In case you missed it, WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) held its annual awards show Sunday night at Turner Hall Ballroom. It’s true! Here are the 78 (!) winners. See you at the Best Club/Best Southeast Music Venue/Best Overall Venue Paulie’s Pub & Eatery!

Acoustic Bass (String)
Andy Mertens

Acoustic Guitar
Myles Wangerin

Album Of The Year
Wide Wide Open – Amelia Ford

Alternative Rock Artist Of The Year
Blame It On Cain

Artist Of The Year
The WhiskeyBelles

Banjo & Mandolin
Beau Janke (Banjo)

Bass Guitar
Eric Hervey

Best Club
Paulie’s Pub & Eatery

Best Festival
Mile of Music Festival

Best Live Engineer Sound/Lights
Trevor Powers

Best Overall Venue
Paulie’s Pub & Eatery

Best Recording Studio
Axis Recording Studio

Best Studio Engineer/Producer
Marc Golde

Best Theatre
The Sylvee

Bluegrass/Americana Artist Of The Year
Copper Box

Blues Artist Of The Year
Altered Five Blues Band

Blues, Country & Folk Album Of The Year
Shine – Mr. Blink

Christian/Gospel Artist Of The Year
King’s Conquest

Club/DJ/Dance/Electronic Artist Of The Year

Country Artist Of The Year
The WhiskeyBelles

Country Song Of The Year
Whiskey Morning – Genesee Depot

Cover Artist Of The Year
The Glam Band

Junior Gamez

Electric Guitar
Tallan Noble Latz

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Donna Woodall

Folk & Blues Song Of The Year
Great Minds Drink Alike (With Horns) – Altered Five Blues Band

Folk/Celtic Artist Of The Year

Free Reed & Wind
Melissa Weishaar (Harmonica)

Hard Rock Artist Of The Year

Hip Hop/Rap Artist Of The Year

Horn/Big Band Artist Of The Year
The Hot & Dirty Brass Band

Instrumentalist Of The Year
Kris Crow (Piano)

Jazz Artist Of The Year
Erin Krebs

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Rich Hoffman

Metal Artist Of The Year

New Artist Of The Year
Driving Miss Crazy

Northeast Artist
Trash Pandas

Northeast Fan
Rachel Sebstead

Northeast Music Teacher
Erin Krebs

Northeast Music Venue
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Northeast Radio Station
WAPL Home Brewed

Northwest Artist
Rising Phoenix

Northwest Music Venue
Tiki Beach Bar & Grill

Orchestral Strings
Thea Vorass (Cello)

James “Pie” Cowan (Hand Percussion)

Dave Adler

Polka Artist Of The Year
The Squeezettes

Pop Rock Artist Of The Year
Big Spoon

Pop, R & B, Rap & Electronic Song Of The Year
Nobody Else Like You – Alaria Taylor

Punk Artist Of The Year

R&B/Soul Artist Of The Year
The Pocket Kings

Rising Star Of The Year
Smart Mouth

Rock Album Of The Year
Lake Effect – Lake Effect

Rock Song Of The Year
Blood in the Water – Would You Kindly?

Tom Washatka

Singer/Songwriter Of The Year
Keith Pulvermacher

Song Of The Year
Great Minds Drink Alike (With Horns) – Altered Five Blues Band

Southeast Artist
The WhiskeyBelles

Southeast Fan
Travis Steffen

Southeast Music Teacher
Dave Schoepke

Southeast Music Venue
Paulie’s Pub & Eatery

Southwest Artist
The Jimmys

Southwest Fan
Kristin Shafel

Southwest Music Venue
The Majestic Theater

Southwest Radio Station

Specialty – Keyboards & Electronics
Kevin Schultz (Organ)

Specialty – Strings
Leroy Deuster (Pedal Steel Guitar)

Specialty – Wind
Erin Krebs (Flute)

Marcell Guyton

Tribute Artist Of The Year
The Rush Tribute Project

Mike Clobes

Eric Sperry

Turntables & Decks
DJ Trans Am

Unique Album Of The Year
Firebird – Cullah

Unique Song Of The Year
My Hometown Milwaukee – Jerry Grillo

Video Of The Year
Great Minds Drink Alike (With Horns) – Altered Five Blues Band

Chris Wagoner

World/Reggae/Ska/Latin Artist Of The Year
Natty Nation

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