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2004 Outmusic Awards nominees list (annual GLBT) and Allison Tartalia named Outmusic Awards presenter



NEW YORK (Outmusic Awards Official Website) - Outmusic is proud to announce the 2004 Outmusic Awards (OMAs) celebrating excellence in LGBT recording, songwriting, and cultural activism. The OMA awards program will culminate at 3 pm Sunday afternoon, June 13, at NYC?s Knitting Factory - hosted by legendary British rocker Tom Robinson - when OMA winners will be announced, selected nominees will perform, and the Outmusic Heritage Award will be presented to transgendered punk-rock diva Jayne County.

In addition, the 2004 OMA for Outstanding Support will be presented to music journalist Larry Flick, and Special Recognition OMAs will honor women's music pioneer Maxine Feldman and LGBT Christian Music activist Marsha Stevens.

More than 100 artists submitted over 500 songs to this year?s OMAs, with entrants hailing from 30 US States, Canada, Australia, and Holland. Veteran performers as well as debut artists working in a wide range of genres including jazz, rock, folk, country, classical, spoken word, R & B, synth-pop, and hip-hop submitted to 12 categories including Outstanding New Recording, Outstanding Producer, Outstanding Songwritter, Out Song, and Outmusician Of The Year.

Nominees have been chosen in a combination of judging by LGBT industry pros and members? choice ballots. Selected nominees will perform live at the OMAs on June 13, as well as at a special pre-OMA concert at Fez on Saturday evening June 12.

Outmusic is a world-wide network active for the past 14 years supporting the work of LGBT musicians through open mics, showcases, seminars, CD samplers, music festivals, and the annual Outmusic Awards program. More information can be found at www.Outmusic.com

Also, the singer-songwriter Allison Tartalia has been named a presenter for the Fourth Annual Outmusic Awards (OMAs), Outmusic announced this week. Tartalia will present the OMA for Outstanding New Recording – Female at the June 13 ceremony at New York's Knitting Factory. Nominees in that category are Namoli Bennett, Catie Curtis, KJ Denhert, Janis Ian, and Pamela Means. This will mark Tartalia's first appearance as an OMA presenter.

A recipient of last year's OMA for outstanding debut recording – female, Tartalia has become a familiar face on the independent and LGBT music scenes. Her debut album Ready shared the top honors last year with Tarey Wolf's "Magnificent Obsession." In addition to presenting the award at the ceremony, Tartalia will perform one of her new tunes at the nominee showcase the night before, to be held June 12th at Fez.
Tartalia is set to release a CD-single with two new dance versions of her song "Advent Of You," remixed by fellow Outmusic artists *V*I*R*G*O* and Aaron Carl.

2004 Outmusic AWARD (OMA) NOMINEES - LIST:

Outstanding New Recording - FEMALE
Namoli Brennet: WELCOME TO THE AFTERGLOW
Catie Curtis: ACOUSTIC VALENTINE
KJ Denhert: GIRL LIKE ME
Janis Ian: WORKING WITHOUT A NET
Pamela Means: SINGLE BULLET THEORY

Outstanding Debut Recording - FEMALE
Andrea Bunch: NUMINOUS
Julie Clark: FEEL FREE
Janell Rock: QUIET THRILL
Jen Foster: EVERYBODY'S GIRL
Kaz Mitchell: THE DINNER PARTY

Outstanding New Recording - MALE
Johnny Dangerous: DANGEROUS LIASONS
Brady Earnhart: MANALAPAN
Adam Joseph: HOW I SEEM TO BE
Nhojj: SOMEDAY PEACE LOVE & FREEEDOM
Rufus Wainwright: WANT ONE

Outstanding DEBUT RECORDING - MALE
Johnny Dangerous: DANGEROUS LIASONS
Steven Franz: THE ONE YOU CHOOSE
Adam Joseph: HOW I SEEM TO BE
Andrew Spice: PRETTY DEMONS
Jim Verraros: UNSAID AND UNDERSTOOD

Outstanding New Recording - DUO or GROUP
Girlyman: REMEMBER WHO I AM
Junior Senior: D-D DON'T DON'T STOP THE BEAT
Justus Boyz: UH-OH
Testosterone Kills: WAR ALL THE TIME
Wishing Chair (with Kara Barnard): DISHPAN BRIGADE

Outstanding New Recording - BAND
The Bootlickers: AUTOMATIC BALL CLEANER
Danielle Lo Presti & The Masses: 22 MOUNTAINS
D1: THE MUSIC IS SO BEAUTIFUL
Skin Jobs: BURN YOUR RAINBOW
Super 8 Cum Shot: SUPER 8 CUM SHOT VOLUME II

Outstanding New Recording - CHORUS OR CHOIR
Boston Gay Men's Chorus: RAZZLE DAZZLE - THE BROADWAY HITS OF KANDER & EBB
Heartland Men's Chorus: LET HEAVEN & NATURE SWING
Portland Gay Men's Chorus: HOLIDAY SERENADE
Transcendence Gospel Choir: WHOSOEVER BELIEVES
The Women's Chorus of Dallas: SEASON OF DREAMS

Outstanding New Recording - INSTRUMENTAL
Terry Duggins & The Zither Band: THE COLEMAN?S MARCH - A JEAN RITCHIE TRIBUTE
Metropolitan Klezmers: SURPRISING FINDS
Drew Paralic: BLUE PASSION
Thomas Raniszewski: A MIDNIGHT AT A TIME
Rothko . BLK w/Bear: WISH FOR A WORLD WITHOUT HURT

Outstanding Producer
Ashley Moore (Transcendence Gospel Choir): WHOSOEVER BELIEVES
Cathy Richardson (Cathy Richardson Band): THE ROAD TO BLISS
Rachael Sage & Andy Zulla (Rachael Sage): PUBLIC RECORD
Eve Sicular (Isle of Klezbos): GREETINGS FROM THE ISLE OF KLEZBOS
Jinx Titanic (Super 8 Cum Shot): SUPER 8 CUM SHOT VOLUME II

Outstanding Songwritter
Michael Holland: songs from BEACH TOYS WON?T SAVE YOU
Deidre McCalla: songs from PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Rachael Sage: songs from PUBLIC RECORD
Rufus Wainwright: songs from WANT ONE
Leah Zicari: songs from PRETTY ON THURSDAY

Outmusician Of The Year
Freddy Freeman
Skott Freedman
Kris Landherr
Alix Olson
Robert Urban

Out Song Of The Year
CRUCIFY: written & performed by Sister Funk
DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL: written and performed by Robert Urban
DOUBLE MY WARDROBE: written & performed by Steven Franz
FLOW WITH MY SOUL: written & performed by Adam Joseph
GIVE IT UP: written & performed by Kevin Aviance
HE'S ON MY TEAM: written & performed by Ari Gold & Kendra Ross
HONEST WORLD: written & performed by Catie Curtis
PROUD AND FREE: written by Jon Gilbert Leavitt / performed by Deian McBryde
WAITING FOR MY MAN: written & performed by Kris Landherr
WE BELONG: written & performed by Namoli Brennet






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