2022 San Diego Music Awards Nominees

  • Best Rock Song

      • Artist: Avenue Army
      • Song: Bedroom Window
      • Artist: Jon Campos & The Incurables
      • Song: Birds of A Feather
      • Artist: Love Angeles
      • Song: Fired Up
      • Artist: Sons of Edison
      • Song: It's Time to Rock and Roll
      • Artist: Suede Radio
      • Song: When Your Loved
      • Artist: Superweapon
      • Song: Battle Cry
      • Artist: The Darbies
      • Song: Sermons of Sympathy
  • Best R&B, Funk or Soul Song

      • Artist: Jas Miller feat. Rebecca Jade & Gianni Vancini
      • Song: Toes in the Sand
      • Artist: Miro Imani
      • Song: Daytime
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Song: What’s It Gonna Be
      • Artist: The Gravities
      • Song: Places
      • Artist: The Sully Band feat. Rebecca Jade
      • Song: When The Battle Is Over
      • Artist: Thee Sacred Souls
      • Song: Will I See You Again
      • Artist: Tori Roze and The Hot Mess
      • Song: Seek Your Sunshine
  • Best Pop Song

      • Artist: Bri McKay
      • Song: Cut The Lights
      • Artist: Julia Sage and the Bad Hombres
      • Song: I Shouldn’t Stay
      • Artist: Lauren Leigh
      • Song: Trust Fall
      • Artist: Lele Rose
      • Song: Nothing Lasts Forever
      • Artist: Sara Jade
      • Song: Jacoma
      • Artist: Surrija
      • Song: How Do I
      • Artist: The Fazes
      • Song: Remote Control
  • Best Indie/Alternative Song

      • Artist: Aviator Stash
      • Song: She’s Money
      • Artist: Dead Feather Moon
      • Song: Western State Awnings
      • Artist: Jus Goodie
      • Song: Light on the Runway
      • Artist: MDRN HSTRY
      • Song: Holiday Hate
      • Artist: Saint Luna
      • Song: Goldfish
      • Artist: Signal for Pilot
      • Song: Midnight Drive
      • Artist: The Volclays
      • Song: Talk It Over
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap Song

      • Artist: Cory Blaze
      • Song: Victory Effort
      • Artist: Crhymes
      • Song: More Divide
      • Artist: Def Shon
      • Song: Suss (Among Us)
      • Artist: Élansoreal
      • Song: Forgot About É
      • Artist: Katie LaDubz feat. Maestro
      • Song: She Bitch
      • Artist: Motor Mouth Featuring. Def Shon
      • Song: Beat Up The Block
      • Artist: Sham Blak
      • Song: Weather Delay
  • Best Folk or Acoustic Song

      • Artist: Amanda Cogan
      • Song: Shifting Winds
      • Artist: Astra Kelly
      • Song: The River Song
      • Artist: Jay L. Henry
      • Song: How Many Days
      • Artist: Jess Wright
      • Song: Santa Maria
      • Artist: Lee Coulter
      • Song: The Times They Are a-Changin’
      • Artist: Lindsay White
      • Song: Piece of Quiet
      • Artist: Noah Allen
      • Song: I Loved Her
  • Song of the Year

      • Artist: Angels & Airwaves
      • Song: Euphoria
      • Artist: Jason Mraz
      • Song: Be Where Your Feet Are
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Song: What’s It Gonna Be
      • Artist: Slightly Stoopid
      • Song: Everyday Life, Everyday People
      • Artist: Switchfoot
      • Song: i need you (to be wrong)
      • Artist: Thee Sacred Souls
      • Song: Will I See You Again
      • Artist: Wavves
      • Song: Help is on the Way
  • Album of the Year

      • Artist: Mrs. Henry
      • Album: Keep On Rising - Act I : The Sex Sells, Love Drugs, Rock N Roll Society
      • Artist: Patrick Yandall
      • Album: Chasing the Light
      • Artist: Riston Diggs
      • Album: 35
      • Artist: Sara Petite
      • Album: Rare Bird
      • Artist: Sonido de la Frontera
      • Album: Sonidero Guerrillero
      • Artist: Tamar Berk
      • Album: The Restless Dreams of Youth
      • Artist: The Verigolds
      • Album: Take to the Sun
  • Best World Music Album

      • Artist: Crucial Blend
      • Album: Cruel World
      • Artist: Ginger Roots and The Protectors
      • Album: Don’t Stop the Groove
      • Artist: KBong
      • Album: Let Love Lead
      • Artist: Marujah con Crhymes
      • Album: Blind American
      • Artist: Sankoh & The Rockaway Kings
      • Album: Can’t Touch I
      • Artist: Slack Key Ohana
      • Album: s/t
      • Artist: Sonido de la Frontera
      • Album: Sonidero Guerrillero
  • Best Rock Album

      • Artist: Dewey Defeats Truman
      • Album: The Way You Shatter
      • Artist: Elektric Voodoo
      • Album: Telescope
      • Artist: Monarch
      • Album: Future Shock
      • Artist: Mrs. Henry
      • Album: Keep On Rising - Act I : The Sex Sells, Love Drugs, Rock N Roll Society
      • Artist: Nathan Raney
      • Album: Season of Serenity
      • Artist: Nights Like Thieves
      • Album: Better Late Than Never
      • Artist: The Hiroshima Mockingbirds
      • Album: 2
  • Best R&B, Funk or Soul Album

      • Artist: Chauncey Maynor
      • Album: Masterpiece
      • Artist: DevLord
      • Album: Deaden
      • Artist: Jehlad Hickson
      • Album: A Wonderful Life
      • Artist: Kogee Soul Reprise
      • Album: Silver Lining
      • Artist: Laser Rot
      • Album: FunkTonic
      • Artist: Scoobert Doobert
      • Album: Big Hug
      • Artist: TonyaJae & Carlo V.
      • Album: Sweet Talk
  • Best Pop Album

      • Artist: Bart Mendoza
      • Album: 66/68
      • Artist: Bella Kaye
      • Album: Learning to Be
      • Artist: Calen Lucas
      • Album: Young
      • Artist: Kieler Avery
      • Album: Punchline
      • Artist: Paige Koehler
      • Album: Sorry I’m Late
      • Artist: Tamar Berk
      • Album: The Restless Dreams of Youth
      • Artist: The Verigolds
      • Album: Take to the Sun
  • Best Jazz or Blues Album

      • Artist: Chickenbone Slim
      • Album: Serve It To Me Hot
      • Artist: Chunky Hustle Brass Band
      • Album: ChuBB
      • Artist: Ghost Jazz Trio
      • Album: On the Level
      • Artist: Ira B. Liss Big Band
      • Album: Mazel Tov Kocktail!
      • Artist: Patrick Yandall
      • Album: Chasing the Light
      • Artist: Peter Sprague
      • Album: Blue Kind of Miles
      • Artist: Steve Nichols
      • Album: The Guitar Sounds of Steve Nichols
  • Best Indie/Alternative Album

      • Artist: Evening’s Empire
      • Album: Alive For Us
      • Artist: Imagery Machine
      • Album: Reflections of Reality
      • Artist: King Whisker
      • Album: Relaxing with Aunt Janine
      • Artist: Machine Politik
      • Album: s/t
      • Artist: Subsurfer
      • Album: Subversive
      • Artist: The Petty Saints
      • Album: Long Way Home
      • Artist: Urethane
      • Album: Chasing Horizons
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap Album

      • Artist: Bizzy Balboa
      • Album: Purification
      • Artist: Bloodstone the Street Preacher
      • Album: My Testimony # 2
      • Artist: D.N.D.
      • Album: Destroy Never Die
      • Artist: Riston Diggs
      • Album: 35
      • Artist: Sham Blak
      • Album: The Evolution of Sham Blak: As Lucc Would Have It
      • Artist: The Toven
      • Album: Walk of Fame 2
      • Artist: Twomps
      • Album: Pawns or Kings
  • Best Folk or Acoustic Album

      • Artist: Amanda Munro
      • Album: Clean Slate
      • Artist: Blossom & Bloom
      • Album: Songs to Sing
      • Artist: Bobo Czarnowski
      • Album: The Man I Hope to Be
      • Artist: Dave Preston
      • Album: Tehachapi Line
      • Artist: Jefferson Jay
      • Album: Welcome
      • Artist: Maya Rosenbaum
      • Album: House of Cards
      • Artist: Whiskey & Burlap
      • Album: Around the Bend
  • Best Country or Americana Album

      • Artist: Clinton Davis
      • Album: If I Live And I Don’t Get Killed
      • Artist: Coral Bells
      • Album: Still Be Home
      • Artist: MohaviSoul
      • Album: Stories & Memories
      • Artist: Sandé Lollis
      • Album: Being Human
      • Artist: Sara Petite
      • Album: Rare Bird
      • Artist: The Cedar Shakers
      • Album: Signs
      • Artist: The Sea Monks
      • Album: Lost Again
  • Best Video

      • Artist: MDRN HSTRY
      • Song: Holiday Hate
      • Artist: Mrs. Henry
      • Song: Peace, Love, Rock 'n Roll
      • Artist: Nights Like Thieves
      • Song: Follow Light
      • Artist: Rebecca Jade
      • Song: What’s It Gonna Be
      • Artist: Shane Hall
      • Song: Life Up
      • Artist: The Petty Saints
      • Song: Clean Hands and Guilt
      • Artist: The Tourmaliners
      • Song: Point Break
  • Best Local Recording

      • Artist: A Lens to the Sun
      • Artist: Atom Orr
      • Artist: Jordan Krimston
      • Artist: Nicey Nice World
      • Artist: Quel Bordel!
      • Artist: Sluka
      • Artist: Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra
  • Best Rock Artist

      • Artist: Daring Greatly
      • Artist: Electric Mud
      • Artist: FreakShow
      • Artist: Mrs. Henry
      • Artist: Nights Like Thieves
      • Artist: The Farmers
      • Artist: The Routine
  • Best Pop Artist

      • Artist: Chloe Lou
      • Artist: Evan Diamond
      • Artist: Gregory Page
      • Artist: Lauren Leigh
      • Artist: Lee Coulter
      • Artist: The Naked I
      • Artist: The Verigolds
  • Best Blues Artist

      • Artist: Billy Watson
      • Artist: Casey Hensley
      • Artist: Manzanita Blues
      • Artist: Mercedes Moore
      • Artist: Stephen El Rey
      • Artist: Taryn Donath
      • Artist: Whitney Shay
  • Best Jazz Artist

      • Artist: Ed Kornhauser
      • Artist: Euphoria Brass Band
      • Artist: Gilbert Castellanos
      • Artist: Joshua White
      • Artist: Matt DiBiase Quartet
      • Artist: Nathan Hubbard
      • Artist: Rob Thorsen
  • Best Indie/Alternative Artist

      • Artist: Authentic Sellout
      • Artist: Aviator Stash
      • Artist: Glass Spells
      • Artist: Signal for Pilot
      • Artist: The Havnauts
      • Artist: The Petty Saints
      • Artist: The Schizophonics
  • Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist

      • Artist: Biggie Babylon
      • Artist: Cory Blaze
      • Artist: Crhymes
      • Artist: K-Rock Tha Fantom
      • Artist: Riston Diggs
      • Artist: San Diablo Allstars
      • Artist: Sloat Dixon
  • Best Country or Americana Artist

      • Artist: Coral Bells
      • Artist: Enter the Blue Sky
      • Artist: Jeff Berkley & The Banned
      • Artist: MohaviSoul
      • Artist: Ron Steven Houston
      • Artist: Sara Petite
      • Artist: The Sleepwalkers
  • Best New Artist

      • Artist: A Lens to the Sun
      • Artist: Lords of the Satellite
      • Artist: PLOSIVS
      • Artist: Slack Key Ohana
      • Artist: Smoke + Mirrors Soundsystem
      • Artist: Son of Kane
      • Artist: The Fazes

2022 SDMA Awards Sponsors

  • San Diego Reader
  • Cutwater Spirits
  • Revolt Wine Co.
  • Fox 5
  • San Diego Union Tribune
  • Taylor Guitars
  • Loft 100 Studios
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