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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Local Musicians up for 2014 Indie Awards


The Independent Music Award nominations are jam packed with local talent this year.    Hopefully, a number of them will be coming home with some hardware at the ceremony (Saturday May 10th, 2014 at the Kool Haus in Toronto).

Steeltown music veteran Tom Wilson (aka  Lee Harvey Osmond) is up for best Folk/Roots artist and Hamilton singer Diana Panton is nominated for the Jazz award. Other nominees from the Hammer include hard rockers Monster Truck (4 awards) and soul queen Jessy Lanza, who received nods for two categories.



Links: Diana PantonMore Diana Panton Stories, Video above courtesy of Leading Pictures



Video above courtesy of Hyperdub Records

The surrounding area is also represtented.  St. Catharines boy Dallas Green (aka City and Colour) is in the running for an impressive eight awards.  Tim Hicks (also from St. Catharines) and Welland's Daniel Romano are both up for Country Artist.  Recent Juno winners Downchild (featuring members from Brantford and Niagara) will be up for Blues Artist as well.



Links: City and Colour, More City and Colour Stories, Video above courtesy of City and Colour

Fans can also vote online starting Monday, March 31st at www.indies.ca.

Below are a few of the nomination highlights.

Blues Artist
Country Artist
Album
Single
Group/Duo
Artist
Female Artist
Male Artist
Live Artist
Songwriter
Video
Must Follow Artist
Collaboration
Most Played Artist
Best Selling Release

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