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1984-1985Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

2. Gretchen Phillips (Meat Joy)
3. Will Indian (Rhythm Rats)
4. Mike Landschoot
5. Dan Del Santo
6. Greg Schilling (Stagger Lee)
7. Tom Shaka
8. Willie Nelson
9. Chris Duarte
10. Mark Luke Daniels

Best Bass Guitar
Lonnie Hutchinson (Professors of Pleasure)

2. Sarah Brown (Lou Ann Barton, the Antones)
3. Steve Zirkel (Fairlanes, Mitch Watkins)
4. Chris Gates (Big Boys)
5. Brian Beattie (Glass Eye)
6. Brad Taylor (K-Tels)
7. Keith Ferguson (Tail Gators)
8. Doug Keyser (Watchtower)
9. Spencer Starnes (Fairlanes, Joe Ely)
10. Bruce Hughes (Pool, Skank)

Best Drums/Percussion
Rock Savage (Trained Ants, Dan Del Santo, Creative Opportunity Orchestra)

2. Steve Meador (Joe Ely, Eric Johnson)
3. George Raines (Angela Strehli Band)
4. Glenn Benavides (Doctors' Mob)
5. Joe McCreary (K-Tels)
6. James Fenner (Trickle Down, Christopher Cross)
7. Rey Washam (Big Boys, Scratch Acid)
8. Rusty Trapps (Rhythm Rats)
9. Rick Colaluca (Watchtower)
10. Mike Buck (LeRoi Brothers)

Best Electric Guitar
Stevie Ray Vaughan

2. Eric Johnson
3. Mitch Watkins
4. Denny Freeman (Angela Strehli Band)
5. Bobby Mack
6. Jimmie Vaughan (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
7. Dan Del Santo
8. Rick Winking (K-Tels)
9. Bill Jones (Kathy and the Kilowatts)
10. Van Wilks

Best Female Vocals
Lou Ann Barton

2. Angela Strehli
3. Elouise Burrell
4. Marcia Ball
5. Kim Longacre
6. Nanci Griffith
7. Kellye Gray
8. Mellissa Cobb
9. Nina Katrina
10. Penny Hanna

Best Horns: Brass
Paul Constantine (Professors of Pleasure)

2. Bill Averbach (Trained Ants)
3. Nathan Gates (Big Boys, Dharma Bums, Doctors' Mob)
4. Mike Mordecai (Fairlanes, Michael M Quartet, Dan Del Santo)
5. John Blondell (Non-Ego, Willie Nelson)
6. Kent Winking (K-Tels)
7. Jim Fritzler (Jaws of Life)
8. Bob Meyer (Concept Orchestra, Fairlanes)
9. Keith Winking (K-Tels)
10. Gary Vagjrt (Delbert McClinton, Tex Thomas)

Best Horns: Reeds
Tomás Ramírez (Jazzmanian Devil)

2. John Mills (Minor Miracle, Fairlanes)
3. Paul Ostermayer (Fairlanes, Mitch Watkins)
4. Joe Sublett (Antone's, Texas Thomas)
5. Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (Kaz Jazz, Lou Ann Barton)
6. Kirk Whalum
7. Johnny Reno (Sax Maniacs)
8. Pat Mackrell (K-Tels)
9. Smokey Joe Miller (Ponty Bone, Dino Lee)
10. Donny Silverman (Toby Anderson)

Best Keyboards
Mel Brown (Angela Strehli, the Antones)

2. Robert Skiles (Beto y los Fairlanes)
3. Marcia Ball
4. Reese Wynans (Delbert McClinton)
5. Rich Harney
6. Kris Cummings (Joe "King" Carrasco)
7. Sylvester Jones (Trickle Down)
8. Jim Fritzer (Jaws of Life)
9. Brian Green (K-Tels)
10. Bill Ginn (Joe Ely)

Best Male Vocals
Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds)

2. Kent "Omar" Dykes (Omar and the Howlers)
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. Ernie Sky
5. Jesse Sublett (Secret Six)
6. Randy "Biscuit" Turner (Big Boys)
7. Bobby Mack
8. Joe Ely
9. Byron Beyer (Debussy Fields)
10. Dan Del Santo

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
James Fenner (Trickle Down, Dan Del Santo, percussion)

2. Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds, harp)
3. Ponty Bone (Squeezetones, accordion)
4. Gary Primage (Rhythm Rats, harp)
5. Paul Sweeney (Grassmatics, mandolin)
6. Paul Glasse (mandolin)
7. John Ely (steel guitar)
8. Howard Kalish (fiddle)
9. Johnny Gimble (fiddle)
10. Patrick Keel (The Pool, everything)

Best Songwriter
Robert Earl Keen Jr.

2. Butch Hancock
3. Joe Ely
4. Dan Del Santo
5. Byron Beyer
6. Sylvester Jones
7. Will Indian
8. Jesse Sublett
9. Greg Schilling
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan

Best Synthesizer
Patrick Keel (The Pool)

2. Glover Gill (The Pool, Skank)
3. Brian Green (K-Tels)
4. Doug Hall (Jazzmanian Devil)
5. Bill Ginn (Joe Ely)
6. Michael Ramos (Lou Ann Barton, Pressure)
7. Stella Wier (Glass Eye)
8. David Escamilla
9. Randy Kirchoff
10. Neil Pederson (Extreme Heat)

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