Monday, April 22, 2013

Winners of the 2013 Big Easy Music Awards announced

Posted By on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM

The 2013 Big Easy Music Awards winners were announced tonight at a gala at Harrah's New Orleans hosted by Wild Wayne.

The Big Easy Music Awards is New Orleans' premier event honoring the musical talent of a city world-renowned for its performing arts. Honorees are nominated by a designated committee in 24 categories with up to four nominees in each category. In addition, there are several awards chosen by the Executive Producer with the advice of an advisory committee, the nominating committee and the editorial staff at Gambit. Included in those awards are Entertainer of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Business Recognition Awards and Special Recognition Awards.

Anders Osborne
  • JAYNE TANSEY-PATRON
  • Anders Osborne

2013 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Anders Osborne

2013 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Meters

2013 MUSIC HERITAGE AWARD
Peter “Chuck” Badie

2013 AMBASSADORS OF NEW ORLEANS MUSIC
Dumpstaphunk

2013 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Threadhead Records

2013 BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARD
Louisiana Music Factory

2013 WWOZ GUARDIAN OF THE GROOVE
Sondra Bibb

2013 WWOZ GUARDIAN OF THE GROOVE
Duane Williams

(More winners under the jump!)

BEST TRADITIONAL JAZZ 2012
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ 2012
Herlin Riley

BEST TRADITIONAL BRASS BAND 2012
Tremé Brass Band

BEST CONTEMPORARY BRASS BAND 2012
The Soul Rebels

BEST GOSPEL CHOIR 2012
Betty Winn & One A-Chord

BEST GOSPEL GROUP/INDIVIDUAL 2012
Minister Jo “Cool” Davis & Cordell Chambliss

BEST FUNK 2012
Galactic

BEST RHYTHM & BLUES 2012
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters

BEST RAP/HIP HOP 2012
Curren$y

BEST BLUES 2012
Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL 2012
Thou

BEST ROCK 2012
GIVERS

BEST ROOTS ROCK 2012
Alex McMurray

BEST COUNTRY/FOLK 2012
Hurray for the Riff Raff

BEST ZYDECO 2012
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

BEST CAJUN 2012
Lost Bayou Ramblers

BEST LATIN 2012
Rumba Buena

BEST WORLD 2012
Debauche

BEST MIXED BAG 2012
Helen Gillet

BEST EMERGING ARTIST 2012
Vox & The Hound

BEST DJ/ELECTRONICA 2012
Gypsyphonic Disko

BEST MALE PERFORMER 2012
Anders Osborne

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER 2012
Meschiya Lake

BEST ALBUM OF 2012
Dr. John
Locked Down
Dan Auerbach

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