Like we said, Shine Indy is all over the place. And producer Ryan Gibbons, who takes top honors in NUVO's first-ever Best Music Producer category, helps put together the releases on the Shine Indy label by bands who frequently play the Shine Indy shows. Gibbons first began recording bands in his own living room, then moved to Azmyth Recording Studios, where he's worked on albums with No Pit Cherries and 800lb Gorilla, among others. The best way to sample Gibbon's work is to pop in Shine Indy: Vol. 1, a sampler of tracks by local musicians recorded, mixed and mastered by Gibbons.
2nd: Mandog (Nicholas Smith)
3rd: Eric Johnson