2019 San Diego Music Awards Nominees

Best Singer / Songwriter
Evan Diamond
Jessica Lerner
Missy Alcazar
Jimmy Ruelas
Nina Francis
Sarah Rogo
Shane Hall

Best Jazz
Ed Kornhauser
Erika Davies
Euphoria Brass Band
Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
Gilbert Castellanos
Joshua White
Nathan Hubbard

Best Jazz Album
Christopher Hollyday – Telepathy
Danny Green Trio Plus Strings- One Day It Will
Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine – Tasty Tunes
Joe Garrison – The Broken Jar
Mattson 2 – A Love Supreme
Montalban Quintet – Under the River
Peter Sprague String Trio – Samba Andaluza

Best Blues
Bill Magee Blues Band
Casey Hensley
Box Car Chief
Low Volts
Mercedes Moore
Robin Henkel
Stephanie Brown & The Surrealistics

Best Blues Album
Black Market III – Dashboard Jesus
Blue Largo – Before The Devil Steals Your Soul
Low Volts – Roam With You
S. Mathias – Boxcar Road
Sue Palmer – Gems Vol. 1
The Wayne Riker Trio – Blues Breakout
Whitney Shay – A Woman Rules The World

Best Country or Americana
Blind Mountain Holler
Enter The Blue Sky
Nathan Raney
Sara Petite
Stephen El Rey
Trouble in the Wind

Best Country or Americana Album
Barbwire – Long Hard Ride
Berkley Hart – While the Night is Still Young
Jonny Wagon and the Tennessee Sons – Feels Good To Be Alive
Nitro Express – Country Style
Shakedown String Band – In the Key of OB
The Color Forty Nine – s/t
Trouble In The Wind – Hammer On

Best Hip Hop/Rap
Direkt Message
DJ PNutz
DND & Rick B
Parker Meridian
The Microphone Doctors
Vokab Company

Best Hip Hop/Rap Album
Def Shon – Preppin’ My Time Machine
DreCat – Made in Daygo
ill Nicky – Alto
Parker Meridien – Twentyfist Street Sessions
Riston Diggs – Supreme Confidence
Rob $tone – Young Rob $tone
Tulengua – Baja Funk

Best Indie/Alternative
Ariel Levine
Aviator Stash
Coral Bells
Dead Feather Moon
Imagery Machine
The Bassics
Wild Wild Wets

Best Indie/Alternative Album
Nights Like Thieves – Sophomore Slump
The Frights – hypochondriac
The Gift Machine – New Tangles
The Gloomies – Romance
The Silent Comedy – Enemies Multiply
The Verigolds – Sea of Zebras
Warsaw – Wires

Best Pop
Birdy Bardot
Creature Canyon
Dani Bell & the Tarantist
The Mittens
Tori Rose & The Hot Mess
Well Well Well

Best Pop Album
Becca Jay – Queen of Hearts EP
Corina Rose – Our Love is Freedom
Daytrip – s/t
Lee Coulter – Earthlee
Pocket Hole – Marine Layer EP
Tory Roze & the Hot Mess – Baggage Claim
Veronica May – Teaser

Best Rock
Great Electric Quest
The Routine
Taken by Canadians
The Oxen
The Slashes
The Strawberry MoonsBest

Rock Album
Bad Kids – Pensive
Creature Canyon – Did You Want That
Electric Mud – Highway Refugees
Stone Horse – Gotta Get Back
The Donkeys – Sun Damaged Youth
The Farmers – Farmers SD
The Frets – The Frets EP

Best World Music
B-Side Players
Bi-National Mambo Orchestra
Tribal Seeds
Split Finger
Tribal Theory

Best World Music Album
Boostive – Fried Neck Bones
Crucial Blend – Enough Already
Fluid Foundation – Sloo Ryde
Marujah – Bad Hombres Live at Brandos Paradise
Yale Strom’s Broken Consort – Shimmering Lights, Hanukkah Music
The Camarada Tango Quintet – Tango San Diego
The Amalgamated – Premium Quality

Best Local Recording
Forest Grove – s/t
MC Flow – Her Highness
Spice Pistols – Life’s A Drag
Finnegan Blue – s/t
Dirty Pennies – s/t
The Havnauts – Go For It!
The Tighten Ups – Tighten It Up

Best Live Performer
Sully & the Souljahs
The Creepy Creeps
The Redwoods Collective
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
The Sleepwalkers
Whitney Shay

Best New Artist
Babydoll Warriors
Julia Sage & The Bad Hombres
Miss New Buddah
Pocket Hole
The Color Forty Nine
The Havnauts

Artist of the Year
Hot Snakes
Jason Mraz
Redwoods Revue
Slightly Stoopid
The Frights
Whitney Shay

Song of the Year
Earthless – Gifted By The Wind
Hot Snakes – Six Wave Hold Down
Jason Mraz – Have It All
P.O.D. – Listening for the Silence
Slightly Stoopid – Too Late (Stick Figure Remix)
The Frights – Over It
The Petty Saints – Troublemaker

Album of the Year
Earthless – Black Heaven
Hot Snakes – Jericho Sirens
Jason Mraz – Know
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips – Sparks and Seeds
P.O.D. – Circles
Planet B – s/t
Slightly Stoopid – Everyday Life Everyday People