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List of 2011 San Diego Music Award Winners

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List of 2011 San Diego Music Award Winners

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The 21st Annual San Diego Music Awards were celebrated at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay Monday night. Fans voted on 23 of the 27 categories. The winners in the remaining four categories were selected by members of the San Diego Music Academy.

Little Hurricane, who won for Best New Artist last year, were the clear runaways of the night, with three awards, including Album of the Year. Before they could make their acceptance speech for Album of the Year, which is the biggest plum of the night, a guy ran up to the mike and claimed that the band Black Plum was the greatest band in San Diego, in effect pulling a Kanye West on the band, but CC of Little Hurricane pulled off a great Taylor Swift imitation of her own and delivered a very classy acceptance speech. Tom has video of this as well as a bite with the band after talking about it.
A close second for the night was Tim Lowman, who is the one-man band Low Volts, who took home two awards as a sola artist -- including Best New Artist -- and a third as a member of the band Blackout Party, who took the award for Best Americana. Also worth noting were the Transfer band, who took home two statuettes apiece, for Song of the Year ("Losing Composure") and Best Rock.

Here is the list of winners:

Album of the Year
Little Hurricane - Homewrecker

Artist of the Year

Song of the Year
Transfer - Losing Composure

Best New Artist
Low Volts

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Penetrators

Best Acoustic
Colin Clyne

Best Alternative
Little Hurricane

Best Alternative Album
Little Hurricane - Homewrecker

Best Americana
Blackout Party

Best Americana Album
The Tree Ring - Generous Shadows

Best Blues
Lady Dottie & the Diamonds

Best Blues Album
Low Volts - Twist Shake Grind Break

Best Club DJ
Gabe Vega

Best Electronic
Jamuel Saxon

Best Hard Rock
As I Lay Dying

Best Hard Rock Album
Downspell - The Violent Majority

Best Hip-Hop
Vokab Kompany

Best Hip-Hop or Rap Album
Blame One - Endurance

Best Jazz
In Motion Trio

Best Jazz Album
The Mattson 2 - Feeling Hands

Best Local Recording
Writer - Miss Mermaid

Best Pop
The Silent Comedy

Best Pop Album
Maren Parusel - Artificial Gardens

Best Rock

Best Rock Album
The Donkeys - Born with Stripes

Best Tribute Band
Cash'd Out

Best World Music
B-Side Players

Best World Music Album
Todo Mundo - Organic Fire

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