Music for the DMV up for IMA!

Independent Music Award Nominee Badge

My album Music for the DMV is shortlisted for Best Concept Album and Best Long Form Video at the Independent Music Awards!!! Official press release below:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2019
Elizabeth Joan Kelly Is Among the Year’s Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated in 
The 17th Annual Independent Music Awards

April 10, 2019  Electronic music composer Elizabeth Joan Kelly of New Orleans, La was named by Music Resource Group (MRG) today as a Nominee in The 17th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent artists and releases. Innovative self-released and indie label projects – in all styles and mediums were nominated by fans and industry panelists in 103 Album, Song, EP, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories that were culled from thousands of submissions worldwide.

Nominated along with Kelly is an eclectic mix of work by established artists and emerging talent from around the globe. More than 400 artists will be honored at The 17th IMA ceremony on June 22 in New York City including: Masta Ace & Marco Polo, Miss Tara, Prateek Kuhad, Foreigner, Juliana Hatfield, The Motels, Mark Erelli, Ella Vos, Maria Muldaur, QUOR, Pedro Luís, Bleu, Nsimbi, Marta Gómez, Firkin, Bombay Ricky, Jackknife Stiletto, Lucy Wainwright Roche, David Chesky, and Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats.

Click here for a full list of the 17th IMA Nominees

The winning projects will be selected by judging panels of top recording artists including: Tom Waits, Lee Ann Womack, Robert Smith, Boyce Avenue, Martha Wash, Ben Lovett and Todd Rundgren, among many others; and influential press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim.

17th IMA WINNERS ANNOUNCED at Symphony Space Performing Arts Center
The year’s best self-released and indie label projects will be announced June 22nd from the Symphony Space stage during The IMAs Indie Konference in New York City. Now in its third year, the annual conference for Artists, Artivists and Artistpreneurs draws hundreds of top-ranked creatives from around the globe for awards, performances, workshops and networking events. Honors will be presented in between performances by nominated artists.

IMA winners will be promoted to millions of music fans via online & broadcast
promotions, performance and distribution opportunities. Details and complete list
of Nominees and Judges available at: IndependentMusicAwards.com

Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards – produced by Music
Resource Group – honor the year’s most exceptional and artistically daring music
projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe.  Program winners and nominees are extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers. Previous honorees include Amy Lee, Killer Mike, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, RuPaul, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl in a Coma, Masta Ace, Pokey LaFarge, Nik West, The Mud Howlers, The Apples in stereo,
fun., and JD McPherson among many others.

Submissions for The 18th annual Independent Music Awards will be open in the
summer of 2019. Details available at www.IndependentMusicAwards.com

M4DMV reviewed by Recclective

Absolutely gorgeous review of Music for the DMV up on the Recclective blog today. I’m blushing from quotes like this:

“…let’s be real if there is a hell it’s probably a lot like the DMV. Yet Elizabeth Joan Kelly’s music is like a guided meditation for the creatives, for the daydreamers in all of us, and something that helps us escape our immediate surroundings–and by accomplishing that she has made the mundane beautiful. For providing the soundtrack, and even anthem of all daydreamers I give this album my recc.”

Read the full review on the blog at https://recclective.com/2019/03/24/elizabeth-joan-kelly-music-for-the-dmv/

Departure 2019 on Yeah I Know It Sucks

Departure 2019 has its first review on Yeah I Know It Sucks with some glorious descriptions of the 3 song EP, including the following excerpt:

“It’s here that the music rattles around like a kind engine of unspecific electronic origin, one that caters Elizabeth Joan Kelly’s voice like a space fairy that had been made for the glorious mission. She sings beautifully warm and kind, as if her vocals are channeled from another world in which everything is better, healthier and sane.”

Read the full review here!

If I Told Him review on YIKIS

Another priceless review from Yeah I Know It Sucks, this time of my Gertrude Stein rap “If I Told Him.” An excerpt:

“There in my imagination Elizabeth Joan Kelly sits behind the wheel, golden teeth blinking in the sun as she is rapping out her words like the toughest hero who knows what she is doing – and I sit next to her as a support act, waving my hands in awe: how cool is that?”

Read the full review over on their blog, and thank you to YIKIS for all of their support!