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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
    Switchfoot

    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
    Transfer

    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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