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Friday, November 2, 2012

Local Musicians Up for Canadian Folk Music Awards

Local performers keep on racking up the nominations - this time at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Hamilton's First Family of Folk, Whitehorse is nominated for 3 awards (Contemporary Album, Ensemble, Vocal Group).

Local boy Ben Caplan is up for New Emerging Artist and Rob Szabo received a nod for best producer, for Steve Strongman's A Natural Fact.

The awards will be handed out November 17 in St. John's NB.  GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Traditional Album of the Year
  • Nicolas Pellerin- Petit grain d'or
  • Le Vent du Nord - Tromper le temps
  • Sheesham and Lotus & 'Son - 1929
  • Metis Fiddler Quartet - Northwest Voyage Nord Ouest
  • Lenka Lichtenberg - Songs for the Breathing Walls
Contemporary Album of the Year
  • Linda McRae - Rough Edges and Ragged Hearts
  • Whitehorse - Whitehorse
  • The Deep Dark Woods - The Place I Left Behind
  • Old Man Luedecke & Lake of Stew - Sing All About It
  • Rose Cousins - We Have Made A Spark
Children’s Album of the Year
  • Kathy Reid-Naiman and Hannah Naiman - Here We Go Zodeo
  • Andrew Queen - GROW
  • Will Stroet - Ensemble, en cadence
  • Henri Godon - Chansons pour toutes sortes d'enfants
  • Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds - Shelley Bean & The Duckety Muds
Traditional Singer of the Year
  • Peter Wynne (The Wynnes)
  • Kim Beggs (The Blue Warblers)
  • Fred Jorgensen (The Navigators)
  • Sneezy Waters
  • Lenka Lichtenberg
Contemporary Singer of the Year
  • Keri Latimer
  • Geraldine Hollett (The Once)
  • Catherine MacLellan
  • Craig Cardiff
  • Rose Cousins
Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year
  • Rik Barron
  • Trent Freeman
  • Darren McMullen
  • Andrew Collins
  • Shaun Ferguson
Instrumental Group of the Year
  • Sultans of String
  • Oliver Schroer & Nuala Kennedy
  • The Fretless
  • Metis Fiddler Quartet
  • Gypsophilia
English Songwriter of the Year
  • Dala
  • The Deep Dark Woods
  • Jon Brooks
  • Catherine MacLellan
  • Annie Lou
  • PEAR
French Songwriter of the Year
  • Anique Granger
  • Mes Aïeux
  • Caracol
  • André Dédé Vander
  • Lisa LeBlanc
Vocal Group of the Year
  • Scarlett Jane
  • Dala
  • Whitehorse
  • The Once
  • Sweet Alibi
Ensemble of the Year
  • Whitehorse
  • Oliver Schroer & Nuala Kennedy
  • Le Vent du Nord
  • La Bottine Souriante
  • The Fretless
Solo Artist of the Year
  • Matt Andersen
  • Del Barber
  • Michael Jerome Browne
  • Anne Louise Genest (Annie Lou)
  • Rose Cousin
World Group of the Year
  • Sultans of String - MOVE
  • Roberto Lopez Afro-Colombian Jazz Orchestra - Azul
  • Zhambai Trio - Tambanavo
  • Sagapool - Sagapool
  • Surkalén - Essence de lumière
New/Emerging Artist of the Year
  • Scarlett Jane
  • Pharis & Jason Romero
  • Lisa LeBlanc
  • Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers
  • Three Little Birds
Producer of the Year
  • Chris McKhool - MOVE (Sultans of String)
  • Mike Roth - Best Day (Dala)
  • Rob Szabo - A Natural Fact (Steve Strongman)
  • Glen Simmons - Soldiers & Sailors (The Navigators)
  • Francois Couture - YAHNDAWA' (YAHNDAWA')
Pushing the Boundaries
  • Sultans of String
  • Briga
  • Gadji-Gadjo
  • The Fretless
  • Sagapool
Young Performer of the Year
  • Emily Madronich
  • The Archers
  • Rebecca Lappa
  • Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
  • Lucas Chaisson
Blast from the Past: The 2011 CFMA Winners

Click here for the results

More of our CFMA Stories

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