Independent Music Awards Tag

Q&A With Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble

How did the Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble Form? In 1995, the Chookasian Armenian Concert Ensemble was formed by John Chookasian, with the assistance of his wife, Barbara, at a time when they saw a great need for the creation of a group that would perform...

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Q&A With Canopy Red

Describe your nominated work: “All Around Me” is a song that was written when Forrest was in his first year of college and he had been struggling with Jesus accepting him despite the screw ups and mistakes he had made in his life. The song...

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Q&A With Bryan Cole

Influences: Vocally, it is Steve Perry from Journey and Vince Gill. I always seem to gravitate to artists that can really sing. I have many influences musically that range from Garth Brooks, George Strait, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, etc. I love the classic country as...

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Q&A With Broad Way Sleep

What’s the meaning of your band name? Meaning is two-fold. It’s a nod to an important musical inspiration of RJ’s — The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, a very theatrical concept album by early Genesis when Peter Gabriel was with the band. The sleeve’s storyline...

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Q&A With Saiah

WHAT’S THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BAND NAME? Coming up with my band name was simple since it comes from my real name, Isaiah. Everybody eventually drops the “I” and ends up calling me Saiah, including my family and friends, so it just was natural to go...

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Q&A With Bri Anne Michelle

Describe your nominated work: It’s a vulnerable, honest, heartfelt story of losing the person you love the most to adultery and knowing there’s no amount of forgiveness other than a miracle that would make the pain disappear....

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Q&A With Bobby Bookout

What’s the story behind your name? It’s just my name… My legal name is Robert Grant Bookout. I’ve gone by Bobby since I was born. I considered using my first and middle name, ‘Robert Grant’ as a stage name but after talking to friends and...

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Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band Snag Best Jazz Album In 10th IMAS

The CD "Ceremony", the NDR Big Band has recorded with the Cuban pianist and composer Omar Sosa, has been with the American Independent Music Award in the category "Best Jazz Album". Ceremony Omar Sosa & NDR Big Band The CD is the first joint work of the NDR...

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Q&A With Ann Licater

Describe your nominated work: “Into the Heart” was recorded at the legendary Fantasy Studios, in Berkeley, California. I choose Studio “B” which is an intimate space with an indescribable and alluring vibe. I think that has to do with all the great musicians who have...

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