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2008 TAMMIES Winners

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(C) = Critics' Choice Finalists / (R) Readers' Choice Finalists

The Big Stuff

Band/Musician of the Year

The Wyatts (R), 41.4 percent

Runners up:

2. Mostly Bears (C), 34.1 percent

3. Golden Boots (C), 24.5 percent

Up-and-Coming Artist(s) of the Year

The Dusty Buskers (R), 36.2 percent

Runners up:

2. American Android (R), 26.5 percent

3. Digital Leather (C), 18.9 percent

4. The Hounds (R), 18.3 percent

Best New Release (Since May 2007)

Mostly Bears, The Ed Mitchell Clinic (C), 26.7 percent

Runners up:

2. Greyhound Soul, Tonight and Every Night (C), 21.2 percent

3. Golden Boots, Burning Brain (C), 19.5 percent

4. American Android, Silent Partner (R), 17.3 percent

5. The Hounds, Bonafied (R), 15.3 percent

Performance Awards

Blues

Tom Walbank (C, R), 42.1 percent

Runners up:

2. Bad News Blues Band (R), 29.9 percent

3. Michael P. Nordberg (C), 15.2 percent

4. Jack of Roses (C), 12.8 percent

Bluegrass

The Dusty Buskers (C, R), 46.5 percent

Runners up:

2. TIE

Crystal Ridge Bluegrass Band (C, R), 18.6 percent

Titan Valley Warheads (R), 18.6 percent

4. String Figures (R), 16.4 percent

Country/Western

The Wyatts (R), 32.2 percent

Runners up:

2. Al Perry (R), 27.4 percent

3. Loveland (C), 17.4 percent

4. Kevin Pakulis (C), 12.8 percent

5. Conner Cecil (C), 10.2 percent

Cover Band

The Jons (C), 29.1 percent

Runners up:

2. Whole Lotta Zep (R), 24.4 percent

3. 80's and Gentlemen (formerly the Mockingbirds) (C), 21.1 percent

4. Mid Life Crisis (R), 15.4 percent

5. Shell Shock (R), 10 percent

DJ

Matt McCoy (C), 54.1 percent

Runners up:

2. Chucky Chingon (R), 24.4 percent

3. Carl Hanni (C), 21.5 percent

Electronic

...music video? (C, R), 27.4 percent

Runners up:

2. Feel Good Revolution (R), 25.6 percent

3. Bark Bark Bark (C), 24.3 percent

4. Digital Leather (C), 22.8 percent

Folk

Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl (R), 27.3 percent

Runners up:

2. Leila Lopez (C), 25.9 percent

3. The Dusty Buskers (C, R), 21.6 percent

4. Namoli Brennet (C), 14.4 percent

5. The Determined Luddites (R), 10.8 percent

Funk/Soul

Cosmic Slop (C, R), 39.6 percent

Runners up:

2. 8 Minutes to Burn (C, R), 32.1 percent

3. Michael P. Nordberg (C, R), 28.3 percent

Hip-Hop

Isaiah (T.T.T.) (C), 34 percent

Runners up:

2. Mike Superhero (R), 32.3 percent

3. Magnum Opus (C), 17.1 percent

4. Jivin Scientists (C), 16.6 percent

Jazz

Misbehavin' (R), 22.7 percent

Matt Mitchell (C), 13.9 percent (solo) and 13.7 percent (with Marianne Dissard)

Runners up:

3. Ed DeLucia (R), 18.1 percent

4. Rosano Bros. Virtual Quartet (C), 16.2 percent

5. Matt Mitchell and Marianne Dissard (C), 13.7 percent

6. Amor/Grubic Duo (C), 10.7 percent

7. John Einweck Trio (R), 4.7 percent

Editor's Note: While Misbehavin' (22.7 percent) got the most votes in the final, seven-way voting, we can't ignore the fact that nobody received more total votes than Matt Mitchell, who was listed as both a solo performer (13.9 percent) and as part of a duo with Marianne Dissard (13.7 percent), based on the results of the Critics' Choice voting in the first round. Therefore, we have decided to award both Misbehavin' and Matt Mitchell in this category.

Latin Jazz/Salsa

Latino Solido (C, R), 31 percent

Runners up:

2. Descarga (R), 27.6 percent

3. Bossa Rhythm Project (C), 24.5 percent

4. Combo Westside (C), 16.9 percent

Mariachi

Mariachi Luz de Luna (C, R) 44.9 percent

Runners up:

2. Mariachi Aztlán (R), 28.8 percent

3. Los Quatro Vientos (C), 26.3 percent

Metal

Great American Tragedy (R), 26.7 percent

Runners up:

2. TIE

Metalhead (R), 19.4 percent

Blues (C), 19.4 percent

4. Ph8 (R), 17.9 percent

5. Brohammer (C), 16.6 percent

Punk

Last Call Brawlers (R), 40.7 percent

Runners up:

2. Shark Pants (C), 26.9 percent

3. The Distortionists (R), 19.8 percent

4. F.A.N.S.S. (C), 12.5 percent

Reggae/Ska

Neon Prophet (R), 39.1 percent

Runners up:

2. Skitn (C, R), 24.7 percent

3. Kool Shades (C), 18.9 percent

4. Planet Jam (C, R), 17.3 percent

Rock

Mostly Bears (C), 29.1 percent

Runners up:

2. Golden Boots (C), 22.1 percent

3. TIE

American Android (R), 19 percent

Sunday Afternoon (R), 19 percent

5. The Swim (C), 10.9 percent

Roots Rock/Rockabilly

Al Foul (C, R), 36.6 percent

Runners up:

2. The Wyatts (R), 36.2 percent

3. Last Call Brawlers (C, R), 27.2 percent

World

Molehill Orkestrah (C), 41.2 percent

Runners up:

2. Jose "Pepo" Saavedra (C), 31.2 percent

3. Round the House (R), 27.6 percent

Musicians Awards

Female Vocalist

Leila Lopez (C), 27.3 percent

Runners up:

2. Marianne Dissard (C), 17.4 percent

3. Namoli Brennet (R), 16.5 percent

4. Cathy Rivers (Little Black Cloud) (C), 12.9 percent

5. Julie McCrea (Misbehavin') (R), 11.2 percent

6. Claire Zucker (Round the House) (R), 8 percent

7. Laura Kepner-Adney/Silver Thread Trio (C), 6.7 percent

Male Vocalist

Salvador Duran (C), 28.1 percent

Runners up:

2. Roscoe Wyatt (The Wyatts) (R), 27.5 percent

3. Brian Lopez (Mostly Bears) (C), 23.7 percent

4. Joe Pena (Greyhound Soul) (C), 20.7 percent

Songwriter

Joey Burns (Calexico) (C), 33.3 percent

Runners up:

2. TIE

Namoli Brennet (C, R), 18.9 percent

Roscoe Wyatt (The Wyatts) (R), 18.9 percent

4. Carlos Arzate (American Android) (R), 15.7 percent

5. Andrew Collberg (C), 13.2 percent

Guitarist

Matt Mitchell (C), 41.5 percent

Runners up:

2. Naim Amor (C), 29.4 percent

3. Tom Carpenter (Crystal Ridge Bluegrass Band) (R), 29.1 percent

Bassist

Geoffrey Hidalgo (Mostly Bears) (C), 27.3 percent

Runners up:

2. Michael P. Nordberg (various bands) (C), 26.8 percent

3. Blue (The Hounds) (R), 17.3 percent

4. Nick Augustine (various bands) (C), 16.1 percent

5. Steve Grams (Grams and Krieger) (C), 12.5 percent

Drummer

Jimbo Wyatt (The Wyatts) (R), 25.7 percent

Runners up:

2. Michael Hummer (Ph8, Jose "Pepo" Saavedra) (C), 20.7 percent

3. Winston Watson (various bands) (C), 17 percent

4. Dick Solomon (Shark Pants, Ultramaroon) (C), 13.1 percent

5. Jake Bergeron (The Deludes) (C), 12 percent

6. Kini Wade (Planet Jam) (R), 11.5 percent

Keyboardist

Sergio Mendoza (The Jons, Seven to Blue) (C), 36.8 percent

Runners up:

2. Arthur Migliazza (C, R), 36.6 percent

3. Dan Naiman (Solace Bros.) (C), 13.7 percent

4. Steve Abramson (Planet Jam) (R), 12.9 percent

Horn Player

Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico) (C), 31.8 percent

Runners up:

2. Jon Villa (The Jons) (C, R), 20.3 percent

3. "Hurricane" Carla Brownlee (R), 18.2 percent

4. Marco Rosano/Rosano Bros. Virtual Quartet (C), 16.5 percent

5. Alex Flores (Bad News Blues Band) (R), 13.2 percent

String Player

Vicki Brown (various bands) (C), 34.4 percent

Runners up:

2. Mona Chambers (Molehill Orkestrah) (C), 26.4 percent

3. Sharon Goldwasser (Round the House) (R), 21.8 percent

4. Gary Kuitert (Titan Valley Warheads) (C), 17.4 percent

Multi-Instrumentalist

Nick Luca (Luca) (C), 41.8 percent

Runners up:

2. Michael P. Nordberg (various bands) (C), 25.9 percent

3. TIE

Mark Robertson-Tessi (Round the House, String Figures) (R), 16.1 percent

Kevin Schramm (Last Call Girls) (R), 16.1 percent

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