Friday, March 7, 2014

Congrats to DE Arts Info Blogger Jessica Graae for 5 Homey Awards Noms!

Cheers to Wilmington singer-songwriter and Delaware Arts Info blogger, Jessica Graae, whose debut album, Gypsy Blood, has garnered her five nominations at tonight's Homey Awards!

Gyspy Blood is a stirring acoustic album with tracks that delve deep, lyrically and vocally, with themes that range from the hopeful to the melancholy. The darkly atmospheric opening opening track, "Find Me a Rose," has been nominated for Best Song, though it's tough picking a favorite out of the 13 songs (but not impossible: my personal favorite is "Clear as a Line"). You can check out the album on Jessica's Reverbnation page.

The 8th Annual Homey Awards and Concert is happening tonight at World Cafe Live at the Queen, with a live performance of "Find Me a Rose" from Jessica, as well as performances by John Dutton, Amelia Scalies, and BlackRue, and live sets by The Joe Trainor Trio, Glim Dropper, The Great SOCIO, and June Divided.

Congrats to all of the nominees! Check out our rave reviews of fellow nominees Hot Breakfast and Angela Sheik by clicking the links!

Tickets are just $10. The full list of nominees is after the jump:

Best Album
Angela Sheik – One By One
Hot Breakfast – 39 Summers
Jessica Graae – Gypsy Blood
John & Brittany – Start Sinning
Richard Raw – Soul Sessions

Best EP
BlackRue – The Likelihood of Confusion
The Great SOCIO – Modern Grip
The Honey Badgers – Soul
RKVC – We Got Tonight
Twin Ghost – Spirit Dancer

Song of the Year
Amelia Scalies – More Than Words
Black Rue – Last Chance
Jessica Graae – Find Me a Rose
John & Brittany – Paper Planes
John Dutton – Burning

Best Band
Hot Breakfast
John & Brittany
The Splashing Pearls

Best Male Artist
Billy Penn Burger
Brene Wilson
Dan Orlando
John Dutton
Todd Chappelle

Best Female Artist
Amelia Scalies
Angela Sheik
Ashley Leone
Jessica Graae
Rachel Schain

Best New Artist
Amelia Scalies
Ashley Leone
Brooke Kaitlyn Dawson
Matt Raws
McKinley Short

Best Lead Singer
Berto Munoz – The Great SOCIO
Jill Knapp – Hot Breakfast
John Faye – John & Brittany
Peggy Carroll-Henry - Minerva
Scott Philipp - StoneBaby

Best Guitarist
Ben Geise – Glim Dropper
Blaine Alderfer – BlackRue
Bobby Leonhardt – StoneBaby
Kevin Henry – Minerva
Kevin McKee – Zentenna

Best Bass Player
Brett Riley – The Jackson Rider
Cooke Harvey – The Splashing Pearls
Craig Stenger – The Great SOCIO
Matt Stabley – BlackRue
Mike Vivas – John & Brittany

Best Drummer
Brianna Sig – BlackRue
Chris Lennon – Zentenna
Curt Gibson – The Jolly What
Jason Miraglia – John & Brittany
Terry Schiavo – StoneBaby

Best Keyboard Player
Joe Trainor – The Joe Trainor Trio
Kevin McCove
Lori Citro
Monty Sciencist – The Great SOCIO
Rod Kim

Best Songwriter
Buck Reed (of BlackRue)
Jessica Graae
John Faye & Brittany Rotondo
Matt Casarino (of Hot Breakfast)
Peter Scobell (of The Splashing Pearls)

Best Producer
David Ivory
Drew Raison
Ritchie Rubini
Ron DiSilvestro
Steve LaFashia

Best Pop Song
Ashley Leone – Spinning
Danielle & Jennifer – The First Time You See Me
Diverse – Shine Your Light
Hot Breakfast & Todd Chappelle – This Is Our Hit Song
RKVC – We Got Tonight

Best Rock Song
The Great SOCIO – Modern Grip
John & Brittany – Zzzoloft
Minerva – I Will Overcome
StoneBaby – Understand
Zentenna – Out of the Cole

Best Alternative Song
The Chairman Dances – Prophetess
The Jolly What – Locusts
Mean Lady – Mother Earth
Revolution, I Love You – A Sound That Rattles All Our Hearts At Once
TreeWalker – Long Night

Best R&B Song
Jamall Anthony – Love & Other Drugs
JQ – Police
Kevin McCove – Captain and Coke
Lili Anel – Climb the Wall
Platinum Mustache – Give Me a Reason

Best Rap/Hip-Hop Song
Blu Chip – I Need You To Know
Gentle Jones – God Is Inside You
Kuf Knotz – Fame Us
Marchitect – What You Want
Richard Raw ftg. John Robinson & Hezekiah – The Definition

Best Folk/Americana Artist
The Honey Badgers
Jessica Graae
Runaway Train
The Splashing Pearls

Best Live Act
Glim Dropper
The Great SOCIO
Hot Breakfast
John & Brittany
The Splashing Pearls

Best Collaboration
Dale Melton & Lili Anel – I Can See Bliss From Here (album)
Halley/McKeever/Palko – Snow Day (EP)
Hot Breakfast & Todd Chappelle – This Is Our  Hit Song
Rachel Schain & Venice Sunlight – LilacFace (album)
Richard Raw ftg. John Robinson & Hezekiah – The Definition

Best Venue for Music
Arden Gild Hall
Burlap and Bean
Hebe Music
The Legendary Dobbs
World Café Live at the Queen

Best Original Music Concert/Event
BrettFest – benefit concert for Brett Talley 8/16/13 @ WCL Philly
MECA Music Heals – Movin’ On Benefit Show f/ Phila Children’s Alliance 11/6 WCLP
Shady Grove Music Fest – 6/8/13 @ Arden Gild Hall’s Shady Grove
The Splashing Pearls – CD Release Show 11/22/13 @ World Café Live at the Queen
Wilmo Rock Circus –11/30/13 at World Café Live at the Queen

Best Music Video
Hot Breakfast – An Idiot for Christmas
John & Brittany – Paper Planes
The Splashing Pearls – Daydream Sunshine
Splashing Violet – Angel Eyes
WaveRadio – Out of Reach