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CW Stoneking accepting the AIR Award for Best Independent Blues and Roots Album
Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Drones Take Home The Major Air Award

By Paul Cashmere
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 03:09:21 +1100

The Drones have once against picked up another AIR Award, this week winning two gongs including the major Best Independent Album of the Year Award.

The 4th Annual AIR (Australian Independent Record Labels Association) Awards were held at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Sunday night.

C,W. Stoneking, Bertie Blackman, Dappled Cities, Kirsty Lee Akers, Bridezilla, Tjupurru and Midnight Juggernauts also performed on the night.

The Winners were:

Best Independent Album Of The Year Award
The Drones - Havilah (Independent / MGM)

Independent Artist Of The Year
The Drones (Independent / MGM)

Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year
Bertie Blackman (Forum 5 / MGM)

Best Independent Single Or EP
Philadelphia Grand Jury - Going To The Casino (Boomtown Records / Shock)

Best Independent Country Album
Adam Brand - Hell Of A Ride (Compass Brothers / Shock)

Best Independent Blues And Roots Album
C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Blues (King Hokum Records / Shock)

Best Independent Hard Rock Or Punk Album
The Nation Blue - Rising Waters (Casadeldisco Records / Shock)

Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album
Pez - A Mind Of My Own (Soulmate Records / Inertia)

Best Independent Dance Album
Art Vs. Science - Art Vs Science (Independent / Green)

Best Independent Jazz Album
The World According To James - Lingua Franca (Independent / Lamplight)
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