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The 2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Pictures

February 19, 2014 - By Trigger  //  Random Notes  //  11 Comments

Tuesday, February 18th was the inaugural Ameripolitan Music Awards at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin, TX. To see a complete list of winners, a play by play account of the night, and more pictures, please check out the 2014 Ameripolitan Awards LIVE Blog.

Below are some photographs of the night from photographer C. C. Ekström of the excellent website Almost Out Of Gas. You can also see the video presentation (without the full narration) that was presented at different times during the event below.

Apologies to artists that attended that were not featured, including Peewee Moore, Eric Strickland, Dallas Moore, and others. Because of the breakneck nature of the event, we did the best we could, but didn’t have time to catch up with everyone.

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Dale Watson

Master of Ceremonies Mojo Nixon

Master of Ceremonies Mojo Nixon (& no pants)

Big Sandy

Big Sandy – Ameripolitan Rockabilly Male Winner

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Wayne “The Train” Hancock

Wayne Hancock accepting his award for Honky Tonk Male

Wayne Hancock accepting his award for Honky Tonk Male

Ameripolitan Award winner Rosie Flores

Ameripolitan Award winner Rosie Flores

 

James "Slim" Hand

James “Slim” Hand

Ameripolitan "Founder of the Sound" Johnny Bush

Ameripolitan “Founder of the Sound” Johnny Bush

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Ameripolitan Western Swing Female Winner Dawn Sears. Earl Poole Ball on keys

Johnny Bush accepting his "Founder of the Sound" Award

Johnny Bush accepting his “Founder of the Sound” Award

James Hand accepting his

James Hand and Sarah Gayle Meech presenting an award.

 

The legendary Redd Volkaert.

The legendary Redd Volkaert.

Redd Volkaert on Guitar, Jason Roberts on Fiddle, Mike Bernal on Drums - The Ameripolitan Band

Redd Volkaert on Guitar, Jason Roberts on Fiddle, Mike Bernal on Drums – Part of The Ameripolitan Band

 

Pearls Mahone and the Girls of Muddy Roots

Carly Turner, Riley Reed, and Pearls Mahone: The Girls of Muddy Roots

Dale Watson and Jim Heath of The Reverend Horton Heat

Dale Watson (as the best dressed roadie) and Jim Heath of The Reverend Horton Heat playing a Fender guitar raffled off on the night. On drums, the legendary W.S. “Fluke” Holland.

Dale Watson & Elizabeth Cook

Dale Watson & Elizabeth Cook

 

James White from The Broken Spoke, voted Ameripolitan's Best Venue

James White from The Broken Spoke, voted Ameripolitan’s Best Venue

Whitey Morgan, Elizabeth Cook, Benny James Vermeylen

Whitey Morgan, Elizabeth Cook, Benny James Vermeylen

Tonya Watts

Tonya Watts & Waylon Payne

 

"Founder of the Sound" W.C. "Fluke" Holland with his wife and friend.

“Founder of the Sound” W.C. “Fluke” Holland with his wife and friend.

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Dan Jenkins

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Ginny from Ginny's Little Longhorn

Ginny from Ginny’s Little Longhorn

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11 Comments to “The 2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards in Pictures”

  • I’m very happy for all these people. It’s nice that there’s finally an award show for people who deserve awards. I hope the Ameripolitan ‘genre’ continues and grows even bigger this year. Congrats to all the winners!

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  • So happy to be reppin my dear dear dear MUDDY ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL! :) Thanks for the love Trigger, nice seein ya! Will have an album for you to review in a few months!

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  • I hate to say this, but Jim Heath looks really, really old. (I kid)

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  • Thank you for the coverage.It looked like a very talented get together.

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  • That was an amazing award show and sure looks like it was successful. Hopefully this can be a major game changer in the music scene in the future. Good job in covering it too Trigger Man.

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  • Thanks for posting those – excellent pics! Looks like that was one damn fine night!

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  • Definitely looks like a success and a good time – well done! I wish I could of been there! Whitey Morgan looks pretty damn happy lol!

    That beard / feather hat combo is fucking awesome too I am in awe

    I wish these sub-sub-genres could all be reconciled into one larger sub-genre (ameripolitan / XXX / muddy roots / whatever) and I know this has been discussed before not trying to put down what he’s doing at all….

    At the same time I guess it would be difficult deciding where to “draw the line” but the clique-ish-ness is (imo) preventing many of these artist from getting more exposure…

    If I win this next powerball I’ll see what I can do…

    Regardless thanks to Dale and all the artists – you all deserve this and so much more!!! We all appreciate what all of you are doing and don’t say it enough!

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  • Awesome night, lets make it even bigger and televised next year to show the world what real Honky Tonk is all about.

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  • Thanks for the pics and names (I don’t know everyone’s visage) and the report on the action.

    I know a bunch of them, but not all.

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  • I hope the whole Ameripolitan genre, etc takes off big time!

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  • Cool to see James Hand, Rosie Flores and other great artists but Mojo Nixon ruled the school… (as he usually does)
    It should have been a great party!

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