award-winning musicians

 
 

V1 staff pIcks

2014:  Sue was honored as “The Best Sue Orfield”  in Volume One’s “Best of The Chippewa Valley 2014” reader poll.  Read the article here.


best blues band

2013:  The Sue Orfield Band (SOB) voted “Second Favorite Blues Band” in Volume One’s “Best of The Chippewa Valley 2013” reader poll.


best local album

2013:  SOB’s sophmore release, “Fight The Good Fight”  took second place, (right behind Justin Vernon’s latest album by The Shouting Matches)  in Volume One’s “Best of The Chippewa Valley 2013” reader poll.


best new find

2012:  Sue was voted the “Best New Discovery” on Jam Cruise 10.

best horn

1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004: Sue was voted "Best Horn" by the Washington Blues Society.

best jazz band

2011:  SOB voted “Second Favorite Jazz Band” in Volume One’s “Best of The Chippewa Valley 2011” reader poll.


2010:  SOB voted “Second Favorite Rock Band” in Volume One’s “Best of The Chippewa Valley 2010” reader poll.


2009:  SOB voted “Best Jazz Band” in Volume One's "Best Of The Chippewa Valley 2009" reader poll.


 

grammy

2009: “Four Way Stop” CD nominated into the 1st round entry list for the Grammy Awards in 2009 for “Best Contemporary Blues Recording.”


1999: “Here and Gone” CD nominated into the first round entry list for the Grammy Awards in 2 categories: “Best New Artist” and “Best Contemporary Blues Album.”

best of

2009: “Four Way Stop” CD: “Best Self Produced CD in the Pacific Northwest” awarded by the Cascade Blues Association.


2002: “Standing At The Sunrise” CD: “Best Regional Northwest Recording” awarded by the Cascade Blues Association.


2002: Inducted into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame for “Best Contemporary Blues Band.”


2000: “Best Female Vocalist” awarded by the Cascade Blues Association.


1998, 2000, 2001, 2002:  “Best Contemporary Blues Band” awarded by the Cascade Blues Association of Oregon.


1996: “Best Regional Northwest Recording,” for “Different Point Of Blue” CD awarded by the Cascade Blues Association of Oregon.

songwriting finalist

2009: Finalists in the International Songwriting Competition for 2 songs off the “Four Way Stop” recording.

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