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2017-2018Best Austin Musicians

Bass
George Reiff

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Glenn Fukunaga
Bruce Hughes
Andrew Duplantis
Daniel Durham

RUNNERS-UP: Omar Vallejo, Pat Harris, Jeff Brown, Jesse Dalton, Tony Scalzo

Drums/Percussion
John Speice (Grupo Fantasma/Brownout/Money Chicha)

photo by David Brendan Hall

J.J. Johnson
Brannen Temple
Mike Buck
Kent Hale (US Weekly/Growl)

RUNNERS-UP: Michael Longoria, Masumi Jones, Keith Langford, Aric Garcia, Alex Vallejo

Female Vocalist
Tameca Jones

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog/Sweet Spirit)
Grace Park (the Deer)
Alesia Lani
Jai Malano

RUNNERS-UP: Patricia Vonne, Kendall Beard, Gina Chavez, Mikaela Kahn, Sarah Sharp

Guitar
Eric Tessmer

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Eve Monsees
Mitch Watkins
Denny Freeman
Jonathan Horne (Young Mothers/Plutonium Farmers)

RUNNERS-UP: John Lockhart, Jelly Ellington, Chris Castaneda, Miles Zuniga, David Grissom

Horns
Grupo Horns

photo by David Brendan Hall

Ephraim Owens
Hard Proof Horns
Zumbi (Golden Dawn Arkestra)
Elias Haslanger

RUNNERS-UP: Michael Romero, Tomas Ramirez, Oliver Steck, Joshua Thomson, Kevin Flatt

Keyboards
Emily Gimble

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Graham Reynolds
Dr. James Polk
Red Young
T.J. Wade

RUNNERS-UP: Winfield Cheek, Chris Gage, Jan Flemming, Kevin Lovejoy, Dave Madden

Male Vocals
Guy Forsyth

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Walker Lukens
Mobley
Nakia
Tomar Williams (Tomar & the FCs)

RUNNERS-UP: Bob Schneider, Kevin Russell, Tony Scalzo, Chris Gage, Malford Milligan

Miscellaneous Instrument
Jeff Plankenhorn (plank)

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Jeff Johnston (saw)
Oliver Steck (accordion)
Greg Izor (harmonica)
Jan Flemming (accordion)

RUNNERS-UP: Frank Almendra (cavaquinho), Yvonne Lambert (theremin), Patricia Vonne (castanets), Duane Barry (slide flute), Guy Forsyth (saw)

Songwriter
Ray Wylie Hubbard

photo by John Anderson

David Ramirez
Kevin Russell
Walker Lukens
Miles Zuniga

RUNNERS-UP: Jaimee Harris, Miles Zuniga, Gina Chavez, Barbara Nesbitt, Shelley King

Strings
Warren Hood

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

Tosca String Quartet
Will Taylor
Noah Jeffries
Eddie Dickerson

RUNNERS-UP: Lauren Rochelle, Danny Levin, Haydn Vitera, Curtis Thomas, David Perales

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