Announcing the 2007 Houston Press Music Awards Winners

Categories: HPMA

They came, they saw, they got a lot of votes. We’ve got the complete list of winners after the jump, but here’s a hint: You don’t have to say no to drugs to be local musician of the year.

o Best New Act – The Dimes
o Best Metal – Chrome 44
o Best Punk – Poor Dumb Bastards
o Best Indie Rock – The Dimes
o Best Alternative Rock – Lonestar Pornstar
o Best C &W – John Evans Band
o Best Hardcore – The JonBenet
o Best Traditional Rock – Southern Backtones
o Best Experimental/ Avant Garde – Peekaboo Theory
o Best Local Rap/Hip-Hop – Karina Nistal
o Best National Rap/Hip-Hop– Paul Wall
o Best Funk / R&B – Fondue Monks
o Best Roots Rock / Rockabilly – Flamin’ Hellcats
o Best Pop – SkyBlue 72
o Best Blues – Lil’ Joe Washington
o Best Folk/Acoustic –Katie Stuckey and the Swagger
o Best Zydeco – The Zydeco Dots
o Best Jazz – Drop Trio
o Best Salsa / Latin Pop – Mango Punch
o Best DJ – DJ Red
o Best World Music/ Reggae – D.R.U.M.
o Best Cover Band – Molly and the Ringlwalds
o Best Multi-instrumentalist – Geoffrey Muller
o Best Guitarist – The Mighty Orq
o Best Bassist – Nick Gaitan (Umbrella Man and the Octanes)
o Best Drummer – Patrick “Beans” Wheeler (Los Skarnales, Umbrella Man, Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans)
o Best Concert Venue – Warehouse Live
o Best Blues / R&B Venue – The Big Easy
o Best Rock Venue – Warehouse Live
o Best Folk Venue – Mucky Duck
o Best Latin Venue - Venue
o Best C&W Venue - Blanco’s
o Best CD/Record Store - Soundwaves
o Songwriter of the Year – Devin the Dude
o Best Female Vocalist– Katie Stuckey
o Best Male Vocalist – Tony Vega
o Song of the Year – “Delilah,” The Dimes
o Album of the Year – Liberation, Million Year Dance
o Local Musician of the Year – Devin the Dude

Click here to see a slideshow of the ceremony.

Keith Plocek

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