BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS 2005

Date: September 28, 2005
Venue: Avalon, Boston

So informal were this year’s Boston Music Awards that it almost didn’t seem to matter who won. They were once a more ornate affair held at either the Orpheum or the Wang Theatre, but last night they took place for the second time at the Avalon club. The mood felt more like a backyard barbecue and a rare unity was enjoyed between the city’s many musical factions. Winners and presenters ranged from Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops to hot local rockers Dear Leader and Lost City Angels, plus senior-citizen bluesman Weepin’ Willie, who won a lifetime achievement trophy.

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Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston
(Act of The Year)

WINNERS


Act of The Year

Dropkick Murphys


Album of The Year (major label)

"Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne


Album of The Year (independent)

"Black Dialogue" by the Perceptionists


Local Album

All I Ever Wanted Was Tonight" by Dear Leader


Local Debut Album

"Silver City" by Sarah Borges


Male Vocalist

Howie Day


Female Vocalist

Aimee Mann


Song of The Year

"Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne


Local Song of The Year

"God is Going to Get Sick of Me" by Aberdeen City


Live Act

Dresden Dolls


Local Male Vocalist

Jake Brennan


Local Female Vocalist

Amanda Palmer


New Local Act

Click 5


Local Pop/Rock Band

Averi


Hard Rock Band

Killswitch Engage


Punk Band

Lost City Angels


Roots/Americana

Dennis Brennan Band


Funk/Jam Band

Addison Groove Project


Rap/Hip-Hop Act

The Perceptionists


Jazz Act

Pat Metheny Group


Male Singer/Songwriter

Ray LaMontagne


Female Singer/Songwriter

Lori McKenna


Blues Act

Susan Tedeschi


Country Act

Jo Dee Messina


World Music Act

West Bound Train


Folk Act

Session Americana


Producer

Mike Denneen