1990-1991

Best Performing Bands

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Best Avant-Garde
Shoulders

2) Glass Eye
3) Stick People
4) Poi Dog Pondering
5) Liquid Mice
6) Coffee Sergeants
7) Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom
8) Crust
9) State of Mind
10) Bad Livers


Best Blues
W.C. Clark

2) Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
3) E.R. Shorts
4) Marcia Ball Band
5) Omar & the Howlers
6) Solid Senders
7) Lou Ann Barton
8) Fabulous Thunderbirds
9) Antones
10) Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli
11) Ian Moore & Moment's Notice


Best Country
Asleep at the Wheel

2) Chaparral
3) Jimmie Dale Gilmore
4) Kelly Willis
5) Alvin Crow
6) Teddy & the Tall Tops
7) Two Hoots & a Holler
8) Darden Smith & His Big Guns
9) Bad Livers
10) Christine Albert


Best Cover Band
The Bizness

2) Big Time
3) Duck Soup
4) The Rave
5) Ro-tel & the Hot Tomatoes
6) Hot Cakes
7) Daddios
8) When Is Now
9) The Racket


Best Folk
Darden Smith

2) Tish Hinojosa
3) Jimmy LaFave
4) Butch Hancock
5) Two Nice Girls
6) David Halley
7) Iain Matthews
8) Bad Livers
9) Steve Fromholz
10) Therapy Sisters


Best Funk
Bad Mutha Goose

2) The Bizness
3) Extreme Heat
4) Joe Rockhead
5) Bouffant Jellyfish
6) Retarded Elf
7) Stick People


Best Jazz
Native Sun

2) The Brew
3) Mitch Watkins
4) Tony Campise
5) Kyle Turner Band
6) Beto y los Fairlanes
7) Tomas Ramirez
8) Worthy Constituents
9) Countenance


Best Latin
Susanna Sharpe & Samba Police

2) Texas Tornados
3) Beto y los Fairlanes
4) A Banda De La
5) Little Joe y la Familia
6) Ruben Ramos & the Texas Revolution
7) Toqui Amaru
8) One Touch
9) Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra
10) Native Sun


Best Metal/Hardcore
Pariah

2) Agony Column
3) Near Dark
4) Johnny Law
5) Dangerous Toys
6) Ed Hall
7) Young Thunder
8) Dancyr
9) Culture Shock
10) Sex Pack


Best None of the Above
Austin Lounge Lizards

2) Bad Livers
3) Alejandro Escovedo Orchestra
4) Shoulders
5) Tex Thomas & His Danglin' Wranglers
6) Darden Smith & Big Guns
7) Poi Dog Pondering
8) Texas Tornados
9) Vanguards
10) One Touch


Best Pop
Water the Dog

2) Javelin Boot
3) David Halley Band
4) Unlisted Numbers
5) Big Car
6) Timbuk3
7) Poi Dog Pondering
8) Big Time
9) Grains of Faith
10) Darden Smith & Big Guns


Best Rap
Retarded Elf

2) Cooly Girls
3) Capt. P
4) Bad Mutha Goose
5) Joe Rockhead


Best Reggae
Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees

2) Spy vs. Spy
3) I-Tex
4) House in Orbit
5) Root One
6) The Presidents
7) One Nation
8) Steel Power
9) Wajumbe


Best Rock
The Joe Ely Band

2) Eric Johnson Band
3) Pariah
4) Johnny Law Individuals
5) Water the Dog
6) Big Car
7) Two Hoots & a Holler
8) David Halley Band
9) Hand of Glory


Best Roots Rock
Two Hoots & a Holler

2) High Noon
3) LeRoi Brothers
4) Vanguards
5) Tailgators
6) Highwaymen
7) Joe Ely Band
8) Booze Weasels
9) Bill Carter & the Blame
10) Omar & the Howlers


Best Soul
W.C. Clark

2) E.R. Shorts
3) The Bizness
4) Chris Thomas Band
5) Junior Medlow
6) Toby Anderson
7) Extreme Heat
8) Bad Mutha Goose
9) R.C. Banks & Texas Sheiks