BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS 1996

Date: October 22, 1996
Venue: Wang Center, Boston

“There have been a lot of nasty rumors out there, but I want to take this moment to be honest with everybody. I want to say that I’m really strung out on Morphine . . . but I like their first album better than their second.” — Steven Tyler

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Morphine
(Act of The Year)

WINNERS


Act of the decade

Aerosmith


Act of the year

Morphine


Rising star

Ellis Paul


Outstanding rock band

Morphine


Album of the year

"Wholesale Meats and Fish" Letters to Cleo


Debut album of the year

"The Burdens of Being Upright" Tracy Bonham


Single of the year

"Mother Mother" Tracy Bonham


Female vocalist

Tracy Bonham


Male vocalist

Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones)


Song/songwriter

"Natural One" by Lou Barlow, John Davis & Wally Gagel


Local rock band

Groovasaurus


New local rock band

Gravel Pit


Hardcore band

Tree


Rock album (indie label)

"The Gravel Pit Manifesto" the Gravel Pit


Debut rock album (indie label)

"Meet Me at the Fair" the Push Stars


Rock single (indie label)

"Kick the Can" Poundcake


Local female vocalist

(tie) Laurie Sargent, Jules Verdone


Local male vocalist

Martin Sexton


Song/songwriter (indie label)

"Black Sheep" Martin Sexton


Club Band: Guster Video

"Mother Mother" Tracy Bonham


Local R&B act

Eye 2 Eye



Local rap/hip-hop act

Fat Bag



Funk Band

Rippopotamus



Reggae Band

Mighty Charge



Ska Band

The Allstonians



World music act

Mendes Brothers



Jazz act

Medeski, Martin & Wood



Jazz album

"Panamonk" Danilo Perez



Local jazz act

Either/Orchestra



Jazz album (indie label)

"Dart Night" Charlie Kohlhase Quintet



Jazz vocalist

Dominique Eade



Contemporary folk act

Ellis Paul



New contemporary folk act

Deb Pasternak



Contemporary folk album

"Plumb" Jonatha Brooke & the Story



Debut contemporary folk album

"Living with Ghosts" Patty Griffin



Blues act

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters



Country act

Jo Dee Messina



Producer

Mike Denneen



Instrumentalist

Reeves Gabrels