Archived Artist Spotlights

Q&A with 12th IMA Nominee: Jaffa Road

Describe your nominated work: North and South African influences meet dubby grooves Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording?: Godin Multi-oud, – a 21st century innovation on an ancient string instument is Aaron’s primarly instrument on this CD. ...

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Q&A with 12th IMA Nominee: Blame Sally

Describe your nominated work. Blame Sally is comprised of 4 women, 3 of whom write and sing lead – so it’s always both challenging and rewarding to come up with a list of tracks that fully express our unique styles while still creating a cohesive...

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Q&A with 12th IMA Nominee: The American Three

Describe your nominated work: Holiday Song Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording?: None Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned?: As planned. How did you raise the funds for this project? How long do you...

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Q&A with 12th IMA Nominee: Sunny

Can you describe your nominated work and can you tell me about your approach to songwriting: This album is a selection of songs I wrote over the last few years that we felt worked really well together. I think these songs are a good representation...

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Q&A with 12th IMA Nominee: Evie Ladin Band

Describe your nominated work: An expansive stringband, Evie Ladin Band brings my songs from the traditions in which I was raised fully into the present, mixing percussion and dance with nuanced lyrics and dynamic musicianship. Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording?:...

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