Sunday, December 6, 2015

Nominees for 2nd Annual Lexi Awards.....

best in industry:
best live music venue
Cosmic Charlie's
Parlay Social 
Austin City Saloon

best music store (instruments)
Willcutt Guitars
Doo Wop Shop 
Willis Music 

best music company (CD & music sales, labels, agents, arts orgs, etc)
CD Central 
Pops Resale
Fyre Entertainment
GFY Enetrtainment

best recording studio/engineer/producer
Sneak Attack Recording Studio/Jason Groves (engineer)
13 O'Clock Studio/Cory Thompson/Nik McLean (engineers/producer)
Charlies Tone Lab/Michael Vandermark (engineer)

best music educator (Jay Flippin Music Educator Award)
Shaun Owens (Bryan Station HS)
Kevin Holm-Hudson (University of KY)
Beth Mankel (Studio 88)
Dean Braunm (James Dean Rocks Music School)

best live sound tech
Phil Osborne
Wallace "Gator" Harrison
Matthew Florez
James Rutledge

best DJ (radio)
Dead Air Dennis -WKQQ
Otis Badass - WKQQ
Kenny Cummings - TMV Cafe (internet radio)
Twitch - WXZZ

best instrument repair/builders/customization
Willcutt Guitars
RS Guitarworks
Hurst Music

best artist in style categories:
Small Batch
Maggie Lander
Whitney Acke
Michael Johnathon
Tee Dee Young
Northside Sheiks
RC and the Nightshades
Julie Tussey Band

Lexington Philharmonic
UK Symphony Orchestra
Central KY Youth Orchestra

Avery Crabtree
Bobby Perry
Taylor Hughes

Kung Fu Grip
Prime Cut Band
Dublove Reggae Band

Devine Carama
Strange Savage
Hybrid the Rapper
Sheisty Khrist

Jazz/Latin/Big Band/World
DOJO (DiMartino Osland Jazz Orchestra)
C the Beat 
Young at Heart Band

Rhyan Sinclair
Sydney Cubit
Albert Oberst

All the Little Pieces
Bent Penny Band
The Seas

Rhyan Sinclair
Avery Crabtree
Taylor Hughes 
Whitney Acke

Cover Band/Variety Act
Lexington Lab Band
Bent Penny Band
Vinyl Ritchie

Song of the Year
"I Can't Love You Like I Said I Could" Taylor Hughes, Whitney Acke, Ray Adams
"Mistakes" - The Seas
"Wasting My Time" - Grimsley Rose

best artist in performance categories:
Vocalist (female - any style)
Lauren Mink
Julie Tussey
Mandy Ray
Taylor Hughes

Vocalist (male - any style)
Avery Crabtree
Michael Sliter
Michael Vandermark

Ryan McQuery
Tony Hammons
Richard Sester

Ben Lacy
Dale Adams
Gary Tussey

Bob Bryant
James Weeks (Richard Twiggenbury)
Jeremy Williams
Randy Refalo

Kevin Holm-Hudson
David Lee Hinkle
Raleigh Dailey
Rob Portorf

Miles Osland
Vince DiMartino
Paul Osbourne
Jay "Rusty" Crutcher

Strings (non guitar/bass)
Maggie Lander
Katie Penn-Williams
Yoonie Choi

"special" categories:
Community Service 
BAJA (Bluegrass Area Jazz Association)
Devine Carama 
Rennie Neubecker & Lexjam

Lifetime Achievement (vote for 5)
J.P. Pennington
Doug Breeding
Nick Lawrence
J.D. Crowe
Ricky Skaggs
Les Campbell
Tee Dee Young
McLain Family Band
Everly Brothers
Vince DiMartino

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