4th Annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards Back Live at Proctors After Two Years | Local announcements

SCHENECTADY — Sean Rowe, Buggy Jive, Girl Blue and Jocelyn & Chris were the big winners at the 4th Annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards on Sunday night at Proctors. Each received two awards; A total of 42 plaques were awarded.

Rowe won an Eddies Music Award for Record of the Year for “Squid Tattoo” and Album of the Year for “The Darkness Dressed in Colored Lights”. Girl Blue won Solo Artist or Duo of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Buggy Jive won RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year and tied for Music Video of the Year for his “Tiptoes” featuring Jocelyn & Chris’ “Sugar and Spice”. Jocelyn & Chris also received an award of merit for their Couch Concert Series marathon during the pandemic, which consisted of more than 400 virtual shows presented for free to their fans.

Eddies founder/producer Jim Murphy acknowledged on the show that it has been a long two years professionally and personally for everyone in the music community put together. “It’s much better now. Our goal tonight – and over time – is to spotlight as many of you as possible…and have fun in the process. Let’s celebrate each other.

The awards show returned to the main stage at Proctors after cutting business during the pandemic, including a virtual awards show and a live event at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga.

Special Merit Awards went to John Griffith and DJ Hollyw8d. Griffith’s Facebook page, Bar People, has been supporting local musicians and venues with daily regional live music schedules since 2016. Mario Johnson – aka DJ Hollyw8d – has launched a series of live music shows to help communities suffering from street violence to heal.

Solo or Duo Artist of the Year

Solo Artist or Duo of the Year (reprises) – tie

Party Cover Group of the Year

Country/Bluegrass Artist of the Year

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

Country Cover Group of the Year

American Artist of the Year

Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter

Rock/Pop Artist of the Year

Alternative/Indie Artist of the Year

Folk/Traditional Artist of the Year

Hip Hop/Rap Artist of the Year

Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year

Metal/Hard Rock Artist of the Year

Mark Tolstrup and Jill Burnham

RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year

Electronic Artist of the Year

Classical Artist / Ensemble of the Year

Albany Symphony Orchestra

World Music Artist of the Year

Alex Torres and his Latin orchestra

Best venue Small (up to 299 people)

Best Medium venue (300-999 people)

Best Large Venue (1,000+ People)

Troy Savings Bank Music Room

radio of the year

Radio DJ of the Year (terrestrial or streaming)

Live Production Team of the Year

Music Recording Studio of the Year

Arts Publication of the Year (Print, TV or New Media)

Music Journalist of the Year – Tie

Indiana Nash (Daily Newspaper)

Liam Sweeny (Monthly Xperience)

Music Photographer of the Year

Music Video of the Year – Equality

Buggy Jive – “Tip Toe”

Jocelyn & Chris – “Sugar and Spices”

Sean Rowe – “Squid Tattoo”

Sean Rowe – “Darkness Clothed in Colored Lights”

More music, less violence

Pandemic Couch Concert Series

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