Knoxville Musicians Win Trop Rock Music Awards – Southern Drawl Band

Posted on Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 4:14 pm
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 Knoxville Musicians Win Trop Rock Music Awards

 Music Awards from BeachFront Radio out of Southern California

Southern Drawl Band: Mike Nash, Melanie “The Djembabe” Howe, Larry Dunsmore, Paul Wray, Tommie John and John Kunz  

 

Knoxville, Tenn. (December 28, 2012) –  DownHome Records Inc. is proud to announce the Beachfront Radio Trop Rock Awards have been released.  BeachfrontRadio.com, the number one Trop Rock station in the United States for the last three years, has released some exciting news for Knoxville, Tennessee.  The ballots were unveiled and many of East Tennessee’s finest local musicians made their way into the nomination categories. Knoxville’s Southern Drawl Band walked away with some hardware from their first year on the scene.  Southern Drawl won best Trop Rock Album with their EP release of “Another Day in Paradise.”  They won song of the year, beating out notables like the Zac Brown Band for “Another Day in Paradise” which can be found on their original album “Against the Grain” and the Trop Rock EP “Another Day in Paradise”.  Southern Drawl also was voted the best Trop Rock Band for 2012.

Southern Drawl’s percussionist, Melanie “Djembabe” Howe finished second in the category of Trop Rock Musician of 2012, behind Knoxville’s Michael “Crawdaddy” Crawley who won those honors.  Southern Drawl’s headman, Mike Nash was voted fourth in the category of Trop Rocker Male of 2012.  Trop Rock legend and Nashville’s, Tall Paul won that category for Best Trop Rocker Male of 2012.

Tropical Rock, known as “Trop Rock”, is a quickly growing music genre that seems to be gravitating to the East Tennessee area recently. With major label artists like Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefers, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown Band, Trop Rock is a laid back relaxing style of country music that’s growth has sky rocketed in today’s market.

Results for the awards were released December 26th & 27th to the public.

Other Tennessee Bands and Musicians that were honored:

-Knoxville’s Homemade Wine won Best Trop Rocker Live Performers of 2012.  (SDB was 3rd)

-Nashville’s Kristie Bobal was voted number three Trop Rocker Female of 2012.  Nadirah Shakoor of Jimmy  Buffett’s the Coral Reefer Band won Top Trop Rocker Female of 2012.

-Knoxville’s Andy Wescott of Homemade Wine was fifth in Trop Rock Musician of 2012

-Southern Drawl Band & Tall Paul’s feature song “Floriday” placed number thirteen in the Trop Rock Top 20

-Ramajay Intercoastal placed at number fourteen with “Mountain for Two”, right above Bonnie Raitt’s former bassist- Freebo.

The Trop Rock community gathers several times a year where many of the major label artists attend and showcase as well as up and coming artists. The number one event for the Trop Rockers was voted “Meeting of the Minds” in Key West, Florida where all of these artists have had the opportunity to showcase their music.

About BeachfrontRadio.com & Trop Rock

Tropical Rock, commonly referred to as “Trop Rock,” is genre of music that blends other genres including Rock, Reggae, Country, Caribbean and Latin with island/tropical instrument arrangements and song themes.  Although Trop-Rock has its roots in the beach music scene from the 60’s, Jimmy Buffett is often credited as putting Trop Rock “on the map”.  Crossover music stars like Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band and Jack Johnson have brought the Trop Rock music genre into the mainstream public, resulting in a growing popularity that has opened the door for a whole new generation of island-inspired musicians.  We invite you to explore our list of popular Trop Rock artists, visit their websites and listen to their music, and you just might find yourself in a “happy place” you never want to leave!

Website: www.beachfrontradio.com

Twitter: @BeachfrontRadio

How to find the winners

Tall Paul: Facebook- www.facebook.com/TallPaulMusic   Twitter- @TheTalPaul

Southern Drawl Band: www.facebook.com/southerndrawlband      Twitter- @SouthernDrawlTN

Ramajay Intercoastal: www.facebook.com/Ramajay    Twitter- @RamajayIntercoastal

Melanie “The Djembabe” Howe: www.facebook.com/Djembabe   Twitter- @DrumNDance

Mike Nash: www.facebook.com/NashvilleMike

Kristie Bobal: www.facebook.com/kbobal

Andy Wescott: www.facebook.com/guitarwescott

About DownHome Records Inc.

Knoxville based company working with local band Southern Drawl Band and Gates Music Management.

www.SouthernDrawlBand.com   Twitter: @SouthernDrawlTn

Phone: 865-771-1821

Email: SouthernDrawlBand@rocketmail.com

Website: www.SouthernDrawlBand.com

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