Forty-eight nominee entries for the 2011 Syracuse Area Music (Sammy) Awards have been received and distributed among 11 categories spanning pop to hip-hop. Potential winners are in the running for awards which will be presented on Friday, Nov. 11, (11-11-11, get it?), 7 p.m., at the OnCenter Ballroom, 800 S. State St. Tickets cost $15.
The nominees include:
Best Pop: Kristin Turo; Kim Monroe & Chris Eves; Tommy Connors; South Bay; White Picket Fence
Best Country: Christopher Ames; The Easy Ramblers; Greg Hoover; Just Joe
Best Jazz: Tom Bronzetti Band; Kevin Dorsey Collective
Best Metal: One Last Shot; Earth Crisis; Shooting Hemlock; Torment the Vein; Feeding Affliction
Best Blues: Mark Cloutier; Master Thieves; The Chris Terra Band; Mark Doyle and the Maniacs
Best Alternative: 4 Point O; The Scarlet Ending; God Astray; Catastrophe Me; Independent Louis
Best Hip-Hop/Rap: Sophistafunk; Decoy; Powder Jay; Double-J/A.O.D. Team; Anormous
Best Rock: Silent Fury; Stone Soul Foundation; Elephant Mountain; Just a Memory; Michael P. Ryan
Best R&B: Dave Hanlon’s Cookbook; Isreal Hagan; Brownskin Band
Best Americana: Chad Bradshaw Band; Stiv Morgan; Dan Duggan; Andrew and Noah Van Norstrand; Loren Barrigar
Best Recording, Other Style: William Nicholson; Leper Pony; Turnip Stampede; Samba Laranja; Ceili Rain To purchase tickets and for more information on the Sammys, visit syracuseareamusic.com —Jessica Novak
EDITOR’S NOTE: Music editor Jessica Novak visits this week’s CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival in New York City and will be posting updates to NewTimesMusic on Twitter and the Syracuse New Times’ Facebook page. And for those who attended the Oct. 15 Chris Robinson Brotherhood show at the Westcott Theater, check out Christopher Baker’s review at www.syracusenewtimes.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your own comments on the ex-Black Crowes’ concert in the ’Cuse.