The following are the winners from the 8th annual

San Diego Music Awards, held on October 26, 2998

at Montezuma Hall at SDSU:

Best Cover Band – Rockola
Best Jazz – Holly Hoffmann

Best Pop Jazz – Greyboy Allstars

Best Latin Jazz – B-Side Players

Best Big Band – Big Time Operator

Best Folk or Acoustic – Lisa Sanders

Best Americans or Country – Kennard & Miller

Best Blues – Candye Kane

Best World Beat – Common Sense

Best Alternative – Rocket From The Crypt

Best Roots – Hot Rod Lincoln

Best Ska or Punk – Buck-O-Nine

Best Rock – Sprung Monkey

Best Rock Album – Sprung Monkey: Mr. Funny Face

Best Ska or Punk Album – Unwritten Law
Best Jazz or Blues Album – Jaime Valle: Third Voyage

Best Local Recording – Hot Rod Lincoln: Blue Café

Best New Artist – Buckfast Superbee

Best Pop Album – Steve Poltz: One Left Show

Song of the Year – Sprung Monkey: Get ‘Em Outta Here

Artist of the Year – Candye Kane

Group of the Year – blink-182

Lifetime Achievement Award – Mike Halloran, Joey Harris