Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CONGRATS: Joel Johnson and Jane Lewis Win Independent Music Awards!

The judges have spoken in the 14th Independent Music Awards and two local acts have received-much deserved accolades.   Ohsweken Bluesman, Joel Johnson got the Best Blues Album award for Blues Joose, Vol. 2 and Guelph singer/songwriter, Jane Lewis earned the Best Cover Song award for her rendition of the Beatles' Come Together.

Artists from around the world are nominated for these prestigious awards.  It's great to see talented area musicians shine in the international spotlight!

Hopefully, they haven't finished winning either because there's a people's choice portion of the awards.  You can vote for the nominees by clicking here.  Joel is also nominated in the Blues Song category for I'll Be Just Fine. Deadline is September 11, 2015. Good Luck!

Links: Joel JohnsonMore Joel Johnson StoriesVideo above courtesy of Andrea Cassis

Links: Jane LewisMore Jane Lewis StoriesVideo above courtesy of Jane Lewis

Here are a few highlights from the winners list:

  • Blues - Joel JohnsonBlues Joose, Vol. 2
  • Alt. Country - Marta Pacek: Voodoo Dolls and False Alarms

    Video above courtesy of Marta Pacek

  • Americana - The Amigos: Diner In The Sky
  • Bluegrass - The Seldom Scene: Long Time...Seldom Scene
  • Country - Jodee Lewis: Whiskey Halo 
  • Folk/Singer-Songwriter - Dawn Landes: Bluebird
  • Funk/Fusion/Jam - Brownman Electryc Trio: Gravitation: A Study In Freefall
  • Jazz Instrumental  - Simon Phillips: Protocol 2 
  • Jazz With Vocals - The Lost Jazz Ensemble: The Lost American JazzBook

  • Cover Song - Jane Lewis: Come Together
  • Alt. Country - Mayfield: When I Last Saw You
  • Americana - Sleepy Man: Flesh and Bones
  • Bluegrass - The Seldom Scene - Mean Mother Blues
  • Blues - Hamish Anderson: Burn
  • Country - Jodee Lewis: From a Bottle
  • Folk/Singer-Songwriter - Elizabeth and The Catapult: Someday Soon
  • Funk/Fusion/Jam - George and The Good Vibes: Haklaut
  • Jazz Instrumental - Pascal Le Boeuf: What Your Teacher…
  • Jazz With Vocals - KJ Denhert: Beautiful
  • Jazz - Joy and Madness: The EP
  • Roots/Country -  The Show Ponies: Run For Your Life
Click here for the complete winners listing

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