By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published May 01, 2007 at 5:12 AM

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:
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
Group/Artist: Skillet
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)
Venue: Caroline’s
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