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2004-2005Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

2. Monte Montgomery
3. John Pointer
4. Henry Garza
5. Rick del Castillo
6. Tucker Livingston
7. Bob Schneider
8. Teye
9. Scrappy Jud Newcomb
10. Rich Brotherton

Best Bass Guitar
Chris Maresh

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Jojo Garza
3. Bruce Hughes
4. Mark Andes
5. Jeff Pinkus
6. Billy Dee
7. Omar Vallejo
8. Erin Jaimes
9. Lonnie Trevino Jr.
10. Big Ben Richardson

Best Drums/Percussion
Tommy Taylor

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Ringo Garza
3. Chris Layton
4. Mike Zeoli
5. Brannen Temple
6. Alex Vallejo
7. Yogi Maxwell
8. Matt Fletcher
9. David Fore
10. Ethan Herr

Best Electric Guitar
Eric Johnson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Eddie Willis
3. Henry Garza
4. Redd Volkaert
5. John Pointer
6. Scrappy Jud Newcomb
7. Gary Clark Jr.
8. Monte Montgomery
9. Slim Richey
10. Gordie Johnson

Best Female Vocals
Patty Griffin

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Toni Price
3. Stella Maxwell
4. Patrice Pike
5. Carolyn Wonderland
6. Patricia Vonne
7. Lisa Tingle
8. Shelley King
9. Eliza Gilkyson
10. Kelly Willis

Best Horns
Grupo Fantasma Horns

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Grooveline Horns
3. Ephraim Owens
4. Alex Coke
5. Mingo Fishtrap Horns
6. Tom Robinson
7. David Chenu
8. Omar Vallejo
9. Brad Houser
10. John Mills

Best Keyboards
Ian McLagan

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Earl Poole Ball
3. Stephen Barber
4. Eric Johnson
5. Laura Scarborough
6. Stefano Intelisano
7. Chris Cordero
8. Matt Niemann
9. Aeron Riordan
10. George Knaak

Best Male Vocals
Scott Leger

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Eric Johnson
3. Bob Schneider
4. John Pointer
5. Jon Dee Graham
6. Henry Garza
7. Alex Ruiz
8. Dale Watson
9. Malford Milligan
10. Marc Gunn

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
John Pointer, boombox

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Andrew McKee, recorder
3. Teye, flamenco guitar
4. Pops Bayless, ukulele
5. Danny Roy Young, rubboard
6. Kym Warner, mandolin
7. Abhinit Bhatt, tabla
8. Lynda Millard, flute
9. Mark Cavage, banjo
10. Jackson Blacklock, keytar

Best Songwriter
Scott Leger

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Eric Johnson
3. Bob Schneider
4. Patty Griffin
5. John Pointer
6. Eliza Gilkyson
7. Shelley King
8. Slaid Cleaves
9. Jon Dee Graham
10. Dale Watson

Best Strings
Will Taylor, violin

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Marc Gunn, autoharp
3. Tosca String Quartet
4. Warren Hood, violin
5. Chris Buckley, violin
6. Omar Lopez, violin
7. Erik Hokkanen, fiddle
8. Alvin Crow, fiddle
9. Danny Levin, mandolin
10. Eamon McLoughlin, mandolin

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