The Porchistas, a local band that claims to have been “born on a porch in Montclair, NJ” is in the running for two Jammys, to be awarded by the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards in April. The JAM awards, which were created to recognize outstanding acoustic groups in New Jersey, have now expanded to honor all types of original music.
The Porchistas, who describe their music as “lyrically driven folk, hippy, punk, throwback rock,” were nominated in the categories of Best NJ Indie Rock Band, and Top Indie/Pop/Rock Album of the Year for their latest record: “The Baby Album.”
Winners will be chosen through a combination of online votes and judges’ selections. To vote for The Porchistas, go to the JAM Awards page and click on the categories listed above. Voting closes on March 1st. The awards ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held on April 7, at the historic Jersey Shore Arts Center in Ocean Grove.