E.R.I.E. leads all artists in the sixth annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards with four nominations, sponsored by MLB.
The Albany-based indie rock quartet E.R.I.E. was nominated for Album of the Year for “Suburban Mayhem,” Record of the Year for “World is on Fire” featuring Sydney Worthley, Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and the band’s TJ Foster for Songwriter of the Year. E.R.I.E. was a featured performer at the 2023 Eddies Music Awards celebration.
Alt/Indie band Architrave and solo artists Shannon Roy and Angelina Valente each received three nominations.
The annual ceremony is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21 on the MainStage at Proctors, in partnership with WEXT and WEQX. Visit atproctors.org for tickets. A slate of performers will be announced in April.
This year there are a total of 218 nominations in 34 categories. All nominees and award recipients are determined by members of the local music community. “The Eddies are all about the incredible local talent. Decision-making during nominations and voting is all made by active members of the music community–with increased participation every year,” said founder and co-producer Jim Murphy.
The total number of nominations since the Eddies Music Awards was founded in 2019 is 959. In addition to finalists in the categories below, several Merit Award recipients will be announced for music-related activities outside of traditional award categories.
A new category this year is Seasonal Outdoor Venue/Concert Series. “We’ve awarded venues in the past but there was feedback that too many venues were overlooked when we reviewed the scene regionwide,” said co-producer, Kelly Auricchio. “Judges and members of our advisory council gravitated towards rotating the category focus from year to year, the first being seasonal concerts series at community outdoor venues.”
This is one of two annual Eddies Music Awards ceremonies. The late Jackie Alper, the late Nick Brignola, George Guarino, David Alan Miller, the late Pauline Oliveros, Margie Rosenkranz, Billy Waring and Don Wilcock will be inducted into the Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Hall of Fame on Monday, March 25 at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs. To learn more, visit atuph.org.
The Eddies Music Awards and Hall of Fame are an initiative of Proctors Collaborative.