New Jersey Stage

Sunday, November 14, 2010

2010 Asbury Music Award Winners

The 2010 Asbury Music Awards was held on Saturday, November 13 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park. did not attend, but is comprising a list of award winners based on news reports. Here is a list of the winners.

Lifetime Achievement Award -- Tim McLoone
Top news publication -- The Aquarian Weekly
Top Radio Station -- Brookdale Public Radio (The Night)
Top Radio Personality -- Billy O'Bryan
Top Americana - River City Extension
Top Local Release -- Status Green
Top Guitarist -- Doug Mikula
Top Heavy Rock Band -- Toothgrinder
Top Journalist -- John Pfeiffer
Top Drummer Award -- Brett Smith
Top Indie Rock Band -- No Wine For Kittens
Top Female Vocalist -- Jerzy Jung
Top Pop Band -- Status Green
Top Male Vocalist -- Anthony D'Amato
Top Live Performance -- Status Green
Top Keyboard Player -- Mark Masefield
Poet Laureate -- Chris Rockwell
Top Rock Band -- Outside The Box
Top Record 2010 Beyond Asbury -- The Bouncing Souls
Top Groove Band -- Dub Proof
Multi Instrumentalist Award -- Joe Harvard
Top Young Band Under 21 -- Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why
Top Female Acoustic Act -- Amanda Duncan
Top Male Acoustic Act -- George Wirth
Top Blues Band -- Jo Wymer and the Itty Bitty Band

New Jersey Stage congratulates this year's winners. Although we did not attend, we hope to be able to support the AMAs in the future. We spent several years trying to help make the AMAs a legitimate award to be taken seriously in the music world and were destroyed in the process. We have gotten word that there will be some major changes to the AMA process starting next year and we will keep our fingers crossed that the changes come. It is our belief that the AMAs serve an important role in not only the Asbury Park music scene but the New Jersey music scene as a whole. Unfortunately, when rules are not consistent it demeans the idea of the award and that is what turned us against the awards. We will take the AMAs seriously when the award process is taken seriously.

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