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Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Rene Marie
It's been less than five years since RENE MARIE released her debut CD, "Renaissance", quit her day job at a bank and took a leap of faith into a music career. Marie isn't around Atlanta much these days - she's busy touring the U.S., particularly the West Coast, and has been to Russia and Japan. Whilemore...
It's been less than five years since RENE MARIE released her debut CD, "Renaissance", quit her day job at a bank and took a leap of faith into a music career. Marie isn't around Atlanta much these days - she's busy touring the U.S., particularly the West Coast, and has been to Russia and Japan. While she doesn't think of herself as a jazz singer, per se, she's a fearless, adventuresome vocal talent, as evidenced on the recently released "Live at Jazz Standard". "www.renemarie.com" less...

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Donny McCormick

Best Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
D.R.E.S. Tha Beatnik
In a category of his own, comparing any other local vocalist to human orchestra D.R.E.S. THA BEATNIK would be like holding a triangle up to a ghetto blaster. Simultaneously singing trumpets, humming funk bass lines, spitting closed high hats and 808 kick drums, D.R.E.S. is the ATL's one-stop shoppingmore...

In a category of his own, comparing any other local vocalist to human orchestra D.R.E.S. THA BEATNIK would be like holding a triangle up to a ghetto blaster. Simultaneously singing trumpets, humming funk bass lines, spitting closed high hats and 808 kick drums, D.R.E.S. is the ATL's one-stop shopping for all sounds proper. Upping the ante in 2002 with an ambitious human beatbox-fronted live band, D.R.E.S. once again proved he has the rockingest esophagus in town.


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Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Tim Acres

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Bernardine Mitchell
If Atlanta has ever had a true diva, it's Bernardine Mitchell. As the city's most authentic interpreter of the American popular song, she's reigned as the undisputed queen of the torch, jazz and blues idiom for decades. And in a town where professional musicians are employed only slightly more steadilymore...
If Atlanta has ever had a true diva, it's Bernardine Mitchell. As the city's most authentic interpreter of the American popular song, she's reigned as the undisputed queen of the torch, jazz and blues idiom for decades. And in a town where professional musicians are employed only slightly more steadily than yak drivers, she's kept busy performing in nightclubs, cabarets and theaters, without ever compromising her artistic integrity. She's the missing link to another era of greatness, a direct musical descendant of another class act - Bessie Smith. less...

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Paul Melancon

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Melancon
Now working the solo beat following the premature crack-up of former band Radiant City, Melancon crafts somber, yet insistently catchy, acoustic pop that's probably too smart for today's "hair-gelled" and "silicon-breasted" radio set. Too bad, because in a perfect world, his wry, reflective lyrics, indeliblemore...
Now working the solo beat following the premature crack-up of former band Radiant City, Melancon crafts somber, yet insistently catchy, acoustic pop that's probably too smart for today's "hair-gelled" and "silicon-breasted" radio set. Too bad, because in a perfect world, his wry, reflective lyrics, indelible melodies and sweet voice would be drowning out the Mouseketeer pop trash currently choking the airwaves. less...

Best Local Vocalist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Tie: Shannon Wright and Chan Marshall
Atlanta's two indie rock divas get compared enough that they rightfully resent it, but the parallels are obvious: Both temporarily left rising music careers in New York, sought refuge in a small Carolina town, recorded intimate breakthrough records and settled in southeast Atlanta (Wright in Grant Park;more...
Atlanta's two indie rock divas get compared enough that they rightfully resent it, but the parallels are obvious: Both temporarily left rising music careers in New York, sought refuge in a small Carolina town, recorded intimate breakthrough records and settled in southeast Atlanta (Wright in Grant Park; Marshall in Cabbagetown). Perhaps the most striking similarity, though, is the intensity of their vocals, which can be variously ferocious, haunting, disarming and mesmerizing, but never anything less than enchanting. less...
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