The Tucson Area Music Awards celebrates the excellence and diversity of Tucson's music community. In its third year, the TAMMIES featured a showcase weekend musical festival in April, with more than 80 artists performing at 12 venues. In a Tucson Weekly Readers' Poll, eighteen honorees were chosen as the 1995 TAMMIES winners. And on May 10, at a gala awards ceremony under the starts at downtown's legendary Hotel Congress, the winners received their coveted TAMMIES awards and attendees heard music by Los Diamantes, the Titan Valley Warheads, the Blues Kats, the Friends of Dean Martinez (with a special guest cameo by Victoria Williams), the TAMMIES All-Star Band, Lisa Otey, Shovel, The Drakes, and Dog and Pony Show. Ginger's Dave Slutes emceed the event and a fine time was had by all.

TAMMIES '95 Winners
Acoustic/Folk: Ensemble
Stefan George & Songtower
Good Medicine
Acoustic/Folk: Solo
Jamie Anderson
Earl Edmonson
Sam Taylor Blues Band
The Blue Lizards
Girls With Guitars
Chuck Wagon & The Wheels
Hall Of Fame
Travis Edmonson
Greasy Chicken
Lisa Otey
Latin Jazz
Ismael Barajas Latin Jazz Band
Sounds Of Brazil
Latino: Groupos
Latino: Mariachi
Los Changuitos Feos
Mariachi Aztlan
Latino: Norteño
Los Diamantes
Igalles DeNorte
Latino: Tex Mex
Latino Solido
Latin Express
Reggae/World Beat
Neon Prophet
One Blood
Rock: Alternative/Pop
Naked Prey
Al Perry & The Cattle
Rock: College
Mood Indigo
Propaganda Child
Rock: Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Betty Stress
Born & Bred
Rock: Punk
The Weird Lovemakers
Rock: Techno/Hip Hop
Blackmoon Graffiti
Hooked On Chronics
The Mollys
Hot Desert Love Toads
All Star Band '95
TAMMIES '95 CD - Caramba!
Acknowledgments & Thanks

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