The Full List of Ghosty Winners

The 1st Annual Ghosty Awards

First of all, I have so many thank you’s to give, as there are so many people who helped make last night something very special.  Thanks to the entire staff at The Underpass for being gracious and wonderful hosts, and for making sure everything went smoothly.  Obviously, I have to thank the musicians.  Camille Schuh, Leah Lane of Moon Waves, $kaduf, (monkeysphere), Meia, and Rahim Quazi all put on killer sets that helped demonstrate why I love their music.  And of course this night would have been a total wreck were it not for the guidance of my trusty hostess, Veronica Young of Hungover With V.  Finally, thanks to everyone who came out, has supported the blog, or just loves local music.

But you didn’t come to the blog to hear me gush, did you?  No. all you want to know is who won.  That’s OK.  Below is an alphabetical listing of all the winners, as well as the awards they won.  One quick explanation: the Ghost’s choice award was determined by me alone, whereas the Ghosty Award was decided by popular vote.  So here we go…

The Azalea Project
Ghost’s Choice: Best New Act, Best Under 21 Act
Ghosty Award: Best Group Act, Best New Act, Best Under 21 Act

Blue, the Misfit
Ghosty Award: Best Rap/Hip-Hop Act

Cameron Matthew Ray
Ghosty Award: Best Folk Act

Camille Schuh
Ghost’s Choice: Best Female Vocalist

Captain and Camille
Ghost’s Choice: Best Cover Act

The Demigs
Ghosty Award: Best Songwriter (Chris Demiglio)

Dove Hunter
Ghost’s Choice: Best Bassist (Chad DeAtley)

Ducado Vega and Zenya Vi
Ghost’s Choice: Best Funk/R&B, Best Music Video (“Hella”)

Emmeline
Ghosty Award: Best Pianist/Keyboardist

Garrett Owen
Ghosty Award: Best Guitarist

Gaston Light
Ghost’s Choice: Best Digital Single (“Wake Up and Fight”)

Ghost of Blind Lemon
Ghosty Award: Best Music Blog (who’d thought people who read this would give me this award?)

Good Records
Ghosty Award: Best Record Store

Hand Drawn Records
Ghosty Award: Best Record Label

Hard Night’s Day
Ghosty Award: Best Cover Act

Hawk vs. Dove
Ghost’s Choice: Best Guitarist (John Hardy), Best Drummer (Joe Hardy)

Idol Records
Ghost’s Choice: Best Record Label

Jessie Frye
Ghosty Award: Best Drummer (Chad Ford)

The Kessler Theater
Ghost’s Choice: Best Concert Venue
Ghosty Award: Best Concert Venue

King Camel Productions
Ghosty Award: Best Talent Buyer

Leon Bridges
Ghosty Award: Best Album (Coming Home), Best Solo Act, Best Male Vocalist, Best Song (“Coming Home”), Best Funk/R&B

Loud and Local, KEGL
Ghost’s Choice: Best Radio Show

Lysandra Chapman
Ghost’s Choice: Best Pianist/Keyboardist

Medasin
Ghost’s Choice: Best Electronic Act

Meia
Ghosty Award: Best Female Vocalist

(monkeysphere)
Ghost’s Choice: Best Ska Act
Ghosty Award: Best Ska Act

Moon Waves
Ghost’s Choice: Best Psych Rock Act
Ghosty Award: Best Psych Rock Act, Best Digital Single (“Lapse”)

The Music Enthusiast
Ghost’s Choice: Best Music Blog

Nicholas Altobelli
Ghost’s Choice: Best Folk Act

Off the Record
Ghost’s Choice: Best Record Store

The Orange
Ghost’s Choice: Best Group Act, Best Rock Act
Ghosty Award: Best Live Act, Best Rock Act

Party Static
Ghosty Award: Best Pop Act

The Paul Slavens Show, KXT
Ghosty Award: Best Radio Show

Pearl Earl
Ghosty Award: Best EP (Karaoke Superstar)

Rahim Quazi
Ghost’s Choice: Best Live Act, Best Album (Ghost Hunting), Best Solo Act, Best Male Vocalist, Best Song (“Ghost Hunting”), Best Songwriter, Best Pop Act
Ghosty Award: Best Music Video (“Ghost Hunting”)

Rude King
Ghost’s Choice: Best EP (Coming Back to You)

Sealion
Ghosty Award: Best Bassist (Samantha Villavert)

$kaduf
Ghosty’s Choice: Best Rap/Hip-Hop

Sugarfoote & Co.
Ghosty’s Choice: Best Country Act
Ghosty Award: Best Country Act

Telegraph Canyon
Ghosty’s Choice: Best Alt-Country Act
Ghosty Award: Best Alt-Country Act

Tentacle Productions
Ghosty’s Choice: Best Talent Buyer

Tomkat
Ghosty Award: Best Electronic Act

Trees
Ghost’s Choice: Best Club Venue (Tie)

The Underpass
Ghost’s Choice: Best Club Venue (Tie)
Ghosty Award: Best Club Venue

Similar posts
  • Sunday Spotify 16: 4/16/17 Omar and the Howlers, “Hard Times in the Land of Plenty” Sad news in the Austin music world came this week when Barry “Frosty” Smith passed away. To say that his musical resume was impressive would be an understatement. He played with Soulhat, Alejandro Escovedo, Roky Erickson, and Omar & The Howlers, to name a [...]
  • Sunday Spotify 16: 4/9/17 As you’re probably aware, Pete Freedman has clearly set the record straight on how awful the Deep Ellum Arts Festival is.  I felt it was my duty to help back up his opinion, so I designed a playlist that clearly shows the lack of talent held by those playing the festival.  I apologize for having [...]
  • Ten for Your Attention This Thursday:... Back in the days when Dallas Observer used to have music editors, people would often suggest that I apply for the position.  They would say that my perspective on the music scene and my writing skills would be just what the DO needed.  And without fail, I would accept the compliment, but never tried for [...]
  • Catching Up With The Ghost Alright, let’s get a few things out of the way.  2017 has not been a good year for The Ghost.  My readers probably figured that out already, considering the fact that this is the first post on the blog all year long.  It would be wonderful if I could declare that The Ghost would be [...]
  • The Ghost 101 Countdown of 2016: #20-... Day by day, song by song, we’re getting closer to revealing The Ghost’s #1 song of 2016. You should be following along diligently, but in case you’re not, The Ghost will be nice and do a full recap of songs #101-21. Ready? Here we go… John Earle Mainord, “The Dam Gon’ Break” Sarah Sellers, “Gone [...]

Follow Me On:

Subscribe to the Newsletter

Upcoming Shows

  • No events