The Eddies Music Awards Advisory Council was formed in December 2022. The following constitute the inaugural members of the council. (Asterisks indicate the individual is an Eddies Music Hall of Fame inductee.)
Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist indie/folk artist
Promoter, Guthrie/Bell Productions
Founder/host of The Hudson River Sampler” on WAMC; folk musician
Host/producer, The Local 518 Show, WEXT
DJ Hollyw8d; founder of “More Music, Less Violence”
On-air host/commercial production & station imaging director at 102.7 WEQX
Publisher at NYS Music; promoter at PhanArt
Matt Mac Haffie
Music writer/photographer; promoter
The McKrells; Donnybrook Fair; solo artist; visual artist.
Deputy Director for the City of Albany Office of Cultural Affairs
Avid concertgoer; percussionist
International touring DJ as DJ Trumastr
Record, reissue and compilation producer; mixing and mastering engineer; and liner notes author
Artist – Blotto; intellectual property rights attorney; law professor
Singer/songwriter, Zan & The Winter Folk
Bandleader of Alex Torres and His Latin Orchestra
Afternoon DJ/program director at WEXT
Music journalist – Over five decades experience editing and writing for publications around the world; author of three books including the authorized biography of Buddy Guy.
Blues artist Thomasina Winslow passed away Jan. 13, 2023, within a few weeks of joining the council. She was very supportive of the Eddies Music Awards and remains in our thoughts.
Arts marketer at Proctors Collaborative; administrator of Eddies Music Awards and HOF
Arts marketer at Proctors Collaborative; founder/producer of Eddies Music Awards and HOF; former music journalist; avid concertgoer