The 2017 San Diego Music Award nominees are in and there are a bunch of Rarefied related artists.
1. Best Jazz – Ian Tordella. Ian is a regular at Rarefied. http://iantordella.com/
2. Best Pop – Normandie Wilson. Our old friend Normandie pops in from time to time to record on her piano, which she so generously parked at the studio. http://normandiewilson.com/
3. Best New Artist – Hexa. Hexa recorded their debut album at Rarefied! https://hexamusic.bandcamp.com/releases
4. Artist of the Year – Steph Johnson. Steph’s “Music is Art” was recorded and mixed at Rarefied. http://www.stephjohnsonband.com/
5. Best Live Performer – Jason Hanna and the Bullfighters. Jason and the gang recorded a bunch of tunes with house engineer, Roy Silverstein. Check it out on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jason-hanna-215916080
6. Best Jazz Album – Steph Johnson, “Music is Art”. As previously stated, this record was recorded and mixed at Rarefied.
7. Best World Music Album – Hirie, “Wandering Soul”. Hirie spent a week at Rarefied recording overdubs for this record. http://www.hiriemusic.com/
8. Song of the Year- Hirie, “Renegade”. See above. The whole album is a sonic work of art.
Good luck to Ian, Normandie, Hexa, Steph, Jason, and Hirie!
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