April 24th, 2008 at 11:43 pm
Joe Giles accepts a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards on April 24. Photos by Kevin Kinder, Northwest Arkansas Times.
Here are the results from the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards that took place April 24 at the Dickson Theater in Fayetteville.
The event featured performances by Luda, the Pope County Bootleggers, One Oz. Jig, The Memphis Pencils and Benjamin Del Shreve, who took home male Best Male Vocalist, Best Album and Best Pop Rock Band and Best Band of the Year Awards.
Earning a lifetime achievement award was Joe Giles, leader of Joe Giles and the Homewreckers.
Congratulations to all those who were honored this evening.
In the order the awards were presented:
Best Singer/Songwriter, male: Jeff Kearney
Best Singer/Songwriter, female: Sarah Hughes
Hall of Fame inductee No. 1: Effron White
Best Female Vocalist: Leah Spears (of Leah and the Mojo Doctors)
Best Roots/Americana Band: Sarah Hughes Band
Best Jazz Band: Matt Smith Trio
Best Rock/R&B/Blues Band: The Eoff Brothers Band
Best Jam/World Music Band: Joseph Israel
Hall of Fame inductee No. 2: Ocie Fisher and the Hipp Dogs
Lifetime Achievement Award: Joe Giles
Best Male Vocalist: Benjamin Del Shreve
Best Power Rock/Southern Rock Band: Maud Crawford
Best Metal/Hard Rock Band: Wrought
Best Pop Rock Band: (tie) Apartment 5 and Benjamin Del Shreve
Best Indie/Ambient Band: The.Radio.Sky
Jeff Kearney performed with his band, One Oz. Jig, at the NAMA ceremony. Kearney was honored as the year’s top male singer/songwriter and was also inducted into the NAMA Hall of Fame with one of his bands, the Flip Off Pirates.
Hall of Fame inductee No. 3: Flipoff Pirates
Best Electronic/Groove Band: Fayetteville Funk Ensemble
Best None of the Above Band: Six Hung Sprung
Best Band of the Year: Benjamin Del Shreve
Best Producer/Studio: The Listen Lab
Best New Band: A Good Fight
Best Album of the Year: Benjamin Del Shreve