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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CONGRATS! Hamilton Blues Great Harrison Kennedy to Receive European Blues Award

Shortly after earning 5 Maple Blues Award nominations, local Blues legend, Harrison Kennedy, found out he'll be getting the "prix Blues de l'Academie Charles Cros".  The singer/songwriter told the Hamilton Spectator that the award is similar to getting a European Grammy for best blues album.

The prize will be handed out later in mid-November 2015.  Unfortunately, Harrison won't be there to pick it up but he'll be sending a thank you video for the ceremony.

The Académie Charles-Cros is a French association founded in 1947 by music industry professionals. It was created to honor 19th century sound recording pioneer and poet Charles Cros.

It's wonderful seeing a local music veteran getting such prestigious international acclaim.  Well deserved Harrison! CONGRATS!

Blast from the Past: Harrison Wins 2011 International Blues Challenge Solo Category

Links: Harrison KennedyMore Harrison Kennedy Stories, Video above courtesy of Terry Ashton

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