MeShell Ndgeocello's album Bitter actually turned out to be quite sweet for the Maverick recording artist at the 4th Annual Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards April 24, garnering her nods for Female Artist and Album as well as the GLAMA's Outmusic Award. Aside from the special award, Ndegeocello now has 4 GLAMAs ( two in 1998 ) .
Other multiple winners include Meg Hentges' song "This Kind of Love" ( for Rock/Alternative Performance and Song of the Year with lyricist Jude O'Nym ) and the Off Broadway hit rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( Cast Recording and a Score for Film or Theater nod for songwriter Stephen Trask ) .
Noted jazz pianist Fred Hersch received the GLAMA for Male Artist in addition to the prestigious Michael Callen Medal of Achievement.
Three-time GLAMA recipient Catie Curtis took home another this year for "What's the Matter?" from her Rykodisc recording A Crash Course in Roses. Curtis received her first GLAMA in 1996 for both Out Song and Out Recording; she also received the 1998 GLAMA for Album of the Year.
"I've been to many awards ceremonies," Curtis said upon accepting her GLAMA for Out Song. "But at GLAMA, I feel like I've found my musical home."
Awards were handed out in 28 categories ( a full list follows ) in addition the two special awards. Performing at the ceremony were Ndegeocello, SONiA of disappear fear, Mary Gauthier, KAMYS, the cast of Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Casey Collins, Michael Holland, Joi Cardwell and Lea DeLaria.
ACOUSTIC/FOLK: SONiA of disappear fear for the title track of her album Me, Too ( Disappear Records )
CABARET: Lee Lessack for the title track of his album I Know You By Heart ( LML Music )
CAST RECORDING: Cast of Hedwig & the Angry Inch for "Origins of Love" ( Atlantic )
CHORAL ( tie ) : Amasong: Champaign-Urbana's Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus for Shenandoah from their album AMAI ( Amasong ) ; Turtle Creek Chorale for "In This Heart of Mine" from the album The Best of Turtle Creek Chorale ( TCC Recordings )
CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE: Theresa Bogard for "Alleluia In Form of a Toccata" from her album Music of Louise Talma ( CRI )
COMEDY: Suzanne Westenhoefer for her cut "Uterus Free" from her album I Am Not Cindy Brady ( Uproar Entertainment )
CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUAL: Christian Andreason for the song "Everybody Else" from his album A Boy Called Sue ( Wonderboy Records )
COUNTRY: Mary Gauthier for the title track to her album Drag Queens In Limousines ( In The Black )
DANCE MUSIC: Joi Cardwell for "Last Chance For Love ( Hidden Mix ) " on her album Deliverance ( No-Mad Records )
JAZZ: Zrazy for the song "Remember That You Did It First With Me" from their album Private Wars ( Alfi )
OUT RECORDING: Melissa Etheridge for the song "Scarecrow" from her album Breakdown ( Island/Def Jam )
POP: Luscious Jackson for the song "Nervous Breakthrough" from their album Electric Honey ( Capitol/Grand Royale )
POP INSTRUMENTAL: John Boswell for "Recollection" from his album Love ( Hearts of Space )
ROCK/ALTERNATIVE: Meg Hentges for "This Kind of Love" from the album Brompton's Cocktail ( Robbins Entertainment )
CONTEMPORY CLASSICAL COMPOSER: Kristina Boerger/Michael Cameron for "Draum om Nedsnødde Bruer ( Dream of Snow-covered Bridges ) " from the album AMAI by Amasong: Champaign-Urbana's Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus
OUT SONG: Catie Curtis for the "What's The Matter?" from the album A Crash Course in Roses ( Rykodisc )
SCORE FOR FILM OR THEATER: Stephen Trask for the cast recording of Hedwig and the Angry Inch ( Atlantic )
SONG OF THE YEAR: Meg Hentges/Jude O'Nym for "This Kind of Love" on the album Brompton's Cocktail
VIDEO: Peter Martinez for his direction of "Rhythm Is My Bitch," performed by Kevin Aviance
DJ: Susan Morabito, From a live event at The Pavilion, Fire Island Pines
MUSIC REPORTING/CRITICISM: Gretchen Lee for her article "Rock Star: Interview with Melissa Etheridge" in Curve Magazine
LIVE RADIO BROADCAST: Charlie Dyer, Producer for TraQz on the GAYBC Radio Network ( Internet )
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Indigo Girls and John Reynolds for the song "Trouble" on the Indigo Girls' album Come On Now Social ( Epic )
FEMALE ARTIST: MeShell Ndgeocello for her album Bitter ( Maverick )
MALE ARTIST: Fred Hersch for his album Fred Hersch Live at Jordan Hall: Let Yourself Go ( At lantic/Nonesuch )
BAND/DUO/GROUP: The Butchies for their album Population: 1975 ( Mr. Lady Records )
DEBUT: Patrick Arena and Andy Monroe for their album Night Cap ( Arenamusic )
ALBUM: MeShell Ndgeocello for Bitter ( Maverick )