2005 WAMI Award winners

 

The 25th anniversary WAMI Awards show was held April 25, 2005. The winners were:

 

Bassist of the Year — William Kopecky

 

Big Band/Swing Group of the Year — Mr. Lucky Swing Syndicate

 

Bluegrass Group of the Year — Salt Creek

 

Blues Artist of the Year — Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys

 

CD/Recording of the Year — Crazy Man’s Basement “There and Back”

 

Classical Group of the Year — Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

 

Contemporary Jazz Artist of the Year — Daryl Stuermer

 

Country Group of the Year — Madison County

 

Cover Group of the Year — Johnny Wad

 

Drummer of the Year — Paul Spencer

 

Female Vocalist of the Year — Deirdre Fellner

 

Folk/Acoustic Artist of the Year — Rob Anthony

 

Gospel/Christian Group of the Year — Skillet

 

Group of the Year — Sunspot

 

Group/Artist Web site of the Year — www.catchpennyband.com

 

Guitarist of the Year — Greg Koch

 

Male Vocalist of the Year — Ryan McIntyre

 

Music Business Person of the Year — Randy Prasse

 

Industry Web site of the Year — www.bananasentertainment.com

 

Keyboardist of the Year — Joe Hite

 

Music Venue of the Year — Mill Creek Blues

 

New Group of the Year — Boxkar

 

Pop/Adult Contemporary Group of the Year — EXIT

 

Print Media of the Year — Kenosha News

 

Producer of the Year — Gary Tanin

 

R&B/Urban/Scratch/Hip Hop Group of the Year — Cincere

 

Radio Station of the Year — WLUM 102.1 FM

 

Reeds/Brass Player of the Year — Kaye Berigan

 

Rock Group of the Year — The Dammitheads

 

Song of the Year — Cincere “Daddy”

 

Specialty Instrumentalist of the Year — Leroy Deuster (Pedal Steel Guitar)

 

Specialty/Nostalgia Group of the Year — The Tempters

 

Specialty/Nostalgia Group of the Year — The Boogie Men

 

Stage/Production Crew of the Year — Intellasound Productions

 

Studio of the Year — Nexus Recording Studio

 

Traditional Jazz Artist of the Year — Claude Dorsey

 

World/Ethnic/Reggae/Ska Group of the Year — Kojo

 

In addition, People’s Choice Awards for Band/Artist of the Year were presented to:

 

Southeast Quadrant – Fat Sandwich

 

Northeast Quadrant – Rob Anthony

 

Southwest Quadrant – Madison County

 

Northwest Quadrant – Cool Waters Band