Pierre Bensusan's "Encore" has won the 2014 IMA Award
The "Mozart of Guitar", Pierre Bensusan, has won an Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album "Encore". The 3-CD set was nominated early in 2014 and through votes from the listening public, Pierre has been awarded the prize of "Vox Pop Winner". Pierre received more votes for "Encore" than any other artist in any other category!
The Independent Music Awards (IMA's) is an international program that honours top ranked independent artists in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Producer, Music Video and Design categories. The IMA's were created in 1999 by Music Resource Group (MRG). The program features previous major-label artists as well as self-released and indie lable talent from more than 70 countires on six continents.
"Encore" - Pierre's IMA Award winnning release, contains 35 tracks taken from concert recordings between 1974 and 2013, including two fascinating duets with world renowned keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and several 'early years' bluegrass recordings with banjo great Bill Keith.
Engineered in Los Angeles by Grammy winner Rich Breen, with additional engineering by Dave Bevan at Alive Network Recording Studios, Encore features 11 tracks never previously released commercially in any form and delivers the definitive live recording fans have been waiting for, showcasing Pierre's unique sound and improvisational in-the moment style.
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Pierre says "I am thrilled to have won the IMA award. Thank you to the IMA team, but above all, thank you to everyone who voted for your tremendous support."