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2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners announced on Oct. 10
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The Steamtown Music Awards were held on Friday, Oct. 10 at the V-Spot in Scranton, which was just the start of the Electric City Music Conference, running all weekend long. Live performances and panels were held in several venues throughout Scranton and Olyphant with the main goal of the conference “to highlight local talent and bring national focus to the musicians of Northeastern PA.”

“The purpose of the awards is not to create competition, but to honor the region’s musicians, strengthen the local music community by providing a night where local musicians can appreciate each other, and to provide a fun networking opportunity. The public and a committee of local music ‘experts’ will vote to determine the winners,” organizers Kenneth Norton and Joe Caviston explained on the conference’s official website.

The list of the winners was posted on the event’s Facebook page today:

2014 Steamtown Music Awards winners

Alternative/Rock Act of the Year: A Social State
Acoustic Musician of the Year: Patrick McGlynn
Country Artist of the Year: Whiskey Tango
Metal Act of the Year: Behind the Grey
Punk/Hardcore Act of the Year: Silhouette Lies
Folk/American Act of the Year: Blinded Passenger
Hip-Hop Act of the Year: Abstract Peoples
DJ/Electronic Act of the Year: DJ Hersh
Indie Rock Act of the Year: The Great Party
Jam Band/Jazz Fusion Act of the Year: Rogue Chimp
Tribute/Cover/Party Band of the Year: The Idol Kings
Top 40/Pop Act of the Year: Nowhere Slow
Duo of the Year: Jackson Vee and Melissa Krahnke
Best New Artist: Esta Coda
Male Vocalist of the Year: Ed Cuozzo, A Social State
Female Vocalist of the Year: Katie Kelly, Katie Kelly and the Charming Beards
Guitarist of the Year: Charles Russello, The Russello Project/Idol Kings
Bassist of the Year: Grant Williams, Graces Downfall
Drummer of the Year: Amanda Touch, Cause of Affliction
Album of the Year: “Ghost House,” A Fire With Friends
Song of the Year: “Kindness,” Esta Coda