Cincinnati Entertainment Awards 2006 Music Nominees Announced

We’ll have a couple of posts today for our non-existent Arts & Music Blog (wink wink). First up, we wanted to let you all know about the local music nominees for this year’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards.

The noms were announced last night, projected on the wall at the old Jefferson Hall (dubbed J-Hall for MidPoint weekend) during CityBeat’s 7 p.m. “Starting Point” party, which featured a great solo set by the always-riveting Erika Wennerstrom from the Heartless Bastards. It was awesome to watch the packed-in-like-sardines party-goers dim down to a hush and set aside their free munchies once Erika opened her mouth and unleashed that otherworldly voice of hers. It was also cool to see a bunch of musicians staring at the wall to see if their names popped up during the CEA slide show.

Below is the list of nominees. The ballot is on-line now and will be printed in the next edition of CityBeat as well. We had a larger pool of judges this year, so we expanded the nominees to up to six per category, and even more in the “Critical Achievement” categories, which will be voted on by the nominating committee. Save the date: the CEAs are being moved to a Sunday this year (Nov. 19), returning to the Taft Theater for the ceremony’s 10th anniversary blowout.

— Mike Breen

Bluegrass
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Comet Bluegrass All-Stars
Mt. Pleasant String Band
The Earlytimers
Katie Laur & Her All-Girl Bluegrass Band

Country
Straw Boss
Dallas Moore and the Snatch Wranglers
Mack West
Danny Frazier Band
Catalog Cowboys
Liquid Fire

Folk/Americana
David Wolfenberger
Ellery
Jake Speed
The Thirteens
The Hiders
Kentucky Struts

World Music
Baoku and The Image Afro-Beat Band
Bodhi Fannin & Anam Cara
Totems
Selecter
Roger Drawdy and the Firestarters
Tropicoso

Rock
500 Miles To Memphis
Turnbull AC’s
Crybaby
Ellison
Heartless Bastards
Buffalo Killers

Hard Rock/Metal
American Hardcore
Seven Orchids
Pain Link
Blacklight Barbarian
Estuary
Banderas

Alternative/Indie
The Minor Leagues
Wussy
1000 Arms
Staggering Statistics
The Spectacular Fantastic
The Sundresses

Punk/Hardcore
Suffocate Faster
Kill City
Viva La Foxx
Black Tie Bombers
Hats Off
Team Stray

Singer/Songwriter
Peter Adams
Dan Mecher
Kim Taylor
David Wolfenberger
Jake Speed
Chris Collier

Blues
Sonny Moorman Group
Cheryl Renee Blues Band
II Juicy
Kelly Richey
Ricky Nye
Greg Schaber

R&B/Funk
Bootsy Collins
Marvin and the Experience
Freekbass
4 Track Allstars
Marking Twain
Lo-Fi

Jazz
Steve Schmidt
Mike Wade
Faux Frenchmen
The Jazz Circle
Bowl & Bunns
Blue Wisp Big Band

Hip Hop
IsWhat?!
Hi Tek
Da Muttss
Glue/djdq
Tanya Morgan
K-Drama

Jam Band
Ray’s Music Exchange
Souse
The Ohms
Grand Oversoul
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Da Lemmings OnSombol

Best Musical Ambassador to the City
Bootsy Collins
Greg Dulli
Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence (The Greenhornes/The Raconteurs)
Heartless Bastards
The Vinyltones
IsWhat?!

Best Live Act
Foxy Shazam
Buckra
MOTH
Death in Graceland
Noctaluca
Dallas Moore Band and the Snatch Wranglers

Experimental/Electronic
Burning Star Core
Le TechnoPUSS13S
Hungry Lucy
24hourflu
Crimes of the Black Cat
Diet Audio

Critical Achievement Awards
New Artist Of the Year
Buffalo Killers
Mike Fair and the Adventure Seekers
Get Sweaty
The High & Low
Wake the Bear
II Juicy
1000 Arms
MercuroChrome

Album Of The Year
IsWhat?! – The Life We Chose
Heartless Bastards – All This Time
The Hiders – Valentine
The Minor Leagues – The Pestilence is Coming
Wussy – Funeral Dress
Staggering Statistics – All This and More
Turnbull AC’s – Turnbull AC’s
Ellery – Lying Awake
Ellison – Say Goodnight, Sleep Alone

Artist Of The Year
Iswhat?!
Wussy
Heartless Bastards
Staggering Statistics
Ellison
Turnbull AC’s
The Hiders
Ellery

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One Comment on “Cincinnati Entertainment Awards 2006 Music Nominees Announced”


  1. […] including lyrics and the stories behind the songs.) Anyone who caught Ericka at CityBeat’s MidPoint party last year at the old Jefferson Hall space knows she’s just as powerful and engaging alone as she is […]


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