Bob Schneider cleans up at Austin Music Awards
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
– Bob Schneider won a clean sweep of awards at the Austin Music Awards announced Thursday. Schneider won Austin musician of the year, male vocals, songwriter, band of the year (with Lonelyland), album of the year (for "Lovely Creatures") and song of the year (for 40 Dogs (Like Romeo and Juliet)
Fellow Texan Sarah Jarosz won country/bluegrass, folk and female vocals awards.
Other winners include Speak for best new Austin band, Los Lonely Boys for best rock band, the Bright Light Social Hour for best indie band, Antone's for best live music venue and the Ghost Room for new live music venue.
Inductees to the Austin Music Hall of Fame Bruce Robison, Pony Bone, David Garza, Sarah Brown, Brannen Temple and Denny Freeman.
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