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NAMA XII- Announcing the Nominees

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The Northwest Arkansas Music Awards, the event that honors all Northwest Arkansas musicians and gives music fans the opportunity to select their favorites, will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Dickson Theater.

The event is also a benefit for the Fayetteville based Northwest Arkansas Free Health and Dental Clinic, which provides health services for the underserved.

This year returning as Masters of Ceremonies will be KUAF’s Kyle Kellams and Arkansas music historian and director of the Center for Arkansas and Regional Studies, Robert Cochran.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Arkansas native and Eureka Springs resident Fred Tackett, who is best known as a member of Little Feat and who has worked with many well-known names in the music industry throughout his career.

This year a Hall of Fame award will be presented to local rockers Hunkr Down, who have garnered three NAMA awards as Best Rock Band.

Performing at this year’s awards ceremony will be Charliehorse, David’s Pegasus, Early Morning Bourbon Girls and The One Ups. Joseph Israel, previously scheduled to play has cancelled his appearance.
Volunteers are needed for the event. If you are interesed call Susan Porter at 521-4550.

Here are this year’s nominees. Voting will begin soon. Keep reading the Free Weekly for details.

Indie Rock
An A+ Setup
David’s Pegasus
Fire Don’t Care
Hot Shot Karate
Tel Aviv

Modern Rock
The American Years
Benjamin Del Shreve
Brighter Later
Six Hung Sprung
Wooden Stares

Rock
Bill Dollar and Loose Change
Bob Kramer Incident
Dave Stiles
Full House
Joe Giles and the Homewreckers
TJ Scarlet Band

Blues
Eoff Brothers
JC/BC
Leah and the Mojo Doctors
Ocie Fisher and the Hipp Dogs
Robert Hatfield Band

Metal
Deadbird
Onset of Winter
Storm the Castle
Vore
Wrought

Singer/Songwriter-female
Blair Harris
Donna Stjerna
Jori Costello
Nancy Maier
Susan Shore
Sarah Hughes

Singer/Songwriter-male
Effron White
Jeff Fox
Kelly Mullhollan
Reese Neal
Shack
Sandy Rowles

Female Vocalist
Leah Spears
Liz Gariss
Liz Lottman
Ocie Fisher
Tanya Shylock

Male Vocalist
Cory Branan
Justin Brasher
Justin Fernandez
Kevin Bennoch
Mo Brothers
Sam King

Jam/Funk
Flip Off Pirates
Markham Hill
Mountain of Venus
The One Ups
Solomon’s Vine
String Theory

Roots/Americana/World
Barrio Band
Charliehorse
Chase Missy
Early Morning Bourbon Girls
Joseph Israel

Country/Bluegrass
Maud Crawford
Mountain Gypsies
Ozone Players
Ouachita River Band
Shadygruve

Jazz
Burson Starr Trio
Cherry Brooks and Cal Jackson
Fayetteville Funk Ensemble
The 3 Twos

Electronic/Hip Hop
Black Profit
DJ SoulFree
DJ Scott
Listener
Luminfire

Album
The American Years – Can’t Relax
Anthony Lofton – Sensational
Charliehorse – Come On
Fire Don’t Care – Be What You Are
Reese Neal – Traces of Me
Tel Aviv – Underwaters
Trout Fishing in America- My Best Day

Band of the Year
Charliehorse
Eoff Brothers
Joseph Israel
Tel Aviv
Wooden Stares

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