The 2008 Jammy Nominees


The 2008 Jammy Nominees

Voting is now open for the 7th Jammy Awards. As previously reported, the Jammys will take place at New York’s Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 7, with Phish slated to take home the evening’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s slate of nominees is particularly diverse, ranging from the Beastie Boys (Studio Album of the Year) to Neil Young (Archival Album of the Year) to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings (Studio Album of the Year), as well as staples like Widespread Panic, moe., North Mississippi Allstars and the Allman Brothers Band.

The show’s co-hosts are also nominated: Grace Potter is up for an award in the Song of The Year category (“Ah Mary”), while Warren Haynes is nominated along with his band Gov’t Mule in the Live Performance of the Year category. Haynes and Potter also received a collective nomination for Tour of the Year (Gov’t Mule and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on the Mighty High Tour). Similarly, the Disco Biscuits and Umphrey’s McGee are co-nominated for Tour of the Year (their summer co-bill, D.U.M.B.), while the Biscuits are up for DVD of the Year and Umphrey’s McGee is nominated for Live Album of the Year. North Mississippi Allstars/Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson received two nods in the Live Performance of the Year category and an additional nomination for DVD of the Year.

In addition, Keller Williams and Phish’s Page McConnell are each nominated in both the Album of the Year and the Song of the Year categories. Meanwhile, McConnell will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award along with Phish, who are also nominated in the Archival Album and eMusic Download of the Year categories.

A full list of nominees follows:

Live Performance of the Year
1. Gov’t Mule with John Paul Jones, Bob Weir, Michael Franti, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Cassady and Luther Dickinson, Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/17/07
2. Led Zeppelin, O2 Arena, London, 12/10/07
3. Phil Lesh & Friends with Trey Anastasio, Glens Falls Civic Center, 10/20/07
4. Soul Stew Revival with Luther Dickinson, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, 12/31/07
5. SuperJam (Ben Harper, John Paul Jones and ?uestlove), Bonnaroo Music Festival, 6/16/07
6. USTORM Benefit, The Park West, Chicago, IL 3/31/07

Tour of the Year
1. Allman Brothers Band/RatDog
2. D.U.M.B.: The Disco Biscuits and Umphrey’s McGee
3. Gov’t Mule with Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Mighty High Tour
4. Solid Blues Tour: Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, The North Mississippi All-Stars & Joe Krown
5. The String Cheese Incident: Summer
6. Widespread Panic: Fall

Studio Album of the Year
1. Dream: Keller Williams
2. From The Corner To The Block: Galactic
3. 100 Days, 100 Nights: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
4. Page McConnell: Page McConnell
5. The Conch: moe.
6. The Mix-Up: Beastie Boys

Live Album of the Year
1. Bringing It Home: Bonerama
2. Brothers of a Feather: Live at the Roxy: Chris & Rich Robinson
3. Escaping the Sargasso Sea: Lotus
4. Live at the Murat: Umphrey’s McGee
5. Live at Tonic: Marco Benevento
6. Live in the Northeast: Hot Buttered Rum

Song (a composition first appearing on an official release in 2007)
1. “Ah Mary” Grace Potter and The Nocturnals
2. “Cadillac” Keller Williams
3. “Circles” JJ Grey & MOFRO
4. “Heavy Rotation” Page McConnell
5. “Maria” ALO
6. “Telling Sue” Assembly of Dust

DVD of the Year
1. Immagine in Cornice: Picture in a Frame: Pearl Jam
2. JamCam Chronicles: Jam Cruise 5
3. Keep on Marchin’: North Mississippi Allstars
4. Progressions: The Disco Biscuits
5. Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth
6. Years in Your Ears …a story of Leftover Salmon

Archival Album of the Year
1. Boston Common, 8-17-71, The Allman Brothers Band
2. Live at Massey Hall 1971, Neil Young
3. Three From The Vault, Grateful Dead
4. Vegas ‘96, Phish
5. Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 2
6. Warts & All 5, moe.

eMusic Download of the Year
1. Cold Turkey 150- Benevento Russo Duo, American Babies, Apollo Sunshine, Keller Williams and Michael Franti (
2. N’awlins Funkmasters 4/29/07, Howlin’ Wolf, New Orleans, 4/29/07 (
3. Music For The Planet: a benefit for Rock The Earth (
4. Phish, “Headphones Jam” (
5. Tractorbeam, Chameleon Club, Lancaster, PA, 6/26/07 (
6. Widespread Panic, Driving Songs, Vol. 1, Summer 2007 (

New Groove
1. Blue Turtle Seduction
2. BuzzUniverse
3. Cornmeal
4. One Under
5. Scarecrow Collection
6. SeepeopleS
7. The Brew

Look for an initial artist lineup on the site in the coming days. Please visit the official Jammys homepage to vote.