2022 Listen Up Winners and Nominees

Thank you to everyone who came out to the inaugural Listen Up Awards! Here are your 2022 Listen Up winners and nominees. While some artists won awards, everybody won.

Everything from the nominees to the winners were nominated by YOU, the fans. A people’s choice award format that makes it interactive and fair. The night was about celebrating the collective of ALL musical acts that exist in the Capital Region and bringing everyone together from all aspects of the industry. The best way to support our scene is to spread nothing but positivity along with acknowledging things that could be improved. Presenters and winners shared their love for the scene we have with breathtaking speeches.

Huge thank you to Jenn and Justin Miller for being gracious enough to let us host the Listen Up awards at Lark Hall, one of the most exciting music venues in Albany, NY. Thank you to all the fans and bands for coming out and partying in the name of local music! Check out the full list of nominees and winners below:

 

Winners/Nominees:

Favorite Solo/Duo:

  • Marty Wendell
  • Mark Emanatian
  • Sean Rowe
  • Nick Bisanz Music
  • Josh Casano
  • Curious Comet
  • SIRSY – WINNER

Solo Duo Covers:

  • Jeremy Walz & Mark Emanatian – WINNER
  • North Alen Duo
  • Brian Kane
  • Pat Decker
  • Midnight Radio
  • Geo

Favorite Party Band:

  • Lawn Sausages
  • The Refrigerators – WINNER
  • Soul Sky
  • Mike and the Monsters
  • Off the record
  • GROOVESTICK(Groovebeats)

Favorite Country Bluegrass:

  • Northern Borne – WINNER
  • Marty Wendell
  • Jim Gaudet
  • The Saratoga Strings Band
  • Brule County Bab Boys

Favorite Country Cover Band:

  • Beating The Odds
  • Whiskey Highway
  • Skeeter Creek – WINNER
  • Hammer and Nail

Favorite Rock Cover Band:

  • Soul Sky
  • Legend
  • Brian Kane and the Beginning – WINNER
  • Chris Busone Band
  • Vinyl Vault

Favorite Americana Artist:

  • Eastbound Jesus – WINNER
  • Big Frank and the Bargain Bingers
  • Northern Borne
  • Marty Wendell
  • Deb Cavanaugh

Favorite Rock Pop Band:

  • Sydney Worthley – WINNER
  • Soul Sky
  • The Hard Luck Souls
  • Shortwave Radio
  • The Jagaloons

Favorite Hard Rock Band:

  • Blase Debris
  • Gozer
  • Sly Fox and the Hustlers
  • Joe Mansman and The Midnight Revival Band
  • Ikes Wasted World – WINNER

Favorite Alt/Indie Band:

  • Haunted Cat
  • Laveda
  • Curious Comet
  • The Pine Boys
  • Candy Ambulance – WINNER

Favorite Folk Artist:

  • Deb Cavanaugh Music – WINNER
  • Mark Emanatian
  • Sean Rowe
  • Keanen and Orion
  • Reese Fulmer

Favorite Jazz Artist:

  • Marcus Benoit
  • Joe Barna – WINNER
  • Todd Nelson
  • Brad Monkell
  • Carol Daggs

Favorite Punk Garage Band:

  • The Va Va Voodoos – WINNER
  • The Hauntings
  • Black Cat Elliot
  • Fine Grain
  • Short Wave Radio
  • Lawn Sausages

Favorite Metal Band:

  • TYRANIZE
  • Faced
  • Psychomanteum – WINNER
  • Deveria

Favorite Jam Band:

  • Glass Pony – WINNER
  • Timbre Coup
  • Annie in the Water
  • Hilltop the Band
  • Ampevene

Favorite Blues Act:

  • Brian LaPoint
  • Sly Fox and Hustlers
  • George Fletcher Blues Band
  • Soul Sky – WINNER
  • Dealt The Blues
  • Misty Blues

Favorite R&B/Soul/Funk Act:

  • Victory Soul Orchestra – WINNER
  • Saliyah Itoka
  • The Age
  • Doc Horton
  • Donna Tritico

Favorite Electronica Artist:

  • Hazeyy
  • SM Ink – WINNER
  • Architrave
  • 100 Psychic Dreams

Favorite Performing/Recording DJ:

  • Dj Irod
  • DJ Trumastr
  • Dj Mercury
  • JB aka Dirty Moses
  • Hazeyy – WINNER

Favorite Irish Artist/Band:

  • Kilashandra – WINNER
  • The Mckrells
  • Get Up Jack
  • Hair of the dog
  • Emerald Dawn
  • Celtic Guinness

Favorite Hip Hop Artist:

  • JB Aka Dirty Moses – WINNER
  • Freedom Stratton
  • PNal
  • B.Chaps
  • Lil Timmy
  • Algorithm
  • Mel Peezy

Favorite Grateful Dead Cover Band:

  • Neon Avenue
  • The Deadbeats – WINNER
  • The Wheel
  • Brown Eyed Women
  • Gratefully Yours

Former Rocker Turned Blues Guy:

  • Mark Emanatian – WINNER
  • Rick Bedrosian
  • Andrew Wheeler
  • Sonny Speed
  • Chris Itani
  • Leslie Barkham

Best hair/Make up:

  • Tommy Love
  • Peggy of Troy
  • The Erotics – WINNER
  • Joanna off the record
  • Mike Trash

Most Likely To Fall Off Stage:

  • Johnny Morse – WINNER
  • Mike Trash
  • Tommy Love
  • Alex Mansman
  • Jim Barrett

Best Dressed:

  • Joe Mansman and the Midnight Revival Band
  • Joanna off the record
  • Jeff Prescott – WINNER
  • John Morse
  • Tommy Love

The Most Likely To Owe Club Money:

  • Jeff Prescott
  • The Lawn Sausages – WINNER
  • John Morse
  • Floral Arrangements
  • Underwater Bosses


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