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1990-1991

Band of the Year
The Joe Ely Band

2. Eric Johnson Band
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
4. Poi Dog Pondering
5. Native Sun
6. Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom
7. Pariah
8. Johnny Law
9. Texas Tornadoes
10. Dancyr
11. Two Hoots & a Holler

Best New Band
Arc Angels

2. Bad Livers
3. Flowerhead
4. Individuals
5. New Brazil
6. Soul Hat
7. A Banda De La
8. Texas Tornados
9. Balloonatic
10. Contradictions
11. Dancyr

Musician of the Year
Stevie Ray Vaughan

2. Eric Johnson
3. Joe Ely
4. Butch Hancock
5. Rich Brotherton
6. Chris Thomas
7. Jimmie Vaughan
8. Tish Hinojosa
9. Darden Smith
10. Jimmy LaFave
11. Shawn Ellison

Album of the Year
Vaughan Brothers, Family Style

2. Eric Johnson, Ah Via Musicom
3. Joe Ely, Live At Liberty Lunch
4. Native Sun
5. Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, Angela Strehli, Dreams Come True
6. Darden Smith, Trouble No More
7. Texas Tornados
8. Poi Dog Pondering, Wishing Like a Mountain
9. Michael Hall, Quarter to Three
10. Chris Thomas, Cry of the Prophets

Best EP
Two Nice Girls, Like a Version

2. Poi Dog Pondering, Fruitless
3. Dancyr, In & Out
4. Tish Hinojosa, Memorabilia Navidena
5. Ed Hall, Love & Napalm

Best Single
Vaughan Brothers, "Tick Tock"

2. Eric Johnson, "Cliffs of Dover"
3. Butthole Surfers, "Hurdy Gurdy Man"
4. Darden Smith, "Midnight Train"
5. Texas Tornados, "Who Were You Thinkin' Of"
6. Eric Johnson, "Righteous"
7. Vaughan Brothers, "White Boots"
8. Pocket FishRmen, "Dead Dog"
9. Vaughan Brothers, "Hard to Be"
10. Native Sun, "Lady Luck"
11. Joe Ely, "Me & Billy the Kid"

Best Tape
Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom, Me So Twangy

2. Butch Hancock, No 2 Alike
3. Wannabes, Lucky Pierre
4. Highwaymen, Live Texas Radio
5. Flowerhead, Turmoil in the Toybox
6. Retarded Elf, Respec
7. David Rodriguez, Man Against Beast
8. Susanna Sharpe & Samba Police
9. Coffee Sergeants, Autumn Days
10. Bouffant Jellyfish, 6 Month Shelf Life

Song of the Year
Vaughan Brothers, "Tick Tock"

2. Eric Johnson, "Cliffs of Dover"
3. Darden Smith, "Midnight Train"
4. Geezinslaw Brothers, "My Pocket's Got a Hole In It"
5. Butch Hancock, "Welcom to the Real World"
6. Jo Carol Pierce, "Buttons of Your Skin"
7. Cotton Mather, "Pill Box Hat of Love"
8. Austin Lounge Lizards, "Jesus Loves Me"
9. Dancyr, "In & Out"

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

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

2. Rich Brotherton
3. Marvin Denton
4. Darden Smith
5. David Halley
6. Jimmy LaFave
7. Joe Ely
8. David Garza
9. Larry Wilson
10. Champ Hood
11. Danny Barnes

Best Bass Guitar
Sarah Brown

2. Tommy Shannon
3. Kyle Brock
4. Brad Taylor
5. Dennis Ford
6. Jimmy Pettit
7. Bob Bellemans
8. J.D. Foster
9. Sims Ellison
10. Vic Gerard

Best Drums/Percussion
Chris Layton

2. Paul Pearcy
3. Tommy Taylor
4. David McLarty
5. Frosty
6. George Rains
7. Joe McCreary
8. Chris Searles
9. Shandon Sahm
10. Chris Staples
11. Chuck Pafenbach

Best Electric Guitar
Eric Johnson

2. David Grissom
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. Dave Sebree
5. Ian Moore
6. Derek O'Brien
7. Jesse Taylor
8. Larry Clubb
9. Russ Scanlon
10. Jim Butler
11. Doyle Bramhall, Jr.
12. Denny Freeman

Best Female Vocals
Marcia Ball

2. Tish Hinojosa
3. Kris McKay
4. Lou Ann Barton
5. Kelly Willis
6. Angela Strehli
7. Christine Albert
8. Toni Price
9. Natalie Zoe
10. Betty Elders

Best Horns
Tomás Ramírez Tasmanian Devil

2. Mark Kazanoff
3. Dave Crawford
4. Alex Coke
5. John Mills
6. Jon Blondell
7. Retarded Elf
8. Jon Smith
9. Kyle Turner
10. Tony Campise

Best Keyboards
Reese Wynans

2. Marcia Ball
3. Shawn Ellison
4. Danny Levin
5. Floyd Domino
6. John Ratliff
7. Grey Ghost
8. Pete Gordon
9. Lisa Mednick
10. Mike Kindred

Best Male Vocals
Joe Ely

2. Darden Smith
3. Eric Johnson
4. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
5. Jimmy LaFave
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan
7. Malford Milligan
8. Jason McMaster
9. Ricky Broussard
10. Doyle Bramhall, Jr.

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Paul Glasse (Mandolin)

2. Danny Barnes (Banjo)
3. Kim Wilson (Harmonica)
4. John Treanor (Washboard)
5. Flaco Jimenez (Accordion)
6. Gary Primich (Harmonica)
7. Scott Neubert (Dobro)
8. Chris Searles (Percussion)
9. Michael Slattery (Big drum)
10. James Fenner (Percussion)

Best Songwriter
Butch Hancock

2. Bill Carter & Ruth Ellsworth
3. David Halley
4. Darden Smith
5. Michael Hall
6. Joe Ely
7. Eric Johnson
8. Tish Hinojosa
9. Steve Fromholz
10. Ricky Broussard

Best Strings
Danny Levin

2. John Hagen
3. Erik Hokkanen
4. Susan Voelz
5. Gene Elders
6. Champ Hood
7. Paul Glasse
8. Richard Bowden
9. Alvin Crow
10. Maria Nehring

Best Club DJ/Dance Club
Wammo

2. Club Chiwawa
3. Sanitarium
4. Club XS
5. Underground
6. Boathouse
7. Dallas
8. Sneakers
9. New West

Best Concert By a Touring Artist
Little Feat (Auditorium Shores)

2. Los Lobos (Opera House)
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan (Auditorium Shores)
4. Iggy Pop (Back Room)
5. King's X (Back Room)
6. Pantera (Back Room)
7. Eric Johnson (Steamboat)
8. Bob Dylan (Palmer)
9. Aerosmith (Erwin Center)
10. Basia (Paramount)
11. David Bowie (Erwin Center)
12. Ziggy Marley (Opera House)

Best Concert Poster
Club Chiwawa Series by Micael Priest

2. Ziggy Marley by Jagmo
3. Carnaval by Guy Juke
4. Frank Zozik
5. Jay Austin

Best Cover Art
Vaughan Brothers, Family Style (Tony Sellari)

2. Native Sun
3. Eric Johnson, Ah Via Musicom (Tommy Steele)
4. Joe Ely, Live at Liberty Lunch
5. Agony Column, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (Eric Haze)
6. Chris Thomas, Cry of the Prophets (Kim Champagne)
7. Ed Hall, Love Poke Here (Marty Harris)
8. Various (Frank Kozik)

Best Live Music Venue
Liberty Lunch

2. Back Room
3. Cactus Cafe
4. Steamboat
5. Antone's
6. Continental Club
7. Cannibal Club
8. Hole in the Wall
9. Opera House

Best Local Music TV Show
Austin City Limits

2. Texas Connection
3. CapZeyeZ
4. VidEot's Choice
5. Dull-a-vision
6. Access TV
7. Lost in Austin
8. Texas Music Show
9. Gesundheit

Best Music Store
Musicmakers Austin

2. Strait Music
3. Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas
4. Waterloo
5. South Austin Music
6. Tommy's Drum Shop
7. Sound Warehouse
8. Rock & Roll Rentals
9. Alpha Music
10. Guitar Resurrection

Best Music Writer
Peter Blackstock

2. Michael Corcoran
3. John T. Davis
4. Michael Point
5. Jay Trachtenberg
6. Jody Denberg
7. John Conquest
8. Don McLeese

Best Radio DJ
Jody Denberg (KGSR)

2. Larry Monroe (KUT)
3. John Aieli (KUT)
4. Paul Ray (KUT)
5. Dave Obermann (KUT)
6. John Logan (Z102)
7. Mike Driver (Z102)
8. Jay Trachtenberg (KUT)
9. Dale Dudley (KLBJ)

Best Radio Station
KUT 90.5FM

2. KGSR
3. KLBJ
4. Z-102
5. KTSB
6. KAZI
7. KASE
8. KVET
9. KHFI

Best Record Producer
Mark Hallman

2. Mike Stewart
3. J.D. Foster
4. Joe Ely
5. Richard Mullen
6. Spot
7. Brian Beattie
8. Bill Johnson
9. Stuart Sullivan
10. Eric Johnson

Best Record Store
Waterloo Records

2. Sound Warehouse
3. Sound Exchange
4. Tower Records
5. Antone's Records
6. Inner Sanctum
7. Compact Discs of Austin
8. Hastings
9. Musicmania
10. DeMilo's

Best Thing to Happen
Jody Denberg's move to KGSR

2. Austin Rehearsal Complex
3. Michael MacCambridge not writing about music
4. Butch Hancock's No 2 Alike concerts
5. More of everything
6. Saxon Pub opened
7. Aquafest contract
8. Cannibal Club still open
9. Twang Twang Shock-A-Boom broke up
10. La Zona Rosa opened

Best Video
Vaughan Brothers, "Tick Tock"

2. King's X, "It's Love"
3. Texas Tornados, "Who Were You Thinkin' Of"
4. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, "Pride & Joy"
5. Lyle Lovett, "Don't Mess with Texas"
6. Tish Hinojosa, "Something in the Rain"

What Should Happen to Austin Music in 1991?
Earlier shows

2. More clubs
3. Better everything
4. Aquafest play more local music
5. KGSR keeps growing
6. KTSB gets FM frequency
7. More bands signed
8. Cannibal Club stays open
9. Jimmie Vaughan stages a solo comeback
10. Another Armadillo opens

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