Sacramento Area Musicians Shine At 23rd Annual SAMMIE Awards Show
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SAMMIE nominee, Bellygunner, performs Thursday night at Sacramento News and Review's Sacramento Area Music Awards show at Ace of Spades
The SAMMIES stage hosted 15 local acts all nominated for Sacramento Area Music Awards in different categories, Thursday night at Ace of Spades. The performances demonstrated the variety, depth and diversity in the music scene.
The indie three-piece, COVE, belted out emotional, soothing and heart wrenching experimental tunes inspired by dreams, while Kyle Rowland Blues Band drove the room to get down with some classic blues riffs.
Pop-punk rockers Shouju Kitten were nominated in the Best New Artist catagory this year. Melody Stone / CapRadio Music.
Newcomers, Shouju Kitten, churned out sugary-sweet pop-punk, James Cavern soulfully crooned and the Element Brass Band (high on their win) closed out the night with an epic New Orleans style party that flooded into the street.
James Cavern (center) and the Council delivered seductive soul music as nominees for oustanding Soul/R&B group. Melody Stone / CapRadio Music
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One performer that really stood out, taking home Artist of the Year and Outstanding New Artist, was violinist Joe Kye of Joseph in the Well. Kye played a solo set, looping violin picking, and then singing and playing to create a complex layered sound.