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The 2024 Eddies Nominations Are Out

Eddies Music Awards promotional image.

Nominations Announced for Annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards

E.R.I.E. leads all artists in the sixth annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards with four nominations.

The Albany-based indie rock quartet E.R.I.E. was nominated for Album of the Year for “Suburban Mayhem,” Record of the Year for “World is on Fire” featuring Sydney Worthley, Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and the band’s TJ Foster for Songwriter of the Year. E.R.I.E. was a featured performer at the 2023 Eddies Music Awards celebration.

Alt/Indie band Architrave and solo artists Shannon Roy and Angelina Valente each received three nominations.

The annual ceremony is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21 on the MainStage at Proctors, in partnership with WEXT and WEQX. Visit atproctors.org for tickets. A slate of performers will be announced in April.

This year there are a total of 218 nominations in 34 categories. All nominees and award recipients are determined by members of the local music community. “The Eddies are all about the incredible local talent. Decision-making during nominations and voting is all made by active members of the music community–with increased participation every year,” said founder and co-producer Jim Murphy.

The total number of nominations since the Eddies Music Awards was founded in 2019 is 959. In addition to finalists in the categories below, several Merit Award recipients will be announced for music-related activities outside of traditional award categories.

A new category this year is Seasonal Outdoor Venue/Concert Series. “We’ve awarded venues in the past but there was feedback that too many venues were overlooked when we reviewed the scene regionwide,” said co-producer, Kelly Auricchio. “Judges and members of our advisory council gravitated towards rotating the category focus from year to year, the first being seasonal concerts series at community outdoor venues.”

This is one of two annual Eddies Music Awards ceremonies. The late Jackie Alper, the late Nick Brignola, George Guarino, David Alan Miller, the late Pauline Oliveros, Margie Rosenkranz, Billy Waring and Don Wilcock will be inducted into the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame on Monday, March 25 at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. To learn more, visit atuph.org.

The Eddies Music Awards and Hall of Fame are an initiative of Proctors Collaborative. More information at theeddiesawards.com.


The 2024 Eddies Music Awards nominees:

Electronica Artist of the Year

100 Psychic Dreams


Fox Kraft

IRod and the Auxiliary


SM Ink

Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year

Blasè DeBris

Haunted Cat

Mr. Cancelled

Rabid Children


The Snorts
Wet Specimens

Metal/Hard Rock Artist of the Year

Black Tongue Reverend



Gracies Paris

Ice Queen

The Erotics

Live Production Crew of the Year


Denis Entertainment Group

High Peaks Event Production

Live Sound Inc.

Mirth Films


Record Label of the Year

Albany Records

Cacophone Records

Equal Vision Records

Lorchestral Recording Company

Tummy Rub Records

Upstate Records

Music Recording Studio of the Year

Bender Studios

Don Fury Studio

Jim Mastrianni Studio

Pale Moon Services

The Recording Company

White Lake Music & Post

Presenter/Promoter of the Year

The Linda (Peter Hughes)

Caffè Lena (Sarah Craig)

Eighth Step (Margie Rosenkranz)

Guthrie Bell Productions (Greg Bell)

Step Up Presents (Ted Etoll)

Strand Theater (Jonathan Newell)

Seasonal Outdoor Venue/Concert Series

Alive at Five

APAC - Athens Summer Concert Series at Riverfront Park

Jazz on Jay

Lake George Arts Project Summer Concert Series
Music Haven Concert Series
Freedom Park Summer Concert Series

Radio Station of the Year


WAMC 90.3

WCDB 90.9

WEQX 102.7

WEXT 97.7

WRPI 91.5

Radio DJ of the Year (terrestrial or streaming)

Andy Gregory

Chris Wienk

Jeff Morad

Jim Barrett

Pearson Constantino

Tim Coakley

Rob Smittix

Arts Publication of the Year (print, TV or new media)


Nippertown (Daily Gazette)

NYS Music

Preview (Times Union)

The Spot 518

Xperience Monthly

Music Journalist of the Year

Don Wilcock

Jim Shahen Jr.

Kirsten Ferguson

Lucas Garrett

Michael Hochanadel

Pete Mason

Music Photographer of the Year

Frank Cavone

Jarron Childs

Kiki Vassilakis

Kylie Spinelli

Leif Zurmuhlen

Rudy Lu

Stephanie Bartik

Classical Artist/Ensemble of the Year

Albany Symphony Orchestra

Albany Pro Musica

Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz

Maria Riccio Bryce

Musicians of Ma'alwyck
Schenectady-Saratoga Symphony Orchestra

World Music Artist of the Year

Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra


Jordan Taylor Hill

Maria Zemantauski

Novus Cantus
Taína Asili

Zorbas Trio

RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year

B.C. and the Wholesome Hucksters

Buggy Jive

Ethan Crowley

Hammerhead Horns

The E-Block
Victory Soul Orchestra

DJ of the Year


DJ HollyW8D



DJ Trumastr

Intell Hayesfield

Party Cover Band of the Year

Funk Evolution

Garland Nelson and Soul Session

New York Players

Off The Record

The Accents

The Ill Funk Ensemble

Cover Band of the Year

Diva & The Dirty Boys

Donna Tritico Band


Lucid Street

The Refrigerators

Vinyl Vault

Hip Hop/Rap Artist of the Year

B. Chaps & Freedom Stratton


JB!! aka Dirty Moses


Sime Gezus

Soo Do Koo

Americana Artist of the Year

Brule County Bad Boys

Rob Beaulieu Band

Dan Carr and the Cure for Asthma

Laura Leigh Band

Little Saints

Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band

Solo or Duo Artist of the Year

Angelina Valente

As Iz


Caity Gallagher

Cassandra Kubinski

Girl Love

Peter Annello

Solo or Duo Performer of the Year (Covers)

Carmen Lookshire

Jeff Brisbin

Keanen Stark & Orion Kribs

Marcus Ruggiero

Maurizio Russomanno
Tim Wechgelaer & Chris Carey

Jazz Artist of the Year

Chuck Lamb

David Gleason
Hot Club of Saratoga

Joe Barna

Keith Pray

Matt Niedbalski

Jam Band of the Year

Annie in the Water

Glass Pony


Timbre Coup

Tops of Trees

TV Doctors

Blues Artist of the Year

Amy Ryan Band

Lou’s Blues

Mark & Jill

Matt Mirabile

Rich Ertelt and Blues Express

Silver Chain

Country/Bluegrass Artist of the Year

Alice Sorensen

David J

Heather Richards

Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

Shannon Roy

The Bluebillies

The Gibson Brothers

Rock/Pop Artist of the Year

Carm Grasso




Seize Atlantis


Alt/Indie Artist of the Year



Bruiser & Bicycle



Sky Furrows

Folk/Traditional Artist of the Year

Carolyn Shapiro

Dan Berggren

Deb Cavanaugh

Dust Bowl Faeries

Hold On Honeys

Lost Radio Rounders

Songwriter of the Year

Steve Candlen

TJ Foster

Angelina Valente

Sawyer Fredericks

Reese Fulmer

As Iz

Jennifer Maher Coleman

Shannon Roy

Music Video of the Year

“Look Out” — Architrave

“Don’t Quit Your Day Job” — Buggy Jive

“Hollywood” — Millington

“Cyanide Hotel” — Dust Bowl Fairies

“Scam Likely” — Jes Hudak

“Ultraterrestrial” — JB!! aka Dirty Moses

“Ingloria” — simplemachine

“If I Had a Time Machine” — Kieran Rhodes

Album of the Year

Shine on — Steve Candlen & Malcolm Burn

Suburban Mayhem — E.R.I.E.

Out of My Mind and Into Yours — Architrave

A Woman’s Soul — Shannon Roy

Sing — Angelina Valente

The Calling — Joe Barna Quintet

The In Between — Keith Pray

Darkest Hour — The Gibson Brothers

Record of the Year

“Seven Seas” – SIRSY

"World is On Fire" – E.R.I.E. (feat. Sydney Worthley)

“I’ve Come to Realize” — Art LaFleur

“Golden Tree” – Sawyer Fredericks

“Wanna Be There” – Ria Curley (feat. Chad Lefkowitz-Brown)

“Dove” – Girl Love

“Bottom of the Ocean” – Glass Pony

“Conditional” — Amanda Case