Friday, June 9, 2017

GOOD LUCK! Local Independent Blues Award Nominees! VOTE! Deadline is Aug 1!

Nominations are out for the 2017 Independent Blues Awards and a few incredible local artists (as well as a number of other fabulous Canadian acts) are up for some of the honours.

Hamilton's Smoke Wagon Blues Band has a whopping 5 nominations (Best Contemporary CD, Best Modern Roots CD, Best New Artist, Best New Artists CD and Best RnB/Soul Song).

Links: Smoke Wagon Blues BandMore Smoke Wagon Blues Band StoriesVideo above courtesy of SoundofBlues (Alessandra)

There's a also Hammertown connection to the Colin James covers album, Blue Highways, which was nominated for Best Blues Rock CD. Hamilton's Steve Pelletier and Jesse O'Brien perform on this kickin' recording.

Links: Colin JamesMore Colin James StoriesSteve Pelletier, More Steve Peletier StoriesJesse O'Brien, More Jesse O'Brien StoriesVideo above courtesy of Blues Rock

Other Canadians nominated include BC's James Buddy Rodgers (3 nods) and The Paul Delauriers Band from Montreal (1 nod). God Don’t Never Change: the Songs of Blind Willie Johnson, nominated for Best Acoustic CD, includes a song from Toronto's Cowboy Junkies.

You can do your part by voting for our talented performers in the contest. Deadline to do so is on August 1, 2017. Winners will be announced August 13, 2017. Click here to vote.

Here's a complete list of nominees (Canadians are bolded)

Contemporary CD
Blues Rock CD
Acoustic CD
Tradtional CD
RnB/Soul CD
Live CD
Male Blues Artist
Female Blues Artist
Traditional Blues Band
Blues Rock Band
Modern Roots Band
Gateway Award
Stage Performance
Road Warrior Award
Traditional Blues Song
Best Modern Roots Song
Funk Song
Song for the Common Good
Music Video

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