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2009-2010Best Performing Bands

Best Blues
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Carolyn Wonderland
3. Gary Clark Jr.
4. Los Lonely Boys
5. Blues Mafia
6. Eric Tessmer
7. Ruthie Foster
8. Guy Forsyth
9. Shawn Pittman
10. Margo Valiante

Best Country/Bluegrass
Sarah Jarosz

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Los Texas Wranglers
3. Asleep at the Wheel
4. Texas Bluegrass Massacre
5. The Belleville Outfit
6. The Ruby Jane Show
7. The Fireants
8. The Derailers
9. Reckless Kelly
10. Flatcar Rattlers

Best Cover Band
Mysterious Ways

photo by John Anderson

2. The Eggmen
3. The Frank Gomez Band
4. Lost in Austin
5. Skyrocket!
6. Cover Girl
7. My So-Called Band
8. Suede
9. Hell's Belles
10. The Spazmatics

Best Experimental
John Pointer

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Scary Mary
3. Opposite Day
4. Baron Grod
5. SubNatural
6. Los ZZs
7. The Octopus Project
8. One-Eyed Doll
9. Ghostland Observatory
10. The Floating Opera Orchestra

Best Folk
Sarah Jarosz

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. BettySoo
3. Matt the Electrician
4. Sahara Smith
5. Sam Baker
6. The Belleville Outfit
7. John Pointer
8. The Lost Pines
9. David Lutes
10. Wendy Colonna

Best Hip-Hop/DJ
Tee Double

photo by John Anderson

2. Toddy B
3. Jesse Brede
4. Trampia
5. Andrew Parsons
6. Dubb Sicks
7. The Cipher
8. Zeale
9. Team Next
10. Phranchyze

Best Indie
The Bright Light Social Hour

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Speak
3. Suzanna Choffel
4. Spoon
5. The Daze
6. Quiet Company
7. GBMojo
8. Mother Falcon
9. Margo Valiante
10. The Midgetmen

Best Industrial/Goth
Chant

photo by Jana Birchum

2. One-Eyed Doll
3. Scary Mary
4. Lucid Dementia
5. Hipnautica
6. Scorpio Rising
7. SubNatural
8. Exit
9. Death Is Not a Joyride
10. Bob Schneider

Best Instrumental
McLemore Avenue

photo by John Anderson

2. 3 Balls of Fire
3. Explosions in the Sky
4. Baron Grod
5. Balmorhea
6. Muchos Backflips
7. My Education
8. The Octopus Project
9. The Floating Opera Orchestra
10. Sheer Khan & the Space Case

Best Jazz
Kat Edmonson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Elias Haslanger
3. The Jitterbug Vipers
4. About:Blank
5. Ephraim Owens
6. The Belleville Outfit
7. Jeff Lofton
8. White Ghost Shivers
9. Sarah Sharp
10. Blaze

Best Latin Rock
Brownout

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Vitera
3. Del Castillo
4. Los Lonely Boys
5. Grupo Fantasma
6. Vallejo
7. Hector Ward & the Big Time
8. Maneja Beto
9. Ocote Soul Sounds
10. The Frank Gomez Band

Best Latin Traditional
Los Texas Wranglers

photo by Sandy Carson

2. Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox
3. Grupo Fantasma
4. Del Castillo
5. Texas Tornados
6. Trio Los Vigilantes
7. Hector Ward & the Big Time
8. Cienfuegos
9. The Brew
10. El Tule

Best Metal
The Sword

photo by Sandy Carson

2. One-Eyed Doll
3. Scary Mary
4. Baron Grod
5. Baphemetis
6. Powderburn
7. Sinistra
8. Done Deal
9. Blunt Force Trauma
10. Butcherwhite

Best None of the Above
Mother Falcon

photo by John Anderson

2. More Cowbell
3. Conjunto Los T-Birds
4. Girl Guitar
5. The Invincible Czars
6. Matt the Electrician
7. White Ghost Shivers
8. 25 Smokin' Figurados
9. Trio Del Rio
10. The Jitterbug Vipers

Best Punk
One-Eyed Doll

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Scary Mary
3. The Midgetmen
4. Krum Bums
5. Opposite Day
6. Adrian & the Sickness
7. Riverboat Gamblers
8. Lower Class Brats
9. Blunt Force Trauma
10. Mocktigers

Best Rock
Los Lonely Boys

courtesy of Playing in Traffic Records

2. Bob Schneider & Lonelyland
3. The Bright Light Social Hour
4. White Denim
5. The Daze
6. Adrian & the Sickness
7. Spoon
8. Alpha Rev
9. One-Eyed Doll

Best Roots Rock
The Fireants

photo by John Anderson

2. Porterdavis
3. Uncle Lucius
4. Shelley King
5. Reckless Kelly
6. The Gourds
7. James McMurtry
8. The Band of Heathens
9. The Mother Truckers
10. David Lutes

Best U18
Schmillion

photo by Jana Birchum

2. The Apple Trio
3. AfterMath
4. Avenging Poor Yorick
5. The Aviators
6. Casino
7. South of Center
8. The Ruby Jane Show
9. Carson Brock Group
10. Indigo Fresh

Best World Music
Atash

photo by Sandy Carson

2. The Tea Merchants
3. Mary Welch y los Curanderos
4. Rattletree Marimba
5. Ocote Soul Sounds
6. Hard Proof Afrobeat
7. Cadaques
8. Austin Piazzolla Quintet
9. Del Castillo
10. Grupo Fantasma

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