More than 30 people showed up to the Dickson Theater last night (actually, a lot more than 30. 1000?) to celebrate another year of rock and roll, hip-hop, alt-country, funk, jazz, and 400 other genres of awesome music in Fayetteville at the 15th Annual Northwest Arkansas Music Awards.
Over 4,000 beers were consumed, and millions of awards were given out to the thousands of musicians there.
I’ve never been good with numbers.
In all seriousness, the 2010 NAMA’s were a huge success. 3 Penny Acre took home Band of the Year, Album of the Year, and former 3 Penny Acre member Shannon Wurst took home the NAMA for Best Singer/Songwriter Female.
Benjamin Del Shreve added to his NAMA collection, winning best Rock Band, and Best Male Vocalist, and his brother Randall took home the Best Singer/Songwriter – Male this year. The full list of winners is below. Congrats, everyone.
Singer/Songwriter – Male: Randall Shreve
Singer/Songwriter – Female : Shannon Wurst
Female Vocalist in a Band: Opal Fly
Male Vocalist in a Band: Benjamin Del Shreve
Special Achievement Award: Jones TV – Front Row
Jazz: Matt Smith Trio
Urban: Hardaway and the Commoners
R&B/Blues: Leah & The Mojo Doctors
Lifetime Achievement: Lois Stratton and the late Dayton Stratton (promoters)
Southern Rock Band: The Bob Kramer Incident
Electronic/Groove : DJ Shortfuze
Party Band: Boom Kinetic
Lifetime Achievement: Liz Lottmann
Jam/World: 1 oz Jig
Indie/Alternative: The Great Scotts
Hall of Fame: DJ Soulfree
Rock: Benjamin Del Shreve
Funk: Fayetteville Funk Ensemble
Metal/Hard Rock: Deadbird
Roots/Americana : Cletus Got Shot
Punk: Well, Well, Well
Hall of Fame: Maud Crawford
Hall of Fame: Dwight Chalmers (producer)
Best Producer: Adam Putman
Best New Band: Big Bad Gina
Album of the Year: 3 Penny Acre – 3 Penny Acre
Band of the Year: 3 Penny Acre
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