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      This page lists all 1997 Nominees (Winners unknown) of Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards. The categories are in the same order as published in the source. However, the nominees in every category are in alphabetical order. If necessary, the original nominee list as published was sorted. All known misspelled names have been corrected. Please write if you have any additions or corrections to anything below.

          Source: 1997 WAMI Awards Show Program Booklet


  1. Country Group or Artist of the Year 1997
  2. Polka Group or Artist of the Year 1997
  3. Reggae/Ska Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Highball Holiday
    2. In Black & White
    3. The Invaders
    4. Kojo - city?
    5. Natty Nation - Madison
    6. David Robinson
  4. Urban/Rap Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Citizen King
    2. Do It To Death
    3. Freddie Lee
    4. Little Blue Crunchy Things
    5. The Pride
    6. Young Twan
  5. Specialty/Nostalgia Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. The Boogie Men - city?
    2. The Exotics
    3. Tom Green
    4. Johnny On Wash Day
    5. Mama Digdown's Brass Junction
  6. Bluegrass Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. No Brakes Bluegrass
    2. Piper Road Spring Band
    3. The Rounders
    4. Tom Schwark
  7. New Age Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Peter Buffett
    2. Kostia
    3. Peter Phippen
    4. Sigmund Snopek
  8. Folk Group or Artist of the Year 1997
  9. Cover (non-original) Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Eddie Butts
    2. The Love Monkeys
    3. The Orphans
    4. The Wizenhiemers
  10. Children's Music Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Bill Camplin
    2. David HB Drake
    3. Gloria Hays
    4. Ken Lonnquist
    5. Doug Wozniak (The Woz)
  11. Club Recognition of the Year 1997
    1. Crystal Corner
    2. The Globe East
    3. Illusions
    4. Nick's Nicabob
    5. The Rave
    6. Shank Hall
  12. Record Store of the Year 1997
    1. Atomic Records
    2. B-Side
    3. Best Buy
    4. Camelot
    5. The Exclusive Company
    6. Mainstream
  13. Traditional Jazz Group or Artist of the Year 1997
  14. Blues Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Jasper Buchanan - city?
    2. Steve Cohen & The Rolling Cohens - Milwaukee
    3. Greg Koch & The Tone Controls - Milwaukee
    4. Jim Liban - Milwaukee
    5. Stokes & The Old Blues Boys - city?
    6. Hubert Sumlin - Milwaukee
  15. Contemporary Jazz Group or Artist of the Year 1997
  16. Adult Contemporary Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Eddie Butts
    2. The Davis Family
    3. Speakeasy
    4. Stray Boogie
    5. The Us Project
  17. R&B Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Eric Benet
    2. Eddie Butts
    3. The Davis Family
    4. Du/Jon
    5. Harvey Scales
  18. Stage Production Crew of the Year 1997
    1. Clearwing Audio - city?
    2. Brian Johnson - city?
    3. Penetrator Sound & Lighting - city?
    4. Ricochet's Road Crew - city?
    5. Speakeasy Band "Aides" - city?
  19. Studio Engineer of the Year 1997
    1. Brian Anderson - city?
    2. Ramie Espinoza - Fond du Lac
    3. Jeff Hamilton - city?
    4. Pat Lilley - city?
    5. Bill Stace - city?
    6. Mike Zirkel - city?
  20. Producer of the Year 1997
    1. Victor DeLorenzo - city?
    2. Connie Grauer - city?
    3. Mike Hoffmann - city?
    4. Pat Lilley - city?
    5. Butch Vig - city?
  21. Studio of the Year 1997
    1. Junkyard Studio - Milwaukee
    2. Kennedy - Milwaukee
    3. Nexus Recording Studio - Waukesha
    4. Sleepless Nights - Madison
    5. Smart Studio - Madison
    6. Walls Have Ears - Milwaukee
  22. Video of the Year 1997
    1. Eric Benet - "It's A Spiritual Thang"
    2. Garbage - "Stupid Girl"
    3. Connie Grauer - "title?"
    4. Suzanne Grzanna - "Cats Meow"
    5. The Us Project - "His Way"
  23. Gospel Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Latimore Brothers
    2. Marquette University Choir
    3. Masonic Wonders
    4. Unity in the Community
    5. Wisconsin Youth Choir
  24. Classical Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Bel Canto Chorus
    2. La Crosse Symphony Orchestra
    3. Milwaukee Symphony Chorus
    4. Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
    5. Present Music
  25. Ethnic-International Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. La Chazz
    2. Jewbacca
    3. Od Tapo Imi
    4. Reptile Palace Orchestra
    5. Speech
  26. LP/CD/Cassette Artwork 1997
    1. Eric Benet - "Time To Myself"
    2. BoDeans - "Blend"
    3. Victor DeLorenzo - "Pancake Day"
    4. The Exotics - "Go Go Guitars"
    5. Moloko Shivers - "Sooner or Later You'll Get Moloko Shivers"
  27. Music Instrument Store of the Year 1997
    1. Cascio Music
    2. Crown Music
    3. Dick's Music
    4. Good Music Co.
    5. Uncle Bob's
    6. Ward Brodt
  28. Hall of Fame Inductee 1997
    1. Rick Jaeger
  29. Radio Station of the Year 1997
    1. WAPL 105.7 FM - Appleton
    2. WBWI 92.5 FM - West Bend
    3. WLUM 102.1 FM - Milwaukee
    4. WLZR 102.9 FM - Milwaukee
    5. WMIL 106.1 FM - Milwaukee
    6. WMMM 105.5 FM - Madison
    7. WMSE 91.7 FM - Milwaukee
  30. Music Journalist of the Year 1997
    1. Nick Carter
    2. Mike Holt
    3. Dave Luhrssen
    4. Tina Maples
    5. Dave Tianen
  31. Music Person of the Year 1997
    1. Eric Benet - city?
    2. Terry Havel - city?
    3. Tina Moore - city?
    4. Vic Thomas - city?
    5. Butch Vig - city?
  32. Pop Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Marques Bovre & The Evil Twins
    2. Brother 6
    3. Feet of Clay - Milwaukee
    4. Framing Amy
    5. The Gufs
    6. Wooldridge Brothers
  33. Rock Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Bender
    2. Moloko Shivers
    3. Kirk Neitzel
    4. Orange Ruffy
    5. Rust Belt
    6. Shrine
  34. Alternative Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Bleed
    2. Immortal Plants
    3. Pet Engine
    4. The Elizabeth Schaefer Band
    5. Trolley
  35. Heavy Metal Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Cyanide Ester - city?
    2. Dead Fly Boy - city?
    3. Morpheus Sister - city?
    4. Morta Skuld - city?
    5. Sludgehead - city?
    6. Victims of Voodoo - city?
  36. New Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. Brother 6
    2. Chameleon
    3. Framing Amy
    4. Les Lokey
    5. The Probers
    6. Puppet Government
  37. Stage Entertainer of the Year 1997
    1. Paul Cebar
    2. Garbage
    3. Pat McCurdy
    4. Willy Porter
    5. Noah Tabakin
  38. Instrumentalist, Guitar 1997
    1. Rich Haning
    2. Chris Hanson
    3. Greg Koch - Milwaukee
    4. Daryl Maternowski
    5. Michael Wengler
  39. Instrumentalist, Bass 1997
    1. Andre Davis
    2. Ken Fitzsimmons
    3. Tim Goss
    4. Rick Holmes
    5. Tommy St. Michaels
  40. Instrumentalist, Percussion 1997
    1. Bill Backes
    2. John Calarco
    3. Kurt LaMay
    4. Glen Motors
    5. Sandman
    6. Kim Zick
  41. Instrumentalist, Keyboard 1997
    1. Aaron Davis
    2. Connie Grauer
    3. Tom Gunn
    4. Rebecca Rehorst
    5. Sigmund Snopek
  42. Instrumentalist, Reeds/Brass 1997
    1. Downtown Horns
    2. Johnny Krisco
    3. Warren Wiegratz
  43. Instrumentalist, Harmonica 1997
    1. Steve Cohen
    2. Little Steve Heebsh
    3. Jeff Kayzub
    4. Jim Liban
    5. Andy Linderman
  44. Instrumentalist, Strings 1997
    1. Rolliana Scheckler
    2. Thach Schmid
    3. Mike Tanner
  45. Female Vocalist of the Year 1997
    1. Bobby Keeler
    2. Les Lokey
    3. Tina Moore
    4. Janet Planet
    5. Elizabeth Schaefer
  46. Male Vocalist of the Year 1997
    1. Eric Benet
    2. Paul Cebar
    3. Asa Miura
    4. Willy Porter
    5. Noah Tabakin
  47. Songwriter of the Year 1997
    1. Paul Cebar
    2. Garbage
    3. Suzanne Grzanna
    4. Sammy Llanas / Kurt Neumann
    5. Willy Porter
  48. Song of the Year 1997
  49. LP/CD/Cassette of the Year 1997
  50. Group or Artist of the Year 1997
    1. BoDeans
    2. Paul Cebar
    3. Citizen King
    4. Garbage
    5. The Gufs

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