2003-2004Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Monte Montgomery

2. Rick del Castillo
3. Anuj Timblo, Pieces of East
4. John Pointer
5. Eric Johnson
6. Eddie Willis, Wideawake
7. Mark del Castillo
8. Casper Crawls, Toni Price
9. Willie Nelson
10. Marvin Dykhuis, Tich Hinojosa

Best Bass Guitar
Jojo Garza, Los Lonely Boys

2. Bruce Hughes, Bob Schneider Band, Resentments
3. Clay Karch, Kevin Fowler Band
4. Albert Besteiro, Del Castillo
5. Omar Vallejo, vallejo
6. Chris Maresh, Eric Johnson
7. Lucky, Kissinger
8. Pat Cieply, Pieces of East
9. Rae Goldring, Echoset
10. Roger Blevins Sr., Mingo Fishtrap

Best Drums/Percussion
Ernie Durawa, Los Jazz Vatos

2. Chip Vayenas, Mingo Fishtrap
3. Ron Dixon, Kevin Fowler Band
4. Ringo Garza, Los Lonely Boys
5. Jay Nazz, Reckless Kelly
6. Alejandro Vallejo, Vallejo
7. David Fore, the Eggmen
8. Brannen Temple, Blaze
9. Darwin Keys, Pushmonkey
10. Mike Zeoli, Del Castillo

Best Electric Guitar
Eddie Willis, Wideawake

2. Eric Johnson
3. Henry Garza, Los Lonely Boys
4. Kieth Davis, Kevin Fowler Band
5. Monte Montgomery
6. David Abeyta, Reckless Kelly
7. Steve GArvey, Kissinger
8. Heath Clark, Vallejo
9. Redd Volkaert
10. Gary Clark Jr.
11. Travis Cohee, Echoset
12. Will Knaak, Knaak Attack
13. A.J. Vallejo, Vallejo
14. Nathan Harlan, Endochine
15. Mike Barnes
16. Scrappy Jud Newcomb
17. Chris Duarte
18. Billy Harvey
19. Russ Scanlon, Los Jazz Vatos
20. Derek O'Brien

Best Female Vocals
Toni Price

2. Patty Griffin
3. Liisa Tingle
4. Ruthie Foster
5. Kelly Willis
6. Laura Giammona, Pieces of East
7. Kay Belle, Matson Belle
8. Patrice Pike
9. Stella Maxwell, Cruiserweight
10. Sarah Hickman
11. Trish Murphy
12. Beth Puorro, Echoset
13. Tish Hinojosa
14. Michelle Mayfield
15. Sarah Dinan
16. Elizabeth McQueen
17. Seela
18. Shelley King
19. Tamara Russell, the Newsboys
20. Ginger Leigh

Best Horns
Grooveline Horns

2. Mingo Fishtrap Horns
3. Los Jazz Vatos Horns
4. Grupo Fantasma Horns
5. Carlos Sos, John Pointer, @ Carlos Sosa's Boombox
6. David Cheru
7. Mace Hibbard, Odd Man Out
8. Ephraim Owens
9. Ghansaia Horns

Best Keyboards
Johnny Goudie, Endochine

2. Chris Sater, Matson Belle
3. Laura Giammona, Pieces of East
4. Aeron Riordan, Mingo Fishtrap
5. Derek Morris, Shane Bartell
6. Ian McLagan
7. Marcia Ball
8. Earle poole Ball
9. Tom Burgess, the Eggmen
10. Laura Scarborough

Best Male Vocals
Scott Leger, Wideawake

2. Kevin Fowler
3. John Pointer, John Pointer & Carlos Sosa's Boombox
4. Bob Schneider
5. Alex Ruiz, Del Castillo
6. Henry Garza, Los Lonely Boys
7. Willy Braun, Reckless Kelly
8. Malford Milligan
9. Monte Montgomery
10. Jojo Garza, Los Lonely Boys
11. Anuj Timblo, Pieces of East
12. A.J. Vallejo, Vallejo
13. Shane Bartell
14. Tony Park, Pushmonkey
15. Roger Blevins Jr., Mingo Fishtrap

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
John Pointer, John Pointer and Carlos Sosa's Boombox, Human Beatbox

2. Abhinit Bhatt, Pieces of East, tabla
3. Glenn Suchan, Kevin Fowler Band, steel guitar
4. Rick Holeman, Del Castillo, percussion
5. Cody Braun, Reckless Kelly, fiddle
6. Chris Sater, Matson Belle, programming
7. Teye, Teye & Viva el Flamenco, flamenco guitar
8. Diego Simmons, Vallejo, percussion
9. Marc gunn, Brobdingnagian Bards, autoharp
10. Lynda Millard, Dreamtrybe, flute

Best Songwriter
Scott Leger, Wideawake

2. Bob Schneider
3. Eric Johnson
4. Katy Belle, Matson Belle
5. Patty Griffin
6. Monte Montgomery
7. Shelley King
8. Chopper, Kissinger
9. Willy Braun, Reckless Kelly
10. Tish Hinojosa

Best Strings

2. Omar Lopez, Matson Belle
3. Will Taylor, Will Taylor & String \s Attached
4. Macr Gunn, Brobdingnagian Bards
5. Warren Hood, South Austin Jug Band
6. Cody Braun, Reckless Kelly
7. Eamon McLoughlin, the Greencards
8. Jennifer Mulhern, Matson Belle
9. Carrie Rodriguez
10. Heather Gilmer, Cary Street

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