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The best songwriters in Atlanta.

Best Songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Tie: Andrea Colburn & Matt Hobbs

Best Songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Nadia Marie Belvanson

Best Local Songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Michelle Malone

Best Local Songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Jordan reynolds
Singer and guitarist Jordan Reynolds, better known as the frontwoman for Rose Hotel, writes songs that are heartfelt, sincere, and poignant in a way that resonate with anyone within earshot. The secret to her universal appeal is a singularly inviting voice that builds on the traditions of the songwritermore...
Singer and guitarist Jordan Reynolds, better known as the frontwoman for Rose Hotel, writes songs that are heartfelt, sincere, and poignant in a way that resonate with anyone within earshot. The secret to her universal appeal is a singularly inviting voice that builds on the traditions of the songwriter canon, while stepping beyond the cliches of an introspective artist with a guitar and a glowing heart. Honestly is a strident indie folk ballad that covers the pain and release of letting go of a longstanding relationship, driven by distant and haunting melodies. less...

Best songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Faye Webster
FAYE WEBSTER possesses the kind of singular musical talent that comes along only so often in life. A songwriter with a capital "S," Webster knows the power of crafting lyrics from just a few words that are benign at a glance, but every subtle nuance lingers in the subconscious mind long after the songmore...
FAYE WEBSTER possesses the kind of singular musical talent that comes along only so often in life. A songwriter with a capital "S," Webster knows the power of crafting lyrics from just a few words that are benign at a glance, but every subtle nuance lingers in the subconscious mind long after the song is over „ each word meaning something different to anyone within earshot. For proof, look no further than songs such as "She Won't Go Away," "Say It Now" and "It Doesn't Work Like That" from her self-titled sophomore album, released this year via Awful Records. And while an underground hip-hop label seems an unlikely home for Webster's laid-back country and folk numbers, placing her sound palette and her swelling heart croon „ a discomfiting mix of secret seduction and rye humor „ alongside such left field hip-hop acts as Ethereal and Lord Narf only places her poetic allusions to politics, both personal and social, in a modern context. Webster breaks the mold of singer-songwriter tropes by paying respect to her craft while boldly reaching beyond the social and musical trappings of her natural musical genre's history and constructs. www.fayewebster.com. less...

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Ashley Bryan

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Taymin Rainey

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Levi Lowrey
levilowrey.com

Best songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Eliot Bronson

Best songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Blair Crimmins
After abandoning the conventions of alternative rock for which he came to be known with the band Bishop Don, Blair Crimmins became so enamored with making old-timey music that he seemed like a novelty act. His forays into storytelling, ragtime, jazz, and antique songwriting didn't seem like much of amore...
After abandoning the conventions of alternative rock for which he came to be known with the band Bishop Don, Blair Crimmins became so enamored with making old-timey music that he seemed like a novelty act. His forays into storytelling, ragtime, jazz, and antique songwriting didn't seem like much of a risk, but a sense of newfound personal enjoyment welled from within every barreling note on his 2010 solo debut, The Musical Stylings Of .... Soon, new aspects of his voice emerged with all the gusto of a songwriter with a capital "S," complete with earnest and cautionary tales of wine, women, song, and retribution. But Crimmins knows he's no cowboy or folk troubadour: He shunned many of the trappings that box in dedicated songwriters and embraced horns, high-energy theatrics, and other elements outside the traditional canon. Crimmins has never been more refined than on this year's Sing-A-Longs CD. If he caters to any genre, it's one that's entirely his own, and that's something a lot of guys with pens and guitars either don't know how to do, or don't have the guts to do. www.blaircrimminsandthehookers.com. less...

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sonia Leigh
www.sonialeigh.comhttp://www.sonialeigh.com/

Best songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Critics
Adron

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Levi Lowrey

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sonia Leigh

Best local songwriter BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » After Dark
Picked By » Readers
Sara Crawford

www.saracrawford.net


Runner-up: Levi Lowrey


www.levilowrey.com

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