Boston’s Own One Step Away Joins Ra Ra Riot, Melissa Auf der Maur, Flying Lotus,
Jim Campilongo, Jackson Browne and David Lindley
As Nominees for The 10th Independent Music Awards
For Immediate Release
February 16, 2011 – Bostonbased One Step Away joins Ra Ra Riot,Melissa Auf der Maur, Flying Lotus, Hemoptysis, Darrell Scott, Jim Campilongo, Jackson Browne and David Lindley and other self-released and independent label talent as Nominees for The10th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.One Step Away is comprised of Adam Carrington (Lead Vocals), Terence Healy (Lead Guitar), Mike Nuzzolo (Bass) and Ben Trudeau (Drums).
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the more than 300 Nominees in nearly 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories were culled from submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Australia and Europe.
One Step Away is an Independent Music Award nominee for their full-length Pop/Rock Album “For the Broken”. “For the Broken” was produced at Soundmine Recording Studio (Four Year Strong, Framing Hanley, Forever the Sickest Kids) by Dan Malsch and Alec Henninger. Songs from For the Broken are currently on rotation at over 120 different radio stations across the United States. One Step Away won the We Are Listening Break the Band Contest in December 2010. This past January, they performed as semi-finalists at Showcase Live at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in the RJL Memorial Battle of the Bands along-side American Idol Finalist Siobhan Magnus. Next month, One Step Away has a series of shows at the Church (Boston) on March 1st with touring band LoveBettie; The Limelight (Boston) on March 3rd, recording scenes for their next video; The Pelham Club (Newport RI) on March 5th and the Middle East Downstairs (Cambridge) on March 26th. More details can be found on their website: www.onestepawayband.com.
Known for celebrating artists that follow their own muse, The 10th IMA Nominees are an eclectic mix of rising stars including Strawfoot (Alt. Country Song), Hemoptysis (Metal/Hardcore Song), and Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three (Amerciana Album) and established talent including telecaster virtuoso, Jim Campilongo (Instrumental Album), experimental multi-genre artist, Flying Lotus (Music Video and Dance/Electronica Song), and indie rockers, Ra Ra Riot (Pop/Rock Album). Perhaps better known as major label acts, this year’s Nominees strutting their independence include former Hole bassist, Melissa Auf der Maur (Indie/Alt./Hard Rock Album), and songwriting legend Jackson Browne with David Lindley (Live Performance Album).
Winners will be determined by a panel of 62 influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Aimee Mann, Pete Wentz, Bettye LaVette, Seal, Adam Duritz, Ozzy Osbourne, Arturo Sandoval, Martin Atkins, Andrew W. K., Shelby Lynne, Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone), Pat McGuire (Filter Magazine) and Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter) and will be announced in mid-March 2011. Music fans have until July 11 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected IMA Winners. Hear the music of all Nominees at: http://www.independentmusicawards.co...nee/10th/album
Artistry Has Its Awards Celebrating the democracy of creativity and meritocracy of talent, The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists who are, traditionally ignored by mass media and big box retailers. For the past 10 years, artists and labels from around the world have found new fans and prominence through The Independent Music Awards. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the popular industry networking database The Musician’s AtlasOnline, and producers of the original webTV series, Grooveable Feast, The IMAs use its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to connect Winners and Nomineesto new audiences and revenue opportunities. Earning IMA honors goes beyond a badge of distinction. Artists credit The IMAs with increasing recognition among music fans and industry gatekeepers.
Past winners and nominees include: And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Cursive, fun., The Flatlanders, Spinerrette, Holly GoLightly & The Brokeoffs, Vienna Teng, The So So Glos, Cephas & Wiggins, The Matches, All That Remains, The Cliks, Oran Etkin, State Radio, Lee “Scratch Perry, The Very Best, Tim Easton, Marco Benevento, Kes The Band, Jamie Lidell, Lacuna Coil, The Trews, Joan As Police Woman; Koko Taylor, Miguel Migs; Speech, God Forbid, Lionel Louekee; Jeff Healey, Johnny Dowd, Chris Whitley, Ike Turner, The Apples in stereo, Mary Gauthier, Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland), The Mooney Suzuki, and Denque Fever among many others.
Submissions for The 11th Independent Music Awards will open in March.