City Slang: DMA Winners

No huge surprises from the DMA’s this year, although there were some great performances from Amy Gore & Her Valentines / Gorevette, Savage Grace, and thePleasure Seekers / Cradle. The winners in full were:

Outstanding Folk Artist/Group
Jill Jack

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist
Billy Brandt ( guitar/ mandolin )

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording
Billy Brandt “Way Down the Hole”

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter
Jill Jack

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist
Jill Jack

Outstanding Blues Artist/Group
Thornetta Davis

Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist
Jim McCarty (guitar)

Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording
Jim McCarty & Friends “Live at Callahan’s”

Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter
Eliza Neals

Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist
Thornetta Davis

Outstanding R&B Artist/Group
The Howling Diablos

Outstanding Classical Composer
Scott Gwinnell

Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist
bugs Beddow (trombone)

Outstanding Classical Recording
Sarana VerLin “Rivers of Fire”

Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble
The Motor City Brass Quintet

Outstanding Classical Vocalist
Trish Shandor

Outstanding Community Orchestra
Michigan Philharmonic

Outstanding Country Artist/Group
Ty Stone & the Truth

Outstanding Country Instrumentalist
Brian “Roscoe“ White (guitar)

Outstanding Country Recording
TIE: Julianne Ankley “Vivid”
The Orbitsuns “Give the Orbitsuns What They Want”

Outstanding Country Songwriter
Ty Stone

Outstanding Country Vocalist
Ty Stone

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group

Outstanding Electronic/Dance DJ
DJ Pleasure Kitten

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording
Cybertrybe “White Rabbit Viagra Mix“

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer
Gabe Gonzalez

Outstanding Anthology/Compilation/Reissue
Bob Seger “Live Bullet“ ( Capital )

Outstanding Live Performance
Satori Circus

Outstanding Live Sound Technician
Neil “T’ Sever

Outstanding Local Record Label
Mack Avenue Records

Outstanding National Major Label Album
Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce da 5’9” “Hell: The Sequel“ ( Shady/Innerscope)

Outstanding National Single
Mayer Hawthorne “The Walk“

Outstanding National Small/Independent Label Album
Dennis Coffey “Dennis Coffey (Strut)

Outstanding Record Producer
Tino Gross

Outstanding Recording Studio
Harmonie Park

Outstanding Video / Independent Budget (Under $10,000)
Howling Diablos “Mr. Right Now“

Outstanding Video / Major Budget (Over $10,000)
Kid Rock “Care“

Outstanding Tribute Band
Danny D & the Vagabonds (Rod Stewart tribute)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act
Sweet Crystal

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician
Demetrius Krayon Nabors (keyboards)
Marq Speck (keyboards)

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording
David Winans ll “Find the Water“

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter
God’s Army

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist
Sonnie Day

Outstanding Jazz Composer
Scott Gwinnell

Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist
TIE: Phil Hale (keyboards)
Damon Warmack (bass)

Outstanding Jazz Recording
Patrick Prouty “New American Daydream“

Outstanding Jazz Vocalist
Sky Covington

Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist/Group
Brothers Groove

Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group
Hot Club of Detroit

Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/Group

Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ
DJ Psycho

Outstanding Hip-Hop MC

Outstanding Urban/Funk Artist/Group
Howling Diablos

Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician
Skeeto Valdez (drums)

Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter
Tino Gross

Outstanding Urban/Funk Vocalist

Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording
Howling Diablos “Ultra Sonic Gas Can”

Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist
Skeeto Valdez (drums)

Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording
Howling Diablos “Ultra Sonic Gas Can“

Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter
Tino Gross

Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist
Rachel May

Metal/Hard Rock Artist/Group
60 Second Crush

Industrial Artist/Group

Rock/Pop Artist/Group
The Hard Lessons

National Indie Label Rock Artist/Group
Carolyn Striho

Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group
Roots Vibration

Outstanding World Artist/Group
Luis Resto

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist
Muruga Booker (drums/percussion)

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Recording
Sarana VerLin “Kyrie“ (world mix)

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter
Luis Resto
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist

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