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.
Master of Ceremonies Mojo Nixon (& no pants)
Big Sandy – Ameripolitan Rockabilly Male Winner
Wayne “The Train” Hancock
Wayne Hancock accepting his award for Honky Tonk Male
Ameripolitan Award winner Rosie Flores
James “Slim” Hand
Ameripolitan “Founder of the Sound” Johnny Bush
Ameripolitan Western Swing Female Winner Dawn Sears. Earl Poole Ball on keys
Johnny Bush accepting his “Founder of the Sound” Award
James Hand and Sarah Gayle Meech presenting an award.
The legendary Redd Volkaert.
Redd Volkaert on Guitar, Jason Roberts on Fiddle, Mike Bernal on Drums – Part of The Ameripolitan Band
Carly Turner, Riley Reed, and Pearls Mahone: The Girls of Muddy Roots
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
James White from The Broken Spoke, voted Ameripolitan’s Best Venue
Whitey Morgan, Elizabeth Cook, Benny James Vermeylen
Tonya Watts & Waylon Payne
“Founder of the Sound” W.C. “Fluke” Holland with his wife and friend.
Ginny from Ginny’s Little Longhorn