Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 was the time, and the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin was the place for the 2nd Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards. Socialites and artists from all over the United States, and a few from foreign lands made their way to the Texas capitol for the festivities. For a blow by blow account of the awards and a recap of the winners check out the Ameripolitan Awards LIVE blog.
Below are some photographs of the night from photographer C. C. Ekström of the excellent website Almost Out Of Gas. A few selected photos also by Trigger of SCM.
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.
The Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin, TX hosts the 2015 Awards
The Godfather of Ameripolitan, Dale Watson
On his 80th birthday, Johnny Bush Performs, and is presented with a birthday cake.
Joe Ely fills in for the sick Billy Joe Shaver, and puts on a sick performance.
The Derailers win for Honky Tonk Group
The current honky tonk Queen of Lower Broadway and Ameripolitan winner, Sarah Gayle Meech
Introduced as the Queen of Ameripolitan, Rosie Flores.
Ameripolitan winner Amber Digby sings to the ceiling, and hands out an award with Wayne “The Train” Hancock
Ameripolitan Honky Tonk Male winner James “Slim” Hand
Founder of the Sound James Burton jams with Redd Volkaert as Dale Watson admires
Ray Benson has been announced as the 2016 Ameripolitan Master of Ceremonies
The Hot Club of Cowtown and Elana James don’t mess around…
The Cactus Blossoms perform out of the 1st intermission
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys are the 2015 Ameripolitan Best Rockabilly Group
Canadian Paul Pigat plays with Chris Casello
The venerable owner of The Broken Spoke, James White