Wednesday, February 7, 2018

GOOD LUCK! Lots of Local 2018 Juno Nominees!

There are a ton of local nominees at this year's Juno Awards. We are all proud of our are musicians.

Just in Hamilton alsone, we have the Arkells (3 nods + 1 for their producer), Steve Strongman (Blues Album of the Year), Terra Lightfoot (2 +1 for her engineer), Whitehorse (1 + 1 for their engineer), Brad Cheeseman (Jazz Album of the Year, Solo), David Braid (Jazz Album of the Year, Group) and Iskwé (Indigenous Music Album of the Year). Also, Waterdown's True North Records released two nominated albums by Bruce Cockburn and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Click here for the Hamilton Spectator story on the local nominations.

Links: ArkellsMore Arkells StoriesVideo above courtesy of ArkellsVEVO

Links: Brad CheesemanMore Brad Cheeseman StoriesVideo above courtesy of Brad Cheeseman

As for Burlington, there's Walk Off The Earth (Fan's Choice). Also, Bruno Mars24K Magican album Engineered by Charles Moniz is in the running for International Album of the Year. He recently won a Grammy for his work.

Links: Walk Off The EarthMore WOTE Stories,  Video above courtesy of Walk Off the Earth

Other nominees include
  • Downchild (ft members from Niagara and Brantford) for Blues Album of the Year
  • St. Catharines' Tim Hicks (Country Album of the Year)
  • Fort Erie's DJ Shub (Indigenous Music Album of the Year)
  • Rezz from Niagara Falls (Electronic Album of the Year)
  • Guelph's Ralph Bowen (Jazz Album of the Year, Solo)
  • Kitchener's Alysha Brilla (Adult Contemporary Album of the Year)

Links: Alysha Brilla, More Alysha Brilla Stories, Video above courtesy of Alysha Brilla


Leading the nomination are rockers Arcade Fire and RnB artist Jessie Reyez with four each.

Below is a complete list of nominees: 

Fan Choice
Country Album
Jazz Album (Solo)
Jazz Album (Group)
Alternative Album
Instrumental Album
Francophone Album of the Year
Children's Album
Classical Album (Solo or Chamber)
Classical Album (Large Ensemble)
Classical Album (Vocal or Choral)
Classical Composition
Rap Recording
Dance Recording
RnB/Soul Recording
Reggae Recording
Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album
World Music Album
Album Artwork
Electronic Album
Metal/Hard Music Album
Comedy Album
Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Barenaked Ladies

Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award: Denise Donlon

Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

Links: Juno AwardsMore Juno Stories

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