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Best of the Year

Austin Musician of the Year
Hayes Carll

Hayes and Eli Carll (photo by Sarah Bork)

2. Bob Schneider
3. Kevin Russell/Shinyribs
4. AJ Vallejo
5. Mobley
6. Eric Tessmer
7. Gina Chavez
8. Gary Clark Jr.
9. Mandy Rowden
10. Jeff Plankenhorn

Best Austin Band
Calliope Musicals

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Shinyribs
3. Bob Schneider
4. Vallejo
5. Reckless Kelly
6. Mobley
7. Jane Ellen Bryant
8. Fingerpistol
9. Chill Russell
10. Sefo

Best New Austin Band
Jane Ellen Bryant

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Cowboy Diplomacy
3. Chill Russell
4. Fort Never
5. MCG
6. The Belle Sounds
7. Sefo
8. Los Coast
9. Black Heart Saints
10. Braidy Bingham

Band of the Year
Riders Against the Storm

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Migrant Kids
3. Bob Schneider
4. Quiet Company
5. Shinyribs
6. Ulrich Ellison & Tribe
7. Bright Light Social Hour
8. Patricia Vonne
9. Calliope Musicals
10. Sweet Spirit

Best New Austin Band
Calliope Musicals

photo by John Anderson

2. Daniel Eyes & the Vibes
3. Love & Chaos
4. Macaxeira Funk
5. Trouble in the Streets
6. Julian Acosta
7. Legendary Skies
8. Big Cat
9. The Cover Letter
10. Technicolor Hearts

Musician of the Year
Bob Schneider

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Patricia Vonne
3. Shakey Graves
4. Kevin Russell (Shinyribs)
5. Gary Clark Jr.
6. Ulrich Ellison
7. Taylor Muse (Quiet Company)
8. Julian Acosta
9. Sam Pace
10. John Pointer

Band of the Year
Riders Against the Storm

photo by John Anderson

2. Gina Chavez
3. Spoon
4. Ian McLagan
5. Church on Monday
6. Roxy Roca
7. Jitterbug Vipers
8. Migrant Kids
9. Dawn & Hawkes
10. Quiet Company

Best New Band
Migrant Kids

photo by John Anderson

2. The Nightowls
3. Dawn & Hawkes
4. Ulrich Ellison and Tribe
5. Buhu
6. Sweet Spirit
7. Wonderbitch
8. Wrenfro
9. Casual Strangers
10. Spanish Gold

Musician of the Year
Gina Chavez

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Shakey Graves
3. Ian McLagan
4. Gary Clark Jr.
5. Elias Haslanger
6. Redd Volkaert
7. Eliza Gilkyson
8. Patricia Vonne
9. Bob Schneider
10. Dale Watson

Band of the Year
Riders Against the Storm

photo by John Anderson

2. Wheeler Brothers
3. Wild Child
4. Gina Chavez
5. Jitterbug Vipers
6. Quiet Company
7. Bob Schneider
8. Jonny Gray
9. The Whiskey Sisters
10. Sons of Fathers

Best New Austin Act
Emily Bell

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Jonny Gray
3. Son de Rey
4. Magna Carda
5. Mighty Mountain
6. Big Bill
7. Holiday Mountain
8. Water & Rust
9. Tele Novella
10. The Roosevelts

Musician of the Year
Bob Schneider

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Gina Chavez
3. Jonny Gray
4. Gary Clark Jr.
5. Wendy Colonna
6. Slim Richey
7. Shakey Graves
8. Max Frost
9. Taylor Muse
10. Emily Gimble

Band of the Year
Gary Clark Jr.

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Wheeler Brothers
3. The Trishas
4. Bob Schneider
5. Ruthie Foster
6. Alejandro Escovedo
7. The Whiskey Sisters
8. Quiet Company
9. Suite 709
10. Sorne

Best New Band
The Whiskey Sisters

photo by John Anderson

2. Gina Chavez
3. Residual Kid
4. Whitman
5. Whiskey Shivers
6. Bobby Jealousy
7. Shakey Graves
8. O Conqueror
9. Moonlight Social
10. Dirty River Boys

Musician of the Year
Gary Clark Jr.

2. Ruthie Foster
3. Bob Schneider
4. Alejandro Escovedo
5. Ben Kweller
6. Nick Curran
7. Tje Austin
8. Eric Tessmer
9. Elias Haslanger
10. Rosie Flores

Band of the Year
Quiet Company

photo by Will van Overbeek

2. Speak
3. Wheeler Brothers
4. The Bright Light Social Hour
5. Los Lonely Boys
6. Grupo Fantasma
7. Carolyn Wonderland
8. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
9. Gary Clark Jr.
10. Sarah Jarosz

Best New Band
Wheeler Brothers

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Ghosts Along the Brazos
3. Neon Cobra
4. Black Pistol Fire
5. Sphynx
6. Wild Child
7. The Shears
8. Ulrich Ellison
9. Sons of Orpheus
10. Liars & Saints

Musician of the Year
Taylor Muse (Quiet Company)

photo by Will van Overbeek

2. Troupe Gammage
3. Carolyn Wonderland
4. Gary Clark Jr.
5. Black Joe Lewis
6. Sarah Jarosz
7. Bob Schneider
8. Hayes Carll
9. Ray Benson
10. Eliza Gilkyson

Band of the Year
The Bright Light Social Hour

The Bright Light Social Hour takes home the last award of the 2010-11 Austin Music Awards – Band of the Year (photo by Jana Birchum)

2. Roky Erickson with Okkervil River
3. Quiet Company
4. Bob Schneider & Lonelyland
5. Los Texas Wranglers
6. Speak
7. Los Lonely Boys
8. One-Eyed Doll
9. Grupo Fantasma
10. Reckless Kelly

Best New Band
Fresh Millions

Fresh Millions (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Little Lo
3. The Long Tangles
4. 7 Walkers
5. Saints of Valory
6. Soul Track Mind
7. Candi & the Strangers
8. Lady & the Amp
9. Suite 709
10. Cari Hutson & Good Company

Musician of the Year
Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Bob Schneider
3. Julian Fernandez (Los Texas Wranglers)
4. Sahara Smith
5. Will Sheff (Okkervil River)
6. Jack O'Brien (the Bright Light Social Hour)
7. Taylor Muse (Quiet Company)
8. Carolyn Wonderland
9. Kimberly Freeman (One-Eyed Doll)
10. Alejandro Escovedo

Band of the Year
Bob Schneider & Lonelyland

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
3. Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel
4. Los Lonely Boys
5. Los Texas Wranglers
6. Brownout
7. The Belleville Outfit
8. White Denim
9. Spoon
10. Matt the Electrician

Best New Band
Speak

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. The Bright Light Social Hour
3. Conjunto Los T-Birds
4. Mother Falcon
5. The Ruby Jane Show
6. The Trishas
7. The Daze
8. Vitera
9. Quiet Company
10. Heartless Bastards

Musician of the Year
Bob Schneider

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Black Joe Lewis
3. Sarah Jarosz
4. Ray Benson
5. Willie Nelson
6. Julian Fernandez
7. Matt the Electrician
8. Shelley King
9. Carolyn Wonderland
10. BettySoo

Band of the Year
Bob Schneider & Lonelyland

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Alejandro Escovedo
3. The Black & White Years
4. Reckless Kelly
5. Dale Watson & His Lone Stars
6. Carolyn Wonderland
7. The Band of Heathens
8. Grupo Fantasma
9. Suzanna Choffel
10. Porterdavis
11. The Octopus Project

Best New Band
The Black & White Years

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Blues Mafia
3. One-Eyed Doll
4. Los Bad Apples
5. The Tiny Tin Hearts
6. The Ars Supernova
7. Dans la Lune
8. Flatcar Rattlers
9. 25 Smokin' Figurados
10. Dented

Musician of the Year
Alejandro Escovedo

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Bob Schneider
3. Carolyn Wonderland
4. Guy Forsyth
5. Patrice Pike
6. Dale Watson
7. Monte Montgomery
8. Suzanna Choffel
9. James McMurtry
10. Dan Dyer

Band of the Year
Spoon

2. Bob Schneider
3. Roky & The Explosives
4. Ghostland Observatory
5. Okkervil River
6. Band of Heathens
7. Eric Johnson
8. Ruthie Foster
9. Octopus Project
10. Omar Kent Dykes & Jimmie Vaughan

Best New Band
White Denim

photo by Aubrey Edwards

2. T-Bird & the Breaks
3. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears
4. Suzanna Choffel
5. The Bellevue Outfit
6. Nakia & His Southern Cousins
7. Mothfight
8. Mother’s Anthem
9. Ringo Deathstar
10. Dead Pyrates Society

Musician of the Year
Roky Erickson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Stephen Bruton
3. Bob Schneider
4. Ruthie Foster
5. Eric Johnson
6. Guy Forsythe
7. Uncle John Turner
8. Pinetop Perkins
9. Aaron Behrens, Ghostland Observatory
10. Patrice Pike

Band of the Year
Asleep at the Wheel

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Band of Heathens
3. Reckless Kelly
4. The Octopus Project
5. Grupo Fantasma
6. Del Castillo
7. Kevin Fowler
8. The Mother Truckers
9. Ghostland Observatory
10. The Black Angels

Best New Band
The Band of Heathens

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. The Mother Truckers
3. Idgy Vaughn
4. Brothers & Sisters
5. The Lovely Sparrows
6. The Alice Rose
7. Shuttle Debris
8. The Justin Brown Translation
9. Adrenaline Factor
10. New Disaster

Musician of the Year
Patrice Pike

photo by Gary Miller

2. Ray Benson
3. Bob Schneider
4. Ian McLagan
5. James McMurtry
6. Eric Johnson
7. Ed Jurdi, Band of Heathens
8. John Pointer
9. Guy Forsyth
10. Kevin Fowler

Band of the Year
Spoon

photo by Tracie Goudie

2. Asleep at the Wheel
3. Eliza Gilkyson
4. Eric Johnson
5. Wideawake
6. Cruiserweight
7. Jon Dee Graham
8. Reckless Kelly
9. Dale Watson & the Lonestars
10. Del Castillo

Best New Band
The Texas Sapphires

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. The Black Angels
3. Warren Hood & the Hoodlums
4. Cyril Neville & Tribe 13
5. Elana James & Her Hot Hot Trio
6. Ghostland Observatory
7. Black Joe Lewis & Cool Breeze
8. Tammany Hall Machine
9. Danny Malone
10. Wendy Colonna

Musician of the Year
Jon Dee Graham

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Britt Daniel
3. Bob Schneider
4. Guy Forsyth
5. Eliza Gilkyson
6. Eric Johnson
7. Scott Leger
8. John Pointer
9. James McMurtry
10. Charlie Sexton

Band of the Year
Los Lonely Boys

photo by Scott Newton

2. Wideawake
3. Eric Johnson
4. Bob Schneider
5. Del Castillo
6. Grupo Fantasma
7. Grady
8. Reckless Kelly
9. South Austin Jug Band
10. Spoon

Best New Band
Grady

2. Alteza
3. Michelle Mayfield
4. The Van
5. What Made Milwaukee Famous
6. Sounds Under Radio
7. Jelly Jar
8. Mina Mauldin
9. The Gene Pool
10. The Platforms

Musician of the Year
Eric Johnson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Alejandro Escovedo
3. Bob Schneider
4. John Pointer
5. Scott Leger
6. Henry Garza
7. Patty Griffin
8. Jon Dee Graham
9. Willie Nelson
10. Monte Montgomery

Band of the Year
Los Lonely Boys

2. Reckless Kelly
3. Wideawake
4. Kevin Fowler Band
5. Bob Schneider Band
6. Del Castillo
7. Endochine
8. Grupo Fantasma
9. Vallejo
10. Los Jazz Vatos

Best New Band
The Greencards

2. Echoset
3. The Midgetmen
4. Onion Creek Crawdaddies
5. Dynah
6. Richy Calmbach & texas Standard Time
7. Taylor Davis
8. The Srah Dinan band
9. Knaak Attack
10. John Pointer & Carlos Sosa's Boombox
11. Michelle Mayfield
12. Spun
13. Dead End Angels
14. Vanessa Peters
15. Oliver Future

Musician of the Year
Bob Schneider

2. Kevin Fowler
3. John Pointer, John Pointer & Carlos Sosa's Boombox
4. Henry Garza, Los Lonely Boys
5. Ernie Durawa, Los Jazz Vatos
6. Eric Johnson
7. Monte Montgomery
8. Scott Leger, Wideawake
9. Patty Griffin
10. Pat Green

Band of the Year
Del Castillo

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Vallejo
3. Kevin Fowler BandKevin Fowler Band
4. Spoon
5. Harris & Ryden
6. Mingo Fishtrap
7. Kissinger
8. Cruiserweight
9. Alien Love Child
10. Grupo Fantasma
11. Shelley King Band
12. Pushmonkey
13. Damesviolet
14. Endochine
15. Powderburn

Best New Band
Matson Belle

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Wide Awake
3. Truepenny
4. Stealing Silence
5. 2 Guy Trio
6. Sis DeVille
7. Manatee
8. Awake For Days
9. Lesermor
10. Fauver Dog

Musician of the Year
Kevin Fowler

photo by John Anderson

2. Bob Schneider
3. Eric Johnson
4. Patty Griffin
5. Monte Montgomery
6. Shelley King
7. Britt Daniel
8. Willie Nelso
9. Steven Fromholz
10. Rick Del Castillo
11. Roger Blevins Jr.
12. Pat Cieply
13. Kelly Willis
14. Mark Del Castillo
15. Terri Hendrix

Band of the Year
Alien Love Child

2. Kissinger
3. Vallejo
4. Damesviolet
5. Pushmonkey
6. Kevin Fowler Band
7. Cruiserweight
8. Lonelyland
9. Spoon
10. Toni Price
11. The Scabs
12. Alejandro Escovedo
13. Monte Montgomery
14. Derailers
15. Pong
16. Patrice Pike & Black Box Rebellion
17. Shelley King Band
18. Jimmy LaFave
19. Schrödinger's Cat
20. Mingo Fishtrap

Best New Band
Caroline Herring

2. Kevin Fowler Band
3. South Austin Jug Band
4. Box Socials
5. Del Castillo
6. Los Lonely Boys
7. Weary Boys
8. Endochine
9. Patrice Pike & Black Box Rebellion
10. Grupo Fantasma
11. Dynamite Boy
12. Broken Stars
13. Shadowbox
14. Shade
15. Illcamino
16. Soul Masquerade
17. Dreamtrybe
18. Daffodil
19. Halloway
20. Sundowner

Musician of the Year
Bob Schneider

2. Eric Johnson
3. Monte Montgomery
4. Jimmie Vaughan
5. Jimmy LaFave
6. Kevin Fowler
7. Champ Hood
8. Alejandro Escovedo
9. Guy Forsyth
10. Patrice Pike
11. Chopper
12. A.J. Vallejo
13. Ian Moore
14. Sara Hickman
15. Davíd Garza
16. Toni Price
17. Willie Nelson
18. Jon Dee Graham
19. Pat Green
20. Terri Hendrix

Band of the Year
Vallejo

2. Lonelyland
3. George DeVore
4. Sister Seven
5. The Gourds
6. Reckless Kelly
7. The Scabs
8. Dexter Freebish
9. Lisa Tingle
10. Monte Montgomery

Best New Band
Kissinger

2. Shorty Long
3. Harris and Ryden
4. Back Porch Mary
5. Fast and Far
6. Cruiserweight
7. Karen Poston and Her Crystal Pistols
8. Dames Violet
9. 28MPH
10. The Gardeners

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