2019 Veer Music Awards Results

2019 Veer Music Awards Results

(A capacity crowd at Granby Theatre in Norfolk for the Veer Music Awards. Photo by Ray White)

By Jeff Maisey

Veer Magazine presented its 8th annual Music Awards on February 12 at Granby Theater in Norfolk. 

Local bands, musicians, and industry folks in nearly 40 categories received awards. For the first time in the awards’ history no band won more than one award. Another first: a tie. Jae Sinnett’s roots-driven, bluesy “Americana Groove Project” and Turncoat Syndicate rockin’ “The Life You Wanted” each were given Album of the Year honors.   

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Combine for its nationally distributed “Norfolk, VA” album released 25 years ago on Caroline Records. The Industry Award was presented to Debra Persons for her work on the museum-like Hardcore Norfolk exhibit at Slover Library. Drummer Steve Archer received the Musician’s Musician Award this year for his years of helping students and other musicians. Archer also hit the road last summer in Sandra Bernhard’s back-up band. 

And now, here are the 2019 Veer Music Awards results…

 

Album of the Year (Top 10) 

1 (tie) Jae Sinnett, “The Americana Groove Project” 

1 (tie) Turncoat Syndicate, “The Life You Wanted”

3 The Chong Band, “Part 2” 

4 Buddha Council, “True Love”

5 Brian Grilli, “Deep South Symphony”

6 Freedom Hawk, “Beast Remains” 

7 Pain in the Yeahs, “Dopamine Noir” 

8 Bobby Black Hat Walters, “Put on Your Red Shoes”

9 In Layman Terms, “Strong Roots”

10 Myra Smith, “Sunday Kind of Love”

  

EP of the Year (Top 10) 

1 Roebuck, “Sweet Gnarly”

2 The Lifehacks, “Glad” 

3 Runnin’ Shine, “The D” 

4 Snake Mountain Revival, “Snake Mountain Revival” 

5 Demons, “Made in the USA” 

6 K’Bana Blaq, “Love Over Hate” 

7 Moaning Lisas, “Extra Cheese” 

8 Berries, “Good Things” 

9 Logan Vath, “Lost on Leaving” 

10 Starcoast, “Glow” 

 

Song of the Year (Top 10) 

1 “Send Me,” Every King & Commoner 

2 “The War,” Bennett Wales & The Relief 

3 “All Packed Up for the Trip,” Roy Ira Moats & The Moats Dogs 

4 “Runnin’ Shine,” Runnin’ Shine

5 “Little Miss Sunshine,” Court Street Company

6 “Log on the Fire,” Buddha Council

7 “I Still Believe,” Shelly Vonne

8 “Relax, This Won’t Hurt,” Turncoat Syndicate

9 “Old Souls,” The Chong Band

10 “Love Over Hate,” K’bana Blaq

 

Music Video of the Year (Top 10) 

1 Moaning Lisas, “Shelf Life Baby”

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3 Ladada, “Heaven on the Rocks”

4 K’Bana Blaq, “Let Them Go” 

5 The Lonely Teardrops, “Vampire Cowboy” 

6 Buddha Council, “Log on the Fire”

7 Court Street Company, “Fall Away”

8 It’s Tha Koncept, “I Got Soul” 

9 Pain in the Yeahs, “Anyone but You” 

10 Teezy So Dope, “Happy 2 B Here”

 

National Touring

Last Bison

 

Producer of the Year   

Joe Talley

 

IndiePop

Pain in the Yeahs

 

Metal

Freedom Hawk

 

Rock 

The Chong Band

 

Garage/Punk

Norfolk Nightmares

 

Psychedelic

Snake Mountain Revival

 

Jazz

Jennifer Gammill

 

R&B

The Fuzz Band

 

Hip Hop

Teezy So Dope

 

Americana

Fox & The Bear

 

Country

Runnin’ Shine

 

Acoustic/Folk 

Roy Ira Moats & The Moatdogs

 

Blues/Roots

Bobby “Black Hat” Walters

 

Electronic

Crash Mosaic

 

Experimental

From Overseas

 

Cover Band

The Deloreans

 

World Music

Buddha Council

 

Gospel/Spiritual

The Chosen Few

 

Open Mic Night 

Big Woody’s w/Karl Werne

 

Live Performer

Bennett Wales & The Relief

 

DJ/MC

DJ Bee/Fresh Radio

 

Media Promoting Local Music

Hampton Roads Show

 

Music Venue Small (Under 300)

Taphouse Grill Norfolk

 

Music Venue Medium (300 to 1,000)

Boathouse Live!

 

Music Venue Large (Non-arena, 1,000 or More) 

The NorVa

 

Local Music Indie Promoter

151 Productions

 

Outdoor Festival (inclusion of local bands)

American Music Festival

 

Music Series

Out of the Box @ Sandler Center

 

Music Instrument Retailer 

Alpha Music

 

Photography Posed

“K’bana Blaq” by Glenn Woodell

 

Photography Live

“Waxing Poetics” by Beth Austin