Here Are the Nominees for the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards

The 11th annual Toronto Independent Music Award (TIMA to their homies) is coming up October 23 at Revival in Toronto. At ten bucks a ticket, it’s a great deal (go here for tickets.) I’m part of the Grand Jury, so I’ll be listening very closely to these nominees:

Best Folk Or Roots:
JoJo Worthington
Ash & Bloom
Birds of Bellwoods
Shawn William Clarke

Best Singer Songwriter:
Chris Rivers
Shelley O’Brien
Annie Sumi
Sydney Delong
Castleman (Alistair Bundale)

Best Adult Contemporary:
Angela Saini
Evan Champagne
Sarah Smith
Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect
Brooklyn Doran

Best Country:
Brittany Brodie
Anthony Tullo
Dani Strong
Leah Daniels
Tianna Woods

Best Out-Of-Province:
Familiar Wild
Bud Rice
Lindsay Kupser

Best Urban:
SJ Stacks
God Made Me Funky
Erik Flowchild

Best Alternative or Indie:
Crisis Ctrl Club
Naked Wild
Lost in Film
Maybe May
Fun Cam
Coyote Kids
A Primitive Evolution

Best Pop:
Lauren Haze
Honey Beard
Dee Bronte

Best Jazz Vocal:
Jordana Talsky
Ori Dagan
Eliza Pope
Natasha Roldan

Best Jazz Instrumental:
Brad Cheeseman Group
Taylor Cook
Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones (Extreme Flute)
Brownman Electryc Trio
Mike Field

Best World:
Eunice Keitan
Daniela Nardi
Sultans of String
Vandana Vishwas
Ron Korb

Best Young-Songwriter:
Lyric Dubee
Of the Atrium
Melanie Frade
Sydney Delong

Best International or Classical:
Jay Calder
Alessandra Paonessa
Tomer George Cohen

Best USA:
Lineup Atlantic
Dan Miles
Heather Holland-Helton
Christian Lee Hutson

Best International:
Luis D’Elias Ensemble
Cherisha Etnel
Them & Us

Best Overall EPK sponsored by Sonicbids winners:
Dani Strong

Honorable mentions:
Empty Threat
Johnny Active
Sabrina Rogue

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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