WAMI hands out 2007 awards
The 27th annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards Show was held Monday night at the Northern Lights Theater at Milwaukee's Potawatomi Bingo and Casino. The winners, in 35 categories -- including musicianship, recordings and industry-related technical areas -- hail from throughout Wisconsin. WAMI membership nominates potential honorees, which are then voted on by the general public.Here are this year's winners:
Band/Artist Web Site: www.twangdragons.com
Bassist: Todd Richardson
Big Band/Swing: Swing Nouveau
Bluegrass/Americana: Andy's Automatics
Blues Group/Artist: Alex Wilson
CD/Recording: "Comin Out Swingin" – Boxkar
Classical: Fox Valley Symphony
Contemporary Jazz Group/Artist: Chris Crain & Co.
Country: Chasin' Mason
Cover: The Toys
Drummer/Percussionist: Greg Thiel
Female Vocalist: Ronnie Nyles
Folk/Acoustic Group/Artist: Bazooka Joe
Gospel/Christian Group/Artist: Rodney Cunningham
Guitarist: Jack Grassel
Keyboardist (tie) Dean Lea and Johnny Palecek
Male Vocalist: Geoff Landon
New Group/Artist: Hindsight
Pop/Adult Contemporary: The Mahp
Print Media: Shepherd Express
Producer: Joe Puerta
Radio Station: WMSE FM
R&B/Soul Group/Artist: Mary Davis
Reeds/Brass: Jeff Petrangelo
Rock Group/Artist: BelleVue Suite
Song: "Drinkin About You" -- Twang Dragons
Specialty Instrumentalist: Russ Greeley -- violin
Specialty/Nostalgia Group/Artist: The Tempters
Stage Production: On Stage Audio
Studio: Renwood Messenger Studio
Traditional Jazz Group/Artist: Paul Spencer
Urban/Hip Hop/Scratch: ILL Groove Movement (pictured)
World Beat (tie): Unity and Nabori
People's Choice Awards for "Best Band/Artist of the Year":
Southeast Quadrant -- Mt. Olive
Northeast Quadrant -- Cool Waters
Northwest Quadrant -- Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Southwest Quadrant -- Madison County
Presidents Awards: East Town Association and Summerfest
WAMI Hall of Fame Class of 2007: Jim Krueger and Bob Kames
Could the WAMI's possibly be MORE irrevelent? Are these the same people booking the main stage at Summerfest? Hang it up guys, you have all the insight into music being created in Milwaukee that the Grammys do on a nation wide scale. Has anyone been to one of these? It's like Dirk Digglers big night in Boogie Nights. Put those little spoons away boys, the 70's were a long time ago.
Myke the Dancin Machine | May 1, 2007 at 4:35 p.m. (report)
CORRECTION ! Almost All WAMI award recipients are selected by the WAMI nominating committee NOT public voting as your article states. The ONLY exceptions being the 4 sectional people's choice awards.
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