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2024 Eddies Awards Awarded Tonight!

2024 Eddies Awards

Angelina Valente brings home three ’24 Eddies Music Awards
SIRSY and WEXT Radio each won twice Sunday at Proctors ceremony

Saratoga Springs artist Angelina Valente took the most awards home at the 6th annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards on Sunday night (4/21) at Proctors, taking home awards for Solo/Duo Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year.

Other multiple award winners include Indie pop duo SIRSY who received Eddies Music Awards for Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and Record of the Year and WEXT Radio which was named Radio Station of the Year and DJ of the Year for Andy Gregory.

Merit Awards are given each year to music initiatives that don’t fit traditional categories that benefit the community. The Capital Region Blues Network was one of two recipients this year for its Blues in the Libraries initiative. The group has actively promoted the careers and music of blues legends by donating books and compact discs to libraries throughout the region.

Also receiving the Merit Award were Joe Mele and Patti Quade, organizers of the Dustin Mele Memorial Concert. The event has been held annually for a decade to raise funds for local suicide prevention organizations; through the generosity of local musicians who have donated their time and talents over $125,000 has been collected.

In all, over 200 nominees in 34 categories were celebrated. Performing during the event were Ethan Crowley, Hold On Honeys, Cassandra Kubinski, Jocelyn & Chris, Ruth Pelham and The Sugar Hold. DJ Trumastr spun music from—and inspired by—Eddies Music Award winners as well. Emcees were co-producer Kelly Auricchio and Eddies co-founder Jim Murphy.

“First and foremost, the Eddies were created to foster a sense of community and connection,” Murphy said in reflecting on the origins of the event. “And to show appreciation and give recognition. The awards process is an instrument to accomplish those objectives.”

The Eddies Music Awards, part of the Proctors Collaborative, are voted on by members of the local music community. More information is available at theeddiesawards.com.

The recipients of the 2024 Eddies Music Awards:

Electronica Artist of the Year
100 Psychic Dreams

Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year
Blasè DeBris

Metal/Hard Rock Artist of the Year
The Erotics

Live Production Crew of the Year
High Peaks Event Production

Record Label of the Year
Upstate Records

Music Recording Studio of the Year
White Lake Music & Post

Presenter/Promoter of the Year
Caffè Lena - Sarah Craig

Seasonal Outdoor Venues/Concert Series
Music Haven Concert Series

Radio Station of the Year
WEXT 97.7, 106.1

Radio DJ of the Year
Andy Gregory

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

Music Journalist of the Year (tie)
Kirsten Ferguson
Michael Hochanadel

Music Photographer of the Year
Kiki Vassilakis

Classical Artist/Ensemble of the Year
Albany Symphony Orchestra

World Music Artist of the Year
Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra

RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year
The E-Block

DJ of the Year
DJ Trumastr

Party Cover Band of the Year
Garland Nelson and Soul Session

Cover Band of the Year
The Refrigerators

Hip Hop/Rap Artist of the Year
JB!! aka Dirty Moses

Americana Artist of the Year
Reese Fulmer & The Carriage House Band

Solo or Duo Artist of the Year
Angelina Valente

Solo or Duo Performer of the Year (Covers)
Jeff Brisbin

Jazz Artist of the Year
Chuck Lamb

Jam Band of the Year
TV Doctors

Blues Artist of the Year
Mark & Jill

Country/Bluegrass Artist of the Year
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys

Rock/Pop Artist of the Year

Alt/Indie Artist of the Year

Folk/Traditional Artist of the Year
Hold On Honeys

Songwriter of the Year
Angelina Valente

Music Video of the Year
“Don’t Quit Your Day Job” - Buggy Jive

Album of the Year
“Sing” - Angelina Valente

Record of the Year
“Seven Seas” - SIRSY

Merit Award (2 recipients)
Dustin Mele Memorial Concert
Joe Mele and Patti Quade

Blues in the Libraries
Capital Region Blues Network