Boston Music Awards 1998

Date: January 15, 1998
Venue: Wang Center, Boston

The first concert Paula Cole ever attended was at the Orpheum Theatre, when she was an eighth- grader eager to see the new wave band Devo. The grown-up Cole, a Rockport native, came back in heightened splendor last night, capping a truly phenomenal year by winning four trophies, including act of the year — beating out Aerosmith, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Morphine, and New Edition.


Paula Cole - I Don't Want To Wait
(Act of The Year)


Act of the Year

Paula Cole

Rising Star

The Amazing Royal Crowns

Album of the Year

Let's Face It, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Debut Album of the Year

Libido Speedway, Orbit

Outstanding Rock Band


Single of the Year

"Where Have All the Cowboys Gone" Paula Cole

Outstanding Female Vocalist

Paula Cole

Outstanding Male Vocalist

Steven Tyler

Outstanding Song/Songwriter

"I Don't Want to Wait" Paula Cole

Album of the Year (Indie Label)

Goldfly, Guster

Debut Album of the Year (Indie Label)

"The Amazing Royal Crowns" The Amazing Royal Crowns

Single of the Year (Indie Label)

"Kinda Girl" Gigolo Aunts

Outstanding Local Female Vocalist

(Tie) Laurie Geltman, Ramona Silver

Outstanding Local Male Vocalist

Dave Farrell, Rubyhorse

Outstanding Song/Songwriter (Indie Label)

"Crosstown Cafe" Chris Trapper (The Push Stars)

Video of the Year

"Rascal King" The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Video of the Year (Indie Label)

"Do the Devil" The Amazing Royal Crowns

Outstanding Club Band

The Amazing Royal Crowns

Outstanding Rock Band (Indie Label)

The Push Stars

Outstanding New Local Rock Band


Outstanding Hardcore Band


Outstanding R & B Act


Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Act

Wise Guys

Outstanding Funk Band

Fat Bag

Outstanding Ska Band

Bim Skala Bim

Outstanding Reggae Band

Dub Station

Outstanding Jazz Act

Medeski, Martin & Wood

Outstanding Jazz Album

"Love" Scenes, Diana Krall

Outstanding Jazz Vocalist

Walter Beasley

Outstanding Contemporary Folk Act

Ellis Paul

Outstanding New Contemporary Folk Act

Cheryl Hoenemeyer

Outstanding Contemporary Folk Album

"Perishable Fruit" Patty Larkin

Outstanding Debut Contemporary Folk Album

"Season of Rain" Merrie Amsterburg

Outstanding Blues Act

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters

Outstanding Country Act

The Darlings

Outstanding World Music Act


Outstanding Producer

Eric Masunaga

Outstanding Instrumentalist

Billy Conway (Morphine)

Discover Award

(Tie) Mishy Pritchett, Lux