Thursday, November 2, 2023

2024 Maple Blues Award Nominees

From the news release:

Considered the highest honours on the Canadian blues scene, the nominees for the 27th annual Maple Blues Awards have been announced.

Returning to its roots, the 27th annual Maple Blues Awards will take place at The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto), where the awards were held from 2000 to 2006. The not-to-be-missed blues music event of the year will take place on Monday, February 12th.  Tickets start at $37.40 and are on sale now at

Below is a complete list of nominees. Local artists are in bold.

* artists is signed with Waterdown's Stony Plain Records

+ artist is signed with Waterdown's True North Records

% artist is signed with Waterdown's Borealis Records)

Acoustic Act of the Year

Bassist of the Year

  • Gary Kendall (Niagara)
  • Angelique Francis
  • Jasmine Colette
  • Nathan Blackburn
  • Russell Jackson

Blues With A Feeling/Lifetime Achievement Award 

  • Cheryl Lescom (Kitchener)
  • Sue Foley*
  • Alec Fraser
  • Bobby Dean Blackburn
  • Brent Parkin
  • Dalannah Gail Bowen
  • Danny Brooks
  • Mike McKenna
  • Murray Porter
  • Tom Lavin

Drummer of the Year

Harmonica Player of the Year

Horn Player of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

New Artist or Group of the Year

Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

Songwriter of the Year

Electric Act of the Year

Entertainer of the Year

  • Matt Andersen+
  • Angelique Francis
  • Blackburn Brothers
  • Blue Moon Marquee
  • Bywater Call

Female Vocalist of the Year

Guitarist of the Year

Recording/Producer of the Year

B.B. King International Artist of the Year

  • Christone ''Kingfish'' Ingram
  • Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
  • Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado
  • Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule)

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