Check out the latest awards ceremony for independent music and you'll likely find Reverend Zen named among the nominees or winners. Since the release of their debut CD the rock, blues, jazz group has continuously garnered critical acclaim, receiving fifty-two music industry awards from around the world. John Schoenberger of Billboard's Radio and Records in Los Angeles reflects on the band's success stating, Reverend Zen's Angels, Blues & the Crying Moon is simply a very good record.
Winning 2007/08 Song of the Year from ABC Radio Networks Fame Games Effigy Awards in Costa del Sol, Spain for The Boston Shakedown, along with five Finalist Awards, is just a start. An Artist of the Year Nomination and seven Finalist Awards for Bad Attitude, Don't Try to Tell Me, My Sigmund Freud, Her Love, Dangerous Times, Boy Genius and The One in Love followed from 2008/09's Effigy Awards. Two thousand seven saw Reverend Zen receive four Best Song Nominations from Hollywood's Los Angeles Music Awards for The Boston Shakedown, Bad Attitude, Don't Try to Tell Me and Dangerous Times. The genre stretching band was subsequently named L.A. Music Award's 2007 Artist of the Year, with Bad Attitude named 2007 Song of the Year