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2002 AFIM Award Winners

The 30th Anniversary Indie Awards were presented by the Association for Independent Music on March 11 at the Marriott San Francisco. The winners were:

Acoustic Blues

Maria Muldaur, Richland Woman Blues (Stony Plain)

Acoustic Instrumental

Pierre Bensusan, Intuite (Favored Nation)


Rodney Crowell, The Houston Kid (Sugar Hill)


Dolly Parton, Little Sparrow (Sugar Hill)

Celtic/British Isles

Lunasa, The Merry Sisters Of Fate (Green Linnet)

Children's Music & Storytelling

Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Brave Combo, All Wound Up! (Rounder Select)

Contemporary Christian

Brian Free & Assurance, Lovin' This Livin' For The Lord (Daywind)

Contemporary Folk

Loudon Wainwright III, Last Man On Earth (Red House)

Contemporary Jazz

Phil Upchurch, Tell The Truth (Evidence)

Contemporary World

Baaba Maal, Mi Yeewnii – Missing You (Palm)


Shaver, The Earth Rolls On (New West)

Dance Album

DJ Krush, Zen (Red Ink)

Electric Blues

Kid Ramos, Greasy Kid Stuff (Evidence)

Ensemble Classical

Barbara Westphal/Jeffrey Swann, Viola Sonatas (Bridge)

Extreme Rock

Shirt, Homicide (Latticesphere)


The Campbell Brothers, Sacred Steel On Tour (Arhoolie)


Michael Franti & Spearhead, Stay Human (Six Degrees)


American Roots Music, VA – American Roots Music (Palm)

Jazz & Cabaret Vocals

Rene Marie, Vertigo (MaxJazz)

Mainstream Jazz

Chick Corea New Trio, Past, Presents & Futures (Stretch)

Orchestral Classical

Eiji Oue/Minnesota Orchestra, Respighi: Belkis, Queen of Sheba, etc. (Reference)


Lucy Kaplansky, Every Single Day (Red House)


Phil Perry, Magic (Peak)

Rap Album

Aceylone, Accepted Eclectic (Ground Control)


Sugar Minott, Rare Gems (Easy Star)


Fugazi, Argument (Dischord)

Rock Alternative

Steve Wynn, Here Come the Miracles 2CD (Innerstate)

Seasonal Music

The December People, Sounds Like Christmas (Magna Carta)

Soundtrack/Cast Recordings

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, That Darn Punk (Kung Fu)

Traditional Folk

John Hartford, Hamilton Ironworks (Rounder Select)

Traditional World

Lalezar, Music of the Sultans, Sufis and Seraglio (4 CD set) (Traditional Crossroads)