Open Poll Winners

Here at The Deli we start the new year with the much anticipated results of our Open Contest linked to our Year End Best of New England 2009 Poll for emerging artists.

For the unaware, this Open Contest is the part of our Year End Poll which nominates artists through an open submission system – while the majority of the finalists for the Year End Best of Poll are freely selected by a jury of local bloggers, promoters and scenemakers.

The following are the winners chosen by the Deli – New England staff. These winners of the Open Contest will move to the final round into a running with other bands chosen by our jurors (bloggers, promoters and scenemakers). 


1. Jesse Dee

2. Lady Lamb and the Beekeeper

2. The Points North

3. Brendan Hogan

Stay tuned. The readers vote tomorrow! The year-end best of New England poll will be posted on January 6th and will run through the 15th. The open blog is up now too, so let us know who should win and why.

–The Deli Staff