2017 WAMI Award Winners

WAMI Hall of Fame inductees:

Eric Benét

Short Stuff

Bryan Lee.

 

Artist of the Year: Vinyl Theatre

Album of the Year: Dead Horses - “Cartoon Moon”

Song of the Year: Devil Met Contention – “Fire”

New Artist: J-Council

Female Vocalist: Sarah Vos

Male Vocalist: Travis Schinke, Erik Kjelland

Singer/Songwriter: Brett Newski

Rising Star: Eminence

Alternative Rock/Rock Artist: Kyle Megna & The Monsoons

Bluegrass/Americana: Dead Horses

Blues Artist: Big Nʼ Tasty Blues

Christian/Gospel: Night Divine

Country Artist: Driveway Thriftdwellers

Cover Artist: Almighty Vinyl

Folk/Celtic: Sugar Ransom

Hard Rock: Imperial Fall

Metal: Conniption

Punk: The Pukes

Jazz Artist: The Jazz Orgy

Polka: The Squeezettes

Pop Rock Artist: GGOOLLDD

Hip Hop/Rap Artist: IshDARR

R&B/Soul Artist: Tweed Funk

World/Reggae/Ska/Latin: King Solomon

Club DJ/Dance/Electronic: Melvv

Horn/Big Band: Cold Sweat & The Brew City Horns

Tribute: The Prince Experience

Bass Player: Jeff Hammes

Drummer: Mike Underwood

Guitar Player: Bill Heck

Keyboard Player: Aaron Zinsmeister

Reeds/Brass Player: Michelle Jerabek

Strings Player: Thea Morton Voraass

Best Studio Engineer/Producer: Geoff Wilbourn

Best Recording Studio: Rock Garden

Best Live Club/Venue: The Saloon on Calhoun

Best Live Engineer Sound/Lights: Jeremy Boerson

Presidentʼs Award: Marc Solheim

Peopleʼs Choice Awards

(Northeast) Band: Hyde Fan: Chris & Anita Holloman Venue: Rocky & Taraʼs Nut Haus Radio Station: WAPL 105.7 Music Teacher: Mark Budwit

(Northwest) Band: Spicy Tie Band Fan: Penny Perot Venue: Live On Main Radio Station: WIEC-LP 102.7 Music Teacher: Brad Burrell

(Southeast) Band: The Playlist Fan: Cindee May Venue: The Saloon On Calhoun Radio Station: 102.9 The Hog Music Teacher: Derek Machan

(Southwest) Band: Pat Watters Band Fan: Mark Breunig Venue: Fawn Creek Winery Radio Station: 97.1 WCOW Music Teacher: Kathy Wacker