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2004-2005Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

Monte Montgomery
John Pointer
Henry Garza
Rick del Castillo
Tucker Livingston
Bob Schneider
Teye
Scrappy Jud Newcomb
Rich Brotherton

Best Bass Guitar
Chris Maresh

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Jojo Garza
Bruce Hughes
Mark Andes
Jeff Pinkus
Billy Dee
Omar Vallejo
Erin Jaimes
Lonnie Trevino Jr.
Big Ben Richardson

Best Drums/Percussion
Tommy Taylor

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Ringo Garza
Chris Layton
Mike Zeoli
Brannen Temple
Alex Vallejo
Yogi Maxwell
Matt Fletcher
David Fore
Ethan Herr

Best Electric Guitar
Eric Johnson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Eddie Willis
Henry Garza
Redd Volkaert
John Pointer
Scrappy Jud Newcomb
Gary Clark Jr.
Monte Montgomery
Slim Richey
Gordie Johnson

Best Female Vocals
Patty Griffin

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Toni Price
Stella Maxwell
Patrice Pike
Carolyn Wonderland
Patricia Vonne
Lisa Tingle
Shelley King
Eliza Gilkyson
Kelly Willis

Best Horns
Grupo Fantasma Horns

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Grooveline Horns
Ephraim Owens
Alex Coke
Mingo Fishtrap Horns
Tom Robinson
David Chenu
Omar Vallejo
Brad Houser
John Mills

Best Keyboards
Ian McLagan

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Earl Poole Ball
Stephen Barber
Eric Johnson
Laura Scarborough
Stefano Intelisano
Chris Cordero
Matt Niemann
Aeron Riordan
George Knaak

Best Male Vocals
Scott Leger

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Eric Johnson
Bob Schneider
John Pointer
Jon Dee Graham
Henry Garza
Alex Ruiz
Dale Watson
Malford Milligan
Marc Gunn

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
John Pointer, boombox

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Andrew McKee, recorder
Teye, flamenco guitar
Pops Bayless, ukulele
Danny Roy Young, rubboard
Kym Warner, mandolin
Abhinit Bhatt, tabla
Lynda Millard, flute
Mark Cavage, banjo
Jackson Blacklock, keytar

Best Songwriter
Scott Leger

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Eric Johnson
Bob Schneider
Patty Griffin
John Pointer
Eliza Gilkyson
Shelley King
Slaid Cleaves
Jon Dee Graham
Dale Watson

Best Strings
Will Taylor, violin

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Marc Gunn, autoharp
Tosca String Quartet
Warren Hood, violin
Chris Buckley, violin
Omar Lopez, violin
Erik Hokkanen, fiddle
Alvin Crow, fiddle
Danny Levin, mandolin
Eamon McLoughlin, mandolin

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