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Friday, May 22, 2015

2015 Big Easy Music Awards announced

Posted By on Fri, May 22, 2015 at 12:24 PM

click to enlarge Deacon John with Best Male Performer Monk Boudreaux at the Big Easy Music Awards.
  • Deacon John with Best Male Performer Monk Boudreaux at the Big Easy Music Awards.

Hurray for the Riff Raff was named Entertainer of the Year and bandleader Alynda Lee Segara also won Best Female Performer and collected the band's Best Album of the 2014 award at the Big Easy Music Awards at a ceremony at Harrah's New Orleans Thursday night. Other special awards included a Lifetime Achievement Award for Huey "Piano" Smith, which was accepted by his daughter, and a Business Recognition Award, which went to Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and the state's Music Ambassador Program. The evening also included performances by the Panorama Jazz Band, Glen David Andrews, Lynn Drury, Tuba Skinny, Royal Teeth and Kim Che're.

A full list of winners is after the jump.

BEST MALE PERFORMER
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER
Alynda Lee Segarra

BEST ALBUM OF 2014
Small Town Heroes
Hurray for the Riff Raff

BEST TRADTIONAL JAZZ
Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
James Singleton

BEST TRADITIONAL BRASS BAND
Young PinStripe Brass Band

BEST CONTEMPORARY BRASS BAND
The Soul Rebels

BEST GOSPEL CHOIR
Tyrone Foster and the Arc Singers

BEST GOSPEL GROUP/INDIVIDUAL
The Electrifying Crown Seekers

BEST FUNK BAND
Brass-A-Holics

BEST RHYTHM AND BLUES
Glen David Andrews

BEST RAP/HIP-HOP/BOUNCE
5th Ward Weebie

BEST BLUES
Luke Winslow King

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL
EYEHATEGOD

BEST ROCK
Brass Bed

BEST ROOTS ROCK
Tommy Malone

BEST COUNTRY/FOLK BAND
Hurray for the Riff Raff

BEST ZYDECO BAND
Lil Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers

BEST CAJUN BAND
Lost Bayou Ramblers

BEST LATIN BAND
Rumba Buena

BEST WORLD MUSIC
Chegadao

BEST MIXED BAG
Sweet Crude

BEST EMERGING ARTIST
Leyla McCalla

BEST ELECTRONICA
Quintron & Miss Pussycat

BEST DJ
Quickie Mart

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