2022 DEBUT + COMEBACK ARTIST

The Rules are simple: I know fans like to vote for their favorite artists and bands – HOWEVER– Please LISTEN and then SELECT up to THREE in each category. Polls will be open through December 15, 2022

Alysia Kraft has been one of Northern Colorado’s most popular and regionally successful artists as the leader of The Patti Fiasco, and co-founder of the short lived Whippoorwill. Her solo debut easily became one of the most played at radio on the Northern Front Range, and one of the most applauded.

David Lawrence spun off of the popular gypsy-jazz group LAPOMPE that he’s performed with since 2013 for his solo effort with the band The Spoonful.

Juno Rossa is an emerging Denver based project formed as a collaboration between Denver singer/songwriter Dan Craig formerly with the indie-pop/rock band Navy and producers/rhythm-section husband-and-wife Corban and Malena Roberts.  

COVID brought us two projects founded in decades past that in one form or another came BACK together for debuts – Mad Radio and Kick & the Hug. Mad Radio was a trio that tried to make it and broke up before recording a record in the mid 80s. Kick & the Hug rose up from what was the Boulder based Winebottles of the 90s.

MaryLynn Gillaspie emerges as a solo artist for the first time since her days in the Grammy nominated 80s band Rare Silk.

Sweet Virginia was a sweet surprise in 2022 – yep a pun. Her album debut, Leaving Again, was produced by Colorado award winning blues artist A.J. Fullerton. Blue Skies was by far the most aired and streamed track from her debut album.

Violet Pilot is the latest project in the career of Northern Colorado singer-songwriter and Telluride Troubadour award winner Michael Kirkpatrick (The Holler!, The Good Time Travelers and The Littlest Birds.) Michael doesn’t count as an emerging artist, but Violet Pilot makes it for THIS band’s debut.

the REST OF THE BEST

AMERICANA, FOLK & GRASS
COVER/REMAKE + POP + ROCK SONG OF THE YEAR
DEBUT + EMERGING/COMEBACK ARTIST
EDM/ELECTRONIC + FUNK/SOUL & HIP-HOP
VOCAL PERFORMANCE- DUO/GROUP + HE/HIS + SHE/HER

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