2018 New Mexico Music Awards Finalists

Listed as follows unless otherwise indicated.

Artist
Title
Producer
Studio
Studio Location

 

Adult Contemporary

 

Linda Myers

Beauty-Kiss the Angels

Linda Myers

Mountain Road Recording

Albuquerque

 

Lisa Carman

Mystery

Lisa Carman

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

 

Jono Manson & Robert Parker

Borderline Blue

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Lauria

Trouble

John Rangel

Jindo Jazz Studios

Santa Fe

 

Chris Jaramillo

The Argument

Chris Jaramillo

Jaramillo Sound

Albuquerque

 

Americana

 

CB McCarty

Your Safe Harbor

CB McCarty

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

CM Adams & the Revelators

Make My Stand

Dennis Jasso, Henry Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Kito Peters

Adhesive

John Kurzweg, Kito Peters, Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Alison Reynolds

3 Monkeys

Alison Reynolds

Alison Reynolds Music

Las Cruces

 

Lauria

Heaven by Water

John Rangel

Jindo Jazz Studios

Santa Fe

 

Best Arrangement

 

Ken “Duke” Weddington

Maddie’s Dream/Erin’s Jig

Ken “Duke” Weddington

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Benjamin D Jackson

Hearts of Wind, Minds of Dust

Benjamin D Jackson

Aperian Age Studios

Albuquerque

 

Le Chat Lunatique

An Afternoon Book Burning

Le Chat Lunatique

Jared’s Living Room

Albuquerque

 

Max Highstein

Simon & Michael

Max Highstein

Desert Heart Recording

Santa Fe

 

DOGSTAR

Drown

Lee Padilla & Debbi Gutierrez

Sanctuary Sound

Albuquerque

 

Bluegrass

 

Paul Kelly

Train Whistle Song

Paul Kelly

Santa Fe Soundworks

Santa Fe

 

David Kuncicky

Fire on the Mountain

David Kuncicky

Santa Fe

 

Blues

Woodfin

Tryin’ To Save Me

Gregg Woodfin & Jon Gagan

High Mesa Studios-Los Alamos

The Electric Company-Santa Fe

Dos Lunas Studios-Jacona

 

 

De Luz

Easy Lover

Richard Lucero

Ladera Audio & Video

Albuquerque

 

Tiho Dimitrov

Get the Bone

Brant Leeper, Jono Manson, Tiho Dimitrov

The Kitchen Sink & Back Porch Studios

Santa Fe

 

David Friedlander

Duke City Blues

David Friedlander

Santa Fe Center Studios

Albuquerque

 

Anna Rudolph

What’s Done is Done

Larry Mitchell

Home Recording

Placitas

 

Children’s

 

Andy Mason

Children’s Garden

Andy Mason, Mike Davidson

Crazy Dog Studios

Portales

 

Jono Manson

Rio Grande

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Harry Musselwhite & Jono Manson

Morgan’s Song from Martin the Guitar on the Road

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

DOG STAR

Get Along Little Doggie

L. Padilla, D Gutierrez

Sanctuary Sound Studio

Albuquerque

 

Contemporary Instrumental

 

Mystic Journey

Home

Gilbert Levy, Suzanne Teng

Dragonfly Studios

Santa Fe

 

Chris Jaramillo

Yours Truly

Chris Jaramillo

Jaramillo Sound

Albuquerque

 

David Friedlander

Waltz for Anna

DavidFriedlander

Santa Fe Center Studios

Albuquerque

 

Gregg Woodfin

Adieu Mon Coeur

Gregg Woodfin with Jon Gagan

High Mesa Studios-Los Alamos

The Electric Company-Santa Fe

Dos Lunas Studios-Jacona

 

Max Highstein

Earthtones

Max Highstein

Desert Heart Studios

Santa Fe

 

Country

 

Ron DeShazo/Stanley Thompson

Undeniably in Denial

Ron DeShazo/Stanley Thompson

The S.T.U.D.I.O.

Santa Fe

 

Doug Davidson

Can’t Stop

Doug Davidson/Dave Heidt

Rt 66 Music

Bernalillo

 

The Bob & Jono Show

Down in Santa Fe

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Jeanette Clark

Summer Fun

Jeanette Clark

Castle Ridge Studio

Placitas

 

Louis Tafoya Sheridan

Midnight Rain

Dave Heidt

Rt 66 Music

Bernalillo

 

Country CD

 

Mose McComack & John Wagner Recording Studios

Buried Treasures

John Wagner

John Wagner Recording Studios

Albuquerque

 

Doug Figgs & Mikki Daniel

Thinkin’ of You

Mariam Funke

GMF Recording Studio

Soccorro

 

Michael Moxey

Luck

Matthew Tobias & Michael Moxie

Empty House Studio

Albuquerque

 

Doug Davidson

Drive

Doug Davidson/Dave Heidt

Rt. 66 Studios

Bernalillo

 

John Wagner

Countryachi

John Wagner

John Wagner Recording Studios

Albuquerque

 

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way

Mariam Funke

GMF Recording Studio

Soccorro

 

Cover

 

Crystal Bowersox

Me & Bobbi McGhee

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

De Luz

Lies, Lies, Lies

Richard Lucero

Ladera Audio & Video

Albuquerque

 

Chili Pi

Scarborough Fair/Canticle

David McRae, Susan McCasland, John Martinez

Third Eye Studio

Tijeras

 

Mary Evans & Brant Leeper

I’ll Be Around

Brant Leeper

Back Porch Studios

Santa Fe

 

Tony Lujan-Leland Bond

Nature Boy

Tony Lujan-Leland Bond

Milagro Studios

Abiquiu

 

Electronica

 

leehoward

Window to the Soul

leehoward

Casa Oso Studios

Albuquerque

 

Benjamin D Jackson

Dancing Alone

Benjamin D Jackson

Aperian Age Studios

Albuquerque

 

VARGAS

Guardians of the Gate

Joel Vargas Jr/J&R Vargas Productions

J&R Vargas Productions

Hernandez

 

Glen Neff

Shaman Seekers

Glen Neff

Picture Rock Studios

Cerrillos

 

Benjamin D Jackson

One Way Mission

Benjamin D Jackson

Aperian Age Studios

Albuquerque

 

Best Recording Engineer

 

John Wall

for

Jade Masque-Barcelona

 

Scott Shane

for

Lisa Carman-Ruin of Love

 

Bill Palmer

for

OrinEtc-Amargosa

 

Randy Martin

for

The Kipsies-Star of the Country Down

 

Jono Manson

for

Crystal Bowersox-He Calls Me Angel

 

Folk

 

Art Garcia

Dark Shadows

AG Ventures

Aspen Attic Studios

Albuquerque

 

Mala Maña

No Me Enganas

Alyson Steinman & Mala Maña

Mesa de Cocina Estudio

Rio Rancho

 

Steelman-Rivers

Red or Green

John Davis & Harry Guffee

Studio Eighteen

Placitas

 

Matthew Hecht

Just Stardust

Matthew Hecht & Jon Gagan

The Electric Company

Santa Fe

 

Ozella

Bells in the Snow

Randy Martin

Aspen Attic Studio

Albuquerque

 

Hip-Hop

 

DobbCee f/ Shiah Maisel

Caged

DobbCee @ Pushin Dope Productions

Pushin Dope Productions

Santa Fe

 

K Dutch

I Get Over

KC Dutcher

K Dutch Music

Santa Fe

 

RJ Trujillo

Fame or Freedom f/ Leah Leyva

On the Moon Studios

On the Moon Studios

Albuquerque

 

Aphelion Barz

Good Night

Damon Blaq & DJ YB/Real Life Musik Studio

Real Life Musik

Albuquerque

 

No Feelinz

Express Yourself

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Hip-Hop CD

 

K Dutch

Always Home

KC Dutcher

K Dutch Music

Santa Fe

 

Da’ Unda’ Dogg

The Chronicles of Reddick

Dobb C

Pushin Dope Productions

Santa Fe

 

Indie

 

Kid Dinosaur

Make Sail After Tavern

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

Drastic Andrew

Wall of Steel

Ben Wright

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

 

Rusa

Plush

Matthew Kabakoff

Kabby Sound

Santa Fe

 

Angelo Unale

Ghosts of 98

Dave Heidt

Rt 66 Music

Bernalillo

 

Guy Grogan

Never Understand

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Best Instrumental Performance

 

Duke Weddington & Higher Ground Bluegrass

Teaghran mo Chroi

Ken ”Duke” Weddington

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Bert Dalton Brazil Project

Brazilian Dorian Dream

Bert Dalton & Ali Ryerson

Live Recording

Santa Fe

 

Arlen Asher

A Flower is a Lovesome Thing

John Scanlan

Monkeyhouse at Santa Fe University of Art & Design

Santa Fe

 

Woodfin

Moki

Gregg Woodfin with John Gagan

High Mesa Studios-Los Alamos

The Electric Company-Santa Fe

Dos Lunas Studios-Jacona

 

Le Chat Lunatique

Stachology

Le Chat Lunatique

Jared’s Living Room

Albuquerque

 

Jazz

 

Justin Bransford Group

Soul Serpent

Dennis Jasso, Justin Bransford

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

David Friedlander

Duke City Blues

David Friedlander

Santa Fe Center Studios

Albuquerque

 

David Kuncicky

The Road to Blenheim

David Kuncicky

La Barberia Studios

Santa Fe

 

Lauria

Fire Like You

John Rangel

Jindo Jazz Studios

Santa Fe

 

De Luz

Moody Winter Day

Richard Lucero

Ladera Audio & Video

Albuquerque

 

Jazz CD

 

Ty Cooper

I’m All for You

John Rangel

Jindo Jazz Studios

Santa Fe

 

Arlen Asher

Lonesome Jazz Woodwinds

John Scanlan

Monkeyhouse @ University of Art & Design

Santa Fe

 

Café Columbo

Bert Dalton Brazil Project

Bert Dalton & Ali Ryerson

Live Recording

Albuquerque

 

Le Chat Lunatique

Endless Lullaby

Le Chat Lunatique

Jared’s Living Room

Albuquerque

 

Bettie Ward

Hummingbirdie

John Rangel

Jindo Jazz Studios

Santa Fe

 

OrnEtc.

These Times

OrnEtc

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

 

Latin

 

Shebana Coelho

Indita del Rio Pureco

Shebana Coelho, Jordan Wax, Lara Manzanares, Lone Piñon

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Chamanin

Ni Una Mas

Chamanin, Kiko Rodriguez

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Mala Maña

No Me Enganas

Alyson Steinman & Mala Maña

Mesa de Cocina Estudio

Rio Rancho

 

Lara Manzanares

Lobito

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

David Friedlander

Esta Noche

David Friedlander

Santa Fe Center Studios

Albuquerque

 

Mastering

 

Jono Manson

for

The Sketches-Ishq Aatish

 

Will Dyer

for

OrnEtc.-Le Trois Peltits Cochons

 

Andy Rogulich/High Fidelity Mastering

for

Ozella-Bells in the Snow

 

Michael McDonald/Algorhythems Digital Mastering

for

Lisa Carman-Ruin of Love

 

Mike Davidson

for

Andy Mason-Children’s Garden

 

Metal

 

Angelo Unale

Sons of Netherlite

Dave Heidt

Route 66 Studios

Bernalillo

 

Justin McLaughlin

Uncertain

Justin McLaughlin

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Scarlet Empyrean

The Veil of Sempiternity

Jerry Langwell & Scarlet Empyrean

N-AxtiStudios

 

S.H.I

Fall Away

Mike Apodaca/Bleeding Heart Records

Bleeding Heart Records

Rio Rancho

 

Angelo Unale

Blood on the Crown

Dave Heidt

Rt 66 Studios

Bernalillo

 

Modern Rock

 

Drastic Andrew

Soul Casino

Ben Wright

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

 

53 Across

Radio Road & Hi Fi Lane

53 Across

Studio Productions of Tularosa

Tularosa

 

Guy Grogan

I’m the One I Couldn’t Be

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

The Milkmen

Coulda Woulda Shoulda

Lory Kohn

Blissful World Recording

Taos

 

Ron Crowder

Liberty

Ron Crowder

InCrowd Studio

Albuquerque

 

Native

 

Randy Granger

Prana

Randy Granger

Spirit Sounds

Las Cruces

 

Ron Deshazo/Stanley Thompson/Mark Ortiz

Windtalker

Ron Deshazo/Stanley Thompson

The S.T.U.D.I.O

Santa Fe

 

Novelty

 

Steelman-Rivers

Red or Green

John Davis & Harry Guffee

Studio Eighteen

Placitas

 

Lara Manzanares

Census Song

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Doug Davidson

Not Twenty Anymore

Doug Davidson/Dave Heidt

Rt 66 Studios

Bernalillo

 

Jade Masque, Alex S, Rahul S, David V, Bryan A, Nico C

7 Does Not Equal 9

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

Larry Lorenzo

I’d Rather Do Dishes

Larry Lorenzo, Garrett Hobson

Studio Productions of Tularosa

Tularosa

 

Packaging

 

Lara Manzanares

Land Baby

Design by Lara Manzanares

Photography by Alexandra Rose

 

Duke Weddington & Higher Ground Bluegrass

CLANN

Design by Andy Weddington

Graphics by Kelly Baber

 

Art Garcia

Chasing the Wind

Layout by Giovana Anderson of Murcielago Multimedia

Photography by Robert McPherson & Weslie Rouse

 

Woodfin

Moki

Design & Layout by Gregg Woodfin

Photography by David Woodfin, Kimber Wallwork-Heinman, Bill Thompson

 

Lauria

When I’m An Angel

Design by Lauria & Jason Poole, Image ratio

Photography by Stephanie Hatfield & Genevive Russel

 

Pop

 

Citizens of Tape City

She Like Me

Artha Meadors, Josef Scott, Chris Gadson

Janky Owl, Bias Studios & Empty House Studios

Albuquerque

 

Hunter Stamm

Trance

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

Kayleigh Maes & Ciano Maes

Fireflies

Ciano Maes

Unfurnished Studios

Albuquerque

 

Mikey Junchaya

With Me

Michael Junchaya

Brutally Honest Productions

Albuquerque

 

Suzanne Roxanne

So Hot

David Madik

Madik Innovation

Albuquerque

 

Pop CD

 

Free Range Buddhas

Free Range Buddhas EP

Free Range Buddhas

Kabby Sound Studio

Santa Fe

 

Galactic Witchcraft

Fabric Statements

Stavo Craft, Thomas Nola

Home Studio

Santa Fe

 

R&B

 

G Precious

Any Minute Now

Chavez Recording Studio

Chavez Recording Studio

Española

 

Grayhill

Red

David Madik

Madik Innovation

Albuquerque

 

Freddie Chavez & John Wagner Studios

Loan Arranger

John Wagner & Freddie Chavez

John Wagner Recording Studios

Albuquerque

 

Brytell Music f/ Leah Leyva

Love Me

Bryan Tellez

Brytell Studios

Rio Rancho

 

K Dutch

Photograph

KC Dutcher

K Dutch Music

Santa Fe

 

Rap

 

DobCee f/ Shiah Maisel

Caged

Dobb C @ Pushin’ Dope Productions

Pushin’ Dope Productions

Santa Fe

 

Fenol

Kick Back (Relax)

Fenol

Top Notch Records

Portales

 

No Feelinz’

Express Yourself

Dennis Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

K Dutch

Full Fly Zone

KC Dutcher

K Dutch Music

Santa Fe

 

Reggae

 

Joseph General

It’s in Your Eyes

Gil Uribe & Joseph Evans

Soulcialite Productions

Albuquerque

 

Drastic Andrew

Bert

Ben Wright

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

 

Jade Masque

Ten Til Gin

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

Joseph General

Sticky Situation

Gil Uribe & Joseph Evans

Soulcialite Productions

Albuquerque

 

Religious/Gospel

 

Jesus First

Blind Man

Josh Shepherd

Timbre Productions

Albuquerque

 

CM Adams & the Revelators

Bow My Head

Dennis Jasso, Henry Damacio Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Doug Davidson

Merry Christmas Mary

Doug Davidson, Dave Heidt

Rt 66 Music

Bernalillo

 

Gary Paul

Witness

Gary Paul Hermus & Lisa Carman

Palace Recording

Santa FE

 

J Dubb

Zenith

Nice Guy Productions

Dubb Shakk Studio

Santa Cruz

 

Rock CD

 

Treemotel

Galaxy

Treemotel

Kabby Sound

Santa Fe

 

Woodfin

Moki

Gregg Woodfin with Jon Gagan

High Mesa Studios-Los Alamos

The Electric Company-Santa Fe

Dos Lunas Studios-Jacona

 

Drastic Andrew

Soul Casino

Ben Wright

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

 

Kid Dinosaur

Prehistoric Water Beast

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

Liv Lombardi

Freedom Girl

Liv Lombardi, Daniel Suba

Kabby Sound

Santa Fe

 

Singer/Songwriter

 

Earth Heart

River Rock Bottom Blues

Patti Shultz

Algorhythms Digital Mastering

Santa Fe

 

Maddie Roeber

River and Sand

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

Art Garcia

Chasing the Wind

AG Ventures

Aspen Attic Studios

Albuquerque

 

Svea

Cruel Love

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

ALCHEMIE

For Karen

ALCHEMIE

Third Eye Studios

Tijeras

 

Marie Manning

Desert Rose

Marie Manning

Studio E519

Dexter

 

Best Song

 

Kito Peters

Dark Rain

 

Ron Crowder, Jim Casey, Danny Casey

Liberty

 

Lory Kohn

Head and Heart

 

Laurianne Fiorentino

Trouble

 

Liz Painter & Chris Burton

Seabird

 

Val James

Pulling Me Down

 

Video

 

Nosotros

En El Mas Alla

Ryan Montano

Simply 6 Films

Albuquerque

 

ICON, Wolfquest Productions

ESPANOLA

Max Martinez, Danny Seymour, Tomas Cabildo

Wolfquest Productions

Albuquerque

 

Rockfox

One Earth

Randy Sanchez, James Fox, Justin McLaughlin, Nicholas Baker, Coleen McNamera, Luke Fitch

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Brytell Music, Leah Leyva

Brytell Music-Love Me f/ Leah Leyva

Bryan Tellez

Brytell Studios

Rio Rancho

 

Irenic

Fighter

David Madik

Madik Innovation

Albuquerque

 

Best Vocal Performance

 

Crystal Bowersox

He Calls Me Angel

 

Svea

Cruel Love

 

Free Range Buddas

Foolish Me

 

Lisa Carman

Mystery

 

Bette Ward

Wild is the Wind

 

Western

 

Doug Figgs

In It for the Ride

Miriam Funke

GMF Recording Studios

Soccorro

 

Bette Korber

Gila Remembers

Lisa Carman

Palace Recording

Santa Fe

 

Steelman-Rivers

Red or Green

John Davis & Harry Guffee

Studio Eighteen

Placitas

 

Ron DeShazo/Stanley Thompson

Tombstone Cowboy

The S.T.U.D.I.O.

Ron DeShazo/Stanley Thompson

Santa Fe

 

Paul Kelly

Too Much Too Soon

Paul Kelly

Santa Fe Soundworks

Santa Fe

 

World Beat

 

The Sketches

Ishq Aatish

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Mala Maña

No Me Enganas

Alyson Steinman & Mala Maña

Mesa de Cocina Estudio

Rio Rancho

 

Jade Masque

This Begging World

John Wall

Wall of Sound

Albuquerque

 

Mystic Journey

Yunnan

Gilbert Levy, Suzanne Teng

Dragonfly Studios

Santa Fe

 

Max Highstein

Flying Not Falling

Max Highstein

Desert Heart Recording

Santa Fe

 

Norman Petty Producer’s Award

 

John Kurzweg, Jono Manson,Kito Peters

Kito Peters-Dark Rain

Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Lisa Carman

Lisa Carman-Stories

Palace recording

Santa Fe

 

Ben Wright

Drastic Andrew-Soul Casino

Frogville Studios

Santa Fe

 

John Rangel

Lauria-When I’m An Angel

Jindo Jazz Studios

Santa Fe

 

Ken “Duke” Weddington

Duke Weddington & Higher Ground Bluegrass-CLANN

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Best of the Year

 

Lara Manzanares

Land Baby

Jono Manson

The Kitchen Sink

Santa Fe

 

Linda Myers

Feel Sky

Linda Myers

Mountain Road Recording

Albuquerque

 

CM Adams & The Revelators

The Source

Dennis Jasso, Henry Jasso

Fw Studios

Santa Fe

 

Val James

Don’t Worry Baby

Val James & David McRae

Third Eye Studio

Tijeras

 

Lauria

When I’m An Angel

John Rangel

Jindo Jazz Studios

Santa Fe