Members and friends of the band Bat on Fire which were nominated for best Outstanding RockPop Recording for “Escape from Hades”
Detroit rewarded the cream of its music crop Friday night. Inside a noisy and bustling Fillmore, the Detroit Music Awards doled out honors in 70 categories for a crowd of musicians and industry professionals.
There was no runaway winner at the 19th annual ceremony: Eclectic player Chris Codish took five total awards across three genres, including wins for jazz vocalist and urban songwriter. Carolyn Striho, who came in with a leading 12 nominations, scored three wins, including outstanding rock-pop recording for "Honesty."
National categories included wins for Iggy Pop (the album "Preliminaries") and Uncle Kracker (the single "Smile"). The evening started at Cliff Bell's where multiple awards were handed out before moving to the Fillmore.
For more music notes and the full list of winners, www.detroitmusicawards.com/