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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

Austin Album of the Year
Lovers & Leavers, Hayes Carll

2. Unified, Vallejo
3. Time Owes You Nothing, Calliope Musicals
4. Sunset Motel, Reckless Kelly
5. And Yet We’re Captivated, Chill Russell
6. Soul Slide, Jeff Plankenhorn
7. 1,000 Miles, Mandy Rowden
8. Peligro de Extinción, Sefo
9. Musaic, Henry + the Invisibles
10. EJ, Eric Johnson

Austin Song of the Year
"Sake of the Song," Hayes Carll

2. "Twenties," Jane Ellen Bryant
3. "Just Fine," Vallejo
4. "Goat," Noah North
5. "Talk!" Chill Russell
6. "Let Me In," Mandy Rowden
7. "Trouble Find Me," Jeff Plankenhorn
8. "Ready for War," Love & Chaos
9. "Speedracer," Capyac
10. "Start Over," MCG

Avant-Garde/Experimental
Golden Dawn Arkestra

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Calliope Musicals
3. A Is Red
4. Survive
5. Octopus Project
6. Mother Falcon
7. Dead Love Club
8. Rick Reed
9. Amulets
10. Capyac

Blues/Soul/Funk
Shinyribs

Sally Allen & Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Peterson Brothers
3. Eric Tessmer Band
4. Roxy Roca
5. Gary Clark Jr.
6. Ulrich Ellison & Tribe
7. Golden Dawn Arkestra
8. Tomar & the FCs
9. Jackie Venson
10. Alesia Lani

Country/Bluegrass
Fingerpistol

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Braidy Bingham
3. Reckless Kelly
4. Dale Watson
5. Hayes Carll
6. Wood & Wire
7. Shinyribs
8. Carson McHone
9. Them Duqaines
10. Whiskey Shivers

Cover/Tribute Band
Suede

2. More Cowbell
3. The Eggmen
4. Southtown
5. HeartByrne
6. The Damn Torpedoes
7. Bidi Bidi Banda
8. Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath
9. Skyrocket
10. A Live One

EDM/Dance
Survive

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Scorpio Rising
3. Dead Love Club
4. Capyac
5. Resonant Frequency
6. Texas Microphone Massacre
7. Kady Rain
8. GOBI
9. Holiday Mountain
10. Andrew Parsons

Folk
Hayes Carll

2. Love & Chaos
3. Madisons
4. The Deer
5. Jaimee Harris
6. Folk Uke
7. Calliope Musicals
8. Sons of Santos
9. Wild Child
10. Shakey Graves

Hip-Hop/Rap
Magna Carda

2. Riders Against the Storm
3. SSB (Super Smash Bros.)
4. Dre Prince
5. MC Overlord
6. Third Root
7. Protextor
8. Maneikis
9. Zeale
10. Mindz of a Different Kind

Jazz
Church on Monday

Church on Monday bandleader Elias Haslanger (photo by David Brendan Hall)

2. White Ghost Shivers
3. Black Red Black
4. Ephraim Owens
5. Atlas Maior
6. Karen Tennison
7. Brian Kremer
8. Sarah Sharp
9. Hard Proof
10. Jitterbug Vipers

Latin
Gina Chavez

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Vallejo
3. Grupo Fantasma
4. Patricia Vonne
5. El Tule
6. Sefo
7. Money Chicha
8. Brownout
9. Del Castillo
10. Bidi Bidi Banda

Metal
Dead Earth Politics

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Death of a Dream
3. Snake Skin Prison
4. Immortal Guardian
5. The Sword
6. Stonekracker
7. Eagle Claw
8. The Well
9. Broken Teeth
10. American Sharks

None of the Above
White Ghost Shivers

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. The Moonlight Orchestra
3. Mobley
4. Shinyribs
5. Invincible Czars
6. Tje Austin
7. Calliope Musicals
8. Seu Jacinto
9. Steady Legend
10. Golden Dawn Arkestra

Punk
TIE: Sailor Poon, Worm Suicide

Sailor Poon (photo by David Brendan Hall)

2. A Giant Dog
3. Blxpltn
4. Big Bill
5. Riverboat Gamblers
6. Opposite Day
7. Residual Kid
8. Basketball Shorts
9. Sniper 66

Rock
Bob Schneider

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Vallejo
3. Calliope Musicals
4. Sefo
5. Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit
6. Shinyribs
7. Sweet Spirit
8. Emily Wolfe
9. A Giant Dog
10. Ulrich Ellison & Tribe

U-18
Tiarra Girls

(l-r) Margaret Moser, Rose Reyes, and the Tiarra Girls (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Midnight Butterfly
3. Annie & Kate
4. Havins
5. Residual Kid
6. Peterson Brothers
7. Shelby Cheyenne
8. Jack Montesinos
9. The Boleys
10. Charlie Belle

World Music
Rattletree

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Atlas Maior
3. Hard Proof
4. Atash
5. Nagavalli
6. El Tule
7. Golden Dawn Arkestra
8. Grupo Fantasma
9. Mau Mau Chaplains
10. Gina Chavez

Bass
George Reiff

2. Bruce Hughes
3. Omar Vallejo
4. Kenneth Null
5. Gian Ortiz
6. Sabine Ellison
7. Christopher Alexander
8. Patrick Sanderson
9. Jeff Brown
10. Brent Samperi

Drums/Percussion
Mike Meadows

2. Alex Vallejo
3. Wayne Salzmann II
4. Brannen Temple
5. Keith Langford
6. Joel Duhon
7. Jay Nazz
8. Sophia Baltierra
9. Aric Garcia
10. Jerry Ronquillo

Female Vocals
Jane Ellen Bryant

2. Elizabeth Lee
3. Patricia Vonne
4. Gina Chavez
5. Lex Land
6. Kendall Beard
7. Alesia Lani
8. Tameca Jones
9. Mandy Rowden
10. Barbara Nesbitt

Guitar
AJ Vallejo

Kendall Beard and AJ Vallejo (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Jon Sanchez
3. Geoff Queen
4. Eric Tessmer
5. Ulrich Ellison
6. Eric Johnson
7. Robert LaRoche
8. Jeff Plankenhorn
9. Sam Pace
10. David Grissom

Horn Players
Ephraim Owens

2. Michael Romero
3. Elias Haslanger
4. Kevin Flatt
5. Joshua Thomson
6. Oliver Steck
7. Zumbi of Golden Dawn Arkestra
8. Hard Proof Horns
9. Lyon Graulty
10. Altin Sencalar

Keyboards
Oliver Steck

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Zack Morgan
3. Jan Flemming
4. Brad Johnston
5. Red Young
6. Winfield Cheek
7. Emily Gimble
8. Marcia Ball
9. Dave Madden
10. Floyd Domino

Male Vocals
Hayes Carll

2. Bob Schneider
3. AJ Vallejo
4. Malford Milligan
5. Kevin Russell
6. Tje Austin
7. Sam Pace
8. Mobley
9. Nakia
10. Willy Braun

Miscellaneous Instrument
Jan Flemming (accordion)

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Oliver Steck (accordion)
3. Frank Almendra (cavaquinho)
4. Patricia Vonne (castanets)
5. Kevin Russell (ukulele)
6. Cody Braun (mandolin)
7. Jeff Plankenhorn (the plank guitar)
8. Paul Oscher (harmonica)
9. Guy Forsyth (saw)
10. Jeff Johnson (saw)

Songwriter
Hayes Carll

2. Bob Schneider
3. AJ Vallejo/Kendall Beard
4. Braidy Bingham
5. Kevin Russell
6. Mandy Rowden
7. Mobley
8. Gina Chavez
9. Willy Braun
10. James McMurtry

String Players
TIE: The Tosca String Quartet, Warren Hood

Warren Hood and the Tosca String Quartet (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Will Taylor
3. Ruby Jane
4. Cody Braun
5. Haydn Vitera
6. Curtis Thomas
7. Eddie Dickerson
8. Jason Roberts
9. Mother Falcon

Album Art
Hayes Carll, Lovers and Leavers

2. Reckless Kelly, Sunset Motel
3. The Deer, Tempest & Rapture
4. Charlie Faye & the Fayettes
5. Golden Dawn Arkestra, Stargazer

Best Music Venue to Play
Saxon Pub

photo by Sarah Bork

2. One-2-One Bar
3. The Mohawk
4. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
5. Continental Club
6. Stubb’s
7. Empire Control Room
8. Antone’s
9. Strange Brew
10. Gruene Hall

Club Lighting
Empire Control Room

2. Kingdom
3. One-2-One Bar
4. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
5. Mohawk
6. The Parish
7. 3ten ACL Live
8. Saxon Pub
9. Cheer Up Charlies
10. Vulcan Gas Company

Club Sound
Saxon Pub

2. One-2-One Bar
3. Kingdom
4. Strange Brew
5. Antone's
6. The Parish
7. Empire Control Room
8. Mohawk
9. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
10. Continental Club

Equipment Rental
Rock N Roll Rentals

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Loudmouth Rentals
3. Strait Music Company
4. Music Lab
5. Westbank String Shop
6. Soundcheck Austin
7. Cascade Studios
8. Guitar Center
9. Switched On
10. Austin Backline Company

Instrument Repair
Strait Music Co.

photo by Sarah Bork

2. South Austin Music
3. Austin Vintage Guitars
4. Westbank String Shop
5. Switched On
6. South Austin Guitar Repair
7. Tom Oatley’s Guitar Garage
8. Dick Dubois
9. Joe’s Amps
10. Sam Bass Music

Live Music Booker
Graham Williams/Margin Walker

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Andrew Parsons
3. Peter Ratliff
4. Zach Ernst
5. Gregg Ware
6. Kacy Crowley
7. Austen Bailey
8. Howdy Darrell
9. David Cotton
10. C3 Presents

Live Music Photographer
Andrew Bennett

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Ismael Quintanilla
3. David Brendan Hall
4. Todd V. Wolfson
5. Kim Yarbrough
6. Roger Ho
7. George Trent Grogan/Mountain Trout Photography
8. Dave Prewitt
9. Gene Chavez
10. Daniel Cavazos

Live Music Venue
Saxon Pub

2. Mohawk
3. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
4. Antone’s
5. Continental Club
6. One-2-One Bar
7. Stubb’s
8. Empire Control Room
9. Sahara Lounge
10. Kingdom

Local Label
Modern Outsider

photo by Sarah Bork

2. VMG (Vallejo Music Group)
3. Super Secret
4. Saustex
5. Nine Mile Records
6. Austin Town Hall Records
7. Elevator Bath
8. Raw Paw
9. Holodeck
10. Music Road

Music Business Hall of Fame
Eddie Wilson

photo by Sarah Bork

2. SIMS Foundation
3. Antone’s
4. Tim O’Connor
5. Larry Monroe
6. Waterloo Records – John Kunz
7. Joe Ables – Saxon Pub
8. James White – Broken Spoke
9. John Morthland
10. Roland Swenson – SXSW

Music Store
Strait Music Co.

2. South Austin Music
3. Austin Vintage Guitars
4. Guitar Center
5. The Musicians Woodshed
6. Rock n Roll Rentals
7. Switched On
8. Tommy’s Drum Shop
9. Westbank String Shop
10. Fiddler’s Green Music Shop

Music Support Nonprofit
HAAM

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Black Fret
3. SIMS Foundation
4. Austin Music Foundation
5. Swan Songs
6. Clifford Antone Foundation
7. Kids in a New Groove
8. Austin Traditional Jazz Society
9. Girls Rock Austin
10. Texas Folklife

Music Writer
Kevin Curtin

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Peter Blackstock
3. Jim Caligiuri
4. Raoul Hernandez
5. Doug Freeman
6. Michael Corcoran
7. Greg Beets
8. Joe Nick Patoski
9. Deborah Sengupta Stith

New Club
Barracuda

photo by Sarah Bork

2. 3ten ACL Live
3. Grizzly Hall
4. Texas Mist
5. Hanovers 2.0
6. The Townsend
7. Ethics Music Lounge
8. Stay Gold
9. Tellers
10. The Rose Room

Ongoing Music Residency
Lonelyland/Bob Schneider, Saxon Pub

2. Church on Monday, Continental Club Gallery
3. Warren Hood, ABGB
4. The Resentments, Saxon Pub
5. James McMurtry, Continental Club
6. Austin Mic Exchange, Spider House Ballroom
7. Chicken Shit Sunday's at C-Boys
8. Toni Price, Continental Club
9. Will Taylor’s Live Band Ecstatic Dance Night, Backstage at El Mercado
10. Jon Dee Graham, Continental Club Gallery

Out-of-Town Music Venue
Gruene Hall, Gruene

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Bugle Boy, La Grange
3. Whitewater Amphitheater, New Braunfels
4. The Kessler, Dallas
5. Luckenbach Dance Hall, Luckenbach
6. Paper Tiger, San Antonio
7. Poodie’s Hilltop Roadhouse, Spicewood
8. Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos
9. Sam’s Burger Joint, San Antonio
10. Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park

Poster Artist
Billie Buck

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Billy Perkins
3. Jim Franklin
4. Mollie Tuggle
5. Evan Bozarth – AIRSHP
6. Dan Grissom
7. Mishka Westell
8. Kerry Awn
9. Guy Juke
10. Jaime Zuverza

Producer
AJ Vallejo

AJ Vallejo and son (photo by Sarah Bork)

2. Bryan Ray
3. Tim Gerron
4. Frenchie Smith
5. Omar Vallejo
6. George Reiff
7. Adrian Quesada
8. Lloyd Maines
9. Michael Ramos
10. Jim Eno

Radio Music Program
Jason & Deb, The Morning X With Jason and Deb, 101X

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Mike Buck, Blue Monday, Sun Radio
3. John Aielli, Eklektikos, KUTX
4. Dudley & Bob, The Dudley & Bob Show, KLBJ
5. Kevin Connor, Hill Country Saturday, Sun Radio
6. Jay Trachtenberg, Sunday Morning Jazz, KUTX
7. Rick McNulty, Left of the Dial, KUTX
8. Bobby Bones, The Bobby Bones Show, iHeartRadio
9. TIE: Chuck Loesch, No Control Radio, 101X; John E. Dee, Old School Dance Party, KUTX

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