September 23, 2015 Slideshows » Music

The San Antonio Music Awards 2015 Winners 

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Welcome to the 2015 San Antonio Music Awards, the San Antonio Current’s annual voter-driven review of SA’s music scene. Over 23,000 votes were cast this year, determining the finest musicians and venues that the city has to offer. Here's a look at the 1st place winner in all 35 categories. Learn more about the San Antonio Music Awards here. 
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Best Accordionist

Alvaro del Norte (Piñata Protest)

Best Guitarist

Nick Valdez (Elora and Gasoline Alley)

Best Vocalist

Elora Valdez (Elora and Gasoline Alley

Best Keyboardist

Eloy Espinoza (The Ranch Road Band/Grupo Texas Heat)

Best Bassist

Nick Williams (Elora & Gasoline Alley)

Best Drummer

Elise Garcia (Elora & Gasoline Alley)

Best Song

"Hotel Lobby" (Michael J. & The Foxes)

Best Album

Desert Sons (Lonely Horse)

Best Video

"Strong" (Kae Hache)

Best Indie Band

Deer Vibes

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Best New Band


Most Underrated Artist

Elora & Gasoline Alley

Best Tejano/Conjunto Band

Grupo Texas Heat

Best Alt-Latino Band

Creciendo Fuerte

Best Hard Rock/Metal Band


Best Punk Band


Best Instrumental Band


Best Hip-Hop Artist

Richie Branson

Best R&B Artist

Niki Symone

Best Singer/Songwriter

Dylan Tanner

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Best Country/Americana Band

The Ranch Road Band

Best Blues Artist/Band

Smokehouse Guitar Army

Best Jazz Band

The Azul Experience

Best DJ


Best Electronic Artist/Band

Aliens WITH Halos

Best Recording Studio

Timewheel Studios

Best Local Radio Show

KRTU Live and Local (Jeannette Muniz)

Best Record Label

Dreamland Collective

Best Music Venue (Small)/Best DIY Venue

Imagine Books & Records

Best Music Venue (Large)

The Falls

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Best Hip-Hop Producer/Best Recording Engineer/Best Promoter

Andrew FNS Johnson/Donnie Meals/Tim Slusher


Best Accordionist

Alvaro del Norte (Piñata Protest)


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