Warren Haynes, Grace Potter to host Jammy Awards
Organizers have nailed down the particulars for the 7th Annual Jammy Awards, and have tapped Allman Brothers Band/ Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes to host the show with 2006 Best New Groove Jammy Award winner Grace Potter.
Set to take place May 7 at New York City's WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, the ceremony will yield winners in nine categories, all of which will be determined by votes cast at the official Jammys website.
"Like the scene that it celebrates, the Jammys is a true grassroots event," Jammy Awards co-founder, Dean Budnick--editor-in-chief of Jambands.com and senior editor of Relix--said in a prepared statement. "Ever since Year One, the awards have been voted upon by the discerning ears of the fans."
Nominees include: the Beastie Boys for Studio Album of the Year (for last year's "The Mix-Up," an instrumental set); Neil Young for Archival Album of the Year, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings for Studio Album of the Year.
Show hosts Potter and Haynes are both up for awards as well, with Potter's song "Ah Mary" garnering a nod in the Song of the Year category, and Gov't Mule's set at last year's Bonnaroo festival scoring a place in the Live Performance of the Year category.
Iconic jam band Phish will be honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Award presentation, according to a press release.
The performer's for this year's event will be announced in the coming weeks, according to organizers.
A list of nominees follows:
Live Performance of the Year
Gov't Mule with John Paul Jones, Bob Weir, Michael Franti, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Luther Dickinson, Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/17/07
Led Zeppelin, O2 Arena, London, 12/10/07
Phil Lesh & Friends with Trey Anastasio, Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY, 10/20/07
Soul Stew Revival with Luther Dickinson, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 12/31/07
SuperJam (Ben Harper, John Paul Jones and ?uestlove), Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/16/07
USTORM Benefit, The Park West, Chicago, IL 3/31/07
Tour of the Year
Allman Brothers Band/RatDog
D.U.M.B.- The Disco Biscuits and Umphrey's McGee
Gov''t Mule with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals- Mighty High Tour
Solid Blues Tour- Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, The North Mississippi All-Stars & Joe Krown
The String Cheese Incident- Summer
Widespread Panic- Fall
Studio Album of the Year
"Dream," Keller Williams
"From the Corner to the Block," Galactic
"100 Days, 100 Nights," Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
"Page McConnell," Page McConnell
"The Conch," moe.
"The Mix-Up," Beastie Boys
Live Album of the Year
"Bringing It Home," Bonerama
"Brothers of a Feather: Live at the Roxy," Chris & Rich Robinson
"Escaping the Sargasso Sea," Lotus
"Live at the Murat," Umphrey's McGee
"Live at Tonic," Marco Benevento
"Live in the Northeast," Hot Buttered Rum
(A composition first appearing on an official release in 2007.)
"Ah Mary," Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
"Cadillac," Keller Williams
"Circles," JJ Grey & MOFRO
"Heavy Rotation," Page McConnell
"Telling Sue," Assembly of Dust
DVD of the Year
"Immagine in Cornice: Picture in a Frame," Pearl Jam
"JamCam Chronicles," Jam Cruise 5
"Keep on Marchin,'" North Mississippi Allstars
"Progressions", The Disco Biscuits
"Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth"
"Years in Your Ears ...a story of Leftover Salmon"
Archival Album of the Year
"Boston Common, 8-17-71," The Allman Brothers Band
"Live at Massey Hall 1971," Neil Young
"Three from the Vault," The Grateful Dead
"Vegas 96," Phish
"Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 2"
"Warts & All 5," moe.
Download of the Year Award - Presented By eMusic
Benevento Russo Duo, American Babies, Apollo, "Cold Turkey 150,"
Keller Williams and Michael Franti, "Sunshine" (Relix.com/radio)
"Nawlins Funkmasters 4/29/07, Howlin Wolf, New Orleans, 4/29/07" (Digitalsoundboard.net)
"Music for the Planet: a nugs.net benefit for Rock the Earth" (Nugs.net)
"Headphones Jam," Phish (Livephish.com)
Tractorbeam, "Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA, 6/26/07" (Livedownloads.com/Bisco)
Widespread Panic, "Driving Songs, Vol. 1- Summer 2007" (Livewidespreadpanic.com)
(Selections drawn from the 2007 New Groove of The Month bands at Jambands.com)
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