ARBA Roots Album of the Year
Each year the Adelaide Roots and Blues Association recognises local roots recordings by presenting the Roots Album of the Year.
Entries for the 2019 Roots Album of the Year are now open.
Entries close 22nd of July 2019.
Previous Roots Album of the Year Awards ...
2018 ARBA Roots Album of the Year
During the ARBA Member Muster held at the British Workingman’s Club on October 19th 2018, the recipients of the Blues Album of the Year, Roots Album of the Year, and The Paul Hay Award were announced ...
The Adelaide Roots and Blues Association is proud to present the
2018 Roots Album of the Year award to ...
Courtney Robb for the winning album You Are Not Alone
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 Workingman’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.
2014 -15 ARBA Roots Album of the Year
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.