I am pleased to announce that my debut CD, A Piano Saga, has been nominated for Best Live Performance in the album category for the 2007 Independent Music Awards.
This international awards program and competition is the biggest of its kind and is open to "any indie label release distributed by either an independant or major label distributor."
The judging panel includes Peter Gabriel [who, incidentally, is the man living today who I would most like to meet], Ozzy Osbourne, Suzanne Vega, Fatboy Slim, Bill Frisell, Wynonna Judd, and McCoy Tyner [jazz piano great who played with Miles Davis].
This is quite an honor - especially considering that the IMAs can recognize pretty much anyone not signed directly to a major label. All of those indie labels are eligible. I'm so glad that the CD I recorded on April 14, 2005 in front of an audience of 70 people has gotten some pretty wonderful recognition.
"This year the IMAs has created an informal "Vox Populi" vote. These results will not affect the Judges' decisions but will add more punch to the marketing & promotional efforts of all the Finalists & their support teams."
So, if you'd like to head on over and rate "The First One" from A Piano Saga, go here:
Truth be told - I'm satisfied with the nomination - I won't pull a George C. Scott and not accept the award if I win, though. :)
Thank you one and all. God bless you.