Boston Music Awards 1995

Date: November 2, 1995
Venue: Wang Center, Boston

Aerosmith? New Kids on the Block? Pat Metheny? James Taylor? New Edition? Nope, not there. Nowhere in sight. Last night’s Boston Music Awards — held in the funky Orpheum rather than the Wang Center of years past — were not driven by blockbuster celebrities. A few limousines were still parked out front, but many of the participants and winners likely came by mass transit, not by chauffeur.


Morphine - Honey White
(Act of The Year)


Act of the Year


Rising Star

Jennifer Trynin

Outstanding Rock Band

Buffalo Tom

Outstanding Modern Rock Band


Album of the Year

"Yes" (Morphine)

Debut Album of the Year

"G. Love and Special Sauce"

Single of the Year

"Here and Now" Letters to Cleo

Outstanding Female Vocalist

Carly Simon

Outstanding Male Vocalist

Mark Sandman (Morphine)

Outstanding Song/Songwriter

"Like a River" Carly Simon

Outstanding Local Rock Band


Outstanding New Local Rock Band


Outstanding Hardcore Band


Outstanding Rock Album (indie label)

"Tile" Machinery Hall

Outstanding Debut Rock Album (indie label)

"The Liverpool Sessions" Tracy Bonham

Outstanding Compilation Album

"This is Boston . . . Not Austin" (Black Wolf Records)

Outstanding Rock Single (indie)

"Dandelion" Tracy Bonham

Outstanding Local Female Vocalist

Tracy Bonham

Outstanding Local Male Vocalist

Ellis Paul

Outstanding Song/Songwriter (indie label)

"Glory Bound" Martin Sexton

Outstanding Club Band


Outstanding Video

"Crazy" (Aerosmith)

Outstanding Video (indie)

"Skull" (Sebadoh)

Outstanding R&B Act

Bell Biv DeVoe

Outstanding Local R&B Act

Eye to Eye

Outstanding Funk Band


Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Act

G. Love and Special Sauce

Outstanding Local Rap/Hip-Hop Act

Fat Bag

Outstanding Reggae Band

The Mighty Charge

Outstanding Ska Band

Bim Skala Bim

Outstanding World Music Act


Outstanding Latin Act

Sol Y Canto

Outstanding Jazz Act

Joshua Redman Quartet

Outstanding Jazz Album

"Friday Afternoon in the Universe," Medeski, Martin & Wood

Outstanding Local Jazz Act

The Fringe

Outstanding Jazz Album (indie label)

"Dimensional Odyssey," the Henry Cook Band

Outstanding Jazz Vocalist

Rebecca Parris

Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Act

Patty Larkin

Outstanding New Folk/Acoustic Act

Mary Lou Lord

Outstanding Folk/Acoustic Album

"Stories" Ellis Paul

Outstanding Debut Folk/Acoustic Album

"Stranger to this Land," Barbara Kessler

Outstanding Blues Act

Monster Mike Welch Band

Outstanding Country Act

Robin Right

Outstanding Album (miscellaneous)

"Fuzz," Chucklehead

Outstanding Gospel Act

Angela Berryman

Outstanding Producer

Mike Denneen

Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist

Joshua Redman

Outstanding Instrumentalist (other)

Duke Levine

Outstanding Undiscovered Talent

Terrill Green

Hall of Fame Award

Carly Simon