I am happy to announce the the debut record by The Statesmen, a band that I am in with Josh Dion, Scott Metzger and Ben Rubin was nominated for Rock Record of the Year by the Independent Music Awards.
Here’s the Press Release:
For Immediate Release
March 14, 2013 – Music Resource Group (MRG) today announced the Nominees of The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and fans.
The nominations in more than 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.
The 12th IMA Nominees represent an eclectic mix of established and rising talent including Ben Kweller, Band of Skulls, Bright Eyes, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Omar Sosa, Little Freddie King, Willie Nile, Killer Mike, Sarah Cheng-De Winne, Paper Lions and The Congregation, among many other deserving artists whose recordings were released during the 12th IMA program eligibility period.
Nominations also include a number of historic, archival recordings released by Smithsonian-Folkways from distinguished performers including Woody Guthrie, Louis Armstrong and Pete Seeger.
Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Pete Wentz, Shelby Lynne, G. Love, Jim Lauderdale, McCoy Tyner, Brandi Carlile, John Medeski & Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin & Wood), Judy Collins, Raul Midon, Andrea Marcovicci, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bernie Worrell, Jeremy Taggart, Toots Hibbert, Dennis Diken, Joel Madden, Arturo Sandoval, Jonatha Brooke, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Jason Olaine (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Dan Storper (Putumayo World Music), Bob Ludwig (Gateway Mastering), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records) and others.
Vox Pop Fan Voting Poll Opens
In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 19, 2013 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox (http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/12th) to determine the fan-selected IMA Winners.
The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly
1 Billion music fans worldwide.
Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at: TheIndependentMusicAwards.com