Everyone’s a Winner, Pt. II

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By Gretchen Giles

Wow. Even on a year when we are not throwing the kind of plugged-in hootenanny that the North Bay music scene deserves, 1,027 people took the time to vote in the third annual NORBAY Awards. Very cool. While we’re sorry that events conspired against our hosting a live music awards ceremony this year, Blues category winner Volker Strifler has decided to throw an ad hoc NORBAYs celebration at his Friday, Oct. 26, gig at the Last Day Saloon (120 Fifth St., Santa Rosa; 9:30pm, $10. 707.545.2343), welcoming other NORBAY winners as well as North Bay music fans to come on down and raise a joyful noise to our vibrant music scene. Next year, we’ll be back and ready again to do it ourselves! First place winners are indicated in bold; second place, in italics. Thanks for voting.

Elvin Bishop

Eric Lindell

Roy Rogers

Angela Strehli

Volker Strifler


American Philharmonic

Marin Symphony

Napa Valley Sympohny

Santa Rosa Symphony

Young People’s Chamber Music Orchestra

Country /Americana

David Grisman

Hot Buttered Rum

Poor Man’s Whiskey

Stiff Dead Cat

Trailer Park Rangers

Dance / DJ

Zack Darling

DJ Amen

DJ Dragonfly

DJ Guacamole

DJ Malarkey

Folk / Acoustic

John Courage

Ramblin’ Jack Elliot

Nina Gerber

Kevin Russell

Solid Air


Ant D.O.G.

DJ Shadow





Jason Bodlovich

Mel Graves

Julian Lage

Stephanie Ozer

Ian Scherer


David Correa & Cascada

Banda Sangre Azteca

Mark Taylor-Aire Flamenco

Ramon Trujillo & His Mariachi Caporales

Saul Rayo and Cocina del Mundo

New Age /Spiritual

Steve Gordon

Steve Halpern

Sukhawat Ali Khan

Suzanne Sterling

Jai Uttal

Alt / Punk /Hardcore


Lemon Lime Lights

The New Trust

Polar Bears


R&B / Funk

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood

Tony Lindsey

Pride & Joy


Narada Michael Walden


5 A.M.

Madera Humana

New Monsoon

The Sorrentinos



Luna Angel



Hot Frittatas

Markus James

North Bay Legends

Mickey Hart

Ali Akbar Khan

Phil Lesh

Sly Stone

Tom Waits

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