The 2009 Houston Press Music Award Winners

Best Local CD/LP:
Bun B, UGK for Life

Best Local EP/7-inch: Wild Moccasins, Microscopic Metronomes

Best Local Song: Mechanical Boy, "She Does"

Best New Act: Roky Moon & BOLT

Songwriter: B L A C K I E

Local Musician of the Year: Little Joe Washington

Best Guitarist: Little Joe Washington

Best Bassist: Chris Applegate, Mechanical Boy

Best Drummer: Nick Cooper, Free Radicals

Best Keyboards: Ryan Scroggins, Ryan Scroggins & the Trenchtown Texans

Best Miscellaneous Instrument: Geoffrey Muller, Sideshow Tramps (saw)

Best Male Vocals: Cornbreadd, Tha Fucking Transmissions

Best Female Vocals: Kristine Mills

Rock: Mechanical Boy

Blues: Little Joe Washington

R&B/Funk/Soul: Kam

Zydeco: Zydeco Dots

World: D.R.U.M.

Jazz: Free Radicals

DJ: DJ Sun

DJ Night: Speakerboxx

Metal: Golden Axe

Punk: Flamin' Hellcats

Hardcore/Noise (tie):Homopolice/ A Dream Asleep

Indie Rock: Spain Colored Orange

Instrumental/Experimental: Two Star Symphony

Mainstream Hip-Hop: Bun B/UGK

Underground Hip-Hop: Fat Tony

Latin Traditional: Los Pistoleros de Tejas

Latin Contemporary: Los Skarnales

Cover/Tribute Band: Beetle

Country: Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys

Folk: Flying Fish Sailors

Roots-Rock/Americana: Sideshow Tramps

Best New Club: Mango's

Best Live Music Venue: Warehouse Live

Best Record Store: Cactus

Best Instrument/Equipment Store: Rockin' Robin

Best Radio Station: 90.1 KPFT

Best Radio Program (Music): Lost Fidelity, KACC

Best Local Label: Swishahouse

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
Contact: Chris Gray