2011 WAMI Award Winners


Artist: Kings Go Forth

Album: Kings Go Forth, “The Outsiders Are Back”

Song: Bodeans, “Stay”

Female Vocalist: (tie) Heidi Spencer; Sara Moilanen

Male Vocalist: Black Wolf

New Artist: The Ragadors

Rising Star: Katie Lafond

Alternative Artist: (tie) Jaill; the Wildbirds

Americana Artist: West of East

Bluegrass Band: .357 String Band

Blues Artist: Alex Wilson Band

Christian/Gospel artist: Saved by Grace

Country Band: Nashville Pipeline

Cover Band: Half Empty

Hard Rock/Metal band: World Minus One

Jazz Artist: Jerry Grillo

Polka Band: Jerry Schneider Band

Pop Artist: Ethan Keller

Hip-Hop/Rap Artist: Fresh Cut Collective

R&B/Soul Artist: Tristan Royalty Squad

Reggae/World/Ska Band: Unity

Rock Artist: the Sandcarvers

Swing/Big Band: Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns

Tribute Band: 5 Card Studs

Bass Player: Rick LaJeunesse

Drummer: Del Bennett

Guitarist: Greg Koch

Keyboard Player: Jimmy Voegeli

Reeds/Brass Player: Al Groth

Specialty Instrumentalist: Allen Cote

Print/electronic Media: The Shepherd Express

Producer: Justin Perkins

Radio Station: WYMS-FM 88 Nine Radio Milwaukee

Recording Studio: The Exchange

Music Venue: Linneman’s Riverwest Inn


Northeast: Half Empty

Northwest: Tuck Pence

Southeast: Rabid Aardvarks

Southwest: Pat Watters Band