2023 San Diego Music Awards Nominees

  • Best Folk or Acoustic Song

      • Artist: Rachel Jay
      • Song: Over Again
      • Artist: Maya Rosenbaum
      • Song: Letter from Space
      • Artist: Evan Diamond
      • Song: Ketchum, ID
      • Artist: Lee Coulter
      • Song: Honey
      • Artist: David Spitzfaden
      • Song: Cross That Line
      • Artist: Bobo Czarnowski
      • Song: Thank You
      • Artist: Michael Tiernan
      • Song: Life in 3D
  • Best Folk or Acoustic Album

      • Artist: Gloria Taylor
      • Album: Sun
      • Artist: Bobo Czarnowski
      • Album: Thank You
      • Artist: Dave Preston
      • Album: Alligator Shoes
      • Artist: Nathan Welden
      • Album: California
      • Artist: Alex Bergan
      • Album: My Notebook
      • Artist: Amanda Cogan
      • Album: Shifting Winds
      • Artist: Howlin’ Moon
      • Album: The Sun & the Moon
  • Best Jazz Artist

      • Artist: Allison Adams Tucker
      • Artist: Bill Caballero
      • Artist: Danny Green
      • Artist: Ed Kornhauser
      • Artist: Joshua White
      • Artist: Justin Joyce
      • Artist: Mad Hat Hucksters
  • Best Blues Artist

      • Artist: Black Market III
      • Artist: Chickenbone Slim
      • Artist: Robin Henkel
      • Artist: Shane Hall
      • Artist: Taryn Donath
      • Artist: Whitney Shay
      • Artist: Anthony Cullins
  • Best R&B, Funk or Soul Song

      • Artist: King Taylor Project
      • Song: Devil in the White City
      • Artist: Thee Sacred Souls
      • Song: Love is the Way
      • Artist: Cerissa McQueen
      • Song: Could We Ever Be the Same
      • Artist: Jenny & the Tramps
      • Song: Walking Down Your Street
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Song: Show Me
      • Artist: Sunsets
      • Song: Again
      • Artist: Cheyenne Benton
      • Song: Drinkin' About U
  • Best R&B, Funk or Soul Album

      • Artist: Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
      • Album: Step Down
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Album: A Shade of Jade
      • Artist: Kahlil Nash
      • Album: Imagine
      • Artist: Garrison Bailey
      • Album: Secret Superwoman
      • Artist: The Sully Band
      • Album: Let's Straighten It Out
      • Artist: Thee Sacred Souls
      • Album: self titled
      • Artist: Patrick Yandall
      • Album: Stratophunk
  • Best Pop Song

      • Artist: Lindsay White
      • Song: No Stopping It
      • Artist: Audrey Callahan
      • Song: Good Good Energy
      • Artist: TonyaJae & Nick Wolford
      • Song: Whiplash
      • Artist: Highline Trail
      • Song: Emmie
      • Artist: Peach Cooler
      • Song: Move On Over
      • Artist: Roi Bars
      • Song: Tanya
      • Artist: Jonny Tarr
      • Song: The Rules
  • Best Pop Artist

      • Artist: Audrey Callahan
      • Artist: Chloe Lou
      • Artist: Peach Cooler
      • Artist: Jonny Tarr
      • Artist: Lauren Leigh
      • Artist: Tamar Berk
      • Artist: The Naked I
  • Best Pop Album

      • Artist: Flamy Grant
      • Album: Bible Belt Baby
      • Artist: Joshua Taylor
      • Album: Unscene
      • Artist: Gregory Page
      • Album: Let's Go This Way
      • Artist: Julianna Zachariou
      • Album: Hero Of Your Heart
      • Artist: Lauren Leigh
      • Album: Ghost In the Picture
      • Artist: Tamar Berk
      • Album: Start at the End
      • Artist: Half Hour Late
      • Album: Busy Chillin
  • Best Jazz or Blues Album

      • Artist: Ghost Jazz Trio
      • Album: Dreams Above
      • Artist: The Wayne Riker Gathering
      • Album: Alphabetical Blues Bash Vol. 1
      • Artist: Gilbert Castellanos
      • Album: Espérame En El Cielo
      • Artist: Manzanita Blues
      • Album: Cobalt
      • Artist: Blue Largo
      • Album: Got To Believe
      • Artist: Cobby
      • Album: Vintage Girl in a Modern World
      • Artist: Peter Sprague Plays the Beatles
      • Album: Day Tripper
  • Best Country or Americana Artist

      • Artist: Barbara Wire
      • Artist: Jeff Berkley & The Banned
      • Artist: Kimmi Bitter
      • Artist: Lady Psychiatrist’s Booth
      • Artist: MohaviSoul
      • Artist: Sandé Lollis
      • Artist: Sara Petite
  • Best Country or Americana Album

      • Artist: Tim Flannery and The Lunatic Fringe
      • Album: Waiting On A Miracle
      • Artist: Jason Winters
      • Album: No More Wanderin’
      • Artist: Zach Phillips
      • Album: Goddaughters
      • Artist: Jeff Berkley and the banned
      • Album: I Can Reach The Stars
      • Artist: Mudflap
      • Album: self-titled
      • Artist: Farm Truck
      • Album: Sadie
      • Artist: Thea The Band
      • Album: American Honey
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist

      • Artist: BIDS
      • Artist: Bloodstone the Street Preacher
      • Artist: Brothers Burns
      • Artist: Crhymes
      • Artist: Dezzy Hollow
      • Artist: Katie LaDubz
      • Artist: Riston Diggs
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap Song

      • Artist: Cali the Dreamer, Dre Cat, Sly Beats, Riston
      • Song: Ecstasy
      • Artist: Bassassin feat. Mitchy Slick
      • Song: Padre Gang
      • Artist: Billy NoJokes & Germz
      • Song: Choppy Waters
      • Artist: Dezzy Hollow
      • Song: Backstroke
      • Artist: Kahlee, EL Blue
      • Song: Intentions
      • Artist: The Toven
      • Song: Frank Sinatra
      • Artist: B-Turn
      • Song: Plan Be
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap Album

      • Artist: Katie LaDubz
      • Album: Pressure
      • Artist: Kwood
      • Album: SHINE SZN
      • Artist: Bishop Snow
      • Album: Bury Me A G
      • Artist: Dezzy Hollow
      • Album: One Nation Under Funk
      • Artist: Flxwz & Tre Castro
      • Album: BubbleGum
      • Artist: Ray Riley
      • Album: For the Ride Home
      • Artist: B-Turn
      • Album: Ascension
  • Best Rock Artist

      • Artist: Ash Easton
      • Artist: Band of Gringos
      • Artist: Daring Greatly
      • Artist: Deaf Club
      • Artist: Mercedes Rides Out
      • Artist: Mrs. Henry
      • Artist: The Farmers
  • Best Rock Album

      • Artist: Strange Creature
      • Album: Presence in Absence
      • Artist: Daring Greatly
      • Album: Gird Valley
      • Artist: Dive Bar Saints
      • Album: Castaways
      • Artist: Roger!
      • Album: Patterns
      • Artist: The Tourmaliners
      • Album: Surfidia
      • Artist: Ash Easton
      • Album: Rough & Tough
      • Artist: Taz Taylor Band
      • Album: Nocturnal
  • Best Rock or Indie/Alternative Song

      • Artist: Joshua Taylor
      • Song: Cars Don't Run Forever
      • Artist: Aviator Stash
      • Song: Lefty
      • Artist: Roger!
      • Song: Fire
      • Artist: miniaturized
      • Song: miniaturized
      • Artist: Nights Like Thieves
      • Song: The Good Hurt
      • Artist: Paradise Drive
      • Song: Rule the World
      • Artist: Mercedes Rides Out
      • Song: Sweet Thang
  • Best Indie/Alternative Artist

      • Artist: Aviator Stash
      • Artist: Creature Canyon
      • Artist: King Whisker
      • Artist: Signal For Pilot
      • Artist: The Inflorescence
      • Artist: The Schizophonics
      • Artist: Summer Years
  • Best Indie/Alternative Album

      • Artist: Wild Wild Wets
      • Album: Love Always
      • Artist: Summer Years
      • Album: You Can't Live There Forever
      • Artist: Spice Pistols
      • Album: Spice Train
      • Artist: Plosivs
      • Album: self-titled
      • Artist: The Inflorescence
      • Album: Remember What I Look Like
      • Artist: Ready Set Survive
      • Album: Aim For Their Brain
      • Artist: Abandoning Sunday
      • Album: Hurt EP
  • Best World Music Album

      • Artist: Marauak
      • Album: Natural
      • Artist: KBong
      • Album: Smile With The World
      • Artist: Sandollar
      • Album: Under the Water
      • Artist: The Amalgamated
      • Album: True Tone
      • Artist: HIRIE
      • Album: Mood Swing
      • Artist: Smoke & Mirrors Sound System
      • Album: Undercover
      • Artist: Slack Key ‘Ohana
      • Album: Live at Tiki Oasis
  • Best Local Recording

      • Artist: Creature Canyon
      • Artist: The Universe Channel
      • Artist: Hemisphere
      • Artist: Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas
      • Artist: Casual Yak
      • Artist: Jacob Turnbloom
      • Artist: Calamity
  • Best Video

      • Artist: Earl Thomas & Moligan
      • Song: MERCY FOR PEACE
      • Artist: Black Market III
      • Song: Rosalee
      • Artist: B Side Players featuring Roosterford & 2034
      • Song: El Quinto Elemento
      • Artist: blink-182
      • Song: Edging
      • Artist: Pierce The Veil
      • Song: Pass the Nirvana
      • Artist: The Gravities
      • Song: Grav Train
      • Artist: Veni Sun
      • Song: Coaster
  • Best New Artist

      • Artist: Ash Easton
      • Artist: Coastal Wolves
      • Artist: Mercedes Rides Out
      • Artist: Strange Bouquets
      • Artist: Swive
      • Artist: The Plagues
      • Artist: Zavala Sol
  • Song of the Year

      • Artist: Kimmi Bitter
      • Song: My Grass is Blue
      • Artist: King Taylor Project
      • Song: Devil in the White City
      • Artist: Thee Sacred Souls
      • Song: Love is the Way
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Song: Show Me
      • Artist: Boostive, Divina Jasso and Raquel Jones
      • Song: Ties Unwind
      • Artist: Daring Greatly
      • Song: Never a Goodbye
      • Artist: Sandollar
      • Song: Warrior (feat. ZEB)
  • Artist of the Year

      • Artist: Cattle Decapitation
      • Artist: Gilbert Castellanos
      • Artist: Jeff Berkley
      • Artist: P.O.D.
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Artist: Switchfoot
      • Artist: Thee Sacred Souls
  • Album of the Year

      • Artist: Gilbert Castellanos
      • Album: Espérame En El Cielo
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Album: A Shade of Jade
      • Artist: HIRIE
      • Album: Mood Swing
      • Artist: Thee Sacred Souls
      • Album: self titled
      • Artist: Swami John Reis
      • Album: Ride The Wild Night
      • Artist: The Schizophonics
      • Album: Hoof It
      • Artist: Unwritten Law
      • Album: The Hum

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