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Here are your Maple Blues Award winners for 2019

Colin James photo by Jeff Topham.

The Maple Blues Awards have just wrapped up in Toronto, and Paul Corby and David Hynes were there covering it for Roots Music Canada.  They’ll have a wrap-up tomorrow.  Meanwhile, here is the full list of winners.  Congratulations to all!

  • Male Vocalist of the Year – Colin James
  • Female Vocalist of the Year – Angel Forrest
  • Drummer of the Year – Lindsay Beaver
  • Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year – David Vest
  • Blues Booster Award – The Hornby Island Blues Society
  • Acoustic Act of the Year – Big Dave McLean
  • Electric Act of the Year – Colin James
  • Horn Player of the Year – Shirley Jackson 
  • Harp Player of the Year – Steve Marriner
  • Guitarist of the Year – Sue Foley
  • Bassist of the Year – Laura Greenberg of the JW-Jones Band
  • The Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition – Ann Vriend – “It’s Happening”
  • B.B. King International Artist of the Year – Buddy Guy
  • Recording Producer of the Year – Dave Meszeros for Colin James’ Miles to Go
  • New Artist/Group of the Year – Emily Burgess
  • Blues with Feeling Award – Ellen McIlwaine
  • Entertainer of the Year – Colin James
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