1981-1982Best Austin Musicians

Best Bass Guitar
Kyle Brock (Eric Johnson, X-Spand-X)

Bruce Henderson (the Standing Waves)
Jesse Sublett (the Skunks)
Vince Bryant (Extreme Heat)
Chris Gates (Big Boys)
Steve Zirkel (Beto y los Fairlanes)
Roscoe Beck (Passenger)
Keith Ferguson (the Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Spencer Starnes (Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure)
Lee Shupp (the Droogs)
Rob Hammond (Nasty Habits)
Cola Rodriguez (Austin Jazz All-Stars)
David Cardwell (the Lift)
Tony Kinman (Rank & File)
Vic Reames (the Jitters)
Hugh Contrast (Agent I)
Walter Collie (the Explosives)
Kathy Valentine (the Violators, the Go-Gos)

Best Drums/Percussion
Terri Lord (the Jitters)

Eddie Cantu (Extreme Heat)
Billy Mansell (the Lift)
David Dage (the Standing Waves)
Mambo John Treanor (Beto y los Fairlanes)
Kevin Tubbs
Rey Washam (Jerryskids)
Greg Murray (the Skunks)
Patrick Keel (the Pool)
Rock Savage (Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure)
David Fore (D-Day)
Mike Buck (the LeRoi Brothers)
Phil Higgs
O.T. Loflin (Dark Motive)
Mike Ford (Diana Cantu & the Southside Band)
C.C. Pinkston (W.C. Clark)
David Moerbe

Best Electric Guitar
Jon Dee Graham (the Lift)

Eric Johnson
Stevie Ray Vaughan (Double Trouble)
Mike Barnes
Jimmie Vaughan (the Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Tom McMahon (X-Spand-X)
John Reed (Octave Doctors)
Jack Pittato (Nasty Habits)
Tim Kerr (Big Boys)
Steve Sonleitner (Jerryskids)
Mitch Watkins (Passenger)
Doug Murray (the Skunks)
Jesse Taylor (Joe Ely Band)
Chip Kinman (Rank & File)
Larry Seaman (the Standing Waves)
Cam King (the Explosives)
Van Wilks

Best Female Vocals
Angela Strehli

Janice Hargis (X-Spand-X)
De Lewellen (D-Day)
Miss Lou Ann Barton
Julie Christensen
Paula Helene (Octave Doctors)
Lisa Gamache (Max & the Makeups)
Marcia Ball
Carla Epler (Toxic Shock)
Carmen Bradford (Minor Miracle)
Lisa Gilkyson
Cevin Cathell (Radio Planets)
Tina Marsh
Diana Cantu
Nanci Griffith
Melissa Cobb (Stick Figures)
Chris O'Connell
Lorenda Ash (F-Systems)
Christy Palumbo
Pat Mears
Lisa Hattersley
Lisa Rhodes

Best Horns
Tomás Ramírez Tasmanian Devil

Joe Sublett (the Cobras)
John Mills (Beto y los Fairlanes)
Paul Ostermayer (Passenger)
Nathan Gates (Big Boys)
Smokey Joe Miller (Joe Ely Band)
Janice Hargis (X-Spand-X)
Mike Francis
Jeff Barnes (Jazz-Me Blues, Tex Thomas)
Tony Rico (W.C. Clark)
Tim Walsh (Brave Combo)
Bill Flahey (Papa Moon)
Mike Mordecai (Beto y los Fairlanes, Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure)

Best Keyboards
Shona Lay (the Standing Waves)

Neil Pederson (Extreme Heat)
Michael Ramos (the Lift)
Kris Cummings (Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns)
Patrick Keel (the Pool)
Janice Hagis (X-Spand-X)
Robert "Beto" Skiles (Beto y los Fairlanes)
Reese Wynans (Delbert McClinton)
Glover Gill (D-Day)
Robert Shaw
Mike Kindred (Joe Ely Band, Macumba Love)
Rich Harney
David Roach (Lotions)
Marcia Ball
Riley Osbourn (Shake Russell & Dana Cooper)
Lisa Franklin (Dark Motive, Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns)
Bobby Doyle
Nick Connelly
Major Burke

Best Male Vocals
Billy Pringle (the Jitters)

Ty Gavin (the Next)
Joe Ely
Bruce Spelman (Extreme Heat)
Kim Wilson (the Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Randy "Biscuit" Turner (Big Boys)
Phil Ritcherson (Extreme Heat)
Chris Wing (Jerryskids)
David Cardwell (the Lift)
Joe "King" Carrasco
Larry Seaman (the Standing Waves)
Jesse Sublett (the Skunks)
Tony Kinman (Rank & File)
Christopher Cross
Bevis Griffin (the Bats)
Alan Monsarrat (Lotions)
Jimmie Gilmore
Willie Nelson
Dana Cooper
Gary P. Nunn

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Kim Wilson, harp (the Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Patrick Keel, everything (the Pool)
Dane Cessac, pots and pans (the Judys)
Ponty Bone, accordion (Joe Ely Band)
Gibby, toilet paper roll (Butthole Surfers)
Derek O'Brien (Angela Strehli Band)
Austin Burnette, congas (the Remnants)
Connie Hancock, steel guitar (Supernatural Family Band)
Michael McGeary, jawbone (Lotions)
Paul Orta, harp (Kingpins)
Michael Jackson, mandolin (Your Move)
Lewis Cowdrey, harmonica (the Legends)
Tom Delaney, bouzouki (Grimalkin)

Best Songwriter
Butch Hancock

Larry Seaman/Bruce Henderson (the Standing Waves)
Janice Hargis/Tom McMahon (X-Spand-X)
Chris Wing (Jerryskids)
Jill Fuller
Neil Pederson (Extreme Heat)
Jesse Sublett (the Skunks)
Patrick Keel (the Pool)
Christopher Cross
David Bean (the Judys)
Pringle/McGlothlin/Reames (The Jitters)
David Cardwell (The Lift)
Chip & Tony Kinman (Rank & File)
John Reed (Octave Doctors)
Delbert McClinton
Bobby Bridger
Joe Ely

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