2018-2019Best Performing Bands

The Octopus Project

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Golden Dawn Arkestra
3. Thor & Friends
4. Dallas Acid
5. A Is Red

RUNNERS-UP: Mother Falcon, Toxic Water, Ponytrap, Marrshun, Calliope Musicals

Guy Forsyth

photo by Todd V. Wolfson

2. Jackie Venson
3. Peterson Brothers
4. Tomar & the FCs
5. Roxy Roca

RUNNERS-UP: Johnny Nicholas, Shinyribs, Greyhounds, Mamafesta, Carolyn Wonderland

Willie Nelson

photo by Gary Miller

2. Dale Watson
3. Croy & the Boys
4. Carson McHone
5. Charley Crockett

RUNNERS-UP: Barbara Nesbitt, Them Duqaines, Asleep at the Wheel, Mike and the Moonpies, Kelly Willis

Ghostland Observatory

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Scorpio Rising
3. Trouble in the Streets
4. Bayonne
5. Bill Converse

RUNNERS-UP: Capyac, the Octopus Project, Zettajoule, Survive, Resonant Frequency

Wood & Wire

photo by Jana Birchum

2. The Deer
3. Jaimee Harris
4. Folk Uke
5. Little Mazarn

RUNNERS-UP: The Cover Letter, the Madisons, Bob Livingston, Love & Chaos, Whiskey Shivers

Magna Carda

photo by John Anderson

2. The Teeta
3. Kydd Jones
4. Quin NFN
5. Pnthn

RUNNERS-UP: Abhi the Nomad, Mama Duke, Street Queer, Riders Against the Storm, Third Root

White Ghost Shivers

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Sarah Sharp
3. Elias Haslanger’s Church on Monday
4. Atlas Maior
5. Red Young

RUNNERS-UP: Ephraim Owens, Jitterbug Vipers, Brian Kremer, Blue Moon Jazz Quartet, Beto y los Fairlanes

Gina Chavez

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Brownout
3. Superfónicos
4. Patricia Vonne
5. Como Las Movies

RUNNERS-UP: Del Castillo, El Tule, Vallejo, Grupo Fantasma, Samba Bamba

Black Heart Saints

photo by John Anderson

2. Bridge Farmers
3. Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol
4. Eagle Claw
5. Immortal Guardian

RUNNERS-UP: Mammoth Grinder, Doom Side of the Moon, Portrayal of Guilt, Ignitor, Runescarred

Bob Schneider & the Moonlight Orchestra

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. White Ghost Shivers
3. Fragile Rock
4. DJ Confucius Jones
5. The Kraken Quartet

RUNNERS-UP: Frederico7, Seu Jacinto, the Damn Torpedoes, the Guacamole Police, Christeene

Sailor Poon

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Worm Suicide
3. Big Bill
4. Xetas
5. Blxpltn

RUNNERS-UP: Cherubs, Fools, Riverboat Gamblers, US Weekly, A Giant Dog

Bob Schneider

photo by David Brendan Hall

2. Sweet Spirit
3. Vallejo
4. Cowboy Diplomacy
5. PR Newman

RUNNERS-UP: Billy King & the Bad Bad Bad, Torino Black, the Boleys, Cherubs, Israel Nash

Grupo Massa

photo by Jana Birchum

2. Mau Mau Chaplains
3. Atash
4. Ley Line
5. Frederico7

RUNNERS-UP: Rattle Tree, Seu Jacinto, El Tule, Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour, Tio Chico

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