Mystic Sea

(from the award winning album Mystic's Nine)

is the IMA VOX POP Winner in the New Age song category in the 2018 - 16th Annual Independent Music Awards.

Written and performed by Dyan Garris      Featuring the flute artistry of Scott Schaefer

Press Release April 4, 2018 Announcing the Win


Independent Music Awards Winner

April 4, 2018 Leave a CommentWritten by admin

Mystic Sea by Dyan Garris is the VOX Pop Winner in the 16th IMA Awards.


April 4, 2018

Dyan Garris is among The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Honored at

Lincoln Center in The 16th Annual Independent Music Awards

 Nik West, Reeve Carney, Esprit D’Air, Eh440, Karim Baggili, Sofía Rei, Anish Sood,
Air Traffic Controller, John McEuen, Rozina Pátkai, Jake La Botz, and The Bankesters
are among this year’s honorees.

Dyan Garris, award winning New Age recording artist, received top honors in the New Age Song category at The 16th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential program for independent artists and releases.  The Vox Pop Winner, “Mystic Sea (feat. Scott Schaefer on flute), is from Garris’ 13th album release, “Mystic’s Nine.” “

Mystic Sea” was honored alongside projects by Nik West, Reeve Carney, Esprit D’Air, Eh440, Karim Baggili, Sofía Rei, Anish Sood, Air Traffic Controller, John McEuen, Rozina Pátkai, Jake La Botz, and The Bankesters at the annual awards ceremony held at Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium on Saturday, March 31st.

The winning projects were selected by esteemed artist and industry judging panels which included: Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Slayer, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael W. Smith, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Sepultura, and Fiona Joy among many others; as well as press and talent buyers from the Americas, Europe and Pacific Rim. More than 54,000 online fan votes determined The IMA Vox Pop Winners in Song and Video categories.

A complete list of The 16th IMA Winners available at

Mystic Sea (feat. Scott Schaefer on flute):

“I am so honored for this exciting win for my song, ‘Mystic Sea.’ Scott Schaefer’s flute artistry added a wonderful depth and dimension. I am truly grateful to all of the fans and the judges and to The Independent Music Awards,” Garris said.