Monday, November 16, 2015

Madison Area Music Awards 2015 Winners

The 2015 Madison Area Music Awards Winners List


Erik Kjelland
Erik Kjelland and Meghan Rose are the big winners this year, taking home 6 & 5 awards each, respectively.  Kjelland’s group, The Mascot Theory, has come on strong in the past two years and is becoming a staple in the Madison scene and beyond.  His band features strong vocals and world-class productions of very well-written songs.  Rose was nominated for her role in three different area bands, I Saw the Creature, Damsel Trash and Little RedWolf.  She is a talent who can easily stretch beyond her rock comfort zone. She is a writer, producer and plays multiple instruments. Sexy Ester takes home the prestigious Artist of the Year Award for the third time.  The band is fronted by Lyndsay Evans, a powerful vocalist supported by strong instrumentalist and a great rhythm section. They are a staple in the Madison Music Scene.

Meghan Rose
The Mascot Theory - Folk Performer, Country Album - Hand Me Down Miracles, Cover Song - Hey Jealousy, Packaging - Hand Me Down Miracles
Unique Song - North Star with Beth Kille, Unique Album - North Star with Beth Kille

Meghan Rose - Bassist, Female Vocalist, Blues Song - You Told Me with I Saw the Creature
Damsel Trash - Hard Rock/Punk Song  More Drunk, Less Pregnant, Hard Rock/Punk Album - Soup For Sluts

Lindsay Evans, Sexy Ester
Sexy Ester - Artist Of The Year, Alternative Performer                

Other Winners

Gabe Burdulis - Male Vocalist, Guitarist, Pop/R&B Song - Little Yellow House, Pop/R&B Performer      

Dogs of War - Hip-Hop Album - Dogs of War EP, Hip-Hop Performer                       

The Jimmys
The Jimmys - Blues Performer, Brass - Darren Sterud, Keyboardist - Jimmy Voegeli, Woodwinds - Pete Ross

Joey Broyles - Electronic Album - Future Pop Revolution, Electronic Performer, Video Of The Year - Burn the Money

Modern Mod - Alternative Song - Papercuts, Alternative Album - Tunnels

Joey Banks - Drummer/Percussionist  with the Black Star Drum Line - Children's Song - Slam featuring DLO, Ant Da Hope Boy, Rob Dz, Children's Performer - with The Big Payback - Jazz Performer 

The Kissers - World Song - Montreal, World Album - Three Sails

The German Art Students
The German Art Students - Rock Album - Time Machine, Rock Performer

Karen Wheelock - New Artist, Folk/Americana Album - Imaginary Girl
Anna Vogelzang - Folk/Americana Song - Amarillo, Specialty Instrument - Banjo

Jim Schwall & Chris Aaron
Additional Winners
Strings - IdaJo, Classical Song - Richard's Rondo- Richard Wiegel, Country/Bluegrass Song - Make Believe - Jim Schwall, Country/Bluegrass Performer - OldFarm Dog, Electronic Song - Live or Die - Annabel Lee, Hard Rock/Punk Performer - Lordsof the Trident, Hip Hop Song - Pray - AnthonyLamarr Featuring D. L. O. The Iceman, Jazz Song - Build a Bear - Jackie Bradley, Rock Song - Long Drive - TheFamily Business

Boo Bradley
Blues Album - Rub Rub Rub - Boo Bradley, Jazz Album - Solid Ground - Lo Marie, Pop/R&B Album - Middle of the In Between - The People Brothers Band, Unique Performer - SheShe, World Performer - Natty Nation, Ensemble Vocals - Gin, Chocolate & Bottle Rockets, Compilation Album - MAXMAS Volume V (The Search forMAXMAS IV) - M.A.XMAS, Cover Band Performer - Steely Dane, DJ - KaylaKush & Nick Nice

Producer - Mike Zirkel
Live Sound Engineer - Lonya Nenashev, Local Live Music Venue - High Noon Saloon, Local Music Fan - Sarah Warmke, Local Music Publication/Blog - Isthmus, Local Music Radio Personality - Gabby Parsons, Local Music Radio Station - WORT, Local Recorded Music Store - Strictly Discs, Photographer - Mark Ellis, Producer - Mike Zirkel, Recording Studio - Blast House Studios, Roadie - Kathy Burdulis, Studio Sound Engineer - Landon Arkens

Compiled by Roy Elkins
Additional links & good organizations – Willywash, ASCAP 2012, Dallas Songwriters Association – Grand Prize Judge Roy Elkins Comments, Getting Your Music Into Film, Bloomberg, Rotary Club of Madison, Madison Area Music Association, Yellowphone, Max Ink Radio, Madison Hip Hop Awards, ASCAP 2011


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