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2016-2017Best Austin Musicians

Bass
George Reiff

2. Bruce Hughes
3. Omar Vallejo
4. Kenneth Null
5. Gian Ortiz
6. Sabine Ellison
7. Christopher Alexander
8. Patrick Sanderson
9. Jeff Brown
10. Brent Samperi

Drums/Percussion
Mike Meadows

2. Alex Vallejo
3. Wayne Salzmann II
4. Brannen Temple
5. Keith Langford
6. Joel Duhon
7. Jay Nazz
8. Sophia Baltierra
9. Aric Garcia
10. Jerry Ronquillo

Female Vocals
Jane Ellen Bryant

2. Elizabeth Lee
3. Patricia Vonne
4. Gina Chavez
5. Lex Land
6. Kendall Beard
7. Alesia Lani
8. Tameca Jones
9. Mandy Rowden
10. Barbara Nesbitt

Guitar
AJ Vallejo

Kendall Beard and AJ Vallejo (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Jon Sanchez
3. Geoff Queen
4. Eric Tessmer
5. Ulrich Ellison
6. Eric Johnson
7. Robert LaRoche
8. Jeff Plankenhorn
9. Sam Pace
10. David Grissom

Horn Players
Ephraim Owens

2. Michael Romero
3. Elias Haslanger
4. Kevin Flatt
5. Joshua Thomson
6. Oliver Steck
7. Zumbi of Golden Dawn Arkestra
8. Hard Proof Horns
9. Lyon Graulty
10. Altin Sencalar

Keyboards
Oliver Steck

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Zack Morgan
3. Jan Flemming
4. Brad Johnston
5. Red Young
6. Winfield Cheek
7. Emily Gimble
8. Marcia Ball
9. Dave Madden
10. Floyd Domino

Male Vocals
Hayes Carll

2. Bob Schneider
3. AJ Vallejo
4. Malford Milligan
5. Kevin Russell
6. Tje Austin
7. Sam Pace
8. Mobley
9. Nakia
10. Willy Braun

Miscellaneous Instrument
Jan Flemming (accordion)

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Oliver Steck (accordion)
3. Frank Almendra (cavaquinho)
4. Patricia Vonne (castanets)
5. Kevin Russell (ukulele)
6. Cody Braun (mandolin)
7. Jeff Plankenhorn (the plank guitar)
8. Paul Oscher (harmonica)
9. Guy Forsyth (saw)
10. Jeff Johnson (saw)

Songwriter
Hayes Carll

2. Bob Schneider
3. AJ Vallejo/Kendall Beard
4. Braidy Bingham
5. Kevin Russell
6. Mandy Rowden
7. Mobley
8. Gina Chavez
9. Willy Braun
10. James McMurtry

String Players
TIE: The Tosca String Quartet, Warren Hood

Warren Hood and the Tosca String Quartet (photo by Todd V. Wolfson)

2. Will Taylor
3. Ruby Jane
4. Cody Braun
5. Haydn Vitera
6. Curtis Thomas
7. Eddie Dickerson
8. Jason Roberts
9. Mother Falcon

Best Performing Bands
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