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Announcing the winners of the 2009 Madison Area Music Awards
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The sixth annual Madison Area Music Awards were held before a buzzing audience of local musicians and supporters at the Barrymore Theatre on Saturday night. Performing for the show were Blueheels, Jentri Colello, Rising Gael with the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, Lucha Libre, Whore du Jour, Jazz West featuring Tierney Chamberlain, and Clyde Stubblefield. Amidst the music, winners were announced for nearly 50 categories for local artists, albums, songs, and other various music-related endeavors.

Supporting music education for younger students in the Madison area is the charitable focus of the MAMAs, with this awards show serving as the organization's primary annual fundraiser. The 2009 awards were determined through a three round process of submissions, nominations, and the final vote, with local musicians sharing their own and voting on their peers' entries through an online system donated and operated by Broadjam, a music promotions company based in Madison.

The big winner of the night was The Lucas Cates Band, which won four separate song categories as well as Pop Performer of the Year and Artist of the Year. Following closely behind was Natty Nation with five awards, including a solo nod for its lead singer JAH Boogie. Other multiple MAMA winners this year included Queenie and the Blue Cats, Kristy Larson, Sensuous Enemy, Josh Harty, Harmonious Wail, Gladstone, Felicia Alima, and Art Paul Schlosser. Additionally, Dr. Marvin J. Rabin, Emeritus Professor of Music at UW-Madison was awarded the 2009 Michael St. John Lifetime Achievement Award.

A list of the winners announced at the show follows.


Artist of the Year
Lucas Cates Band

Performer of the Year

Blues
Queenie and the Blue Cats

Country/Bluegrass
Kristy Larson

Cover Band
V05

DJ
DJ Fusion

Electronic
Null Device

Folk/Americana
Josh Harty

Jazz
The Blue Olives

Pop
The Lucas Cates Band

Rock
Blueheels

Unique
Subvocal

Urban/R&B
Felicia Alima

World
Natty Nation

New Artist
Gladstone

Youth Ensemble of the Year
Hannah Ripp-Dieter

Youth Vocalist of the Year
Del Preston

Instrumentalist of the Year

Bassist
Lewis DeVille of The deVillebillies

Brass
Kia Karlen of Yid Vicious

Drummer/Percussionist
John Doing of Houses in Motion

Guitarist
Louka Patenaude

Keyboardist
Mike Massey

Specialty Instrument
Mike Adams of the Sharp & Harkins Band on harmonica

Strings
Julia McConahay on violin

Vocalist of the Year

Female
Danielle Brittany

Male
JAH Boogie

Song of the Year

Blues
Fedora -- "Lucy"

Classical
Jeff Larsen -- "Mini Suite for Two Guitars"

Country/Bluegrass (tie)
Rowdy Prairie Dogs -- "That's Why"
The Lucas Cates Band -- "Love Broke Her Heart"

Electronic
Sensuous Enemy -- "Over"

Folk/Americana
The Lucas Cates Band -- "Candlelight"

Jazz
Harmonious Wail -- "I Like to Feel My Bones"

Pop
The Lucas Cates Band -- "All the Pieces"

Rock
The Lucas Cates Band -- "Lives With Demons"

Unique
Art Paul Schlosser -- "Have a Peanut Butter Sandwich"

Urban/R&B
Natty Nation -- "Greed"

World
Natty Nation -- "Reincarnation"

Album of the Year

Blues
Queenie & the Blue Cats -- Another Blue Day

Compilation
Bratfest 2008 Music

Electronic
Sensuous Enemy -- Fragments

Folk/Americana
Josh Harty -- A Long List of Lies

Jazz
Harmonious Wail -- Resist Temptation

Pop
Gladstone -- Paper Sky

Rock
The Kissers -- Live Candy Ratz

Unique
Art Paul Schlosser -- Leftovers

Urban/R&B
Felicia Alima -- Trade

World
Natty Nation -- Reincarnation

Video of the Year
Sunspot -- "Sweet Relief"

People's Choice

Live Music Venue of the Year
High Noon Saloon

Recording Studio of the Year
Paradyme Studios

Live Sound Engineer of the Year
Dustin Boyle

Local Music Record Store of the Year
B-Side

Local Music Radio Station of the Year
WORT 89.9 FM

Local Music Radio Personality of the Year
Rockin' John McDonald

Wish You Were Here Album
Planet of 9 -- Abduction from the World E

Wish You Were Here Song
Alakrity -- "Wait Up


The party continued after the awards show, meanwhile, with seven after-party that ran through Saturday night and on into Mother's Day morning. Whore du Jour and Aniv de la Rev played at the Frequency; Blueheels and Jentri Colello & the Clouds played at Cafe Montmartre; DJ Amos Smith and DJ Mike Carlson performed at the Great Dane Hilldale; glassGhosts and Cemetery Improvement Society performed with more DJs at the Inferno; Know Boundaries, Stink Tank, dumate, and Lucha Libre played at the Majestic; and Baghdad Scuba Review played at Mr. Roberts.

Rich Albertoni and Kristian Knutsen contributed to this report.

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