2019 San Diego Music Awards Nominees

Best Singer / Songwriter
Evan Diamond 
Jessica Lerner 
Missy Alcazar 
Jimmy Ruelas 
Nina Francis 
Sarah Rogo 
Shane Hall 

Best Jazz 
Ed Kornhauser 
Erika Davies 
Euphoria Brass Band 
Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra 
Gilbert Castellanos 
Joshua White 
Nathan Hubbard 

Best Jazz Album 
Christopher Hollyday - Telepathy 
Danny Green Trio Plus Strings- One Day It Will 
Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine - Tasty Tunes 
Joe Garrison - The Broken Jar 
Mattson 2 - A Love Supreme 
Montalban Quintet - Under the River 
Peter Sprague String Trio - Samba Andaluza 

Best Blues 
Bill Magee Blues Band 
Casey Hensley 
Box Car Chief 
Low Volts 
Mercedes Moore 
Robin Henkel 
Stephanie Brown & The Surrealistics 

Best Blues Album 
Black Market III - Dashboard Jesus 
Blue Largo - Before The Devil Steals Your Soul  
Low Volts - Roam With You 
S. Mathias - Boxcar Road 
Sue Palmer - Gems Vol. 1 
The Wayne Riker Trio - Blues Breakout 
Whitney Shay - A Woman Rules The World 

Best Country or Americana 
Blind Mountain Holler 
Enter The Blue Sky 
Nathan Raney 
Sara Petite 
Stephen El Rey 
Trouble in the Wind 

Best Country or Americana Album 
Barbwire - Long Hard Ride 
Berkley Hart - While the Night is Still Young 
Jonny Wagon and the Tennessee Sons - Feels Good To Be Alive 
Nitro Express - Country Style 
Shakedown String Band - In the Key of OB 
The Color Forty Nine - s/t 
Trouble In The Wind - Hammer On 

Best Hip Hop/Rap 
Direkt Message 
DJ PNutz 
DND & Rick B 
Parker Meridian 
The Microphone Doctors 
Vokab Company 

Best Hip Hop/Rap Album 
Def Shon - Preppin' My Time Machine 
DreCat - Made in Daygo 
ill Nicky - Alto 
Parker Meridien - Twentyfirst Street Sessions 
Riston Diggs - Supreme Confidence  
Rob $tone - Young Rob $tone 
Tulengua - Baja Funk

Best Indie/Alternative  
Ariel Levine  
Aviator Stash  
Coral Bells  
Dead Feather Moon  
Imagery Machine   
The Bassics   
Wild Wild Wets  

Best Indie/Alternative Album  
Nights Like Thieves - Sophomore Slump  
The Frights - hypochondriac  
The Gift Machine - New Tangles  
The Gloomies - Romance  
The Silent Comedy - Enemies Multiply  
The Verigolds - Sea of Zebras  
Warsaw - Wires  

Best Pop
Birdy Bardot
Creature Canyon
Dani Bell & the Tarantist
The Mittens
Tori Roze & The Hot Mess
Well Well Well

Best Pop Album
Becca Jay - Queen of Hearts EP
Corina Rose - Our Love is Freedom
Daytrip - s/t
Lee Coulter - Earthlee
Pocket Hole - Marine Layer EP
Tory Roze & the Hot Mess - Baggage Claim
Veronica May - Teaser

Best Rock
Great Electric Quest
The Routine
Taken by Canadians
The Oxen
The Slashes
The Strawberry Moons

Best Rock Album
Bad Kids - Pensive
Creature Canyon - Did You Want That
Electric Mud - Highway Refugees
Stone Horse - Gotta Get Back
The Donkeys - Sun Damaged Youth
The Farmers - Farmers SD
The Frets - Blur EP

Best World Music
B-Side Players
Bi-National Mambo Orchestra
Tribal Seeds
Split Finger
Tribal Theory

Best World Music Album
Boostive - Fried Neck Bones
Crucial Blend - Enough Already
Fluid Foundation - Sloo Ryde
Marujah - Bad Hombres Live at Brandos Paradise
Yale Strom's Broken Consort - Shimmering Lights, Hanukkah Music
The Camarada Tango Quintet - Tango San Diego
The Amalgamated - Premium Quality

Best Local Recording
Forest Grove - s/t
MC Flow - Her Highness
Spice Pistols - Life's A Drag
Finnegan Blue - s/t
Dirty Pennies - s/t
The Havnauts - Go For It!
The Tighten Ups - Tighten It Up

Best Live Performer
Sully & the Souljahs
The Creepy Creeps
The Redwoods Collective
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
The Sleepwalkers
Whitney Shay

Best New Artist
Babydoll Warriors
Julia Sage & The Bad Hombres
Miss New Buddah
Pocket Hole
The Color Forty Nine
The Havnauts

Artist of the Year
Hot Snakes
Jason Mraz
Redwoods Revue
Slightly Stoopid
The Frights
Whitney Shay

Song of the Year
Earthless – Gifted By The Wind
Hot Snakes – Six Wave Hold Down
Jason Mraz - Have It All
P.O.D. -  Listening for the Silence
Slightly Stoopid  - Too Late (Stick Figure Remix)
The Frights - Over It
The Petty Saints – Troublemaker
Album of the Year
Earthless - Black Heaven
Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens
Jason Mraz - Know
Peter Sprague & Randy Phillips - Sparks and Seeds
P.O.D. - Circles
Planet B - s/t
Slightly Stoopid - Everyday Life Everyday People