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2015-2016

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

Album of the Year
King Kong Vol. 1, Bob Schneider

2. These Bad Habits, Mandy Rowden
3. Transgressor, Quiet Company
4. Viva Bandolera, Patricia Vonne
5. Space Is Still the Place, Bright Light Social Hour
6. Sweet Dreaming, Daniel Eyes & the Vibes
7. Love & Chaos, Love & Chaos
8. Cuatro, El Tule
9. 21st Century Blues, Van Wilks
10. Okra Candy, Shinyribs

Song of the Year
"The Stars Over Your House," Bob Schneider

2. "Viva Bandolera," Patricia Vonne
3. "Understand the Problem," Quiet Company
4. "Ready for War," Love & Chaos
5. "Dessert Cocaine," Daniel Eyes & the Vibes
6. "Get the Evil Out," Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit
7. "Yours and Mine," Dawn & Hawkes
8. "Salt," Taylor & the Wild Now
9. "My Own Way," Annie & Kate
10. "Booty Sweat," Riders Against the Storm

Avant Garde/Experimental
Technicolor Hearts

photo by John Anderson

2. (Tie) John Pointer/Golden Dawn Arkestra
3. (Tie) John Pointer/Golden Dawn Arkestra
4. A Is Red
5. Dead Love Club
6. Calliope Musicals
7. Mother Falcon
8. Francine Thirteen
9. Octopus Project
10. Chasca

Blues/Soul/Funk
Ulrich Ellison & Tribe

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. The Nightowls
3. (Tie) Paul Oscher/Mama K & the Shades
4. (Tie) Paul Oscher/Mama K & the Shades
5. Eric Tessmer Band
6. Shinyribs
7. Big Cat
8. Carolyn Wonderland
9. KP & the Boom Boom
10. Tameca Jones

Country/Bluegrass
Fingerpistol

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Dale Watson
3. Mike & the Moonpies
4. Them Duqaines
5. Wood & Wire
6. Leo Rondeau
7. Shinyribs
8. Whiskey Shivers
9. Carson McHone
10. Asleep at the Wheel

Cover Band
More Cowbell

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Encore
3. The Damn Torpedoes
4. The Eggmen
5. Bidi Bidi Banda
6. Brown Sabbath
7. Think Lizzy
8. Skyrocket
9. Suede
10. Fridah Band

EDM/Dance
Scorpio Rising

photo by John Anderson

2. Gobi
3. Texas Microphone Massacre
4. DJ Manny
5. Capyac
6. Dead Love Club
7. Holiday Mountain
8. Resonant Frequency
9. Total Unicorn
10. & 11. (Tie) Froogle/Wonderbitch

Folk
Love & Chaos

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Madisons
3. Calliope Musicals
4. Dawn & Hawkes
5. John Pointer
6. Jean Synodinos
7. The Deer
8. Wild Child
9. Shakey Graves
10. James McMurtry

Hip-Hop/Rap
Riders Against the Storm

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Magna Carda
3. SSB
4. Tee Double
5. MC Overlord
6. RNA the Messenger
7. Protextor
8. Mélat
9. Zeale
10. & 11. (Tie) J Shaq/Shaliek Mendoza

Jazz
Church on Monday

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. White Ghost Shivers
3. Jeff Lofton
4. (Tie) Black Red Black/Ephraim Owens
5. (Tie) Black Red Black/Ephraim Owens
6. Atlas Maior
7. Jitterbug Vipers
8. Will Taylor
9. Los Jazz Vatos
10. Brannen Temple

Latin
Gina Chavez

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. El Tule
3. Grupo Fantasma
4. Del Castillo
5. Brownout
6. Leticia Rodriguez y La Buena Banda
7. Morena Soul
8. Patricia Vonne
9. Latin at Heart
10. Cilantro Boombox

Metal
Dead Earth Politics

photo by John Anderson

2. The Sword
3. Snake Skin Prison
4. Fear Control
5. Broken Teeth
6. (Tie) Eagle Claw/Stonekracker
7. (Tie) Eagle Claw/Stonekracker
8. Immortal Guardian
9. Brown Sabbath
10. Dangerous Toys

None of the Above
White Ghost Shivers

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Rattletree Marimba
3. Steady Legend
4. The Moonlight Orchestra
5. Don Chani
6. Mother Falcon
7. John Pointer
8. Seu Jacinto
9. Golden Dawn Arkestra
10. A Is Red

Punk
Residual Kid

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Hickoids
3. Sailor Poon
4. OBN IIIs
5. (Tie) A Giant Dog/Worm Suicide
6. (Tie) A Giant Dog/Worm Suicide
7. Riverboat Gamblers
8. Blxpltn
9. Chuck Bucket
10. Bulemics

Rock
Quiet Company

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Bob Schneider
3. Daniel Eyes & the Vibes
4. Ulrich Ellison
5. Love & Chaos
6. Vallejo
7. Bright Light Social Hour
8. Sam Pace & the Gilded Grit
9. The Warplanes
10. Sweet Spirit

Under 18
Tiarra Girls

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Midnight Butterfly
3. Room 24
4. Residual Kid
5. Annie & Kate
6. Band of Griffins
7. Dillon Havins Band
8. Peterson Brothers
9. Charlie Belle
10. Skyline

World Music
Rattletree Marimba

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Atash
3. Macaxeira Funk
4. Hard Proof
5. Nagavalli
6. Atlas Maior
7. El Tule
8. Austin Samba School
9. A Is Red
10. Austin Polka Band

Bass
Bruce Hughes

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Tiffany Baltierra (Tiarra Girls)
3. Kenneth Null (Gina Chavez)
4. Elliot Morgan (Riders Against the Storm)
5. Omar Vallejo
6. Minh Tran (More Cowbell)
7. Matt Parmenter (Quiet Company)
8. Javier Cruz (Conjunto los Pinkys)
9. Jack O'Brien (Bright Light Social Hour)
10. Speedy Sparks

Drums/Percussion
Conrad Choucroun

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Dave Johnson & Dario Aravena (Riders Against the Storm)
3. Keith Langford (Shinyribs)
4. Joel Laviolette (Rattletree Marimba)
5. Brannen Temple
6. Mike Buck
7. Sophia Baltierra (Tiarra Girls)
8. Drew D'Entremont
9. J.J. Johnson
10. Alex Vallejo

Female Vocals
Patricia Vonne

photo by John Anderson

2. Gina Chavez
3. Tori Baltierra (Tiarra Girls)
4. Lex Land
5. Carolyn Wonderland
6. Emily Gimble (Asleep at the Wheel)
7. Nagavalli
8. Tameca Jones
9. Sabrina Ellis (Sweet Spirit)
10. Alesia Lani

Guitar
Ulrich Ellison

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. A.J. Vallejo
3. Tori Baltierra (Tiarra Girls)
4. Jon Sanchez
5. Tommy Blank (Quiet Company)
6. Van Wilks
7. Sam Pace
8. John Pointer
9. Eric Tessmer
10. Eve Monsees

Horn Player
Ephraim Owens

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. David McKnight (Mama K & the Shades)
3. Jeff Lofton
4. Jason Frey
5. Elias Haslanger
6. Joseph Wollard
7. Hard Proof
8. Ben George
9. Tijuana Trainwreck Horns
10. Oliver Steck

Keyboards
Zack Morgan (Mamafesta)

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Jonathan Deas (Riders Against the Storm)
3. Bill Gryta (Quiet Company)
4. Kevin Lovejoy
5. Winfield Cheek (Shinyribs)
6. Emily Gimble (Asleep at the Wheel)
7. Stefano Intelisano
8. Oliver Steck
9. Marcia Ball
10. Red Young

Male Vocals
Bob Schneider

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. A.J. Vallejo
3. Malford Milligan
4. Taylor Muse (Quiet Company)
5. Kevin Russell (Shinyribs)
6. Mexican Chocolate
7. John Pointer
8. Sam Pace
9. Alex Marrero
10. Nakia

Misc. Instrument
Patricia Vonne (castanets)

photo by John Anderson

2. Jan Flemming (accordion)
3. Oliver Steck (accordion)
4. Joel Laviolette (marimba)
5. John Pointer (beatbox)
6. Paul Oscher (harmonica)
7. Gina Chavez (charango)
8. Frank Almendra (cavaquinho)
9. Guy Forsyth (saw)
10. Jeff Johnston (telephone)

Songwriter
Bob Schneider

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Kevin Russell
3. Patricia Vonne
4. James McMurtry
5. A.J. Vallejo & Kendall Beard
6. Taylor Muse
7. Gina Chavez
8. Daniel Eyes
9. Jean Synodinos
10. John Pointer

String Player
Warren Hood

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Tosca Strings
3. Will Taylor (Strings Attached)
4. Ruby Jane
5. Roberto Riggio (Atash)
6. David Perales
7. Haydn Vitera
8. Cody Braun (Reckless Kelly)
9. Mother Falcon
10. Bridgid Bibbens

Album Art
Bob Schneider, King Kong Vol. 1

2. Chasca
3. Mike & the Moonpies
4. Quiet Company

Best Residency
Bob Schneider/Lonelyland at Saxon Pub

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Church on Monday
3. Paul Oscher
4. Jeff Lofton

Best Venue to Play
Strange Brew

photo by Sarah Bork

2. ABGB
3. Continental Club
4. Saxon Pub
5. Stubb's
6. Mohawk

Booker
Kacy Crowley

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Zach Ernst
3. Graham Williams
4. Lauren Bucherie
5. Marcus Lawyer

Club Lighting
Empire Control Room & Garage

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Vulcan Gas Company
3. Parish
4. Mohawk
5. ACL Live

Club Sound
Strange Brew

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Parish
3. Saxon Pub
4. Mohawk
5. Geraldine's

Equipment Rental
Rock N Roll Rentals

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Loudmouth Rentals
3. Strait Music Co.
4. Soundcheck
5. Nomad Sound

Instrument Repair
Strait Music Co.

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Westbank String Shop
3. South Austin Music
4. Austin Vintage Guitars
5. Switched On

Live Music Venue
Strange Brew

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Saxon Pub
3. Mohawk
4. Continental Club
5. Empire

Music Business Hall of Fame
Steve Wertheimer

Music Photographer
David Brendan Hall

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Roger Ho
3. Todd V. Wolfson
4. Katrina Barber
5. Kim Yarbrough

Music Store
Strait Music Co.

photo by Sarah Bork

2. South Austin Music
3. Austin Vintage Guitars
4. Tommy's Drum Shop
5. Switched On

Music Support Nonprofit
HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians)

photo by Sarah Bork

2. SIMS Foundation
3. Black Fret
4. Austin Music Foundation
5. Swan Songs

Music Writer
Kevin Curtin

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Peter Blackstock
3. Michael Corcoran
4. Michael Toland
5. Doug Freeman

New Club
Antone's Nightclub

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Sidewinder
3. Barracuda
4. Stay Gold

Poster
Bob Schneider King Kong Tour Poster

2. Billy Perkins
3. Mishka Westell
4. Billie Buck

Producer
A.J. Vallejo

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Tim Gerron
3. Travis Kennedy
4. Dwight Baker
5. Matt Noveskey

Radio Music Program
Twine Time, Paul Ray, KUTX

2. Blue Monday (Mike Buck, Sun Radio)
3. Horizontes (Michael Crockett, KUTX)
4. Eklektikos (John Aielli, KUTX)
5. No Control Radio (Chuck Loesch, 101X)

Radio Personality
Paul Ray, Twine Time, KUTX

2. Mike Buck (Sun Radio)
3. John Aielli (KUTX)
4. Kevin Connor (Sun Radio)
5. Jason and Deb (101X)

Radio Station
KUTX 98.9FM

photo by Sarah Bork

2. Sun Radio
3. KOOP
4. KGSR
5. 101X

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