Nominee Potpourri

The CEA.11 nominations bring another batch of veterans and newcomers


he nominations have been selected, and now it’s up to you to choose who should win trophies at this year’s Cincinnati Entertainment Awards (CEAs). 

Back for the 15th year, the CEAs are decided by public voting (save the Critical Achievement Awards, which are chosen by the nominating committee) and the awards will be given out Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Madison Theatre in Covington. You can place your votes here.

The deadline for voting is Friday, November 11 at noon.

Greater Cincinnati acts from all genres active from October 2010-October 2011 were eligible. The time frame for “Album of the Year” (which, really, should probably be “Recording of the Year”) consideration is the same. Specialists in many facets of the local music community — from writers and bloggers to radio hosts and club owners — were asked to be a part of the nominating committee.

Artists receiving multiple nominations this year include Walk the Moon, the recent RCA Records signees who scored as many nominations as they possibly could, with five, including Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Indie Pop faves The Seedy Seeds, who’ve been nominated several times over the past few years, scored four CEA.11 nominations, while rocker Brian Olive, Electronica group Skeetones, Garage Pop trio The Greenhornes and Indie foursome Pomegranates each earned three nominations. 

Here's the complete rundown of the 2011 Cincinnati Entertainment Award nominees:


Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers
Hickory Robot
Rumpke Mountain Boys
Comet Bluegrass Allstars
The Tadcasters

The Tammy WhyNots
Dallas Moore Band
Kelly Thomas and the Fabulous Pickups
Mack West
Tex Schramm and the Radio King Cowboys

Shiny and the Spoon
Magnolia Mountain

Sassy Molasses
The Tillers
Josh Eagle and the Harvest City
David Rhodes Brown

World Music/Reggae
The Pinstripes
Baoku Moses

Newport Secret Six
Ron Esposito
The Cliftones

The Guitars
Buffalo Killers
Brian Olive
The Kickaways
The Prohibitionists
The Greenhornes

Hard Rock
Valley of the Sun
Two Headed Dog
Atlantis Becoming

Pain Link
Black Tractor
Mala In Se
Beneath Oblivion


Daniel Martin Moore
Kim Taylor
Dusty Bryant
Jason Ludwig
Josh Eagle

Joe Hedges


The Seedy Seeds
Walk the Moon
The Harlequins
Sacred Spirits
The Chocolate Horse

Punk/Post Punk
The Dopamines
The Strongest Proof
Situation Red

Leo Clarke Band
Voodoo Puppet
Them Bones
Zachary Burns Band
The Blue Shivers 

The Cincy Brass
Ricky Nye and the Paris Blues Band
Erica P.
Los Honchos

The Faux Frenchmen
The Qtet
Art Gore and the Jazz Knights
Mike Wade and the Ambassadors
Brent Gallaher

Phil DeGreg

Hip Hop

Vincent Vega
DJ Clockwork
Crack Sauce
Trademark Aaron

You, You’re Awesome
Dark Colour

Kry Kids
Pop Empire
Eat Sugar

Best Musical Ambassador to the City
Foxy Shazam
Walk the Moon
The Greenhornes
Brian Olive
Buffalo Killers

Best Live Act
The Dukes Are Dead

Walk the Moon
500 Miles to Memphis
The Seedy Seeds
The Dopamines
The Cincy Brass

Critical Achievement Awards
Not open for public vote

New Artist Of the Year

Belle Histoire
Vaudeville Freud
Young Heirlooms

The Tammy WhyNots
The Kickaways
The Ready Stance

Album Of The Year

The Seedy Seeds — Verb Noun
Brian Olive — Two of Everything
You You’re Awesome — Good Point, Whoever Said That
Skeetones – Retrospektive
Walk the Moon — i want! i want!
Josh Eagle and the Harvest City — A Good One is Hard to Find
The Guitars — High Action
Shiny and the Spoon — Ferris Wheel

Artist Of The Year

The Chocolate Horse
Buffalo Killers
The Seedy Seeds
Walk the Moon
Brian Olive
The Greenhornes


The 2011 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards will be given out during the 15th annual CEA ceremony Nov. 20 at the Madison Theater in Covington. Buy your tickets here. Learn about special VIP passes here.

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