We hope to see you and your fans at the 2012 WAMI Awards Show.




Artist of the year: Bon Iver, Naima Adedapo, I’m Not A Pilot, Lucas Cates, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, The Fatty Acids


Album of the year: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver; “Love Love,” Jayme Dawicki; “10:49,” Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo; “La Tortuga,” De La Buena; “Calling All Dawns (Christopher Tin),” Waterford Union High School; “Chico,” Herman Astro


Song of the year: “72 ½ Toyota Truck,” Jayme Dawicki; “Coffee Beans,” Annie B. and the Vagabond Company; “Tell Me (What I Gotta Do),” Herman Astro; “Holocene,” Bon Iver; “I-94,” Trapper Schoepp and the Shades; “Blame It On Me,” Delta Routine


Female vocalist: Jayme Dawicki, Chrissy Dzioba, Amy Jo Doty, Jayne Taylor, Naima Adedapo, Anna Vogelzang


Male vocalist: Mark Glatzel, Smokey Holman, Corey Hart, Chris Szebeni, Mike Wendland, Zachary Pluer


New artist: Great Lake Drifters, The Mad Mad Ones, Well Informed Citizens, Shaker and the Egg


Rising star: Nora Collins, Becca Richter, Macyn Taylor, Stix ‘n Stonz, Bad Habitz




Alt-rock: The Celebrated Working Man, The Delta Routine, The Fatty Acids, Verona Grove, The Ragadors, Surgeons In Heat


Roots/Americana: Copper Box, The Liam Ford Band, The Whiskey Belles, Semi-Twang, Mad Polecats, The Western Starlanders, Whitney Mann


Blues: Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo, Mojo Perry, The Jimmys, Cash Box Kings, Alex Wilson Band, Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys


Christian/gospel: Saved By Grace, The Burie Family, Ocie Jackson, Danen Kane, Loftland, Isaiah 42:10


Country: Geoff Landon and the Wolfpack, Bella Cain, Saddlebrook, Tim Castle and Young Southern, Grand Union, Nashville Pipeline, Georgia Overdrive


Cover band: 5 Card Studs, Rabid Aardvarks, Half Empty, Road Trip, Star Six Nine, Cherry Pie


Rock: The Form, Annex, Dead Modern Villains, Greg Waters and the Broad Street Boogie, The Sandcarvers, Rooftop Jumpers


Jazz: The Erotic Adventures of the Static Chicken, Jazz Orgy, Dave Sturino, Choir Fight, Nineteen Thirteen, Jerry Grillo


Polka: The Happy Schnapps Combo, Buttons and Banjo, Steve Meisner Band, The Squeezettes, The Jerry Schneider Band


Pop artist: I’m Not A Pilot, Bascom Hill, Jayme Dawicki, Maritime, The Lucas Cates Band, Annie B & The Vagabond Company


Rap/hip-hop: Fresh Cut Collective, Prophetic, Gerald Walker, Pizzle, Amerikas Addiction


R&B/soul: Tweed Funk, The Charles Walker Band, Joe Simon, The Eddie Butts Band, Cigarette Break


Reggae/world: King Solomon, Natty Nation, De La Buena, Kingtown Rockers, R.A.S. Movement, Unity


Metal: Beyond Fate, Running Blind, Spiral Trance, 4th Floor, Conniption, Profane


Big band: The Jimmys, Parkside Reunion Big Band, Brew City Horns, Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, Bill Sargent Band, Swing Nouveau


Tribute: Beatallica, The Prince Experience, Project Pink, Reckless Life, Separate Ways, 52nd Street


Club DJ: DJ Mad Hatter, Kid Cut Up, DJ Wizkid, The Real Jaguar, Poison Ivy, DJ Bizzon




Bass: Chad Hoerth, Chris Okkerse, Greg Gonzalez, Dan Plourde, Rick Holmes, Eric Hervey


Drummer: Rob Harvey, Del Bennett, Aaron Fasting, Michael Underwood, Mauro Magellan, Todd Hellmann


Guitarist: Ryan Elliott, John Masino, Alex Wilson, Tom Jordan, Scotty Meyer, Jason Busse


Keyboard: Jayme Dawicki, Jimmy Voegeli, Kevin Machan, Paul Kneevers, Aaron Zinsmeister, Alex Drossart


Reeds/Brass: Peter Neumer, Steve Roehm, Steve Cooper, Warren Wiegratz, Woody Mankowski


Strings: Kimmy Unger, Peter Thomas, Tommy Greywolf, Janet Schiff, melaniejane, Ray Fahrenbach


Specialty instrument: Raven, Paul Fecke, Ken Olufs, Steve Cohen, Benny Rickum, Danny Jerabek




Media (print or electronic): Shepherd Express, Maximum Ink, Encore, OnMilwaukee, Scene, City Pages Wausau


Producer: Justin Vernon, Jack LeTourneau, Marc Golde, Paul Kneevers, Steve Hawkins


Radio: WAPL-FM (105.7), WMSE-FM (91.7), WYMS-FM 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, WMMM-FM (105.5); Y100 WNCY-FM (100.3)


Recording studio: The Exchange, Rock Garden, Alchematic, Made Ya Look, April Bass, Mystery Room


Venue: Mill Creek, Headliners, Cactus Club, Kruise Inn, BuBs Irish Pub, High Noon Saloon