Live music in Waco is an act of love in many ways as many local bands and musicians will tell you there's no money in it and crowd turnout is often fickle.
Sometimes a pat on the back from peers can go a long way and it's in that sense that the Music Association of Central Texas gives its annual Groovy Awards: a pat on the back for talent, support and encouragement.
Last week, MACT members awarded this year's winners in 20 categories. Congratulations to all.
Solo/Duo - Jonna Mae
Female Vocalist - Kayla Ray
Male Vocalist - John Maxwell
Guitarist - Isaac Martinez
Bassist - Chris Gore
Drummer - Nathan Price
Instrumentalist - Robert Lindell
Songwriter - Isaac Martinez, "Only, The Lonely Come Back Home"
Horizon Award - Kyrstin Baird
Entertainer of the Year - North of Navasota
Rock - Los Roachez, North of Navasota (tie)
Country - Brett Hendrix Band
Christian - 10th Leper
Rhythm-and-blues - Bubba Haze
Heavy metal - 13 Shots
Jazz - $5 Shake
Club - O'Briens
Music - The Backyard
Best Music Video
Troy Shaw, "Eddie's Song - A Tribute to David Zychek"