Monday, November 30, 2009

Hollywood Music in Media Awards Names Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band Best Blues

On Thursday November 19th at The Highlands in the world famous Hollywood and Highlands / Kodak Theater complex in Hollywood, CA, Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band won Best Blues for Please Don’t Let Them Take Our House. Band Leader/ Guitarist Gregg Young and Vocalist Andrea Palm walked to red carpet with over 900 artists, nominees and celebrities.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected by the prestigious entertainment professionals of HMMA for this award. We are grateful and thankful, God Bless,” says Gregg.

Please Don’t Let Them Take Our House, by Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band, Gregg Young (guitar), Andrea Palm (vocals), is an acoustic blues that tells a story of our current middle class struggle. It is a social commentary musical snapshot of our housing crisis.

Gregg has also won Unanimous Choice Smooth Jazz Artist at the Year at the LA Music Awards, was Nominated Best of Jazz at the Hollywood Music Awards and has been considered in multiple Grammy categories. In the past, Gregg has been in shows that included acts such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Linda Ronstadt, Steppenwolf, Iron Butterfly, Eric Burden, War, Jose Feliciano, Ten Years After, Santana, James Cotton Blues Band, H. P. Lovecraft, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and others. Gregg has had the privilege of having guitar great Carlos Santana as a friend and mentor, and learned a great deal while playing with Bo Diddley and Sly Stone.

Gregg Young is currently the House Band at The Dome Arclight Entertainment Center, Hollywood. Please see website for an updated schedule.

2009 Winners
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - FILM - Clinton Shorter - "District 9" (Tristar Pictures)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - TV - Nathan Barr - "True Blood" (HBO)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - VIDEO GAME - Jesper Kyd - "Assassins Creed 2" (Ubisoft)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - FILM - "When You Find Me" (Adam) - Written by Kevin Griffin and Joshua Radin / performed by Joshua Radin
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - TV - "Lie to Me" (Lie to Me) Written by Stacy Wilde & David Bellochio / Performed by Stacy Wilde
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - VIDEO GAME - "I Am the One" (Dragon Age: Origins) Written by Inon Zur and Aubrey Ashburn / Performed by Aubrey Ashburn
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT - "2 Scoops" (Canada Credit) Written by Peter Holmes / Performed by Michelle Harding
BEST MUSIC VIDEO - Steve Rushton - "Ready to Rock"
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - TV - PJ Bloom - "Glee" / "Nip/Tuck" / "United States of Tara" / "CSI Miami" / "Lincoln Heights"
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - VIDEO GAME - Simon Pressey - Dragon Age: Origins (BioWare EA)
OUTSTANDING MUSIC SUPERVISION - MOVIE TRAILER - Heather Kreamer / Mocean - "Zombieland"
Best Adult Contemporary/AAA - Greg London
Best Alternative - Hypnogaja
Best Americana/Roots - Steve Cooke
Best New Composer - Zain Effendi
Best Blues - Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band
Best Classical/Orchestral - Volodja Balzalorsky
Best Contemporary Christian - Janyse
Best Country - Chaffee Kid
Best Dance - Pepper MaShay
Best Female Vocal - Hilary Weaver
Best Folk/Acoustic - Brandon Schott
Best Instrumental - Del Castillo
Best Jazz - Crane & Fabian Project
Best Metal - Fellguard
Best New Age/Ambient - Catya MarĂˆ
Best Pop - Jonathan Posey
Best Production/Producer - Ronny Morris
Best R&B/Soul - Bobby Tinsley
Best Rap/Hip-Hop - No Clue
Best Reggae - International Farmers
Best Rock - Avery Watts
Best Techno/Electronica - Sean Ray
Best World - Paul Myer Hopkins

For further information:

Natalie Reynoso - Public Relations

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