The Locals to See in 2020: The FoCoMA Peer Awards Sets the Stage by Recognizing 2019 Best Performers

PHOTO BY BLAINE HOWERTON. Bevin Luna performed at the 2019 FoCoMA Peer awards.

On January 12th the (Fort Collins Music Association (FoCoMA) Peer Awards held its 11th annual Awards Ceremony. Hundreds came to listen to the entertainment at Washington’s in Fort Collins while learning who won the Best of in 36 categories.

The Beeves, Achilles, Boss Eagle, Bevin Luna and Guerilla Radio performed between awards categories for a very pumped up crowd.


The Awards:

Fort Collins Music Achievement Award – Michael Kirkpatrick

Fort Collins Music Community Award – Cloverlick Banjo Shop

Best Acoustic/Folk/Americana – Whippoorwill

Best Alternative – Slow Caves

Best Avant Garde – Hyzenborg

Best Bluegrass – Woodbelly

Best Blues – Cary Morin

Best Country/Alt Country – Sugar Britches

Best Cover/Tribute – Guerrilla Radio

Best DJ – TIE BETWEEN 2Scoops AND Fullmetal

Best Electronic – Skydyed

Best Funk – Euforquéstra

Best Hip Hop/Rap – Write Minded

Best Indie – Post Paradise

Best Jam/Jamgrass – Graham Good & the Painters

Best Jazz/Swing – Mark Sloniker

Best Latin/World – Manabi Salsa Band

Best Metal/Hardcore – I Am the Owl

Best Punk – Plasma Canvas

Best Reggae/Ska – 12 Cents for Marvin

Best Rock – Bevin Luna

Best Singer Songwriter Female – Liz Barnez

Best Singer Songwriter Male – TIE BETWEEN Bethel Steele AND Jeff Finlin

Best Soul/R&B – The Burroughs

Best Youth – Grace Kuch

Best Album Released 2019 – Whippoorwill – The Nature of Storms

Best Band Name – Robert Shredford

Best Frontperson – Alysia Kraft – The Patti Fiasco

Best New Band – 2019 People in General

Best Performance 2019 – Whippoorwill – Album Release

Best Video 2019 – Whippoorwill – Cold Sound

Hardest Working Band – Whippoorwill

Best Local Music Media – KRFC

Best Recording Studio – The Blasting Room

Best Venue – Washington’s

Best DIY Venue – Hotel Hillcrest


PHOTO BY BLAINE HOWERTON. Sugar Britches won Best Country/Alt Country at the 2019 FoCoMA Peer awards.
PHOTO BY BLAINE HOWERTON. The Beeves performed at the 2019 FoCoMA Peer awards.
PHOTO BY BLAINE HOWERTON. Boss Eagle performed at the 2019 FoCoMA Peer awards.



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