Offbeat Magazine’s annual “Best of the Beat” awards were presented on January 27 at Generations Hall, where George Porter, Jr., John Rankin, Scott Billington and Mary Howell were honored with Lifetime Achievement recognition. This year in the Best of the Beat, OffBeat readers voted for several categories including “Best Country/Folk Album” and “Best Country/Folk Artist” of the year. We are pleased to announce that Yvette Landry was selected a winner in each of these two categories. Other winners included Trombone Shorty, Givers, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Tab Benoit and many more.
For a full list of winners, click: http://www.offbeat.com/2012/01/28/best-of-the-beat-2011-music-awards-the-winners/