TAMMIES 2005 Readers' Choice Winners


Band/Musician of the Year: Bad News Blues Band

Runners up: Crystal Ridge; The Wyatts

Up and Coming Artist(s) of the Year: The Wyatts

Runner up: Namoli Brennet

Best New Release (since May 2004): Still Cadillacin', Mike "Johnny Guitar" Blommer

Runners up: The Wyatts, The Wyatts; Barrio Jam, Wayback Machine


A Cappella: Catacoustic Groove

Blues: Bad News Blues Band

Runners up: Tom Walbank; Lisa Otey

Bluegrass: Crystal Ridge

Runner up: String Figures

Country/Western: The Wyatts

Runner up: Al Perry

Cover Band: Wayback Machine

Runners up: Midlife Crisis; Shell Shock

Electronic: Music Video

Runner up: electroshockbox

Folk: Determined Luddites

Runner up: Namoli Brennet

Funk/Hip hop/Soul: Ozlo

Runner up: Mankind

Jazz: Contemporary/Traditional: Misbehavin'

Runner up: Amor/Grubic Duo

Jazz: Latin/Salsa: Descarga

Mariachi: Mariachi Luz de Luna

Runner up: Cielo de Mexico

Punk: The Knockout Pills

Runners up: Troy's Bucket; Fistsized

Reggae/Ska: Neon Prophet

Runner up: Troy's Bucket

Rock, Indie: Bombs for the Bored

Runner up: Calexico

Rock, Mainstream: Ph8

Runner up: Wayback Machine

Roots Rock/Rockabilly: Al Foul and the Shakes

Runner up: Al Perry

Lounge: Misbehavin'

Runner up: Fashionistas

Traditional/Ethnic: Round the House

Runner up: Molehill Orkestrah


Female Vocalist: Lisa Otey

Runners up: Claire Zucker, Round the House; Julie McCrea, Misbehavin'; Emilie Marchand, Fashionistas

Male Vocalist: Mike "Johnny Guitar" Blommer, Bad News Blues Band, etc.

Runners up: Roscoe Wyatt; Kevin Pakulis

Songwriter: Kevin Pakulis

Runners up: Noah Gabbard, Bombs for the Bored; Namoli Brennet

Electric Guitar: Mike "Johnny Guitar" Blommer

Runners up: Noah Gabbard, Bombs for the Bored; Ed Delucia

Acoustic Guitar: Tom Carpenter, Crystal Ridge

Runners up: Greg Morton, String Figures, etc.; Stefan George

Bass: Steve Grams

Runner up: Justin Irwin, Bombs for the Bored

Drums: Jim "Jimbo Wyatt" Howell, The Wyatts

Runners up: John Convertino, Calexico; Chip Ritter, Bad News Blues Band, etc.

Keyboards: Arthur Migliazza

Runner up: Lisa Otey

Horn Player: Alex Flores, Bad News Blues Band

Runner up: Jeff Grubic, La Cerca, etc.

String Player: Mark Robertson-Tessi, String Figures, etc.

Runners up: Dave Firestine, Round the House, Privy Tippers; Mona Chambers, Molehill Orkestrah; Heather Hardy


Band Web Site: Tenpercenters.com

Runner up: Badnewsbluesband.com

Local Music Web Site: tucsonunderground.com

Producer/Engineer: Craig Schumacher

Runner up: Nathan Sabatino

Scenester: Mike Mullarkey

Runners up: Matt Brown; Don Jennings


Classical Music Duo: Silverwood Duo

Promotion of Local Music: KXCI's Locals Only/Don Jennings

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