The Boston Music Award 2017 Winners

We were not able to attend the BMAs last evening but following along with everyone’s Instagrams and Facebook posts ensured our hearts that it was a rollicking good time. Filled with community and ripping guitar riffs.

We will keep it short and sweet, but just wanted to take a moment to thank the Boston Music Awards planners, board, committee, whatever you guys are calling it these days, for their dedication to hosting these every year. I can’t imagine the drain it is in the week’s leading up the to the event in terms of planning and resources to ensure its a great night for Boston music. You guys are wonderful people and we appreciate you.

Here it is…


Artist of the Year


New Artist of the Year

Carissa Johnson

Unsigned Artist of the Year

Weakened Friends

Album of the Year

STL GLD – “Torch Song” (Feb 2017)

Song of the Year

PVRIS – “Heaven” (May 2017)

Music Video of the Year

Joyner Lucas – “Just Like You” (May 2017)

Music Video of the Year (Unsigned Artist)

STL GLD ft. Dutch ReBelle, Tigerman WOAH, Julie Rhodes – “Feels Like Home” (Jun 2017)

Live Artist of the Year

Cousin Stizz

Alternative/Indie Artist of the Year


Americana Artist of the Year

Julie Rhodes

Blues Artist of the Year

The Silks

Country Artist of the Year

Ashley Jordan

DJ of the Year


Electronic Artist of the Year


Folk Artist of the Year

The Ballroom Thieves

Hip Hop Artist of the Year

Cousin Stizz

International Artist of the Year

Dub Apocalypse

Jazz Artist of the Year

Esperanza Spalding

Metal Artist of the Year


Pop Artist of the Year


Punk/Hardcore Artist of the Year

Nice Guys

R&B Artist of the Year

Bad Rabbits

Rock Artist of the Year

Animal Flag

Singer Songwriter of the Year

Ruby Rose Fox

Female Vocalist of the Year

Julie Rhodes

Male Vocalist of the Year

Fredua Boakye (Bad Rabbits)

Session Musician of the Year

Jonathan Ulman

Live Production Engineer of the Year

Brendon Downey

Studio Producer of the Year

Janos Fulop (The Arcitype)

The Eddy Leiva Music Photographer of the Year

Natasha Moustache

Music Promoter of the Year

Jason Trefts – Illegally Blind

Live Music Venue of the Year

The Sinclair

Intimate Live Music Venue of the Year

Lizard Lounge

Music Night of the Year

Emo Night at The Sinclair

Live Ongoing Residency of the Year

Downbeat Mondays at The Sinclair with Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas

Music Blog of the Year


617Session Winner

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