Listen to your 2020 Folk Music Ontario award winners
Folk Music Ontario has announced the winners of its annual awards, which would typically be presented at its annual conference around now – were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of all such large gatherings.
FMO is hosting an online awards show this year, which is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET. The winners will showcase their songs on YouTube on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.
Here at Roots Music Canada, we are continuing our tradition of showcasing the winners here on our site.
So without further ado, here are the winners of this years awards. Congratulations to all! And enjoy!
Songs from the Heart awards
Blues: Lynne Hanson – “Higher Ground”
Instrumental: Sultans of String – “Refuge”
Singer-Songwriter: Ken Yates – “Evangeline”
Political: Sultans of String – “I am a Refugee”
Roots: Rebekah Hawker – “Catch You”
Children’s: Liv Cazzola – “Thomas’ Lullaby”
Songwriter of the Year
The Pairs – “Did I”
The Colleen Peterson Award
Daniel Knibbe for “Footnote”
Recording Artist of the Year
Estelle Klein Award
Tannis Slimmon (watch for our feature on Tannis coming soon!)