.com
Christylez Bacon   www.christylez.com
Fat Trel   fattrel1135.com
Logic   www.mindoflogic.com
Lyriciss   lyriciss.net
Phil Ade   www.reverbnation.com/philade301
RAtheMC   rathemc.net
Wale   www.walemusic.com
Yung Gleesh  www.facebook.com/YungGleesh
Non Vote

RAP/HIP HOP DUO/GROUP

F.A.R. EXP   www.reverbnation.com/thefarexp
GODISHEUS   www.godisheus.com
Gods'illa  www.godsilla.bandcamp.com
Slutty Boyz  www.myspace.com/sluttyboyz
SNRG  snrgonline.com
Non Vote

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDING

Ain't Shit Changed / Yung Gleesh   www.facebook.com/YungGleesh
The Balance / Lyriciss  lyriciss.net
Black Rock Star Super Hero Music / Head-Roc
    www.head-roc.com
The Gifted / Wale   www.walemusic.com
Let's Go / Qdup & Flex Mathews
    www.reverbnation.com/flexmathews
Perfect Contradiction / Black Cobain  blackcobain.com/
Radio Ready / Javier Starks  www.javierstarks.com
R.O.S.E. / Phil Ade  www.reverbnation.com/philade301
SDMG / Fat Trel  fattrel1135.com/
Young Sinatra Welcome to Forever / Logic  www.mindoflogic.com
Non Vote

* REGGAE

REGGAE VOCALIST

Gordon Daniels   luckydub.bandcamp.com
Jay Randall   www.9mileroots.com
Lenny Kurlou  www.reverbnation.com/kurloureggaeallstars
Ras Slick  www.facebook.com/ras.slick
Rootz Steele  pressjunkiepr.com/clients/see-i
Tony Roy  www.reverbnation.com/tonyroyja
Tweeta Bird  www.myspace.com/fsingab1
Zeebo Steele  pressjunkiepr.com/clients/see-i
Ziah   www.proverbsreggaeband.com
Non Vote

REGGAE DUO/GROUP

9 Mile Roots   www.9mileroots.com
I & I Riddim   www.reverbnation.com/iiriddim
Lenny Kurlou All Stars  www.reverbnation.com/kurloureggaeallstars
Lucky Dub   luckydub.bandcamp.com
Nappy Riddem   nappyriddem.fortknoxrecordings.com
Proverbs Reggae Band   www.proverbsreggaeband.com
See-I   reggwww.see-i.com
SOJA  www.sojamusic.com
Non Vote

REGGAE RECORDING

Dub Volume 2 / The Dub Architect   dubarchitect.wordpress.com/
Leave the Drama / Dale and the ZDubs   daleandthezdubs.com
Rock Steady / Nappy Riddem   nappyriddem.fortknoxrecordings.com
Non Vote

* MODERN ROCK

MODERN ROCK VOCALIST

Ian Svenonius  chainandthegang.bandcamp.com
Katie Alice Greer  chainandthegang.bandcamp.com
Lisa Lim   www.lisalimmusic.com
Margot MacDonald   www.margotmacdonald.com
Nate Ihara  www.reverbnation.com/wewerekingsmusic
Rich Morel  deathfix.com
Non Vote

MODERN ROCK GROUP

Chain & the Gang  chainandthegang.bandcamp.com
DeathFix  deathfix.com
Drugs of Faith   www.drugsoffaith.com
Janel and Anthony   www.janelandanthony.com
Paperhaus  www.paperhausmusic.com
The Priests   priests.bandcamp.com
RdGldGrn   www.rdgldgrn.com
We Were Kings  www.reverbnation.com/wewerekingsmusic
Non Vote

MODERN ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Anthony Pirog   www.myspace.com/anthonypirog
Janel Leppin   www.janelleppin.com
John Stone  myspace.com/beatnikflies
Lisa Lim   www.lisalimmusic.com
Nate Foley    www.natefoley.com
Non Vote

MODERN ROCK RECORDING

Lisa Lim / Lisa Lim     www.lisalimmusic.com
Nowhere Fast / Pasadena     thepasadenaband.com
Red Gold Green / RdGldGrn   www.rdgldgrn.com
Tape Two / The Priests   priests.bandcamp.com
Thank You Bethesda / Parthenon Huxley
    thankyoubethesda.com
Traveler / Kid Architect  www.cdbaby.com/cd/kidarchitect2
Non Vote

* POP ROCK

POP ROCK VOCALIST

David Kitchen   www.davidkitchen.net
ellen cherry   ellencherry.com
Flo Anito  www.floanito.com
Joe Rathbone  themercyalliance.com
Jon Carroll  www.joncarroll.org
Laura Tsaggaris   www.lauratsaggaris.com
Owen Danoff   www.owendanoff.com
Paul Pfau   www.paulpfaumusic.com
Ted Garber  www.tedgarber.com
Zach Bellas  www.zachbellasmusic.com
Non Vote

POP ROCK DUO/GROUP

David Kitchen Band  www.davidkitchen.net
Kid Congo & Pink Monkey Birds
  www.intheredrecords.com/pages/kidcongo.html
Naked Blue  nakedblue.com
Paint Branch  paintbranch.bandcamp.com
Tereu Tereu  tereutereu.com
Vegas With Randolph   vegaswithrandolph.com
The Walking Sticks   thewalkingsticksband.com
Non Vote

POP ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Kid Congo  www.intheredrecords.com/pages/kidcongo.html
John Penovich   www.cravindogs.com
Jon Carroll   www.joncarroll.org
Paul Pfau   www.paulpfaumusic.com
Scott Smith   www.nakedblue.com
Non Vote

POP ROCK RECORDING

Bad Brother / 2 Inch Astronauts  facebook.com/twoinchastronaut
Bittersweet / The Sidleys   www.thesidleys.com
Everyman / Laura Tsaggaris  www.lauratsaggaris.com
Happy To Be / Paul Pfau   www.paulpfaumusic.com
Haunted Head / Kid Congo & Pink Monkey Birds
    www.intheredrecords.com/pages/kidcongo
I Wanna Live / Pain Branch    paintbranch.bandcamp.com
Quadrants / Tereu Tereu  tereutereu.com
Rings Around the Sun / Vegas with Randolph
    vegaswithrandolph.com
Send the Night / The Walking Sticks   thewalkingsticksband.com
Whatever You Want / Zach Bellas   www.zachbellasmusic.com
Weightless / Naked Blue   nakedblue.com
Non Vote

* ROOTS ROCK

ROOTS ROCK VOCALIST

Alan MacEwen  www.grandsons.com
Becky Warren  www.thesixtyone.com/greatunknowns
Billy Coulter  billycoulter.com
Brian Simms  www.junkyardsaints.com
Diana Quinn  www.fabulettes.com
Janine Wilson   www.janinewilsonband.com
Karl Straub  www.reverbnation.com/karlstraub
Kirk Philips  www.radiocarolineband.com
Patty Reese   www.pattyreese.com
Non Vote

ROOTS ROCK DUO/GROUP

Billy Coulter Band   www.billycoulter.com
The Fabulettes  www.fabulettes.com
The Grandsons   www.grandsons.com
The Great Unknowns   www.thesixtyone.com/greatunknowns
Hot Buttered Nuggets   www.reverbnation.com/thehotbutterednuggets
Jumpin' Jupiter   www.facebook.com/pages/JUMPIN-JUPITER
Scott Kurt and Memphis 59  www.scottkurt.com
South Rail   www.southrailband.com
The Thrillbillys   thethrillbillys.com
Non Vote

ROOTS ROCK INSTRUMENTALIST

Andy Rutherford  thethrillbillys.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
Non Vote

ROOTS ROCK RECORDING

The Best of Ripsaw Records Vol III / Various     www.ripsawrecords.com
Down This Road / Scott Kurt    www.scottkurt.com
Harlem Hayride / Karl Straub & The Graverobbers
     www.reverbnation.com/karlstraub
How To Break a Heart / Billy Coulter  www.billycoulter.com
Morning in Glen Burnie / Tom McBride    tommcbride.bandcamp.com
Sock Drawer Millionaire / The Grandsons    www.grandsons.com
South Rail EP / South Rail   www.southrailband.com
Non Vote

* URBAN CONTEMPORARY

URBAN CONTEMPORARY VOCALIST

Carolyn Malachi   www.carolynmalachi.com
Deborah Bond   www.deborahbond.com
Eric Scott   www.ericscottmusic.com
Kacey Williams    www.reverbnation.com/weareblackalley
Kenny Wesley  www.kennywesley.com
Kokayi   kokayi202.com
Raheem Devaughn   raheemdevaughn.com
Reesa Renee    reesarenee.com
Non Vote

URBAN CONTEMPORARY DUO/GROUP

Black Alley   www.blackalleyband.com
The Red Session Band   www.redfootz.com
Secret Society   secretsocietylive.com
Walker Redds Project  www.reverbnation.com/thewalkerreddsproject
Non Vote

URBAN CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALIST

Bryan Mills   www.secretsocietylive.com
Derek Redfootz Freeman   www.redfootz.com
Eric Scott   www.ericscottmusic.com
Frédéric Yonnet   www.fredyonnet.com
Marcus Johnson   www.threekeys.com
Non Vote

URBAN CONTEMPORARY RECORDING

A Place Called Love Land/Raheem DeVaughn
    raheemdevaughn.com
Gold / Carolyn Malachi   www.carolynmalachi.com
Labor Of Love / James Ian   jamesian.bandcamp.com
Little Things/ Sylver Logan Sharp  www.cdbaby.com
Live from Rock n Roll Hotel/Black Alley
   reverbnation.com/weareblackalley
The Real Thang / Kenny Wesley   www.KennyWesley.com
T.E.A.L. / Ihsan Bilal   www.ihsanbilalmuzik.com
Non Vote

* WORLD MUSIC

WORLD MUSIC VOCALIST

Amadou Kouyate   www.amadoukouyate.com
Cheick Hamala Diabate   www.cheickhamala.com
Flory Jagoda  www.hrmusic.com/artists/jagoda
Jean Francis Varre   www.sahel.us/html/showcase.php
Joanne Juskus   telesmaband.com
Massama Dogo   www.elikeh.com
Michael Shereikis   www.chopteeth.com
Mike Surratt   www.mikesurratt.com
Vladimir Fridman   www.vfridman.com
Non Vote

WORLD MUSIC DUO GROUP

The Alexandria Kleztet   www.kleztet.com
Black Masala  www.reverbnation.com/blackmasala
Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band  www.chopteeth.com
The Continentals Polka Band   www.mikesurratt.com/bandmain.htm
Elikeh   www.elikeh.com
Music Pilgrim Trio   musicpilgrimtrio.com/Music_Pilgrim_Trio/Welcome.html
Sahel  www.sahel.us
Telesma   telesmaband.com
Non Vote

WORLD MUSIC INSTRUMENTALIST - Emeritus Seth Kibel

Alif Laila   www.aliflailasitar.com
Andrea Hoag   www.andreahoag.com
Carol Arthur   http://www.littleredrenegades.com
Cheick Hamala Diabate   www.cheickhamala.com
Mike Surratt   www.mikesurratt.com
Nistha Raj   nistharaj.com
Tom Teasley   tomteasley.com
Trevor Specht   www.reverbnation.com/trevorspecht
Will Rast   willrast.com
Non Vote

WORLD RECORDING

Black Masala Live! / Black Masala   blackmasala.bandcamp.com/
La Unica / La Unica    launicamusic.com
Prudence / Cheick Hamala Diabate    cheickhamala.com
Simple Pleasures / Siné Qua Non    www.sinequanonband.com
Non Vote

* GENERAL AWARDS

* MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Allyn Johnson   www.allynjohnsondivineorder.com
Berta Rojas   bertarojas.com/en/
Chris Watling   www.chriswatling.com
Cherie Mitchell-Agurs   www.facebook.com/sweetcherieonkeys
Dave Chappell  guitardavechappell.com
Brian Simms   www.junkyardsaints.com
Bruce Swaim  bruceswaim.com
Frank Solivan  dirtykitchenband.com
Mike Munford  dirtykitchenband.com
Tom Teasley  tomteasley.com
Non Vote

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

Carolyn Malachi  carolynmalachi.com
Christylez Bacon  www.christylez.com
Fat Trel   fattrel1135.com
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen   dirtykitchenband.com
Ken & Brad Kolodner   www.kenkolodner.com/brad-and-ken.html
Laura Tsaggaris   www.lauratsaggaris.com
Maysa Leak   www.maysa.com
Wale   www.walemusic.com
Zach Bellas   www.zachbellasmusic.com
Non Vote

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

The Bitter Liberals   www.thebitterliberals.com
Black Masala  blackmasala.bandcamp.com
By and By   byandbybluegrass.com
Fuse Box   www.fuseboxband.net
Jordan Sokel  http://www.jordansokel.com
Nistha Raj   nistharaj.com
South Rail  www.southrailband.com
Stephanie Rebecca  stephanie-rebecca.com
Sydni Alexander  sydnialexandermusic.com
Non Vote

* ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Blue Velvet Soul / Maysa   www.maysa.com
Everyman / Laura Tsaggaris   www.lauratsaggaris.com
El Sonido Magico / Empresarios  soundcloud.com/empresarios
Gold / Carolyn Malachi   www.carolynmalachi.com
On the Edge / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
     dirtykitchenband.com
The Real Thang / Kenny Wesley       www.KennyWesley.com
Rings Around the Sun / Vegas with Randolph    vegaswithrandolph.com
Skipping Rocks / Ken & Brad Kolodner    www.kenkolodner.com/skipping-rocks.html
State Of the Union / The Morrison Brothers Band    themorrisonbrothersband.com
Things Are Comin' My Way / Marcy Marxer    www.cathymarcy.com
Non Vote

* DEBUT RECORDING

13 / The Bitter Liberals   thebitterliberals.com
Blue Eyed Soul / James Britton   jamesbritton.biz
Deep Inside Me / Stephanie Rebecca   stephanie-rebecca.com
Get it While You Can / By and By   www.byandbybluegrass.com
Happy To Be / Paul Pfau   www.paulpfaumusic.com
Leo Rising / Aaron Myers   http://www.aaron2.me
Life of a Tree / Jordan Sokel   www.jordansokel.com
Opening Statement / The Capital Hearings        www.thecapitalhearings.com
Red Gold Green / RDGLDGRN        rdgldgrn.com
South Rail EP / South Rail        www.southrailband.com
Non Vote

* SONG OF THE YEAR

All the Places That I've Been / Justin Trawick     www.justintrawick.com
Amsterdam / Owen Danoff   www.owendanoff.com
But I Don't Care / Tom McBride  tommcbridemusic.com
Damaged Goods / Kenny Wesley & Noah Lifschey   kennywesley.com
Gold / Carolyn Malachi   carolynmalachi.com/gold
I Love Lamp / RDGLDGRN w/ Dave Grohl
    (Andrei Busuioceanu, Pierre Desrosiers, Marcus Parham)        www.rdgldgrn.com
LoveHate Thing / Wale    www.walemusic.com
M80 / Mike Munford    facebook.com/mikemunford5string
My Heart Belongs to You/ Eric Scott    ericscottmusic.com
Quiet Fire / Maysa    www.maysa.com
Superstitious Mind / Lisa Lim    www.lisalimmusic.com
Tip of My tongue / Tony Denikos    tonydenikos.com
Non Vote

* WAMA/SAW SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Carolyn Malachi   carolynmalachi.com
Frank Solivan    www.dirtykitchenband.com
Karl Straub  karlstraubmusic.com
Kenny Wesley   www.kennywesley.com
Laura Tsaggaris  www.lauratsaggaris.com
Lisa Lim   www.lisalimmusic.com
Luke Brindley  www.brindleymusic.com
Patty Reese  www.pattyreese.com
Zach Bellas   www.zachbellasmusic.com
Non Vote

* VIDEO OF THE YEAR

All Right / Carolyn Malachi     www.youtube.com
Dali's House / Deathfix          www.youtube.com
Little Miss Whiskey / The Morrison Brothers Band
    www.youtube.com
LoveHate Thing / Wale Feat. Sam Dew
    www.youtube.com
Send The Night / The Walking Sticks   www.youtube.com
Snow Day / Vegas with Randolph   www.youtube.com
Superstitious Mind / Lisa Lim   www.youtube.com
They Say / The Weathervanes   www.youtube.com
Twice / Margot MacDonald   www.youtube.com
Victim / Eric Scott   www.youtube.com
Non Vote

* RECORD DESIGN
Bittersweet / The Sidleys / John Trupp, Andrew PowersDéviation / Daisy Castro/
Ann Castro & David Dilworth

If It Ain't Here When I Get Back /
Bruce Molsky
On the Edge /
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

The Real Thang / Kenny Wesley /
Todd Googins, Kenny Wesley, Sheen
Rings Around the Sun /
Vegas with Randolph / Nancy Harty

Bittersweet / The Sidleys / John Trupp, Andrew Powers  www.thesidleys.com
Déviation / Daisy Castro / Ann Castro & David Dilworth       www.gypsymothmusique.com
If It Ain't Here When I Get Back / Bruce Molsky /
     Robert Hakalski   www.brucemolsky.com
On the Edge / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen / Phil Barker
   dirtykitchenband.com
The Real Thang / Kenny Wesley /
    Todd Googins, Kenny Wesley, www.KennyWesley.com
Rings Around the Sun / Vegas with Randolph / Nancy Harty        vegaswithrandolph.com
Non Vote

* WASHINGTON AREA RECORD COMPANY

Azalea City Recordings   www.azaleacityrecordings.com
Dischord Records   www.dischord.com
ESL Music   www.eslmusic.com
Fort Knox Recordings   www.fortknoxrecordings.com
Maggie's Music   www.maggiesmusic.com
Powerhouse Records   powerhouserecords.com
Ripsaw Records   ripsawrecords.com
Severn Records   www.severnrecords.com
Smithsonian Folkways   www.folkways.si.edu
Non Vote

* PRODUCER OF THE YEAR - emeritus Marco Delmar

Bob Dawson   www.biasstudios.com
Frank Marchand   /
Jim Ebert   www.ebertaudio.com
Jim Robeson  www.biasstudios.com
Lazzo   www.feedbackstudios.com
Pete Ragusa   peteragusadrums.com
Non Vote

* LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

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

* STUDIO ENGINEER

Bob Dawson   www.biasstudios.com
Charlie Friday   www.clearharmonies.com
Charlie Pilzer   www.airshowmastering.com
Chris Murphy   www.rhlaudio.com
Danny Ozment   www.emeraldcitypro.com
Frank Marchand   airshowmastering.com
Jim Robeson   www.biasstudios.com
Marco Delmar   www.recordarts.com
Mike Monseur   www.biasstudios.com
Steve Carr   hitandrunrecording.com
Non Vote

* RECORDING STUDIO

Airshow   www.airshowmastering.com
Bias Studios   www.biasstudios.com
Blue House Productions   www.bluehouseproductions.com
Cue Recording   www.cuerecording.com
Hit and Run   hitandrunrecording.com
House Studio DC   www.housestudiodc.com
Omega Recording Studios   www.omegastudios.com
Recording Arts   www.recordarts.com

* MOST SUPPORTIVE OF WASHINGTON MUSIC

Betty Scott
Danny Schwartz
Dave Mallen
David Eisner
Lorraine Campbell
Mary Cliff
Ron Goad
Ronnie Newmyer
Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg
Non Vote

* FAN FAVORITE

Fuse Box www.fuseboxband.net



28th Annual WammiesTM