Thanks to all the artists who submitted their music to be considered for The Deli's Best of DC Area Year End Poll for Emerging Artists. After tallying the votes for the Open Submissions stage, it’s time to release the results. Please note that to avoid conflicts no local editor was allowed to vote for bands in their own scene.
Total submissions from the DC Area: 42
Jurors: Terra J Jura (The Deli Nashville), Michelle Bacon (The Deli KC), Paolo De Gregorio (The Deli NYC)
Acts advancing to our Readers/Fans Poll:
1. Avers (Psych Rock) - 8.16
2. People's Blues of Richmond (Blues/Psych Rock) - 7.83
3. Andrew Aylward (indie Rock) - 7.33
3. The Northerners (Folk Rock) - 7.33
Honorable Mentions (ranked above 6.5):
Caustic Casanova, Paperhaus, Exit Vehicles, Clones of Clones, Flo Anito, Classified Frequency, Jacob Ungerleider, Bencoolen, Red States, Harness Flux.
WHAT’S NEXT: These results end the first phase of the poll. We will soon unveil the artists nominated by our local jurors, and we’ll let our readers and our writers influence the poll with their vote.
Keep creating, keep supporting, and stay tuned for your chance to vote!
— The Deli DC Area Staff