Wednesday, February 8, 2017

GOOD LUCK! Lots of Local Juno Nominees

As always, there were a number of local artists nominated for Junos this year.

Hamilton is well represented thanks to Monster Truck, who are up for 3 awards (Rock Album, Producer, Recording Engineer) and the Arkells who are in the running for 2 (Group, Rock Album). Other Hammertown hopefuls include Whitehorse (Blues Album), The Dirty Nil (Breakthrough Group), Matthew and Jill Barber (Contemporary Roots Album), Corin Raymond (Contemporary Roots Album), David Braid (Instrumental Album) and Diana Panton (Children's Album). Another Blues Album nominee, Ride the One, from Toronto's Paul Reddick, includes work from Hamilton's own Colin Cripps.

Links: Matthew Barber and Jill BarberMore Jill Barber MusicMore Matthew Barber Stories, Video above courtesy of dobwat.

Links: Corin RaymondMore Corin Raymond StoriesVideo above courtesy of Corin Raymond

St. Catherines alt-rockers Alexisonfire received a nod for Best Package of the Year for their album Live at Copps.(recorded in Hamilton). New Kitchener resident Sean Pinchin will be up for Blues Album of the Year.

Links: Sean PinchinMore Sean Pinchin StoriesVideo above courtesy of Sean Pinchin

We'll be rooting for them at the ceremony on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Ottawa.


Drake, Shawn Mendes and the Weeknd lead the pack with 5 nominations. Gord Downie is up for 4 for his solo work but also received 2 nods for his band, The Tragically Hip.

Click here for the Spectator story.

Here are the highlights. Click here for the full list.

Breakthrough Group
Rock Album
JUNO Fan Choice Award
Breakthrough Artist
Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Sarah McLachlan

Allan Waters Humanitarian Award: Buffy Sainte-Marie

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award: Randy Lennox

Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

Links: Juno AwardsMore Juno Stories

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