SYRACUSE -- A Central New York songwriter earned two nominations at the Native American Music Awards.
Irv Lyons Jr., has been nominated for two Native American Music Awards, including Best Rock Recording from the "Sisters and Brothers" album and for Song of the Year for "Looking for the Light."
Irv's cousin Rex Lyons and The Ripcords were nominated for two awards as well.
"To be nominated for a Native American Music Award for 'Song of The Year' is an amazing honor and great privilege,” says Irv. “Since this award is for Native American Music, in North America, to be recognized at the international level is humbling and a lifetime achievement never to be forgotten. I am grateful for this opportunity.
“‘Sisters and Brothers' is a compilation of my best original songs to date. My intent was to showcase my talent as a songwriter. ‘Looking for the Light’ is a personal look into my life."
The Ripcords were nominated for Best Blues Recording for the album "Live at SubCat Studios," as well as a nomination for Best Music Video Performance.
“It’s an extraordinary time for The Ripcords,” said Rex Lyons from The Ripcords. “We’ve been making original music for nearly 2 decades, and on occasion we’re fortunate enough to be recognized by industry platforms for excellence."
The public are encouraged to vote. The awards will be announced on Nov. 2 at Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino, Niagara Falls.
What: Native American Musicians nominated for 4 NAMA awards.
Who: Irv Lyons Jr. and, The Ripcords
When: Award show is November 2, 2019
Where: Seneca Niagara Hotel & Casino, Niagara Falls, NY