2017 New Mexico Music Awards Finalists

Congratulations to all of our finalists. The awards will be presented at the 30th Annual New Mexico Music Awards banquet and show at Sandia Resort & Casino on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. Ticket go on sale April 8th, 2017.

Listed as follows unless otherwise indicated.
Artist /
Title /
Producer /
Studio /
Studio Location

Adult Contemporary

Anna Rudolph

For Katya

Donn Halliburton

On Fire Productions

ABQ

ALCHEMIE

Highway 1

ALCHEMIE

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Ron Crowder

Better All The Time

Ron Crowder

InCrowd

ABQ

Tiho Dimitrov

Be a Saturday

Jono Manson, Tiho Dimitrov & Brant Leeper

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Scott Shane

Just On My Mind

Scott Shane, Lisa Carman

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Americana

Stacey Joy

Breathing Light

David McRae, Matheu DeSilva, Stacey Joy

Third Eye Studios

Tijeras

C Daniel Boling

I Brought the War with Me

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Jaime Michaels

Once Upon a Different Time

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Felix y los Gatos

Europa

Bill Palmer

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Daisy Blue

Your Way

Garrett Hobson & Eduardo Barazza

Studio Productions of Tulurosa SPOT

Las Cruces

Best Arrangement

Roger Jameson

Big Black Bird

Roger Jameson & John Wall

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Todd and the Fox featuring Marjiel

Pluto

Todd Eric Lovato

Diego’s Lair

Santa Fe

Mariachi Sonidos del Monte

Wish You Back

Mariachi Sonidos del Monte

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Tony Lujan and Nosotros

Tumba

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

Andy Mason, Amber Wiley

Smile

Andy Mason, Jake Jones

RMS Studios

Portales

Bluegrass

Paul Kelly

Carolina Blue

Paul Kelly

Santa Fe Soundworks

Santa Fe

Pat Mahoney, Ken Weddington

Water for Gold

Higher Ground Bluegrass

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

The Fletcher and John Trio

Cat in the Kitchen

Max Moulton

DSO Recording

Taos

Paul Kelly

Caney Fork

Paul Kelly

Santa Fe Soundworks

Santa Fe

Blues

Felix y los Gatos

90 Day Binge

Bill Palmer

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Slow Blues

Richard Cagle & the Voodoo Choir

Montrose Records

Montrose Records

Ruidoso

Levi Platero

Break My Heart

Levi Platero & Lee Padilla

Sanctuary Sound

ABQ

Jamie O’Hara

A Time or 2

Jeffery Cabana

Cabana Studios

Roswell

ALCHEMIE

Blues II

ALCHEMIE

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Childrens’

Jamie O’Hara

Build a Better World

Jamie O’Hara

Stuff Productions

Las Cruces

Michael Coy

Great Grandpa

Lee Padilla, Michael Coy

Sanctuary Sounds

ABQ

Andy Mason

Little Earth

Andy Mason, Mike Davidson

Crazy Dog Studios

Portales

Diana D James

Faeries Dance

Diana D James & Kevin Zoernig

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Jamie O’Hara

Phelix the Frog

Jamie O’Hara

Stuff Productions

Las Cruces

Country

Will Banister

What a Way To Live

Johnny Mulhair & Will Banister

Mulhair Recording Studio

Portales

Gabriel Lucero & Jim Sales

Dust on It

Gabriel Lucero & Jim Sales

Green Chili Records

Farmington

Doug Figgs & Mariam Funke

Sittin’ Here With You

Mariam Funke

GMF Recording Studio

Soccorro

Gary Paul

Delaware County

Lisa Carman & Gary Paul Hermus

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Jeanette Clark

Movie Show

Jeanette Clark

Castle Ridge Studio

Placitas

Country CD

Doug Figgs

A Cowboy Like Me

Mariam Funke

GMF Recording Studio

Soccorro

Will Banister

What a Way To Live

Johnny Mulhair & Will Banister

Johnny Mulhair Recording Studio

Portales

The Curio Cowboys

Rose of Old Pawnee-The Songs of Fred Rose

John T Feldman, Jay Rosenblum

Double J Studios

ABQ

Bill Salmon

Soul in Purgatory

Bill Salmon

Purple Door

ABQ

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

Mariam Funke

GMF Recording Studio

Soccorro

Cover

Higher Ground Bluegrass

These Days

Higher Ground Bluegrass

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

ALCHEMIE

It Was a Very Good Year

ALCHEMIE

Wall of Sound

ABQ

American JeM

Harvest Moon

Jay Cawley

Smilin’ Fish Studio

Santa Fe

Andy Mason

Imagine

Andy Mason, Kew Mason, Jake Jones

The Practice Pad

Portales

Mariachi Sonidos del Monte

Oye Como Va/Evil Ways

Mariachi Sonidos del Monte

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Electronica

Nikolas P

We Could Make Love

Nicholas Perea

Moonlyte Studios

ABQ

Wavema

Jussouno

Adam Sweet

Wavema Music

Jemez Springs

MJ Hood

Miss You

Oddeo Netwerx

Hood Music Studios

ABQ

Memoryy

I Thought Y Needed My Love

Memoryy

Keytarred and Feathered

ABQ

Christopher Sharp

Time Slam

Chris Sharp

Santa Fe Center Recording Studios

ABQ

Best Recording Engineer

Jay D Rosenblum

The Curio Cowboys/Rose of Old Pawnee

Double J Studios

ABQ

Bill Palmer

Consuelo Luz/Mi Miro

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Jono Manson

Zickey and the Kondor / Mona

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

David McRae

Stacey Joy/Elephants

Third Eye Studios

Tijeras

John Wall

Illustrated Man/ElephANT

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Folk

The Kipsies

Sing Me To Sleep

Drew Hodge

Desert Springs Studios

ABQ

C Daniel Boling

Mama’s Radio

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Michael Coy

Idaho Times

Lee Padilla, Michael Coy

Sanctuary Sounds

ABQ

The Fletcher and John Trio

Disappear

Max Moulton

DSO Recording

Taos

Lisa Carman, Ken King

The Homeless One

Lisa Carman

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Indie

Guy Grogan

Anatomy of a Crush

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

Memoryy

Not Over You

Memoryy

Keytarred and Feathered

ABQ

Daisy Blue

Unseen

Garrett Hobson & Eduardo Barazza

Studio Productions of Tulurosa SPOT

Las Cruces

The Big Spank

Jazmin Kisses

The Big Spank

Various locations

ABQ

Illustrated Man

The Meteor That Killed the Dinosaurs

John Wall & Seth Launer

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Best Instrumental Performance

Kadish, Gagan & Bartlit

Acequia Madre

Kirk Kadish, Jon Gagan & John Bartlit

The Electric Company

Santa Fe

David Kuncicky

The Gates of Haast

David Kuncicky

La Barberia Studios

Santa Fe

Ken Weddington

Tailwind

Higher Ground Bluegrass

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

The Curio Cowboys

Deep Henderson

John T Feldman, Jay Rosenblum

Double J Studios

ABQ

The Fletcher and John Trio

Al’s Lament

Max Moulton

DSO Recording

Taos

Hip-Hop

G Precious

Get Ur Hands Up

Blue Basket Entertainment

The Lab

ABQ

Brytell Music, Jarell Music

Brytell Music – Tomorrow ft. Jarell Music

Brytell Music

Brytell Studios

Rio Rancho

Anthonius Monk

Gutter Butter

Anthonius Monk

Kabby Sound

Santa Fe

No Feelinz

Role Model

Supermario, Dennis Javier Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

Zavier “Z” Thompson

15YOA

Zavier “Z” Thompson

Central Root Studios

ABQ

Hip-Hop CD

Anthonius Monk

Gutter Butter

Anthonius Monk

Kabby Sound

Santa Fe

Products of the Golden Age (PGA)

The Pantheon

Blesinfinite, Epic Beats, Nick Furioustylz, Akword Actwrite

Spinning Sol Studios

ABQ

Zavier “Z” Thompson

The Woke EP

Dlies, Zavier “Z” Thompson

Central Root Studios

ABQ

Jazz

Kadish, Gagan & Bartlit

Acequia Madre

Kirk Kadish, Jon Gagan & John Bartlit

The Electric Company

Santa Fe

Suzanne Tachiert

Paulo’s Run

Suzanne Taichert

Duke City Sound Stage

ABQ

Gary Paul

Delaware County

Lisa Carman & Gary Paul Hermus

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Chris Courtney

Mind Palace

Chris Courtney

CMC Studio

Santa Fe

Kito Peters, Jono Manson

Don’t Know Much

Jono Manson & Kito Peters

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Jazz CD

Kadish, Gagan & Bartlit

Still Here

Kirk Kadish, Jon Gagan & John Bartlit

The Electric Company

Santa Fe

The Curio Cowboys

Rose of Old Pawnee-The Songs of Fred Rose

John T Feldman, Jay Rosenblum

Double J Studios

ABQ

Latin

D’Santi Nava

Alma de Gitana

D’Santi Nava

Brujo Studios

Los Lunas

Greg Cooperman

Water for Oil

Greg Cooperman

Best Western Inn/Elephants & Tinkers

ABQ

Consuelo Luz

Yo No Parare

Consuelo Luz & Kevin Zoernig

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Tony Lujan and Nosotros

Tumba

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

The Big Spank

Ya Me Voy

The Big Spank

Various locations

ABQ

Mastering

Andy Rogulich

for

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

William Dyar-Hills Audio

for

C. Daniel Boling

Mama’s Radio

Dominick Maita

for

Kito Peters

Sanitorium

Jono Manson

for

Jimmy Ragazzon

24 Weeks

Jono Manson

for

Zickey and the Kondor

Split Hill

Metal

Angelo Unale

Solitary Moments

Dave Heidt

Rt 66 Music

Bernalillo

Embelisk: Chris Martinez, Bobby Foster, Pat Haskins, Jeremy Samuel-Dhanraj, John Sawyer

Gurus Are Born

David McRae

Third Eye Studios

Tijeras

Cassovita

Remnants of a Universal Veil

Jacy Oliver

DR Music Studio & The Potion Lab

Santa Fe

SHOGGOTH

Shub-Niggurath

Shoggoth & Matthew Tobias

Empty House Studio

ABQ

Fallen Prophets

Mephestopholina

David McRae & Fallen Prophets

Third Eye Studios

Tijeras

Modern Rock

Guy Grogan

Myself Away

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

Rockfox

One Earth

Randy Sanchez, James Fox, Justin McLauchlin, Nicholas Baker, Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

Hazy Dean

Everything’s Ashes

Brian Widger

In My Own Filth Studios

Santa Fe

Aaron Markland

Burn It Out

John Wall, Aaron Markland

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Blinddrryve

Sketches

Augustine Ortiz

The Decible Foundry/Ortiz Audio

ABQ

Native

The Jir Project

The Pueblo

Jir Anderson

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Roger Cultee

Rez Boogie

Roger Cultee, Logan Nix

Cultee Studios

ABQ

Son Of Hwéeldi

Tó éí ííná át’é

Bill Palmer & Son of Hweeldi

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Johnny Alston

Windwalker

John H Alston Jr

Fat Blob Productions

ABQ

New Age

Suzanne Teng & Gilbert Levy

Midnight in Bamako

Gilbert Levy, Suzanne Teng

Dragonfly Studios

Santa Fe

Johnny Alston

Windwalker

John H Alston Jr

Fat Blob Productions

ABQ

Daniel Carlton

The Things We Can’t Escape

Daniel Carlton

Finger Chili Studios

Santa Fe

Delphia

Blooming Roses

Marc DeGiovanni

Three Dog Town Studios

ABQ

Jim Oliver

Miracles

Jim Oliver

Oliver Music Studio

Santa Fe

Novelty

The Kuncicky Brothers

Two More Months ’til Medicare

David Kuncicky

La Barberia Studios

Santa Fe

Zoltan & the Fortune Tellers

Crazy About You

Roman Garcia

KUNM Studio A

ABQ

Gary Paul

Relocatin’ My Situation

Lisa Carman & Gary Paul Hermus

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Paul Kelly

Age With Grace

Paul Kelly

Santa Fe Soundworks

Santa Fe

American JeM

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Jay Cawley

Smilin’ Fish Studio

Santa Fe

Packaging

Elizabeth Boling

for

C Daniel Boling

These Houses

Mariachi Sonidos del Monte

for

Mariachi Sonidos del Monte

El Principo

Willie Magee & Kito Peters

for

Kito Peters

Don’t Know Much

Lisa Carman, Ken King

for

Lisa Carman

The Way

Andy Mason, Dusty Deen, Jeremy Gardels

for

Andy Mason

Music for People Big And Small

Pop

Nikolas P

I Picture Myself

Nicholas Perea

Moonlyte Studios

ABQ

Memoryy

Turn It Up

Memoryy

Keytarred and Feathered

ABQ

Mikey Junchaya

One Shot

Michael Junchaya

Brutally Honest Productions

Rio Rancho

Hunter Stamm

Get Away

John Wall

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Rob Martinez

Love Life

Adam Marsland

Rockpile

Placitas

Pop CD

The Oracle

The Poisener’s Garden

The Oracle & Howard Wulkan

The Lab

ABQ

Anna Rudolph

A Fait Accompli

Donn Halliburton

On Fire Productions

ABQ

Memoryy

Skeletons

Memoryy

Keytarred and Feathered

ABQ

Aaron Markland

Tide Break

John Wall, Aaron Markland

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Rob Martinez

New Love Environment

Adam Marsland

Rockpile

Placitas

R&B

Nikolas P

So Ruthless

Nicholas Perea

Moonlyte Studios

ABQ

Ron Crowder

Better All The Time

Ron Crowder

InCrowd

ABQ

Delphia

Let You Go

Marc DeGiovanni

Three Dog Town Studios

ABQ

Hunter Stamm

Get Away

John Wall

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Rap

Nikolas P

My Funny Valentine

Nicholas Perea

Moonlyte Studios

ABQ

DobCee

WHY

Pushin’ Dope Productions

Pushin’ Dope Productions

Santa Fe

Da’ Unda’ Dogg

Chisled From Stone

Pushin’ Dope Productions

Pushin’ Dope Productions

Santa Fe

Brytell Music, King Siddiq Kareem

Brytell Music – Live from the Duke City ft. King Siddiq Kareem

Brytell Music

Brytell Studios

Rio Rancho

Products of the Golden Age (PGA)

Justice

Blesinfinite, Epic Beats, Nick Furioustylz, Akword Actwrite

Spinning Sol Studios

ABQ

Reggae

Brytell Music-Sgt. Remo, Dre Z

Play This One ft. Dre Z & Sgt. Remo

Brytell Music

Brytell Studios

Rio Rancho

Reviva

Neva Give Up

John Wall

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Brent Barry & Dirty Power

Smugglers Blue

Brent Barry

Highwater Records

Taos

Aaron Markland

Tide Break

John Wall, Aaron Markland

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Paul Pino & the Tone Daddies

There Must Be Angels

Mike Apodaca, Greg Martinez & Paul Pino

Bleeding Heart Records

Rio Rancho

Religious/Gospel

Fred Bolton, Ken Weddington

Ride

Higher Ground Bluegrass

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Anna Rudolph

Down to the River

Donn Halliburton

On Fire Productions

ABQ

Daniel Carlton

The Broken Made New

Daniel Carlton

Finger Chili Studios

Santa Fe

Jono Manson

I’m Ready

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Lisa Carman, Ken King

The Homeless One

Lisa Carman

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Rock CD

Richard Cagle & the Voodoo Choir

DOS

Montrose Records

Montrose Records

Ruidoso

Gleewood

Sweet, Sweet Time

Klas Ahman / Secret Circus Studio / Roswell

&

Richard Cagle / Ruidoso

Roger Cultee

Roger Cultee

Roger Cultee, Logan Nix

Cultee Studios

ABQ

Son Of Hwéeldi

019910

Bill Palmer & Son of Hweeldi

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

The Big Spank

Ese Gallo

The Big Spank

Various Locations

ABQ

Singer/Songwriter

Stacey Joy

Wanderer

David McRae, Matheu DeSilva, Stacey Joy

Third Eye Studios

Tijeras

C Daniel Boling

I Will Not Go Gently

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Gary Paul

Delaware County

Lisa Carman & Gary Paul Hermus

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Kaja Swenson

You’ll Find Me

Cherilyn Swenson

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Scott Shane

Just In My Mind

Scott Shane, Lisa Carman

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

Best Song

Warming

Jaime Michaels

Don’t Know Much

Kito Peters

The Homeless One

Ken King, Lisa Carman

Love Bomb Song (The World Needs You To Be You)

Andy Mason, Susie Maguire

I Brought the War with Me

C Daniel Boling

Video

Emilia Edwards

for

Jono Manson / Wildflower

Eyes Align Entertainment

ABQ

The Kipsies

for

The Kipsies / Rainy Day

T-Ro Films

Desert Springs Studios

ABQ

Robyn Christian

for

Robyn Christian / Spirit Moves

Madik Innovation

ABQ

Dusty Deen

for

Dusty Deen / Vanish-Abyss

Red Roadrunner Films

Roswell

Baracutanga

for

Baracutanga / Son de la Condenada

Kilko Paz Rivera

Humano Productions

ABQ

Best Vocal Performance

Gary Paul & Lisa Carman

for

Delaware County

hONEyhoUSe

for

Catch Us

Delphia

for

Let You Go

American JeM

for

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Tracey Whitney

for

An Older Man Is Like an Elegant Wine

Western

Doug Figgs

A Cowboy Like Me

Mariam Funke

GMF Recording Studio

Soccorro

Mike Hosea, Mike Dunn

Heaven Without Horses

Mike Hosea, Jeanne Cahill

Rockin’ M2 Studio

Las Cruces

Michael Coy

Leave Me Alone in the Saddle

Lee Padilla, Michael Coy

Sanctuary Sounds

ABQ

The Fletcher and John Trio

The Other Side

Max Moulton

DSO Recording

Taos

Gary Paul

Goodnight, Texas

Lisa Carman & Gary Paul Hermus

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

World Beat

The Sketches

Nind Nashay Vich

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Son Of Hwéeldi

Me & the 99

Bill Palmer & Son of Hweeldi

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

D’Santi Nava

Sonrisas

D’Santi Nava

Brujo Studios

Los Lunas

Consuelo Luz

So Beautiful

Consuelo Luz & Kevin Zoernig

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

Gang

Cerecando Un Altro Egitto

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Norman Petty Producer’s Award

Jono Manson

for

Jono Manson / The Slight Variations

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

Lisa Carman

for

Lisa Carman, Ken King / The Way

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

John T Feldman

for

The Curio Cowboys Rose of Old Pawnee-The Songs of Fred Rose

Double J Studios

ABQ

Montrose Records

Richard Cagle & the Voodoo Choir / DOS

Montrose Records

Ruidoso

John Wall & Seth Launer

for

John Wall & Seth Launer-Illustrated Man / Zebra Hotel

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Best of the Year

Jaime Michaels

Once Upon a Different Time

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

hONEyhoUSe

Raw Honey

John Wall

Wall of Sound

ABQ

Stacey Joy

The Journey Unfolds

David McRae, Matheu DeSilva, Stacey Joy

Third Eye Studios

Tijeras

Kito Peters, Jono Manson

Don’t Know Much

Jono Manson & Kito Peters

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

The Fletcher and John Trio

Stack the Stones

Max Moulton

DSO Recording

Taos