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Friday, November 1, 2013

Hamilton Music Awards 2013 Nominations Announced

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On Wednesday, October 30, 2013, the nominees for the latest edition of the Hamilton Music Awards were announced.   On November 17, there will a celebration of our amazing music scene at when the awards are given out.

Local blues legend Harrison Kennedy leads the pack with 5 nominations (Male Artist, Blues Recording, Songwriter, Male Vocalist, Record) and a lifetime achievement award. Ian Thomas, Bud Roach and Jessy Lanza landed four nods each.  Diana Panton, Ruth Sutherland and Tom Wilson (aka Lee Harvey Osmond) all have three nominations to their names

Click here for the results.

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You can click here to see a complete list of nominees or check the highlights below:

Blues Recording of the Year
Andre Bisson – Bad Scene
Jack de KeyzerElectric Love
Sonny Del-Rio – Blow Your Horn Man
Jerry Johnson – Barber’s Chair
Harrison Kennedy – Soulscape
Smoke Wagon Blues BandLive In Hamilton

Folk/Traditional Recording of the Year
The AcousticsErie Long
Dawn and MarraTeaspoons and Tablespoons
Poor AngusGathering
Timid, The Brave – Timid, The Brave
Michael Vallely – Circus Songs

Roots Recording of the Year
The CaretakersLove, War + Propaganda
Rob GreenSoul Dancing
Andy GriffithsMind On Other Things
Lee Harvey OsmondThe Folk Sinner
WhitehorseThe Road to Massey Hall

Alt/Country Recording of the Year
1220 Blast – Home
The Barn Katz – Roadkill Grill
Tia McGraffBreak These Chains
Gillian Nicola & the Radio Interference – Chasing the Wind
JP Riemens & the Fabulous BarfliesNo Filter

Adult Alternative Recording of the Year
Buckshot Bebee & the Secret Boyfriends – Merchants of Youth
Cowlick – Night Vision
Killin Time BandOne Set To Freedom
Meme – Meme
Marcio Novelli – It’s Not An Excuse, It’s A Reason
Perennials – This Is Tomorrow

Adult Contemporary Recording of the Year
Garth Baker – That Could Be Everything
Jamie Barnes – Coming Home
Paul FedericiNow And Then
Ghosts of MemphisThe Devil and the Details
Dave RaveMemphis Midnight
Ian ThomasLittle Dreams

Ethnic/World Recording of the Year
Yiannis Kapoulas – Mystic Journey
Loril Shannik – The Vagabond Harp
Ruth Sutherland – A Canadian Christmas
Steel City Rovers – Steel City Rovers
John Gora and Gorale – Butterfly

Jazz Recording of the Year
Brad Cheeseman Group
George Rose Big Band
Jimmy Stahl Big Band
Robin Lee
Diana Panton

Female Artist of the Year
Buckshot Bebee
Jessy Lanza
Diana Panton
Rosanna Riverso
Ruth Sutherland

Male Artist of the Year
Jack de Keyzer
Harrison Kennedy
Dave Rave
JP Riemens
Bud Roach
Ian Thomas

New Artist/Group of the Year
Allotrope
Engine Empire
Jessy Lanza
Gillian Nicola & the Radio Interference
Two Piece Extra Spicy

Mohawk College Artist Lifetime Achievement Award
Harrison Kennedy

Instrumental Recording of the Year
Brad Cheeseman Group – Brad Cheesman Group
Yiannis Kapoulas – Mystic Journey
Loril Shannik – The Vagabond Harp
George Rose Big Band – Echoes of Legends

Songwriter of the Year
Harrison Kennedy
Dawn Larsh (Dawn and Marra)
Ian Thomas
Walk Off The Earth
Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond)

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sarah Blackwood (Walk Off The Earth)
Melissa McClelland (Whitehorse)
Diana Panton
Rosanna Riverso
Ruth Sutherland

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jon Harvey (Monster Truck)
Harrison Kennedy
Bud Roach
Ian Thomas
Tom Wilson

Record of the Year
Harrison Kennedy – Soulscape
Jessy Lanza – Pull My Hair Back
Lee Harvey OsmondThe Folk Sinner
Monster Truck - Furiosity
Walk Off the Earth – R.E.V.O.

Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

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