2013 AMBA/AMP Award Winners

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The 2013 AMP Austin Music Industry Awards, powered by Fender, went to:

Best Poster: AIRSHP for “Dance for Dystonia,” presented by Kerry Awn
Best Concert Tech: Bryan Schrumpf, ACL Live at the Moody, presented by Jennifer Houlihan
Unsung Hero Award: Herb Holland, Texas Community Music Festival, presented by Jennifer Houlihan
Esme Barerra Award in Music Activism and Education (2): Melissa Graham LaMure, 18Below , presented by Joel LaViolette; and Darden Smith, SongwritingWith:Soldiers, presented by Donovan Keith
Best Local Music Promoter: Neil Diaz, presented by John Wickham
Best Recording Studio: Orb Recording Studios , presented by Heather Wagner Reed
Best Arranger: Dave Madden, presented by KVUE’s Pat Buchta
Best Venue Sound Engineer: Jamie Wellwarth, Continental Club, presented by Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover

The 2013 Austin Music Blogger Awards went to:

Best Photographer: Pooneh Ghana
Best Solo Artist: Jess Williamson
Best Band: Black Books
Best Album: Black BooksBlack Books
Best EP: BorrisokaneMurdering Teeth
Best Single: Shivery ShakesSidewalk Talk
Best DJ: Learning Secrets
Best Venue: The Mohawk
AMBA Reader’s Choice for Best Album: Blue October – Sway

Event Information

The event was emceed by Laurie Gallardo of KUTX, and the full bill included Jess Williamson, Orthy, Magna Carda, A Giant Dog, Shivery Shakes, and Mirror Travel. The afterparty featured DJ Apollo Zeitgeist and DJ DOA (Duchess of Awesome). In addition to Fender, sponsors included Austin Eastciders, Capitol City Records, and Philip Rogers Photography, and the nine founding blogs of the Austin Music Blogger Alliance – Austin Bloggy Limits, Austin Town Hall, Austin Writes Music, OVRLD, Pop Press International, Red River Noise, Republic of Austin, Side One Track One and Ultra8201. The event was held at Spider House Ballroom on February 27, 2014.