BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS 2009

Date: December 2, 2009
Venue: The Liberty Hotel, Boston

There was a lot of music – four rooms of it – to take in at the 22d annual Boston Music Awards at the Liberty Hotel Wednesday night. If navigating the hotel’s labyrinthine hallways and overworked elevators made seeing and hearing all of it a challenge, the payoff proved worthwhile.

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Passion Pit - Little Secrets
(Act of The Year)

WINNERS


Act of the Year

Passion Pit


Album of the Year

"Oh My God, Charlie Darwin" by The Low Anthem


Song of the Year

"The Reeling" by Passion Pit


Americana Act of the Year

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles


Blues Act of the Year

David Maxwell


DJ/Electronic Act of the Year

Bodega Girls


Folk Act of the Year

Ellis Paul


Gospel/Choir Act of the Year

Berklee Reverence Gospel Choir


Hip Hop Act of the Year

Esoteric


International Music Act of the Year

Debo


Jazz Act of the Year

Esperanza Spalding


Metal Act of the Year

Converge


New Act of the Year

Mean Creek


Male Vocalist of the Year

Eli "Paperboy" Reed


Female Vocalist of the Year

Sarah Cronin (Drug Rug)


Producer of the Year (Hip Hop)

D-Tension


Producer of the Year (Pop/R&B)

Malik Williams


Producer of the Year (Rock)

Paul Kolderie/Adam Taylor


Punk Act of the Year

Dropkick Murphys


R&B Act of the Year

Lisa Bello


Rock Act of the Year

The Upper Crust


Singer/Songwriter of the Year

Will Dailey


Live Act of the Year

Rubblebucket


Pop Act of the Year

Everyday Visuals


Unsung Hero Award

Dennis Brennan


Humanitarian of the Year

Ernie Boch, Jr.