The Best of Fort Collins Music, According to Musicians

The Fort Collins Musicians Association (or FoCoMA) announced the winners of its 8th Peer Awards, which are determined by a vote among musicians. The list is a worthy introduction to the incredibly robust scene going on north of Denver. Many of this year's winners are also nominees in our own Westword Music Awards.  The full list of winners, as published on the organization's Facebook page, is below — go check out some Fort Collins music! 

Best Acoustic/Folk: SHEL
Best Bluegrass/Americana: Widow's Bane
Best Blues/Jazz: Cary Morin
Best Country/Alt Country: Patti Fiasco
Best Cover/Tribute: Velvet Rope
Best Electronic/DJ: Miss Jaedha
Best Experimental/Noise: Pulled at Four Pins
Best Hip Hop/Rap: Qbala
Best Indie/Alternative: Stella Luce
Best Jam/Jamgrass: Von Stomper
Best Metal/Punk/Hardcore: Echo Chamber
Best R&B/Funk/Soul: Mama Lenny & the Remedy
Best Reggae/Latin/World: Euforquestra
Best Rock/Pop: Post Paradise
Best Singer Songwriter Female: Danielle Ate the Sandwich
Best Singer Songwriter Male: Michael Kirkpatrick
Village Bicycle/Biggest Band Slut (Person in the Most Bands): Darren Raddach
Best Frontperson: Alicia Kraft
Hardest Working Band: Qbala
Best Band Name: Velvet Rope
Best Dressed Band: Tie between Mama Lenny & the Remedy AND The Burroughs
Best New Band of 2014: Slow Caves
Best CD Released in 2014: Deadwood Saints
Best Video of 2014: Wire Faces
Best FoCoMX Performance: Patti Fiasco
Best FoCoMX Venue: Hodi's Half Note
Best Local Music Media Outlet (Radio Station, Magazine, etc.): KRFC
Best Live Sound Engineer: Jeremy Grant
Best Studio: The Blasting Room

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