Madison Area Music Association Awards 2021 Winners

Recent News 08 Nov 2021

LEGACY AWARDS
Lifetime Achievement Award: Ricardo Gonzales

SCHOLASTIC AWARDS
Student of the Year: Declan Killen Toomey
Teacher of the Year: Alida Lacosse – James C. Wright Middle School

OVERALL AWARDS
Artist of the Year: The Jimmys
Musician of the Year: Dana Perry
Album of the Year: Mars Hall – Is Anybody Out There?
Song of the Year: BingBong – “Faces”
Performer of the Year: Mars Hall

GENRE AWARDS
Alternative Album of the Year: The Jeffrey James Show – Live at Audio for the Arts
Alternative Performer of the Year: Tent Show Troubadors
Alternative Song of the Year: Dana Perry – “Tunes on the Battlefield”

Blues Album of the Year: The Rascal TheoryCup of Tea
Blues Song of the Year: Robert J. – “The Saddest March of All”

Children’s Performer of the Year: John Duggleby
Children’s Album of the Year: Stuart Stotts – Dance for the Elephants’ Lives

Classical Performer of the Year: Chromos Tuba Quartet
Classical Album of the Year: Joe and Myrna Sokolinsky – Variations on “I Feel Fine”

Country/Bluegrass Performer of the Year: Madison County
Country/Bluegrass Song of the Year: Robert J. – “So I Can Be the Man for You”

Cover Band Performer of the Year: Steely Dane
Cover Song of the Year: Mars Hall – “Eleanor Rigby”

DJ Performer of the Year: Layla Kush

Electronic Album of the Year: 7ucky Vita – F*ck Love, Vol.1
Electronic Performer of the Year: DJ Boyfrrriend
Electronic Song of the Year: 7ucky Vita – “Break Up with Your Girlfriend (Supermassive Heartbreaker)”

Folk/Americana Album of the Year: Dana Perry – Tunes on the Battlefield
Folk/Americana Performer of the Year: Harmonious Wail
Folk/Americana Song of the Year: Robert J. – “Fly Away”

Hard Rock/Punk Song of the Year: German Art Students – “Bands Playing for Other Bands”

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: Kilo aka SkitL’z – “New Religion”

Jazz Album of the Year: Harmonious Wail – Beyond the Pale
Jazz Performer of the Year: Five Points Jazz Collective
Jazz Song of the Year: Harmonious Wail – “Beyond the Pale”

Latin Album of the Year: Rey Cruz – Evidente 2020

Pop/R&B Album of the Year: Tyler Duedin – Wolves and Sheep – Gripe Club
Pop/R&B Song of the Year: Erik Kjelland and Friends – “Give it Away”

Rock Album of the Year: Kat & the Hurricane – The Sorry EP
Rock Performer of the Year: Mars Hall
Rock Song of the Year: Kat & the Hurricane – “Sorry That I’m Like This”

Unique Performer of the Year: Sam Ness
Unique Song of the Year: The Jeffrey James Show – “Two Bucks”

Wish You Were Here Album: Natalie Jean – Where Do We Go from Here?
Wish You Were Here Performer of the Year: The First Rule
Wish You Were Here Song of the Year: Stefanie Johnson – “Word Man”

World Album of the Year: John Masino – Phase Into Change
World Performer of the Year: Yid Vicious

NON-GENRE AWARDS
New Artist of the Year: Tyler Durdin – Wolves & Sheep
Video of the Year: Mars Hall – “Eleanor Rigby”
Female Vocalist of the Year: Dana Perry
Male Vocalist of the Year: Sam Ness
Ensemble Vocals of the Year: Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets

Live Sound Engineer of the Year: Audrey Martinovich
Local Live Music Venue of the Year: Bos Meadery
Local Music Fan of the Year: Kiki Schueler
Local Music Publication/Blog of the Year: Maximum Ink
Local Music Radio Personality of the Year: Cooper Talbot
Local Music Radio Station of the Year: WMMM 105.5 FM
Local Recorded Music Store of the Year: MadCity Music
CD or Vinyl Packaging of the Year: Mars Hall – Is Anybody Out There?
Photographer of the Year: Jim Barnard
Producer of the Year: Jake Johnson
Recording Studio of the Year: Blast House Studios
Roadie of the Year: German Joseph Schrock (for Dana Perry/Cargo Coffee)
Studio Sound Engineer of the Year: Audrey Martinovich

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Accordion: Nate Meng
Banjo: Chris Ruppenthal
Brass – French Horn: Sarah Gillespie
Brass – Trombone: Kyle Rightley
Brass – Trumpet: Jim Doherty
Brass – Tuba: David Spies
Drum Kit: Chris Sandoval
Guitar – Acoustic: Dana Perry
Guitar – Bass: Annelies Howell
Guitar- Electric: John Masino
Guitar – Pedal Steel: John Hitchcock
Harmonica: Westside Andy
Keyboard – Organ: Jimmy Voegeli
Keyboard – Piano: Shawndell Marks
Keyboard – Synthesizers: Aaron Konkol
Mandolin: Chris Powers
Percussion: Jenna Joanis
Strings – Bass: John Christensen
Strings – Cello: Mary Gaines
Strings – Specialty: Chauncey Ali
Strings – Violin: Chris Wagoner
Turntables/Decks: DJ Pain One
Woodwinds – Sax: Al Falaschi
Woodwinds – Specialty: Hannah Edlen

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Rick Tvedt

Rick is publisher of Local Sounds Magazine, formerly Rick's Cafe, Wisconsin's Regional Music Newspaper. He is also the Executive Director for MAMA, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces the Madison Area Music Awards and raises funds to promote youth music programs.

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