2013 JUNO Award Nominees- Roots Categories

The Juno Award nominees were announced today and there was little joy for the roots folks this year. In the ‘big’ categories, not a wiff of roots amongst the populist material that keeps the industry afloat. Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo– the nominees are Amelia Curran- Spectators Annabelle Chvostek- Rise Corb Lund-… Continue reading 2013 JUNO Award Nominees- Roots Categories

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Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

Announced ealier today, and I am pretty excited. If memory serves, I’ve never before helped three albums make the list. From the Polaris site http://www.polarismusicprize.ca/article/416/the-2012-polaris-music-prize-long-list-is-here/ “The 2012 Polaris Music Prize Long List is (in alphabetical order): A Tribe Called Red – A Tribe Called Red Marie-Pierre Arthur – Aux alentours Rich Aucoin – We’re All… Continue reading Polaris Music Prize Long List 2012

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Roots music column, June 5

Good day, roots music fans, In this week’s column, I advance several area shows and festivals as well as highlight the five albums I am placing on my ballot for this years Polaris Music Prize: the latest from The Great Lake Swimmers, Maria Dunn, The Swiftys, The Wooden Telegraph, and Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko.… Continue reading Roots music column, June 5

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