Thursday, January 30, 2020

GOOD LUCK! Local 2020 Juno Nominees

Hopefully, at the next Juno ceremony on March 15, 2020 we'll see a number of local acts winning the coveted awards. There are quite a few nominees from the area.


As always, Hamilton is well represented with Lee Harvey Osmond (Contemporary Roots Album of the Year), Whitehorse (Blues Album of the Year)iskwē (Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Music Video of the Year), Dirty Nil (Rock Album of the Year), Electric Youth (Electric Album of the Year),  Ernesto Cervini (Jazz Album of the Year - Group), Diana Panton (Children's Album of the Year).

The surrounding area also has its share of artists who got the Juno nod: Burlington's Walk off the Earth (Group of the Year, Pop Album of the Year), City and Colour from St. Catharines (Adult Alternative Album of the Year) and Cambridge Country stars the Reklaws (Group of the Year).

Click here for the Hamilton Spectator Story

Below is a complete list of nominees.
Local artists are bolded.

Contemporary Roots Album
Blues Album
  • The Northern South Vol. 2 by Whitehorse 
  • Pocket Full Of Nothin’ by Big Dave McLean 
  • Mad Love by Dawn Tyler Watson
  • Hand Me Down Blues by Durham County Poets
  • That’s Where It’s At by Michael Jerome Browne 
Adult Alternative Album
Music Video
Rock Album
  • Master Volume by The Dirty Nil 
  • …but for the sun by Big Wreck
  • PEOPLESKILLS by Headstones
  • Order In Decline by Sum 41 
  • A War On Everything by The Glorious Sons
Electric Album
Jazz Album (Groups)
Children's Album
Pop Album
Juno Fan Choice
  • Alessia Cara
  • Ali Gatie
  • Avril Lavigne
  • bbno$ 
  • Justin Bieber 
  • Loud Luxury 
  • NAV
  • Shawn Mendes
  • The Weeknd
  • Tory Lanez
  • Out Of Love by Alessia Cara
  • Sweet Little Lies by bülow
  • La Di Da by Lennon Stella
  • Hang Ups by Scott Helman
  • Señorita by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello
International Album
  • Thank U, Next vy Ariana Grande
  • No.6 Collaborations Project by Ed Sheeran
  • Free Spirit by Khalid
  • Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone
  • The Pains Of Growing by Alessia Cara
  • INSCAPE by Alexandra Stréliski 
  • Shine A Light by Bryan Adams
  • love by Michael Bublé
  • Bad Habits by NAV
  • Alessia Cara
  • Bryan Adams
  • Jessie Reyez 
  • Shawn Mendes
  • Tory Lanez
Breakthrough Artist
  • Alexandra Stréliski
  • Ali Gatie
  • bbno$
  • Lennon Stella
  • Tenille Townes
Breakthrough Group
  • Hunter Brothers
  • Neon Dreams
  • Palaye Royale
  • The Blue Stones
  • Valley
  • Alessia Cara
  • bülow
  • Patrick Watson
  • Tenille Townes
  • Tim Baker
Country Album
  • V by Aaron Goodvin
  • The Fall by Dallas Smith
  • Black Sheep by Dean Brody
  • State of Mind by Hunter Brothers
  • Wild As Me by Meghan Patrick
Alternative Album
  • Destroyer by Black Mountain
  • Foxwarren by Foxwarren 
  • Here Comes The Cowboy by Mac DeMarco 
  • Pony by Orville Peck 
  • Morbid Stuff by PUP
Vocal Jazz Album
  • Nothing Never Happens by Bria Skonberg 
  • Stay Tuned! by Dominique Fils-Aimé 
  • MONTRÉAL vy Elizabeth Shepherd 
  • Wishes by Jazz Affair
  • Friday by Monkey House 
Jazz Album (Solo)
  • MiGRATIONS by Jacques Kuba Seguin 
  • UNSTOPPABLE by Joel Miller 
  • Black Sea Suite by John Stetch
  • Absolutely Dreaming by Ted Quinlan 
  • The Chronicles of Fezziwig by The Mark Kelso Jazz Project
Instrumental Album
  • INSCAPE by Alexandra Stréliski
  • The Silent Wish by Bill McBirnie with Bernie Senensky 
  • Calm and Cents by Kevin Hearn 
  • SymphRONica UpfRONt by Ron Davis’ SymphRONica 
  • Toothsayer by Tanya Tagaq
Francophone Album
  • Après by Fred Pellerin 
  • L’étrange pays by Jean Leloup Grosse 
  • La nuit des longs couteaux by Koriass 
  • La nuit est une panthère by Les Louanges
  • Tout ça pour ça by Loud Joy Ride
Classical Album (Solo or Chamber)
  • detach by Angela Schwarzkopf 
  • Alone and Unalone by Ensemble Paramirabo 
  • Beethoven: Violin Sonatas Op. 12 by James Ehnes
  • Elles Marina Thibeault and Marie-Ève Scarfone 
  • John Zorn: Cat O’Nine Tails, The Dead Man, Memento Mori and Kol Nidre Quatuor Molinari 
Classical Album (Large Ensemble)
  • The Bound of our Dreams by Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra/Orchestre du Centre National Des Arts du Canada, conducted by Alexander Shelly 
  • Beethoven: Complete Piano Concertos by Jan Lisiecki with Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 
  • Sibelius 1 by Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin  
  • The John Adams Album by Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano 
  • Chopin: Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 by Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano feat. Charles Richard-Hamelin 
Classical Album (Vocal or Choral)
  • When There Is Peace: An Armistice Oratorio by Chor Leoni Men’s Choir 
  • Schubert: Schwanengesang; Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge by Gerald Finley 
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach and Schutz: Motets Ottawa Bach Choir, conducted by Lisette Canton 
  • Summer Night by Peter Barrett, Martha Guth, Allyson McHardy, Helen Becqué 
  • Schubert: Winterreise by Philippe Sly with Le Chimera Project 
Classical Composition
  • Evta by Ana Sokolović ATMA*Naxos
  • “Everything Is… Distorted” by Bekah Simms 
  • Under Sea, Above Sky by Jared Miller 
  • The Coming of Sobs by Rose Bolton 
  • Kickin’ It 2.0 by Vincent Ho 
Rap Recording
  • 88GLAM2 by  88Glam 
  • Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change by Classified 
  • Light Path 8 by KILLY 
  • Bad Habits by NAV 
  • Freaky by Tory Lanez 
Dance Recording
  • Love Me by Felix Cartal and Lights 
  • Only When It Rains by Frank Walker x Astrid 
  • I’m Not Alright by Loud Luxury and Bryce Vine
  • Gravity by RALPH 
  • We Found Love by Sultan + Shepard x Showtek 
RnB/Soul Recording 
  • Black Dove by Amaal 
  • CASE STUDY 01 by Daniel Caesar 
  • Feel It Too by Jessie Reyez, Tory Lanez and Tainy
  • The Gumption by Tanika Charles 
  • Chixtape 5 by Tory Lanez 
Reggae Recording 
  • Wah Gwaan by Exco Levi 
  • Jah Children by Jay Douglas 
  • The Warning Track by Lyndon John X 
  • Never Broken by Petraa Fearless 
  • Another Man by STORRY 
Indigenous Artists or Group
  • Stories from a Downtown Apartment by Celeigh Cardinal
  • Yellowstone by Digawolf I
  • nipiy nêhiyawak 
  • Siqinnaarut by Northern Haze 
  • ataataga Riit 
Traditional Roots Album
  • Once A Day by April Verch 
  • By Appointment Or Chance by Miranda Mulholland 
  • Sketches by Natalie MacMaster 
  • Sugar and Joyby  The Dead South 
  • Assiniboine and The Red by The Small Glories
Contemporary Gospel or Christian
  • The Heart Of Christmas by Brian Doerksen 
  • Pursue by Brooke Nicholls
  • Wherever I Go by Dan Bremnes 
  • ILL Street Blues by Fresh IE 
  • The Advent Of Christmas by Matt Maher 
World Music Album
  • BAROKAN Djely by Tapa Disques 
  • Sombras by OKAN 
  • Africa Without Borders by Okavango African Orchestra
  • Risorgimento by Romina Di Gasbarro 
  • Galactic Gala by Silla and Rise 
  • Ben Kaplan
  • Derek Hoffman
  • Jon Levine
  • Michael Wise
  • Steve Bays
Recording Engineer
  • George Seara
  • Jason Dufour
  • Ryan Worsley
  • Vic Florencia
Album Artwork
  • SELECTIONS FROM CUPHEAD by Kristofer Maddigan 
  • THE SUPERHERO SUITE by Kevin Hearn and Friends 
  • BLOODCRUSH/BLOODMYTH by Ensign Broderick 
  • CASE STUDY 01 by Daniel Caesar 
  • MALICE, MERCY, GRIEF and WRATH by Belle Plaine 
Metal/Hard Music Album
  • Evolution by Kobra And The Lotus
  • Martyr by Lindsay Schoolcraft 
  • Through A Wall by Single Mothers 
  • Play to Win by Striker 
  • Orphans by The Agonist
Adult Contemporary Album
  • Shine A Light by Bryan Adams
  • Unplugged Vol. 1 by Lauren 
  • Both Sides by Marc Jordan 
  • Melt by Nuela Charles
  • Empower by Renée Lamoureux
Comedy Album
  • General Anxiety Disorder by Adam Christie 
  • Straight White Fail by Jarrett Campbell 
  • The Abyss Stares Back by Monty Scott
  • Lil Bit of Buddle by Sophie Buddle
  • I’m Not Well by Steph Tolev 
Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winners

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