Bill Margeson and LiveIreland.com Announce 2008 "Livies" Winners
January 25, 2008
Bill Margeson and LiveIreland.com have announced their 2008 "Livies" winners with several Compass Records artists receiving nods.
Best Female Vocalist goes to Eddie Reader for her 2007 Compass Records release Peacetime.
"This Scot can sing! Her voice is a wonder. It can be wild, gentle, soft, or rockin’, as she originally started in rock and roll. Starting with last year’s The Songs of Robert Burns and now with Peacetime, she has set a new gold standard of what the best can offer."
Michael Black’s performance on "Billy O’Shea" from his self-titled album earned him Vocal Cut of the Year.
"A true Dublin song...A great album. A fabulous song. A really terrific singer."
Instrumental Cut of the Year is "Jazzy Wilbur" from Beoga’s 2007 album Mischief.
"Brilliantly arranged and played, it shows this multi-talented group at its best...There could have been about six other tunes of theirs that would have won this Award—all perfect—and, all different. We had to pick one. We listened to Jazzy Wilbur the most. Reason enough!!"