Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2015 Maple Blues Award Winners

Unfortunately, none of the local musicans nominated for 2014 Maple Blues Awards won at the ceremony on January 19, 2015 in Toronto.   On the plus side Tom Bona (who is part of Kitchener's Soulstack) took home Drummer of the Year honour for the second year in a row!

Links: SoulStackMore Soulstack Stories, Video above courtesy of Jon Knight

The big winner of the night was Montreal's Steve Hill who won all the awards he was nominated for (4).

Links: Steve Hill, More Steve Hill Stories, Video above courtesy of Livetoune

The only other multiple winner was Angel Forrest with two awards.

Links: Angel ForrestVideo above courtesy of Randall Stafford Cook

This was also the first year that the Cobalt Prize (sponsored by the Toronto Blues Society and Bluesman Paul Reddick) was awarded.  Digging Roots were the inaugural recipients of the $1,000 prize.

Below is a complete list of winners.

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