The 1st Deli New England Poll comes to an end – thanks to you all!

We would like to thank all the jurors and writers who helped us with their vote put together this list of emerging New England artists. Thanks to the readers for participating and most importantly thanks to the bands for getting the word out about The Deli’s poll. 


Indie-rockers Mean Creek (in the picture), one of Boston’s most talked about bands, won the 2009 Best Emerging Artist – congrats to them! They were a definite favorite amongst our jurors. Mellow rootsy-folk, Michael Bernier and the Uprising placed second, thanks to a strong support from their fan base in the readers’ poll, while Boston soul sensation Jesse Dee came in third, gathering votes from Jurors, Writers and Deli Readers. More about the winners coming soon to the Deli, so stay tuned!

–The Deli Staff