The MAMAs 2013 Winners

Best Rock: Broken Trojan

Best Pop Rock: Fallen Short

Best Alt-Indie: Stop Motion Poetry

Best Singer-Songwriter/Acoustic: Willy Tea Taylor, Chris Doud, Joey No Knows Combo

Best Rockabilly/Psychobilly: Eli Goodtime and the Oldtimers

Best Metal Rock: Clockwork Hero

Best Americana: Madie Boyd

Best Blue Collar: Journey Revisited

Best Jazz/Blues: Mother Teresa & The Sinners

Best Urban/Hip Hop: KrEaTiVe Soulz

Best House DJ: DJ Tommy Girl

Best Urban DJ: DJ Jason Gulley

Best Venue: The Brewhouse – Hero’s

Best Restaurant Café/ Music: Queen Bean Coffee House

Best Comedy: Slay

Best Large Event: American Graffiti Car Show

Best Small Event: Open Mic Night at Queen Bean

Dance Club Promoter: Pure 209

Best Live Music Promoter: Middagh Goodwin

Best Youth Band: Breaking Chainz

Lifetime Award: Don Maddox


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Thank you to the State Theatre for hosting the 14th Annual MAMA Awards and showcasing Modesto Area Music talent.

Thanks to each and everyone of you for being a positive voice in Modesto.

Chris Murphy
Chris Ricci

Hall of Fame

You can check out the history of these dynomite winners. Check out the MAMA Hall of Fame. You can see who has been making the musical contribution to Modesto over the years. MAMA is all about diversity. If a band wins a MAMA, they are added to the Hall of Fame. They are not elegible for nomination for two years, so learn some more about this years nominees and your previous favorites will be back in the running soon. Listen to local music and spread the love. Check out the MAMA page on

Past MAMA Award shows have been held at The State Theatre, Fat Cat, the Gallo Center, the Doubltree and Club Maxx. The MAMAs are held this year in the historic State Theatre. There have been some great performances, some big surprises and best of all, the MAMAs are a night that is shared by all of the radio stations and the Modesto Bee with the best of the Modesto Area performers.

Join the MAMA Foundation

Founders Chris Murphy and Chris Ricci are committed to keeping the Modesto Area Music Scene happening, alive and growing. Sign up and be a volunteer MAMA staff to help take us to the next level. Email us with your comments and ideas.

The MAMA Carhop Award was designed by Chris Murphy and is laser cut from stainless steel and donated by Beeler Industries.

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