1995 Houston Press Music Awards Winners

Best New Act
The Jinkies

Best Rock/Pop
Hadden Sayers Band

Best Alternative Rock

Best Metal/Hard Rock
dead horse

Best Cover Band
Toy Subs

Best Blues
Carolyn Wonderland & the Imperial Monkeys

Best Jazz
Paul English

Best Rap/Hip-Hop
Planet Shock!

Best Industrial/Dance
The Hunger

Best Funk/R&B
Global Village

Best Reggae/World Beat

Best Cajun/Zydeco
Pierre Blanchard & the Zydeco Dots

Best Country & Western
Sisters Morales

Best Folk/Acoustic
Shake Russell & Jack Saunders

Best Traditional/Ethnic

Best Latin/Tejano
Mango Punch

Best Act That Doesn't Fit a Category
Beans Barton & the Bi-Peds

Local Musician of the Year
Carolyn Wonderland

Best Female Vocalist
Miss Molly

Best Male Vocalist
Brian Torres (Mango Punch)

Best Guitarist
Joe "Guitar" Hughes

Best Bassist
Chris King (Carolyn Wonderland & the Imperial Monkeys)

Best Drummer
Leesa Harrington (Carolyn Wonderland & the Imperial Monkeys)

Best Horn/Horn Section
Global Village

Best Pianist/Keyboardist
Marie English (The Basics)

Best Songwriter
Carolyn Wonderland/Eric Dane

Song of the Year
"Walking with Colleen" by Jerry Lightfoot

Album of the Year
Raisin' Cain by Jesse Dayton

Best Record Store
Cactus Music & Video

Best Rock/Pop Venue
Fabulous Satellite Lounge

Best Blues Venue
The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club

Best Jazz Venue

Best Folk/C&WVenue
McGonigel's Mucky Duck

Best Latin/Tejano Venue
Elvia's Cantina


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