HAVERHILL – The Haverhill music scene is buzzing with three Haverhill artists nominated in various categories for this year’s New England Music Awards.
The Haverhill nominees are: singer / songwriter Maximilian Wentz, who is nominated for New Act of the Year; songwriter and performer Veronica Lewis, who is nominated for Blues Song of the Year and Blues Act of the Year, and singer / songwriter Liz Bills, who has been nominated in five categories.
The public can participate in the selection of winners by voting online at www.nemusicawards.com. Click the link to Vote Now, then under the Artist Nomination Category, click the button next to their name, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Submit”.
Voting ends August 31.
Wentz recently released a new music video for his song, “Sorry”, in which he chronicles his struggle to understand the effects of Alzheimer’s / dementia on his grandmother.
“It’s my most personal song,” he said, noting that his music video was shot in Haverhill.
Veronica Lewis, who was named Blues Artist of the Year at the 2020 Boston Music Awards, said her song “You Ain’t Unlucky” reflects the way she handles life, especially when the going is tough.
“It’s not always easy, but if I look deep enough I can always find something to be thankful for,” Lewis said.
In February, 17-year-old Lewis released his debut album “You Ain’t Unlucky”, which debuted No. 2 on the Billboard Blues Chart; # 1 on iTunes; # 1 on the National Roots Music Report and # 1 on the Roots Music Report in New England for 27 consecutive weeks.
Bills released their debut album, “Liz Bills & the Change”, in August. Bills is nominated for Female Performer of the Year, Digital Performer of the Year, Pop Act of the Year, Video of the Year, “Wi-Hi”, and Song of the Year, “Wi-Hi”.
“It’s about my social media and cell phone addiction issues and how they affected my mental health in a negative way,” she said of the song she wrote before. the start of the pandemic.
The Bills album is available at www.lizbills.com.
Veronica Lewis’s album is available at www.youaintunlucky.com.
See Wentz’s music video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiDah2yUKBI.
See Lewis’ clip at www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqqGvioSa9k.
See the clip for Bills at www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2ixwf2EKsk.