Well, the envelopes have been ripped, the gold record awards distributed, and it's time to announce the winners of the fifth annual North Bay Music Awards!
Thanks to all who came out to the Hopmonk Tavern last night and made it such a sweet evening, and thanks especially to the George Marsh Quartet, Arann Harris & the Greenstring Farm Band and Body or Brain for playing; to Noah D for keeping it live on the turntables; to Ricky Watts for doing live painting and helping raise hundreds of dollars for Face to Face and Food for Thought; to Brian Griffith and Bill Bowker from the KRSH for presenting; and to the Hopmonk itself for having us back for another great year.
This year we had over 2,000 people vote in categories that were sometimes very, very close. We're lucky to have such a wealth of talent in the North Bay, and we salute everyone—winners, nominees and non-nominees all—who continue to enrich the breeding ground of excellent music in the area.
Without further ado, then. . .Blues / R&B
SoulShine Blues Band
Volker StriflerWinner: Volker StriflerCountry / Americana
Aaran Harris & the Greenstring Farm Band
Poor Man’s Whiskey
Stiff Dead Cat
Trailer Park RangersWinner: Poor Man's WhiskeyDance / DJ
DJ Noah D
DJ Rob CervantesWinner: DJ Noah DFolk / Acoustic
Serf & James
Way-to-Go JoesWinner: Mr. DecemberRap / Hip-Hop
At All Costs
TruthliveWinner: At All CostsJazz
Wesla WhitfieldWinner: Jason BodlovichIndie Rock / Punk
Baby Seal Club
Body or Brain
Litany for the Whale
Not to Reason Why
Semi-Evolved SimiansWinner: Baby Seal ClubRock / Metal
The ThugzWinner: The PulsatorsWorld / Reggae
Zydeco FlamesWinner: Zydeco Flames