.2009 Norbay Winners Announced!

Well, the envelopes have been ripped, the gold record awards distributed, and it’s time to announce the winners of the fifth annual North Bay Music Awards!

Thanks to all who came out to the Hopmonk Tavern last night and made it such a sweet evening, and thanks especially to the George Marsh Quartet, Arann Harris & the Greenstring Farm Band and Body or Brain for playing; to Noah D for keeping it live on the turntables; to Ricky Watts for doing live painting and helping raise hundreds of dollars for Face to Face and Food for Thought; to Brian Griffith and Bill Bowker from the KRSH for presenting; and to the Hopmonk itself for having us back for another great year.

This year we had over 2,000 people vote in categories that were sometimes very, very close. We’re lucky to have such a wealth of talent in the North Bay, and we salute everyone—winners, nominees and non-nominees all—who continue to enrich the breeding ground of excellent music in the area.

Without further ado, then. . .Blues / R&B

Michael Barclay

Bonafide Blue

Linda Ferro

SoulShine Blues Band

Volker StriflerWinner: Volker StriflerCountry / Americana

Aaran Harris & the Greenstring Farm Band

Poor Man’s Whiskey

Kevin Russell

Stiff Dead Cat

Trailer Park RangersWinner: Poor Man’s WhiskeyDance / DJ

DJ Amen

DJ Jacques

DJ Malarkey

DJ Noah D

DJ Rob CervantesWinner: DJ Noah DFolk / Acoustic

Mr. December

Pink Sabbath

Serf & James

Peter Tracy

Way-to-Go JoesWinner: Mr. DecemberRap / Hip-Hop

Ant D.O.G.

At All Costs


Latin Hyper

TruthliveWinner: At All CostsJazz

Jason Bodlovich

George Marsh

Stephanie Ozer

Jackie Ryan

Wesla WhitfieldWinner: Jason BodlovichIndie Rock / Punk

Baby Seal Club

Body or Brain

Litany for the Whale

Not to Reason Why

Semi-Evolved SimiansWinner: Baby Seal ClubRock / Metal


David Nelson

The Pulsators

The Spindles

The ThugzWinner: The PulsatorsWorld / Reggae

Gator Beat

Markus James

Tom Rigney

Sol Horizon

Zydeco FlamesWinner: Zydeco Flames


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