SCHENECTADY — Buggy Jive tops all finalists for the 4th Annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards with a record five nominations. This year’s ceremony returns to the Proctors Main Stage at 6 p.m. on April 24.
Self-proclaimed soul rock singer-songwriter, Buggy Jive won an Eddies Music Award for Best Music Video 2020 for “Ain’t Going Anywhere.” This year he is up for Solo Artist or Duo of the Year, RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Music Video of the Year. album of the year.
In total, there are more than 210 finalists in 36 categories honoring 2021’s work. Nominations and votes are determined by a panel of judges representing the local music community. The Eddies Music Awards are an initiative of Proctors Collaborative.
This year’s ceremony returns to the supervisors after a two-year absence. The inaugural event drew 1,250 people in 2019, but the 2020 show was postponed twice due to the pandemic, and ultimately a two-hour event was filmed live on a closed set, streamed on YouTube, TV public access and social media. The 2021 show took place live in front of an audience at Universal Preservation Hall.
“It’s been a tough two years for the local music community and the Eddies have been impacted like everything and everyone else,” said co-founder and producer Jim Murphy. “It was important that we continued to shine a light on the local music scene, even if it was small.
“This year is a return to a large-scale celebration,” Murphy added. “We hope the whole music community will come together.”
The list of performers for the awards ceremony will be announced in March.