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1986-1987Best Performing Bands

Best Avant-Garde
Miracle Room

2. Glass Eye
3. Trained Ants
4. Zydeco Ranch
5. Timbuk3
6. Minus Grace
7. Butthole Surfers
8. Progress
9. Basically Speaking
10. Lifeseyes

Best Blues
W.C. Clark Blues Revue

2. Omar and the Howlers
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
4. Angela Strehli Band
5. The Antones
6. Kathy and the Kilowatts
7. Chris Holzhaus Band
8. Bill Carter and the Blame
9. Lou Ann Barton Band

Best Country
Alvin Crow & His Pleasant Valley Boys

2. Supernatural Family Band
3. Asleep at the Wheel
4. Teddy and the Tall Tops
5. Lyle Lovett
6. Rusty Wier
7. Hickoids
8. Joe Ely
9. Willie Nelson
10. Richard Patureau and the Bayou Bandits
11. Butch Hancock
12. Debonaires
13. Eric Hokkanen and the Offbeats
14. Steve Fromholtz
15. Nanci Griffith

Best Folk
Nanci Griffith

2. Darden Smith
3. Minus Grace
4. 2 Nice Girls
5. Butch Hancock
6. Belt Buckle Band
7. Timbuk 3
8. Townes Van Zandt
9. Mark Luke Daniels
10. Lounge Lizards
11. Lyle Lovett
12. Walter Hyatt and Champ Hood

Best Funk
Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm

2. Extreme Heat
3. Do Dat
4. Trik-Trax
5. Elouise Burrell's New Mix
6. Wynnd
7. Moving Parts
8. K-Tels
9. Skank
10. Cargo Cult

Best Jazz
Kirk Whalum and Group Session

2. No Compromise
3. Tomas Ramirez/Jazzmanian Devil
4. Trained Ants
5. Eric Johnson
6. Kelleye Gray Band
7. Mitch Watkins Group
8. The Brew
9. Trik-Trax
10. Kaz Jazz Quartet

Best Latin
Little Joe y La Familia

2. Beto y los Fairlanes
3. Ruben Ramos
4. Quizumba
5. Latin Lovers
6. Joe "King" Carrasco y las Cornonas
7. Tomas Ramirez
8. Steve Jordan
9. Los Romanceros
10. Traci Lamar

Best Metal/Hardcore
Scratch Acid

2. Poison 13
3. Watchtower
4. Butthole Surfers
5. Agony Column
6. Not for Sale
7. Cargo Cult
8. Doctors' Mob
9. Inbred Janitors

Best New Music
Zeitgeist

2. Will and the Kill
3. Wild Seeds
4. Hundredth Monkey
5. Tanz Waffen
6. Big Bam Boo
7. Glass Eye
8. Cargo Cult
9. Beat Meters

Best None of the Above
Tex Thomas & the Danglin' Wranglers

2. Extreme Heat
3. Dan Del Santo
4. Dino Lee
5. Lounge Lizards
6. Tailgators
7. Air Head
8. Zydeco Ranch
9. Timbuk 3
10. Scratch Acid

Best Pop
Timbuk 3

2. Torpedoes
3. 14K
4. Will and the Kill
5. Wynnd
6. Extreme Heat
7. Trik-Trax
8. Stuck in Neutral
9. Lifeseyes
10. Duck Soup

Best Reggae
Killer Bees

2. Pressure
3. I-Tex
4. Dan Del Santo
5. Steel Power

Best Rock
14K

2. Will and the Kill
3. Fabulous Thunderbirds
4. True Believers
5. Hell's Cafe
6. Texas Instruments
7. Van Wilks Band
8. Torpedoes
9. Zeitgeist
10. Evan Johns and the H-Bombs

Best Roots Rock
Tailgators

2. True Believers
3. Hell's Cafe
4. Will and the Kill
5. Teddy and the Tall Tops
6. Evan Johns and the H-Bombs
7. Joe Ely Band
8. Zydeco Ranch
9. Doctors' Mob
10. Rhythm Rats

Best Soul
W.C. Clark Blues Revue

2. Elouise Burrell's New Mix
3. Trik-Trax
4. Do Dat
5. Wynnd
6. Bad Mutha Goose and the Brothers Grimm
7. K-Tels
8. Toby Anderson Band
9. Ernie Sky Orquestra
10. Blue Mist

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