We are happy to announce that the final round of our "Best Emerging Act of 2011"--the Fans' Poll--has finally concluded! While this portion of voting is only one part of the entire process, it is a crucial poll--one that not only wins the top act the "Artist of the Month" banner at the top of the page, but also has commonly broken close ties for "Best Emerging Act" in years past. All that being said, we would like to congratulate the following "Top Three" acts and their fans for their dedication in getting out the vote:
1. The Druthers
Feel good, country-tinged soft rock nestled comfortably between Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" and a Taylor Swift/John Mayer duet.
A Portland rhymesayer and prolific beatmaker that's as concerned with the size of his chain as he is with genrefication - not very.
3. Sons of Huns
Top 5 contenders in the Open Submission portion of this year's "Best of" poll. This is a group that knows where rock came from and aims to never let it die.
Thanks to the bands, but most importantly though, to all the fans who participated in the voting process. Without you, the Deli and all of the bands involved would likely not exist.