2013-2014

Best Austin Musicians

Best of the Year | Best Texas Recordings | Best Performing Bands
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Best Acoustic Guitarist

Shelley Hiam
Shakey Graves

2) Jonny Gray
3) Slim Richey
4) Van Wilks
5) Monte Montgomery
6) John Pointer
7) Paul Cauthen
8) Rick del Castillo
9) Mark del Castillo
10) Barbara Nesbitt


Best Bass Player

Todd V. Wolfson
Francie Meaux Jeaux

2) Tyler Wheeler
3) Bruce Hughes
4) Lonnie Trevino Jr.
5) Omar Vallejo
6) Albert Besteiro
7) Matt Parmenter
8) Alex Peterson
9) Ronn Roberts
10) Pat Harris


Best Drummer

Todd V. Wolfson
Masumi Jones

2) Patrick Wheeler
3) Brannen Temple
4) David Fore
5) Mike Zeoli
6) Phil Bass
7) Alex Vallejo
8) Dees Stribling
9) Eldridge Goins
10) Rob Williams


Best Electric Guitarist

Todd V. Wolfson
Slim Richey

2) Gary Clark Jr.
3) Van Wilks
4) Eric Tessmer
5) Nathan Rigney
6) Josh Zee
7) Nick Curran
8) Tommy Blank
9) Eric Johnson
10) David Grissom


Best Female Vocalist

Sandy Carson
Gina Chavez

2) Wendy Colonna
3) Sarah Sharp
4) Kelsey Wilson
5) Emily Bell
6) Emily Gimble
7) Kelly Willis
8) Patty Griffin
9) Tameca Jones
10) Teal Collins


Best Horn Player

Todd V. Wolfson
Jeff Lofton

2) Ephraim Owens
3) Elias Haslanger
4) Hard Proof Afrobeat horns
5) Minor Mishap Marching Band
6) Oliver Steck
7) Grupo Fantasma horns
8) Michael Romero
9) Grooveline horns
10) Kevin Flatt


Best Keyboard Player

Todd V. Wolfson
Emily Gimble

2) Zack Morgan
3) Basil McJagger
4) A.J. Vincent
5) Evan Magers
6) Earl Poole Ball
7) Mike Flanigin
8) Brad Johnston
9) Marcia Ball
10) Ian McLagan


Best Male Vocalist

Sandy Carson
Jonny Gray

2) Bob Schneider
3) Nolan Wheeler
4) Taylor Muse
5) Alexander Beggins
6) Max Frost
7) Malford Milligan
8) Shakey Graves
9) Gary Clark Jr.
10) 10 Joe Doerr


Best Misc. Instrument

Sandy Carson
A.J. Molyneaux, lap steel

2) Yvonne Lambert, theremin
3) El Borracho, cowbell
4) John Pointer, human beatbox
5) Westen Borghesi, tenor banjo
6) Joe Deuce, washboard
7) Jose Ruiz, harmonica
8) Oliver Steck, accordion
9) Cindy Cashdollar, pedal steel
10) Leila Henley, flutophone


Best Songwriter

Todd V. Wolfson
Bob Schneider

2) Jonny Gray
3) Sarah Jarosz
4) Gina Chavez
5) Taylor Muse
6) Sarah Sharp
7) Barbara Nesbitt
8) Dale Watson
9) Kevin Russell
10) Max Frost


Best Strings Player

Todd V. Wolfson
Warren Hood

2) Ruby Jane
3) Phoebe Hunt
4) Will Taylor
5) Sarah Jarosz
6) Diana Burgess
7) Curtis Thomas
8) Tosca strings
9) Erik Hokkanen
10) Haydn Vitera