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Beachcomber Nominees & Winners!

The Beachcomber awards took place this week – and who took home the awards?

To congratulate both the nominees and the winners, I am sharing both!  Winners are signified in bold for each category.

MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Kyle LaMonica
EdMo Lanier
David Posey Michael J Thomas
Forrest Williams Band

BEST BAND
Blue Lew’s Groove
Boukou Groove
Dread Clampitt
Heritage
Forrest Williams Band

BEST KEYBOARDIST
Ray Hitchell
Cheryl Jones
Donnie Sundal
Pherrel Williams
Nora Wixted-Hogue

BEST DRUMMER
Duane Mays
Charles Pagano
John Reinlie
Shawn Shackelford
Steve Upton

BEST BLUES ARTIST
Blue Lew’s Groove
Boukou Groove
Zack Rosicka

BEST “COVER”  ARTIST
Black Eyed Blonde
Cabo Rock
Flash Flood
Chuck Lawson
Mike and the Micros

BEST ROCK ARTIST
Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs
The Helvetica Effect
Hotel Oscar
Meanstreet Riders
Zack Rosicka

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST
Dr. Zydeco (Rub Board)
Ed Kollis (Harmonica)
Matt Miller (Fiddle/Violin)
David Posey (Percussion)

HALL OF FAME
Rusty Hammerstrom
Franko “Washboard” Jackson
Jabo Starks (Red Bar/Piccolo Jazz Band)
Mike Turner (Mike and The Micros)
Shannon Wallace

BEST MALE VOCALIST
Chris Alvarado
Duke Bardwell
Andy Durand
Homemadesoul
Forrest Williams

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
Cheryl Jones
Kelsey Anna
Dannica Lowery
Ashli Rose
Gileah Taylor

BEST HORN PLAYER
Al Alvarado
Fly Dents
Paul Scurto
Randy Sherwood
Michael J Thomas

BEST DANCE ARTIST
The Dream Band
Flash Flood
Flytones
Heritage

BEST ALTERNATIVE  ARTIST
Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs
Ben Friedman
Wayne Hall
Space Junkie

BEST  SINGER-SONGWRITER
Chris Alvarado
Homemadesoul
Kelsey Anna
Ashli Rose
Forrest Williams

BEST HOMEGROWN ALBUM
Chronic Jester, Surely You Jest
Hotel Oscar, Burgers & Fries
Meanstreet Riders, High on the Hog
Owsley Brothers, Pure Lust
Gileah Taylor, A Crooked Line/What Kind of Fool

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE
Beal Street Bottle Club, Ft Walton
Faith Assembly Church, Miramar
Funky Blues Shack, Baytowne
Pandora’s, Grayton Beach
The Shed BBQ – Destin

BEST GUITARIST
Fritz Froeschner
Derwin “Big D” Perkins (Boukou Groove)
Zack Rosicka
Shannon Wallace
Forrest Williams

BEST BASSIST
Chris Clarke
Billy Garrett
John Hoormann
Jim Lancaster
EdMo Lanier

BEST COUNTRY ARTIST
Ronnie Satterfield
Steenos
Tennessee Firearms

BEST JAM BAND
Blue Lew’s Groove
Cadillac Willy
Heritage
Hotel Oscar

BEST JAZZ ARTIST
Sean Dietrich
The Guffman Trio
The NWF State College Jazz Ensemble
The Red Bar Jazz Band
Michael J Thomas

BEST R&B/SOUL ARTIST
Lionel C
Homemadesoul
Jones and Company

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Homemadesoul, “Let’s Stay Together”
Kelsey Anna, “Poison”
Bryan Kennedy, “Life Shines (The 30A Song)”
Donnie Sundal, “Let Me Come Home”
Michael J Thomas, “I Think About Amy”

BEST MUSIC EVENT OF 2011
Emerald Coast Songwriters Festival
Seaside Concert Series
Share the Shelter Music Fest
30A Songwriters Festival
The Baytowne Wharf Concert Series

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One comment on “Beachcomber Nominees & Winners!

  1. Pingback: February 2012 – An 850 Music Month in Review « 850 Music

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