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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 Maple Blues Award Winners

A number of local musicians were nominated for a Maple Blues Award but unfortunately, none of them walked away with a prize. You are all winners to us!

The awards were handed out January 18, 2010 at Koerner Hall in Toronto.

The big winners that night were Ottawa's Monkey Junk (5 awards) and Chris Whitely (3 awards).

Here are the winners:

Entertainer Of The Year
Monkey Junk

Electric Act Of The Year
Monkey Junk

Acoustic Act Of The Year
Harry Manx

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Steve Marriner (Monkey Junk)

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Suzie Vinnick

New Artist/Group Of The Year
Blackburn

BB King International Artist Of The Year
Taj Mahal

Recording Of The Year
Jeff Healey: Songs From The Road

Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement Award)
Chris Whiteley

Guitarist Of The Year
Tony D (Monkey Junk)

Harmonica Player Of The Year
Steve Marriner (Monkey Junk)

Piano/Keyboard Player Of The Year
Michael Fonfara (Downchild, Maple Blues Revue)

Horn Player Of The Year
Chris Whiteley (Maple Blues Revue)

Drummer Of The Year
Bucky Berger (Fathead)

Bassist Of The Year
Alec Fraser (Broken Joe, Jeff Healey)

Songwriter Of The Year
Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite

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