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Roadie Awards: Best Single #2

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  …

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #3

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  …

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #4

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  …

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Roadie Awards: Best Album/EP #2

We should start by making it clear that the album selection process went a little differently than the “Best Single” process.  For one, not everyone was involved in this stage.  Time was definitely a factor.  When we decided to go forward with this, we had to move quickly.  Asking folks …

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #5

What wins over so many of us when it comes to "Bad and Better Angels," however, is the song's perfect balance of melody and lyricism.  As we tap along to that deceptively happy beat, we listen carefully to a message that reminds us that we are all heathens.  All of us flawed souls desperately looking for even more flawed souls so that we can call them out, and somehow feel better about ourselves.

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Roadie Awards: Best Album/EP #3

Front Page captures not just anxieties of parenthood and growing old, but unique challenges of latching onto those anxieties in the age when the world’s future feels murky. Front Page for the Modern Age wants to let us know that everything is going to be okay, but it also doesn’t want to bullshit us.

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Roadie Awards: Best Album/EP #4

Memories Are Rolling Credits is a full listening experience because it knows when to give us what we want and expect from Carmichael, and it knows when throw all of that out the window and be something we didn’t think any regional band could be.

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Roadie Awards: Best Single #7

This list was assembled with the help of a lot of folks who love music from every level and angle.  One of them is a college music professor, a capable musician with depth–and breadth–of knowledge and years of experience gigging around western Indiana.  Another is an award-winning international recording artist.  …

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