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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

34 Comments

Concerned Musician March 16, 2007 at 7:17 am

If this magazine knew anything about the “local Music Scene” They would have realized that Solomon’s Vine is a Red Dirt Rock/Country band. Not a Hippy Jam Band.

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Dedicated SV Fan March 16, 2007 at 8:21 am

Despite their Original Music and packed audiences, I fail to see how anyone could keep putting “Solomon’s Vine” in the wrong category year after year. Although I’m glad to see them listed as nominees; Please —- Rethink how they are listed!!

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Crapshoot March 16, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Isn’t about time the Fayetteville Free Weekly created a category for “Best Producer” and/or “Best Engineer” for their work with local artists?

For God’s sake, at least create a generic “Best Recording Studio” category. These local studios bust their asses around here for peanuts.

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Teh 1 and Only Chuck Negron of Third Eye Blind March 17, 2007 at 1:37 pm

I would be SO PIST if I was Solomon’s Vine cuz obviously their flagrant miscategorization among the NWAMA nominees is the one thing standing between them and a billion dollar record contract. TAKE THIS INJUSTICE TO THE STREETS AND RIOT! OI OI

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Justin Brasher March 20, 2007 at 8:46 pm

Hey guys, thanks for the nomination for male vocalist! One quick note, my name is spelled incorrectly, it is Justin Brasher, not Brashears. If you guys could change it for the balloting, I would appreciate it. Thanks again, and good luck to all!

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Local Music Fan March 21, 2007 at 9:16 pm

I think if the NAMA board would check out more of the local music scene, they would realize there are A LOT of categories that need to be added! There are so many good local musicians/bands that are only not included, but don’t even fit into any of the above categories!

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Big Mike March 21, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Solomon’s Vine under Jam/Funk? Which individual made that decision? I have Solomon’s Vine CD Heartbreak Radio. It’s probably the best CD I own to date, but Funk it is not. Someone needs to learn what Funk music is.

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concerned fan March 22, 2007 at 8:41 am

You know I’m very suprized Without a Whisper did not get nominated…. Have you been to one of their recent shows at Georges? Along with Silverstone, they packed the house! I’m pretty sure they are playing Spring Fest again, April 21st. I can’t wait!!!

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Jack Pierce March 29, 2007 at 1:37 pm

Yeah, another comment: Silverstone is probably the lamest band in Fayetteville. Like Qland, their lead guy is a total tool. I have never heard a band do Creed covers until I saw Silverstone. God! it was shitty.

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Six Hung Sprung April 9, 2007 at 9:53 pm

WITHOUT A WHISPER should have an equal shot at NAMA. I don’t think they were even considered, which is rediculious seeing as their live show is so powerful. Check them Out!!!

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Cherry Brooks April 12, 2007 at 7:52 am

Cal and I would like to thank everyone who voted for us, we appreciate you listening and giving us your support. We are among some great nominees that we would like to say to all of them congrats and good luck! and don’t ever stop playing music, keep learning and growing.
Thanks to NAMA also.Cherry Brooks

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