Dr. John, The Meters honored at Gambit's Big Easy Music Awards

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Posted on April 22, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 23 at 1:37 AM

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NEW ORLEANS -- Some of the biggest and best names in New Orleans music were honored Monday night.

The Gambit Big Easy Music Awards at Harrah's recognized more than 30 bands and musicians in all sorts of categories, including jazz, rock, Zydeco and blues.  The event is organized by Gambit and the Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education.

Anders Osborne took home two awards, including entertainer of the year and male performer of the year.  Meschiya Lake was named female performer of the year.

The Meters earned the lifetime achievement award, and the members of the band Dumpstaphunk were recognized as ambassadors of New Orleans music.

Album of the year went to Dr. John's "Locked Down."

Bassist Peter "Chuck" Badie earned the music heritage award, and special honors went to Threadhead Records and the Louisiana Music Factory.

Here is a complete list of winners:

BEST TRADITIONAL JAZZ 2012
Meschiya Lake & The Little Big Horns

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ 2012
Herlin Riley

BEST TRADITIONAL BRASS BAND 2012
Tremé Brass Band

BEST CONTEMPORARY BRASS BAND 2012
The Soul Rebels

BEST GOSPEL CHOIR 2012
Betty Winn & One A-Chord

BEST GOSPEL GROUP/INDIVIDUAL 2012
Minister Jo “Cool” Davis & Cordell Chambliss
BEST FUNK 2012
Galactic

BEST RHYTHM & BLUES 2012
Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmasters

BEST RAP/HIP HOP 2012
Curren$y

BEST BLUES 2012
Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & His Thunder Band

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL 2012
Thou

BEST ROCK 2012
GIVERS

BEST ROOTS ROCK 2012
Alex McMurray

BEST COUNTRY/FOLK 2012
Hurray for the Riff Raff
   
BEST ZYDECO 2012
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

BEST CAJUN 2012
Lost Bayou Ramblers

BEST LATIN 2012
Rumba Buena

BEST WORLD 2012
Debauche

BEST MIXED BAG 2012
Helen Gillet

BEST EMERGING ARTIST 2012
Vox & The Hound


BEST DJ/ELECTRONICA 2012
Gypsyphonic Disko

BEST MALE PERFORMER 2012
Anders Osborne

BEST FEMALE PERFORMER 2012
Meschiya Lake

BEST ALBUM OF 2012
Dr. John
Locked Down
Dan Auerbach

2013 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Anders Osborne

2013 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Meters

2013 MUSIC HERITAGE AWARD
Peter “Chuck” Badie

2013 AMBASSADORS OF
NEW ORLEANS MUSIC
Dumpstaphunk

2013 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
Threadhead Records

2013 BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARD
Louisiana Music Factory

2013 WWOZ GUARDIAN OF THE GROOVE
Sondra Bibb

2013 WWOZ GUARDIAN OF THE GROOVE
Duane Williams

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