SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Sean Rowe, Buggy Jive, Girl Blue, and Jocelyn & Chris were the big winners at the 4th-annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards Sunday night at Proctors. Each won two awards; 42 plaques in total were awarded.

Rowe won an Eddies Music Award for Record of the Year for “Squid Tattoo” and Album of the Year for “The Darkness Dressed in Colored Lights.” Girl Blue won Solo or Duo Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Buggy Jive took home an award for best RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year and tied for Music Video of the Year for his song “Tiptoes” with Jocelyn & Chris’ “Sugar and Spice.” Jocelyn & Chris were also given a merit award for their marathon Couch Concert Series during the pandemic, which consisted of over 400 free virtual shows for their fans.

Eddies founder Jim Murphy acknowledged how hard the past two years have been, both professionally and personally, for all those in the music community gathered. “It feels so much better now. Our goal tonight – and over time – is to shine a light on as many of you as possible… and to have fun in the process. Let’s celebrate one another.”

The event returned to the MainStage at Proctors after trimmed-down affairs during the pandemic, including one virtual awards show and one live event at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga.

Award recipients:

  • Solo or Duo Artist of the Year
    • Girl Blue
  • Solo or Duo Performer of the Year (Covers) – tie
    • Steve Candlen
    • Rich Ortiz
  • Party Cover Band of the Year
    • Off The Record
  • DJ of the Year
    • Intell Hayesfield
  • Country/Bluegrass Artist of the Year
    • Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys
  • Country Cover Band of the Year
    • Skeeter Creek
  • Americana Artist of the Year
    • Sara Milonovich & Daisycutter
  • Rock/Pop Artist of the Year
    • Super 400
  • Alt/Indie Artist of the Year
    • The Sea The Sea
  • Folk/Traditional Artist of the Year
    • Carolyn Shapiro
  • Hip Hop/Rap Artist of the Year
    • JB!! aka Dirty Moses
  • Jazz Artist of the Year
    • Hot Club of Saratoga
  • Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year
    • Candy Ambulance
  • Metal/Hard Rock Artist of the Year
    • Bad Mothers
  • Jam Band of the Year
    • Let’s Be Leonard
  • Blues Artist of the Year
    • Mark Tolstrup & Jill Burnham
  • RnB/Soul/Funk Artist of the Year
    • Buggy Jive
  • Electronica Artist of the Year
    • Madeline Darby
  • Classical Artist/Ensemble of the Year
    • Albany Symphony Orchestra
  • World Music Artist of the Year
    • Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra
  • Best Venue Small (up to 299 people)
    • Caffé Lena
  • Best Venue Medium (300-999 people)
    • The Egg
  • Best Venue Large (1,000 people and up)
    • Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
  • Presenter of the Year
    • Super Dark Collective
  • Radio Station of the Year
    • WEXT
  • Radio DJ of the Year (terrestrial or streaming)
    • Andy Gregory
  • Record Label of the Year
    • Upstate Records
  • Live Production Crew of the Year
    • High Peaks Sound Inc.
  • Music Recording Studio of the Year
    • NRS Recording
  • Arts Publication of the Year (print, TV or new media)
    • Nippertown
  • Music Journalist of the Year – tie
    • Indiana Nash (Daily Gazette)
    • Liam Sweeny (Xperience Monthly)
  • Music Photographer of the Year
    • Jim Gilbert
  • Songwriter of the Year
    • Girl Blue
  • Music Video of the Year – tie
    • Buggy Jive – “Tiptoes”
    • Jocelyn & Chris – “Sugar and Spice”
  • Record of the Year
    • Sean Rowe – “Squid Tattoo”
  • Album of the Year
    • Sean Rowe – “The Darkness Dressed in Colored Lights”

MERIT AWARDS

  • John Griffith
    • Bar People
  • DJ Hollyw8d
    • More Music, Less Violence
  • Jocelyn & Chris
    • Pandemic Couch Concert series