Statewide recognition: Husband and wife team Jeremy and Lynne Siegrist and their group the Typical Johnsons received plenty of attention at the 2016 Ohio Music Awards. Three different songs from the 2016 album, "The Sailor & the Siren," received awards in different categories. "The Lo Fi Type" won Best Rock Song, "How I Died Today" won Best Americana Song and "Ohio Gone" won Best Folk Song.
The Loveless rebounds: Dayton's reining psychobilly band the Loveless suffered a tragedy last year when the group's trailer caught fire on tour, destroying all their equipment. The hardworking crew got back on track thanks to $7,580 raised through a crowd funding campaign. The Loveless reaped the benefits in 2016 with solo outings in the United States and United Kingdom and a high-profile West Coast tour opening for the Nekromantix. The band is currently working on a new album.
New music: There were more than 30 local releases in 2016. Groups like the Pullouts, Far From Eden and Salvadore Ross were in the studio this year readying new music for the New Year so we could be in store for another bountiful year in 2017.