2004 WAMI Award winners

The Wisconsin Area Music Industry held its 24th Annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, April 26, 2004 in the Northern Lights Theater at Milwaukee’s Potawatomi Casino.


Group of the Year


New Group of the Year

Boo Radley Band

CD/Recording of the Year

Hey Mercedes - "Loses Control

Song of the Year

Hey Mercedes - "Knowing When to Stop”

Male Vocalist of the Year

Willy Porter

Female Vocalists of the Year

Stephanie Dosen and Ronnie Nyles

Pop/Adult Contemporary Group of the Year


Rock Group of the Year


Big Band/Swing Group of the Year

The All-Star SUPERband

Bluegrass Group of the Year

Salt Creek

Blues Artist of the Year

Reverend Raven

Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Year

Daryl Stuermer

Cover Group of the Year

Mt. Olive

Gospel/Christian Artist of the Year

Tammy Ann Winn

Classical Group of the Year

Present Music

Country Group of the Year

Great Guns

Folk/Acoustic Artist of the Year

Lil Rev

Traditional Jazz Artists of the Year

Paul Spencer Band and Janet Planet

World/Ethnic/Reggae/Ska Group of the Year

Acoustic Warriors

R&B/Urban/Scratch/Hip Hop Group or Artist of the Year

Fat Sandwich

Specialty/Nostalgia Group or Artist of the Year

Five Card Studs

Bassist of the Year

William Kopecky

Drummer of the Year

John Calarco

Guitarist of the Year

Michael Angelo Batio

Reeds/Brass Player of the Year

Scott Van Domelen

Keyboardist of the Year

Sam Steffke

Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year

Susan Jeske-Dermody - Fiddle

Music Person of the Year

Vic Thomas

Music Venue of the Year

ARJ'S Blues and Jazz Club

Industry Website of the Year


Artist Website of the Year


Print Media of the Year

Maximum Ink

Radio Station of the Year


Studio of the Year

Smart Studios

Producer of the Year

Gary Tanin


Stage Production of the Year

Clearwing Productions

The People’s Choice winners are:


Southeast Quadrant:

Favorite Band: Blue Background

Print Media: Shepherd Express

Radio Station: WMIL

Music Venue: Mac's Red Eye

Southwest Quadrant:

Favorite Band: Madison County

Print Media: Maximum Ink

Radio Station: WWQM

Music Venue: Luther's Blues

Northeast Quadrant:

Favorite Band: Rob Anthony

Print Media: The Entertainer

Radio Station: WAPL

Music Venue: Mill Creek Blues

Northwest Quadrant:

Favorite Band: Reverser