Boston Music Awards 2003

Date: September 4, 2003
Venue: Wang Theatre, Boston

Moments of brilliance collided with sheer amateurism at last night’s Boston Music Awards. The musical performances saved the night, as did the often hilarious commentary of host Dickey Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones.


John Mayer - Your Body Is A Wonderland
(Act of The Year)


Act of The Year

John Mayer

Song of The Year

"Your Body Is a Wonderland" John Mayer

Album of The Year

"October Road" James Taylor

Outstanding Female Vocalist

Aimee Mann

Outstanding Male Vocalist

Howie Day

Album of The Year (Independent)

"A Jackknife to a Swan" Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Debut Album of The Year

"Australia" Howie Day

Debut Album of The Year (Indedpendent)

"Famous Among the Barns" The Ben Taylor Band

Singer/Songwriter Album of The Year

"The Beauty of the Rain" Dar Williams

Local Album of The Year

"We Are The Only Friends We Have" Piebald

Local Song of The Year

"So Lonely" Waltham

Outstanding Female Singer/Songwriter

Melissa Ferrick

Outstanding Male Singer/Songwriter

Josh Ritter

Outstanding Female Vocalist (Independent)

Kay Hanley

Outstanding Male Vocalist (Independent)

Iron Lung

Outstanding Rock/Pop Band


Outstanding Hard Rock Band


Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Act

Mr. Lif

Rap/Hip-Hop Album of The Year

"I Phantom" Mr. Lif

Outstanding Punk Band

Kicked in the Head

Outstanding Rock/Pop Band (Independent)

The Gentlemen

Outstanding Roots Rock Band

Three Day Threshold

Outstanding Club Band (Best Live Show)

The Damn Personals

Outstanding Jazz Act

Pat Metheny

Jazz Album of The Year

"Go With the Flow" Walter Beasley

Outstanding Blues Act

Susan Tedeschi

Outstanding Blues Album

Susan Tedeschi

Outstanding Funk or Jam Band


Outstanding New Rock/Pop Band (Independent)


Outstanding Country Act

Dave Foley Band

Outstanding World Music Act


Producer of The Year

Mike Denneen