ARBA Roots Album of the Year
Entries are now open for the 2018 Roots Album of the Year.
Entries close 23rd of July 2018. Details HERE
Albums are to have been released in South Australia in purchasable hard CD and/or digital form in the period of 1st July 2017 to 30th June 2018.
Previous Roots Album of the Year Awards ...
2017 ARBA Roots Album of the Year
Adelaide Roots and Blues Association has conducted its third competition for roots-styled albums recorded by South Australian musicians. Representatives of acts that released albums in the nine months up to 30th June 2017 were invited to nominate related albums by the closing deadline of 7th August.
The three album Finalists were announced in October at the British Workingmen’s Club on Saturday, 14th October
On November 24th at the Noarlunga Arts Centre The trophy for ARBA Roots Album Of The Year was presented to Kaurna Cronin for the album, Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness.
Congratulations on your deserved win.
2016 ARBA Roots Album of the Year
ARBA’s second annual award for Roots albums was for releases in the year to 30th September 2016 and realised nine entries.
At an ARBA ‘Roots Special’ at The Gov’s Gumbo Room on 10th November, the winning album was announced as ‘OFF THE CUFF’,
recorded by Chris Finnen and Jay Hoad.
SA Roots Album Of 2014 -15
In 2015, ARBA took over the conduct of competitions for Blues and Roots albums recorded by SA musicians.
Nine entries were received for the first Roots album contest, being for releases in the catch-up period of two years to 30th September 2015.
After judges’ evaluations, the then-titled award of SA Roots Album Of 2014-15 went to SMALL DREAMS recorded by Kelly Menhennett.