The 17th Annual Maple Blues Awards



Maple Blues Awards

The Nominees:


Entertainer of the Year
The 24th Street Wailers
Shakura S’Aida
Steve Strongman
The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer


Electric Act of the Year
The 24th Street Wailers
Bill Durst
David Gogo


Acoustic Act of the Year
Brandon Isaak
Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers
Harrison Kennedy
Little Miss Higgins
Michael Jerome Browne


Male Vocalist of the Year
Bob Walsh
Charlie A’Court
Donald Ray Johnson
Harrison Kennedy
Jim Byrnes


Female Vocalist of the Year
Angel Forrest
Dawn Tyler Watson
Layla Zoe
Shakura S’aida
Treasa Levasseur


New Artist or Group of the Year
Brant Parker Blues Band
Declan O’Donovan
Denis Viel
James “Buddy” Rogers
The Mackenzie Blues Band


Recording/Producer of the Year
All Frequencies – MonkeyJunk – Stony Plain
East Meets Vest – David Vest – Ark-O-Matic (co-produced by Gary Kendall)
Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right – Julian Fauth – Electro-Fi
Mother Tongue Blues – Angel Forrest – Morningstar
One of A Kind – Ben Racine Band – Iguane


B.B. King International Artist of the Year
James Cotton
Dr. John
Mavis Staples
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Trampled Under Foot


Guitarist of the Year
David Gogo
Kevin Breit
Paul Deslauriers
Steve Strongman
Tony D


Harmonica Player of the Year
Carlos Del Junco
David Rotundo
Guy Belanger
Shawn Hall
Steve Marriner


Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
David Vest
Graham Guest
Julian Fauth
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Lance Anderson


Horn Player of the Year
Al Lerman
Chris Whiteley
Frank Thiffault
Jon Wong
Shirley Jackson


Drummer of the Year
Bucky Berger
Chris Nordquist
Dave King
Sam Harrisson
Tom Bona


Bassist of the Year
Alec Fraser
Gary Kendall
Keith Picot
Omar Tunnoch
Russell Jackson


Songwriter of the Year
Brandon Isaak
Charlie A’Court
Harrison Kennedy
Julian Fauth
MonkeyJunk – Steve Marriner, Matt Sobb and Tony Diteodoro


Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement)
Alec Fraser
Michael Jerome Browne
Danny Brooks
Ellen McIlwaine
Joe Murphy
Ken Whiteley
Michael Fonfara
Stephen Barry
Tom Lavin
Brent Parkin
Bob Walsh
Jim Zeller
Nanette Workman
Theresa Malenfant
John Dickie




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