The City Paper Music Awards brought down the house Tuesday night at the Music Farm.

The showcase spotlighted a dozen Charleston acts spanning genres from Americana, rock and reggae to hardcore punk, pop, hip-hop, country and experimental. 

Hundreds of music lovers gathered together to celebrate all the Charleston musicians that supply the local music scene with epic tunes and memorable performances.

Performers included Fo Daniels, Emily Curtis, Guardian’s Warlock, Black Diamond Band, The Dubplates, She Returns From War, Paul Who Is Lost, Lauren Hall, Runaway Gin, Tyrie and Mel Washington.

As a bonus performance, drummer Wolfgang Zimmerman and guitarist Keon Master of Brave Baby took the stage with Paul Who Is Lost and Stop Light Observations frontman Will Blackburn to rock everyone’s socks off.

There was a lot of love in the room that night as musicians received their awards and cheered each other on. You can view the full list of winners below.

Photos by Clif Rhodes and Steve Aycock

The 2022 City Paper Music Award winners:

Music Video of the Year
“Happy Boi” by Doom Flamingo
Screamo/Metal Band of the Year
Guardian’s Warlock
Reggae Band of the Year
Dubplates
Up-And-Coming Music Act of the Year
Paul Who Is Lost
Hip-Hop Act of the Year
Tyrie
Song of the Year
“Excuse” by Lauren Hall
Country/Americana Band of the Year
She Returns From War
Indie/Alternative/Rock Band of the Year
Stop Light Observations
Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year
Emily Curtis
TIE: Male Singer/Songwriters of the Year
Keon Masters & Mel Washington
DJ of the Year
DJ Moldybrain
Jazz Artist of the Year
Charlton Singleton
Soul/R&B Act of the Year
Black Diamond Band
Studio/Producer of the Year
The Space/Wolfgang Zimmerman
Electronic/Experimental Act of the Year
Doom Flamingo
Album of the Year
Imitation Roses by Fo Daniels
Jam Band of the Year
Runaway Gin

Read more about all the winners here.


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