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2009-2010Best Performing Bands

Best Blues
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Carolyn Wonderland
Gary Clark Jr.
Los Lonely Boys
Blues Mafia
Eric Tessmer
Ruthie Foster
Guy Forsyth
Shawn Pittman
Margo Valiante

Best Country/Bluegrass
Sarah Jarosz

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Los Texas Wranglers
Asleep at the Wheel
Texas Bluegrass Massacre
The Belleville Outfit
The Ruby Jane Show
The Fireants
The Derailers
Reckless Kelly
Flatcar Rattlers

Best Cover Band
Mysterious Ways

photo by John Anderson

The Eggmen
The Frank Gomez Band
Lost in Austin
Skyrocket!
Cover Girl
My So-Called Band
Suede
Hell's Belles
The Spazmatics

Best Experimental
John Pointer

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Scary Mary
Opposite Day
Baron Grod
SubNatural
Los ZZs
The Octopus Project
One-Eyed Doll
Ghostland Observatory
The Floating Opera Orchestra

Best Folk
Sarah Jarosz

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

BettySoo
Matt the Electrician
Sahara Smith
Sam Baker
The Belleville Outfit
John Pointer
The Lost Pines
David Lutes
Wendy Colonna

Best Hip-Hop/DJ
Tee Double

photo by John Anderson

Toddy B
Jesse Brede
Trampia
Andrew Parsons
Dubb Sicks
The Cipher
Zeale
Team Next
Phranchyze

Best Indie
The Bright Light Social Hour

photo by Sandy Carson

Speak
Suzanna Choffel
Spoon
The Daze
Quiet Company
GBMojo
Mother Falcon
Margo Valiante
The Midgetmen

Best Industrial/Goth
Chant

photo by Jana Birchum

One-Eyed Doll
Scary Mary
Lucid Dementia
Hipnautica
Scorpio Rising
SubNatural
Exit
Death Is Not a Joyride
Bob Schneider

Best Instrumental
McLemore Avenue

photo by John Anderson

3 Balls of Fire
Explosions in the Sky
Baron Grod
Balmorhea
Muchos Backflips
My Education
The Octopus Project
The Floating Opera Orchestra
Sheer Khan & the Space Case

Best Jazz
Kat Edmonson

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Elias Haslanger
The Jitterbug Vipers
About:Blank
Ephraim Owens
The Belleville Outfit
Jeff Lofton
White Ghost Shivers
Sarah Sharp
Blaze

Best Latin Rock
Brownout

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Vitera
Del Castillo
Los Lonely Boys
Grupo Fantasma
Vallejo
Hector Ward & the Big Time
Maneja Beto
Ocote Soul Sounds
The Frank Gomez Band

Best Latin Traditional
Los Texas Wranglers

photo by Sandy Carson

Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox
Grupo Fantasma
Del Castillo
Texas Tornados
Trio Los Vigilantes
Hector Ward & the Big Time
Cienfuegos
The Brew
El Tule

Best Metal
The Sword

photo by Sandy Carson

One-Eyed Doll
Scary Mary
Baron Grod
Baphemetis
Powderburn
Sinistra
Done Deal
Blunt Force Trauma
Butcherwhite

Best None of the Above
Mother Falcon

photo by John Anderson

More Cowbell
Conjunto Los T-Birds
Girl Guitar
The Invincible Czars
Matt the Electrician
White Ghost Shivers
25 Smokin' Figurados
Trio Del Rio
The Jitterbug Vipers

Best Punk
One-Eyed Doll

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Scary Mary
The Midgetmen
Krum Bums
Opposite Day
Adrian & the Sickness
Riverboat Gamblers
Lower Class Brats
Blunt Force Trauma
Mocktigers

Best Rock
Los Lonely Boys

courtesy of Playing in Traffic Records

Bob Schneider & Lonelyland
The Bright Light Social Hour
White Denim
The Daze
Adrian & the Sickness
Spoon
Alpha Rev
One-Eyed Doll

Best Roots Rock
The Fireants

photo by John Anderson

Porterdavis
Uncle Lucius
Shelley King
Reckless Kelly
The Gourds
James McMurtry
The Band of Heathens
The Mother Truckers
David Lutes

Best U18
Schmillion

photo by Jana Birchum

The Apple Trio
AfterMath
Avenging Poor Yorick
The Aviators
Casino
South of Center
The Ruby Jane Show
Carson Brock Group
Indigo Fresh

Best World Music
Atash

photo by Sandy Carson

The Tea Merchants
Mary Welch y los Curanderos
Rattletree Marimba
Ocote Soul Sounds
Hard Proof Afrobeat
Cadaques
Austin Piazzolla Quintet
Del Castillo
Grupo Fantasma

Best Texas Recordings
Best Austin Musicians
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