Without fanfare, here are the 2011 RFT Music Awards nominees. Bands performing at this year's RFT Music Showcase, which takes place on Saturday, June 4, on Washington Avenue, will be taken from this list. Like they are every year, the nominations are cobbled together from fan suggestions, writer suggestions and the opinions of other members of the music community. Note, however: New music editor Kiernan Maletsky had nothing to do with this, so please don't direct any criticism his way.
Best Folk (Traditional or Non-Traditional) Dubb Nubb We're Wolf Blind Nils Cassie Morgan & the Lonely Pine The Skekses
Best Americana (Rock) Theodore The Dive Poets Pretty Little Empire Union Tree Review
Best Americana (Traditional) Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three Rum Drum Ramblers Prairie Rehab Colonel Ford Diesel Island
Best Soul/R&B (Solo Artist) Lamar Harris Aloha Bradd Young Teresajenee Bryant Stewart Theresa Payne
Best Soul/R&B (Group) The Soul Alliance featuring CoCo Soul MoTre Fresh Heir
Best Jam/Funk Group Good 4 the Soul Messy Jiverson Brothers Lazaroff Dogtown Allstars Funky Butt Brass Band
Best One-Person Project Raglani Syna So Pro Black James .e 18andcounting Eric Hall
Best Solo Artist (Female) Langen Neubacher Celia Shacklett Beth Bombara Morgan Nusbaum (Bruiser Queen) Ellen the Felon
Best Solo Artist (Male) Teddy Presberg Javier Mendoza Caleb Travers Joe Stickley Marquise Knox
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