New England Music Awards Winners 2015

by Brian B.

What an incredible night of music and fun at Showcase Live in Foxborough for the New England Music Awards last Saturday night!  Our congratulations to all the winners.

WINNERS of 4th Annual New England Music Awards

The Scene Award ~Winner Chris DeSimone

Presented annually to an individual or organization for their outstanding dedication, involvement and contribution to the New England music scene.

The Grassroots Award ~Winner: Grace Morrison

Presented annually to an individual or institution who through music and performance has demonstrated a dedication to humanitarian causes.

The Decade Award ~Winner: Chip McCabe

Presented annually to an individual who over the last ten years has distinguished him or herself as a celebrated staple of the New England music industry.

1450914_571182319647955_8873479501179004766_nAn enormous amount of effort goes into the production of this Awards show, so we want to express our appreciation for the efforts of the NEMA team including Joe Graham, Mike Flynn, John Fleming, and LeAnne Piepiora for all that they do.   You guys rock!

In the photo: from left to right Mike Flynn, Joseph Graham, John Fleming.

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Band of the Year- The Shana Stack Band

Album of the Year- National Throat/Will Dailey

Song of the Year- Sunken Ship/Will Dailey

Producer of the Year- Brian Coombes

Songwriter of the Year- Elison Jackson

Male Performer of the Year- Dan Blakeslee

Female Performer of the Year- Anna Lombard

Live Act of the Year- Aldous Collins Band

New Act of the Year- West End Blend

Roots Act of the Year- Dusty Gray Band

Country Act of the Year- North of Nashville

Pop Act of the Year- Pat & The Hats

Rock Act of the Year- We Were Astronauts

Jazz Act of the Year- Los Sugar Kings

Blues Act of the Year- Mr. Nick & The Dirty Tricks

Hip Hop Act of the Year- Lady Essence

Metal Act of the Year- A Simple Complex

Best in State: Massachusetts High Hopes Band

Best in State: Rhode Island The Rare Occasions

Best in State: New Hampshire Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Best in State: Maine Hilton Park

Best in State: Vermont The Vacant Lots

Best in State: Connecticut The Meadows Brothers

2015 NEMA Honor Award Winners

The Scene Award ~Winner Chris DeSimone

Presented annually to an individual or organization for their outstanding dedication, involvement and contribution to the New England music scene.

The Grassroots Award ~Winner: Grace Morrison

Presented annually to an individual or institution who through music and performance has demonstrated a dedication to humanitarian causes.

The Decade Award ~Winner: Chip McCabe

Presented annually to an individual who over the last ten years has distinguished him or herself as a celebrated staple of the New England music industry.

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