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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Local Musicians Nominated for Junos

Hamilton has once again had a strong showing at the Juno nominations, which just goes to prove how much world-class music is in the area.

Both Jack de Keyzer and Steve Strongman will be going head to head for Blues Album of the Year of the year along with Colin James (whose nominated disc includes songwriting from Hamilton's own Tom Wilson), Steve Hill, and Shakura S'Aida (her nominated CD features a performance from local blues legend Harrison Kennedy).

Links: Jack de Keyzer, More Jack De Keyzer Stories Video courtesy of The Capital Voice

Links: Steve Strongman, More Steve Strongman stories, Video courtesy of Brian Blain

Local singer/songwriter, Kathleen Edwards is up for two awards (Songwriter and Adult Alternative Album).

Links: Kathleen Edwards, More Kathleen Edwards Stories, Video courtesy of CBC Music 

Other area musicians up for Junos include Monster Truck, Diana Panton, Walk Off the Earth, and  The Arkells.

We'll be keeping our fingers crossed for everybody on the April 21 ceremony in Regina.

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Blast from the Past: De Keyzer and the Arkells Bring Home the Junos in 2010

Below are a few nomination highlights.

Blues Album
Roots & Traditional Album (Solo)
  • Amelia Curran, Spectators
  • Annabelle Chvostek, Rise
  • Corb Lund, Cabin Fever
  • Old Man Luedecke, Tender Is The Night
  • Rose Cousins, We Have Made A Spark
Roots & Traditional Album (Group)
  • Elliott BROOD, Days Into Years
  • Great Lake Swimmers, New Wild Everywhere
  • Le Vent du Nord, Tromper le temps
  • The Strumbellas, My Father and The Hunter
  • The Wooden Sky, Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun
Country Album
  • Chad Brownlee, Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Dallas Smith, Jumped Right In
  • Dean Brody, Dirt
  • Emerson Drive, Roll
  • Johnny Reid, Fire It Up
Adult Alternative Album
  • Bahamas, Barchords
  • Kathleen Edwards, Voyageur
  • Royal Wood, We Were Born to Glory
  • Serena Ryder, Harmony
  • The Barr Brothers, The Barr Brothers
Juno Fan Choice Award
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Céline Dion
  • Drake
  • Hedley
  • Justin Bieber
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Marianas Trench
  • Metric
  • Michael Bublé
  • Nickelback
  • Billy Talent, "Viking Death March"
  • Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
  • Hedley, "Kiss You Inside Out"
  • Serena Ryder, "Stompa"
  • The Sheepdogs, "The Way It Is"
International Album
  • Maroon 5, Overexposed
  • Mumford & Sons, Babel
  • One Direction, Up All Night
  • Rod Stewart, Merry Christmas, Baby
  • Taylor Swift, Red
  • Carly Rae Jepsen, Kiss
  • Céline Dion, Sans Attendre
  • Hedley, Storms
  • Justin Bieber, Believe
  • Marianas Trench, Ever After
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Deadmau5
  • Johnny Reid
  • Justin Bieber
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Billy Talent
  • Marianas Trench
  • Metric
  • Rush
  • The Sheepdogs
Breakthrough Group
  • Hey Ocean!
  • Monster Truck
  • The Pack a.d.
  • Walk Off the Earth
  • Yukon Blonde
Rock Album
  • Big Wreck, Albatross
  • Billy Talent, Dead Silence
  • Rush, Clockwork Angels
  • The Sheepdogs, The Sheepdogs
  • The Tragically Hip, Now For Plan A
Vocal Jazz Album
  • Carol Welsman, Journey
  • Diana Krall, Glad Rag Doll
  • Diana Panton, Christmas Kiss
  • Elizabeth Shepherd, Rewind
  • Emilie-Claire Barlow, Seule ce Soir
Aboriginal Album
  • BURNT-Project 1, The Black List
  • Crystal Shawanda, Just Like You
  • Don Amero, Heart On My Sleeve
  • Donny Parenteau, Bring It On
  • Janet Panic, Samples
Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee
  • k.d. Lang

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