Photo Gallery: The 2020 Eddies Award Ceremony
Jocelyn and Chris were the big winners during the second annual Capital Region Thomas Edison Music Awards broadcast Sunday from Universal Preservation Hall. The event was presented by KeyBank.
The siblings, who debuted their next single “Sugar and Spice” while performing with a full band during the broadcast, won Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and Solo / Duo Artist of the Year. Record of the Year went to the Gibson Brothers, who also won Country / Bluegrass Artist of the Year. The other two-time winner was WEXT which won Radio Station of the Year and whose Chris Wienk won Radio DJ of the Year. Awards were announced in 34 categories.
The awards show – twice rescheduled during the pandemic – was shot on a closed set in UPH’s Great Hall with four musical performances and a four-panel discussion on how artists, technicians, venue owners, and others pivoted during the pandemic. The panels were hosted by WEQX’s Jeff Morad and WEXT’s Andy Gregory.
Also performing Sunday were Marty Wendell, a 2020 Eddies Music Award nominee for Country / Bluegrass Artist of the Year; bandleader/vocalist/instrumentalist/songwriter Garland Nelson, a two-time 2019 Eddies Music Awards winner; and Schenectady native Promise The Unbreakable™, nominated for Hip Hop/Rap Artist of the Year in 2019 and again this year. Nelson did double-duty as show emcee.
The show, filmed by Chromoscope Pictures of Troy, is available free on demand through Collaborative Studios’ Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV apps and on YouTube. Collaborative Studios and the Eddies Music Awards are initiatives of Proctors Collaborative.
The 2021 Eddies Music Awards Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Thursday, Oct. 28 and the Eddies Music Awards Show on Sunday, Nov. 14. Both events will be staged at Universal Preservation Hall, home of the Eddies Music Hall of Fame.