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IAMA Results

Results of the 16th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

The results have been announced. We thank all entrants and sponsors. Congratulations to our winners and finalists. The Overall Grand Prize winner will be announced on February 17th. So, stay tuned. Meanwhile, see the list of winners and finalists below.

 Winners of the 16th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

Overall Grand Prize Winner

Ellis Paul, singer-songwriter

“I Ain’t No Jesus” by Ellis Paul

INSTRUMENTAL
FIRST PRIZE: “Ostrov” by Roman Miroshnichenko
RUNNER-UP: “Extension of the Heart” by John Evergon

OPEN
FIRST PRIZE: “Let’s Leave Town” by Sarah Kervin
RUNNER-UP: “At Least I’m Honest” by Ryan Curran

AAA/ALTERNATIVE
FIRST PRIZE: “Under The Gun” by Parker Ainsworth
RUNNER-UP: “Slopes” by GoCasual

FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS
FIRST PRIZE: “I Ain’t No Jesus” by Ellis Paul
RUNNER-UP: “Ride In The Rain” by Natalia Zukerman

BEST GROUP/DUO
FIRST PRIZE: “Under Our Skin” by Joel Rafael, featuring Jason Mraz
RUNNER-UP: “Love is a Weapon” by Stone & Snow

BEST MALE ARTIST
FIRST PRIZE: “Innocence” by Joe Cleere
RUNNER-UP: “Screaming” by Lew

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
FIRST PRIZE: “Somersault” by Tokunbo Akinro
RUNNER-UP: “Until You Let Her Down” by Siobhan Cotchin

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS
FIRST PRIZE: “Jealous Wind” by Kyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road
RUNNER-UP: “The Girl Up On the Hill” by Kevin Serey & Friends

 
 
 

 

The list of Finalists of the 16th Annual IAMA:

Category/Song TitleFinalist Name(s)
INSTRUMENTAL 
Open WatersTodd Mosby 
MariposaBob Folse 
Heavenly VoicesFiona Joy Hawkins & Rebecca Daniel 
WTF variation 2Henrik Andersen 
Extension of the HeartJohn Evergon 
Song for My ParentsDaniel Friend 
OstrovRoman Miroshnichenko 
PapillonJohn McMillan 
PreludeCristina Montes Mateo
Tender DreamsRon Franklin 
  
OPEN 
StabilizeJoJo Worthington 
SerenityCatherine Romanoff 
At Least I’m HonestRyan Curran 
Let’s Leave TownSarah Kervin 
Longer TableBob Sima 
Haunted By ObjectsRachael Sage 
Goes OnBonomo
AngelElizabeth Cuite
CHAPTER TWOGirlie Vasallo 
Meant For MeKate Stevens 
  
AAA/ALTERNATIVE 
By the WillowRussell Parrish 
Instant Message ShakespeareShane Adams 
StrongJoel Rafael, featuring Jason Mraz
MyopiaRachael Sage 
I’ll See You TomorrowSam Levin 
You Got ThisMegan Slankard 
Woods & WavesDavid Jenkins 
Wishing On The WindTasso Smith 
Under The GunParker Ainsworth 
SlopesGoCasual
  
FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS 
Ride In The RainNatalia Zukerman 
99 WaysZak Trojano 
Lessons From Home PlateTret Fure 
Danville Prison GraveNed Crisp 
Stories ToldDavid Jenkins 
The Battle of CharlottesvilleEllis Paul 
I Ain’t No JesusEllis Paul 
AutumnDave Nachmanoff 
Famous of FiresJonas Friddle 
Edge of The WorldDavid Starr 
  
  
BEST GROUP/DUO 
Slow It DownCrowes Pasture
Doing It AgainHat Fitz and Cara 
Rusty RiverHat Fitz and Cara 
Under Our SkinJoel Rafael, featuring Jason Mraz
Far AwayNitanee Paris, Chase & Carl Kauhane
Love is a WeaponStone & Snow
On the BulletDiamondwolf
Away From HomeBill McBirnie & Bernie Senensky
Jacutibum!Simas & Amorim Duo
This Little TownThe W Lovers – Fleur and Wesley Wood. 
  
BEST MALE ARTIST 
At Least I’m HonestRyan Curran 
InnocenceJoe Cleere 
Die YoungVân Scott
MadelineOskari Nurminen 
You Can’t Have My BoatRobert Abernathy 
Dancing in the rain Joshua Audet-smith 
Coast of CarolinaRussell Parrish 
Float Down StreamJoel Rafael 
The Bum and the GeneralEric Munch 
ScreamingLew 
  
BEST FEMALE ARTIST 
Esperanza (Hope)Tonina Saputo 
Bones and GravityLizanne Knott 
JezebelCalista Garcia 
EaglesRory Block 
SomersaultTokunbo Akinro 
Until You Let Her DownSiobhan Cotchin 
Outside Looking InJuliana Cervizzi 
Life Is GoodPaige Keiner 
Midnight & BourbonAjaye Jardine 
MoreCassidy-Rae Wilson 
  
BEST COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS
Give Me A BreakEmily Burns & Escaping Pavement 
Jealous WindKyle Dillingham & Horseshoe Road
Not Another BalladMarina Bloom 
The Girl Up On the HillKevin Serey & Friends
VoodooJulian Cassia 
BelongingKevin Sullivan 
ChangeTedd Swormstedt & Jeffrey East
Keepin’ It Country (Working Class Tribute)Mac McDaniel 
We’ll SeeRob Mayes 
The Mirror Go MachineBrittany Jean