Troy grew up in the small town of Sierra Vista, Arizona, which had few bassists, so he was always musically in demand. He moved to…
Since when should reporting an event be colored by a writer's likes or dislikes? Very poor journalism.
Timmothy, have you seen 80s & Gentlemen, who won Best Cover Band? They play TWICE a week EVERY week, to busy houses (and sometimes—rarely—just to the staff). They are as professionally minded, and musically proficient as they come. Sure, they play covers, but they don't fit your "elite" label, playing rarely and only to rarefied attendance.
I'm not going to comment on LeeAnne's talent or ability, because I'm in her band and I have a strong opinion that will not benefit this discussion (heck, it's not germane anyway), but I can tell you that every vote that came in on behalf of LeeAnne was legitimately and enthusiastically sought and cast. As Mr. Boegle pointed out, those votes have to be courted. If you aren't willing to do the legwork on behalf of the bands you care for and think are better, then as the old adage goes: "if you don't vote, don't bitch."
Timmothy, 2013 could be your band's year. Don't waste time posting screed here. Go lay some groundwork to elevate your favorite musicians' profiles and get them on the ballot. It may be just the ticket to get them noticed.
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