The winner of this year's best acoustic band at the 2012 OC Music Awards was announced at last night's showcase held at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. And the winner is…Allensworth.
They ended their set with a barn-rattling number that had people practically square dancing in aisles. When it was apparent they hadn't won, a quiet shock rippled through the room. Even Allensworth looked a little stunned as he accepted the evening's top prize, which includes a four-day recording session at Red Bull Studios and an endorsement by Ernie Ball. Doubtless, it wasn't an easy task for judges to rate these very talented groups of people with such disparate sounds. (The organizers wouldn't give us the exact scores, but it's rumored that the discrepancy was in the one- to two-point range.)