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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 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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Roadie Awards: Best Single #8

Indiana native and DePauw alumnus David McMillen propelled the Chicago-based band to prominence with their sophomore album Alio, which featured another nominated song, "Building a Wall."  But as our judge explains above, "Double Take" illustrates how both polished production values and solid musical chops results in the perfect song to listen to a relaxing afternoon.

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Roadie Awards: Best Album/EP #5

“When I sit down on a hot summer day and soak in that Hoosier humidity, I find myself repeatedly turning to Brandon Tinkler’s Open Up Your Eyes. I stare into the emptiness of the deck around me and imagine my parents and their friends, grilling burgers, drinking Blatz, and talking about Nixon.

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