And the Winners Are: 2014 SAMMY’s

As award season is upon us, it is our pleasure to share with you the very talented recipients of the 2014 SAMMY Awards that were handed out March 7th at the Palace Theatre in Syracuse, NY.  The SAMMY’s were founded in 1993 by Frank Malfitano.  Groups and artists are invited to submit their work  for consideration and recognition.  Categories span multiple genres of music, and area musicians and artists are recognized and celebrated in the number one musical event in the Syracuse area.

SAMMY Awards 2014 Photo by Luaps Lens

As award shows go, this one is no different boosting a red carpet event, live acts, and festivities celebrating the creative arts in the Syracuse area.  This year’s performers included the likes of Mike McKay Band, Brownskin Band, Pale Green Stars, The Goonies, and the Flashcubes to name a few.

Pale Green Stars Perform at the SAMMY Awards – Photo by Luaps Lens

would like to extend our congratulations to all the nominees and recipients of this years awards.

Founder’s Award: The Madisons

Best Pop: Sir Magnus

Best Country: Mick Fury & Midnight Moonshine

Best Jazz: Jesse Collins Quartet

Best Hip-Hop: Tall Bucks

Best Blues: Mark Doyle (“Pushin'”)

Best R&B: Erika Lovette

Best Metal: Era

Best Americana (tie): Ruddy Well Band; Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb

Best Alternative: 4 Point 0

Best Rock: Elephant Mountain

Best Recording Other Styles: Duo L’Adour

People’s Choice for Best Artist: Ruddy Well Band

People’s Choice for Best Venue: Shifty’s

Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist: Rabbit in the Rye