Friday, February 24, 2006

Jammy Nominations

I reported earlier on the initial artist line-up for the 6th annual Jammy awards, now here of the nominations for the awards.....

Tour of the Year

Allman Brothers Band / moe., Summer

Big Summer Classic Tour (String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Umphrey's McGee, New Monsoon, and Xavier Rudd)

Benevento Russo Duo with Mike Gordon, December

Trio! (Bela Fleck, Stanley Clarke, Jean-Luc Ponty)

Voodoo Caravan (Gov’t Mule with Robert Randolph & The Family Band, MMW, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, Benevento/Russo Duo and Xavier Rudd)

Widespread Panic, Fall

Live Album of the Year

Gomez- Out West

The Mars Volta- Scab Dates

Matisyahu- Live at Stubbs

New Monsoon- Live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Widespread Panic- Live at Myrtle Beach

Wilco- Kicking Television

Studio Album of the Year

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals- Cold Roses

Benevento Russo Duo- Best Reason To Buy The Sun

Brothers Past- This Feeling's Called Goodbye

Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon- Sixty Six Steps

My Morning Jacket- Z

North Mississippi Allstars- Electric Blue Watermelon

Song of the Year

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals-“Magnolia Mountain”

Benevento Russo Duo-“Becky”

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals-“Toothbrush And My Table”

My Morning Jacket-"Off the Record"

North Mississippi Allstars-“Hurry Up Sunrise”

Tea Leaf Green-“Taught To Be Proud”

Live Performance of the Year

Comes A Time, A Celebration of the Music and Spirit of Jerry Garcia Greek Theater, Berkeley, California, 9/24/05

Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, Jon Medeski, Dave Schools and Skerik, Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 2/2/05

moe. Tsunami Relief Benefit, Roseland Ballroom, NYC, 2/10/05 (with Trey Anastasio, Sam Bush, Jennifer Hartswick, John Medeski and Ray Paczkowski)

Phil Lesh & Friends, Vegoose, Las Vegas, NV, 10/29/05

My Morning Jacket, Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/11/05

The Word, Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/12/05

Archival Album of the Year

Allman Brothers Band- 5/1/73

Grateful Dead-Fillmore West 1969 The Complete Recordings

Legion of Mary-The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary

moe.-Warts and All 4

Thelonious Monk Quartet: Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

Phish-Live at Madison Square Garden New Year's Eve 1995

DVD of the Year

Les Claypool - 5 Gallons of Diesel

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home

Traffic - The Last Great Traffic Jam

Umphrey's McGee- Wrapped Around Chicago

Keller Williams – Sight

Frank Zappa- Dub Room Special

New Groove

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Green Lemon

Pnuma Trio

Rose Hill Drive

Ten Mile Tide

Xavier Rudd

Not sure that anyone really cares who wins these things - it's more of a formality to give some time to set up the stage for the next performance then anything else. It is nice to see that they looked beyond the normal 'jamband' acts for some of this stuff. You can vote for the awards here.

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