Austin Music Awards
BACK TO TOP

1983-1984Best Performing Bands

Best Avant-Garde
The Pool

2. Creative Oppotunity Orchestra
3. Dan Del Santo & His Professors
4. Liquid Mice
5. Trained Ants
6. Brave Combo
7. Tribe
8. Chinanine
9. Supernatural Family Band
10. Meat Joy
11. Powerchanters

Best Bluegrass
Erwin O. Prather

2. Ramblers
3. Alfalfa Brothers
4. Lounge Lizards
5. Dark Mesa
6. John Clay
7. Grassfire

Best Blues
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

2. Fabulous Thunderbirds
3. Angela Strehli Band
4. WC Clark Blues Revue
5. Omar & the Howlers
6. Blues Boy Hubbard & the Jets
7. Cobras
8. Bobby Mack & Night Train
9. Marcia Ball Band
10. Lou Ann Barton

Best Country
Supernatural Family Band

2. Rank and File
3. Austin Roadhouse Band
4. Willie Nelson
5. Asleep at the Wheel
6. Al Dressen
7. Alvin Crow & the Pleasant Valley
8. Tex Thomas & the Danglin' Wranglers
9. Stackabones
10. Billy Joe Shaver

Best Folk
Grimalkin

2. Butch Hancock
3. Lucinda
4. Jimmie Gilmore
5. Townes Van Zandt
6. Supernatural Family Band
7. Guanella Pass
8. Uncle Walt's Band
9. Takiy Orqo
10. Stackabones

Best Funk
Extreme Heat

2. Big Boys
3. Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
4. Wynnd
5. Minor Miracle
6. Random Culture
7. Coupe De Ville
8. Moving Products
9. Tribe
10. Ernie Sky & the K-Tels

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Van Wilks Band

2. Watchtower
3. 14K
4. Animal Justice
5. Jam Scam
6. Big Boys
7. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
8. Banzai Kik
9. Roky Erickson
10. Charlie Sexton & the Eager Beaver Boys

Best Jazz
Tomàs Ramirez

2. Passenger
3. Beto y los Fairlanes
4. Trained Ants
5. Eric Johnson & the Avenue
6. Suzie Stern
7. Freefall
8. Kirk Whalum Group
9. Kaz Jazz Quartet
10. Take Four

Best Latin
Beto y los Fairlanes

2. Little Joe, Johnny y la Familia
3. Ruben Ramos
4. Flaco Jimenez
5. Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
6. Joe "King" Carrasco y las Coronas
7. Takiy Orqo
8. Tomas Ramirez Quartet
9. Street People
10. Brave Combo
11. Pressure

Best New Wave
D-Day

2. X-Spand-X
3. Max & the Makeups
4. Standing Waves
5. Joe "King" Carassco & the Crowns
6. Effect
7. Jesse Sublett's Secret Six
8. Vital Signs
9. Love Pretzels
10. The Lift

Best Punk/Hardcore
Big Boys

2. Butthole Surfers
3. Dicks
4. Millions of Dead Cops
5. Offenders
6. Scratch Acid
7. Max & the Makeups
8. Meat Joy
9. Jitters
10. Technicolor Yawns
11. Eager Beaver Boys

Best Reggae
Pressure

2. Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
3. Lotions
4. Killer Bees
5. Rudi Dadd & His All-Boy Band
6. St. Croix Philharmonic
7. Housewives' Choice
8. Extreme Heat

Best Rock
Austin All-Stars

2. The Lift
3. Van Wilks Band
4. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
5. Octave Doctors
6. Effect
7. Black Rose
8. Stackabones
9. Amazon
10. Standing Waves

Best Rockabilly/50s Rock & Roll
LeRoi Brothers

2. Charlie Sexton & the Eager Beaver Boys
3. Whoa! Trigger
4. Johnny Dee & the Rocket 88s
5. Vanguards
6. Joe Ely
7. Teddy Boys
8. Quiffs
9. Rock-a-dials
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

Best Soft Rock/Easy Listening
Blue Mist

2. Minor Miracle
3. Cautious Dreams
4. Christopher Cross
5. Octave Doctors

Best Soul
Ernie Sky & the K-Tels

2. W.C. Clark Blues Revue
3. Cobras
4. Extreme Heat
5. Blue Mist
6. Wynnd
7. Dan Del Santo & His Professors of Pleasure
8. Brew
9. Trace of Smoke
10. Dark Motive

Best Texas Recordings
Best Austin Musicians
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle