Nominations revealed for New England Music Awards

, Staff

Organizers for the New England Music Awards have revealed the full list of nominees for the 2013 ceremony. Leading the way with three nominations each are Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Anais Micthell, Ryan Montbleu Band and Air Traffic Controller. Dispatch, Caravan of Thieves, Adam Ezra Group and Karmin each earned two.

Now in its second year, the New England Music Awards celebrate the local music scene with awards in 23 categories. After a nominating committee selected the nominees, the winners will now be determined by the general public through online voting at the event’s official website. Music fans can vote for one act in each category and will be limited to one ballot per computer. Voting will close on March 15.

Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, Ryan Montbleau Band, Dispatch, Adam Ezra Group and Brown Bird will each compete for the top prize of “Band of the Year”. The New England Music Awards will also award a “Best In State” award for bands represented each of the six states of New England (none of the “Band of the Year” nominees are nominated in the “Best In State” categories).

The Album of the Year nominees are Air Traffic Controller for Nordo, Dispatch for Circle Around The Sun, Mitchell for Young Man in America, Ryan Montbleau Band for For Higher and Grace Potter and The Nocturnals for The Lion, The Beats, The Beat.

The full list of nominees is available below.

Winners will be announced at ceremony to be held at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, April 13. The event will feature performances from ten New England acts with the Adam Ezra Group, Hot Day At The Zoo, Sarah Blacker, The Alternate Routes and The Luxury already confirmed. More acts will be added over the next couple of months. Tickets for the event are now on sale through the venue’s box office and website for $10 and $15.

2013 New England Music Awards Nominees

Band of the Year

Brown Bird
Adam Ezra Group
Ryan Montbleau Band
Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Album of the Year

Nordo – Air Traffic Controlller
Circle Around The Sun – Dispatch
Young Man in America – Anais Mitchell
For Higher – Ryan Montbleau Band
The Lion, The Beats, The Beat – Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Song of the Year
“Hurry Hurry” – Air Traffic Controller
“Raise The Dead” – Caravan of Thieves
“Brokenhearted” – Karmin
“Yeah Man” – Ryan Montbleau Band
“Never Go Back” – Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

New Act of the Year
Sarah Borrello
Dressed for The Occasion
Lit On The Flash
The Unholy III

Live Act of the Year

Bronze Radio Return
Adam Ezra Group
The Hollow Glow
Rustic Overtones
Frank Viele

Producer of the Year

Sean McLaughlin
Anthony J Resta
Ed Valauskas
Jonathan Wyman

Songwriter of the Year

Antje Duvekot
Adam Jensen
Becky Kessler
Anais Mitchell
Matt Nathanson

Male Performer of the Year
Slaid Cleaves
Will Dailey
James Montgomery
Matt Nathanson
Chris Trapper

Female Performer of the Year
Sarah Blacker
Sarah Borges
Amy Heidemann (of Karmin)
Anais Mitchell
Shea Rose

Blues Act of the Year
Dave Keller Band
James Montgomery
Peter Parcek
Ten Foot Polecats
Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band

Jazz Act of the Year

Amanda Carr
Alan Evans Trio
Isaac Young Quartet
Grace Kelly
Dale LePage

Country Act of the Year
Krista Angelucci
The Tom Dixon Band
Kiley Evans
Nicole Frechette
Natalie Turgeon Band

Hip Hop Act of the Year
1982 Termanology Statik Selektah
Big Shug
Moe Pope
The Urban Nerdz

Rock Act of the Year
The Alternate Routes
Bow Thayer and The Perfect Train Wreck
Gone For Days
Mean Creek
Mellow Bravo

Pop/Indie Act of the Year

Air Traffic Controller
Gentlemen Hall
In Like Lions
Mates of State
Spencer and the School Spirit Mafia

Folk/Roots act of the Year
Caravan of Theives
David Wax Museum
Eilen Jewel Band
Girls, Guns, and Glory
Trickey Britches

Hardcore/Metal Act of the Year

Age of End
Dead Season
A Faylene SKy
Half Past Human

Best In State – Connecticut

Chasing Carmen
Chris MacKay and The Tone Shifters
Echo and Drake
Forgotten By Friday
Poor Old Shine

Best In State – Maine

Anna and The Diggs
Dilly Dilly
The Mallett Brothers
The Toughcats
The Veayo Twins

Best In State – Massachusetts
Animal Talk
Abbie Barrett and The Last Date
The Brew
McAlister Drive

Best In State – New Hampshire

A Simple Complex
Ghost Dinner Band
Charlotte Locke
MB Padfield
Roots of Creation

Best In State – Rhode Island

Fall and Bounce
Joe Fletcher and The Wrong Reason
Math The Band
Pat McGee Band
The Mighty Good Boys

Best In State – Vermont
All the Real Girls
Zack DuPont
Chad Hollister Band

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