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Here are your 2021 Western Canadian Music Award nominees in the roots/world categories


The organizers of Breakout West announced the nominees for the 2021 Western Canadian Music Awards today.

The winners will be announced during the annual Breakout West conference, which is scheduled to take place Feb. 2-6, 2022 in Winnipeg, MB.

Fingers crossed, we’re back to being able to socialize in groups by then, and we can mark it on our calendars as one of what will probably be many enthusiastic and tearful reunions in the coming year or so.

Here are this year’s nominees in the folk, roots, world and Indigenous categories. Congratulations to everyone!

Blues Artist of the Year

  • Blue Moon Marquee – BC
  • Debra Power – AB
  • Kat Danser – AB
  • Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne – AB
  • Terminal Station – BC

Country Artist of the Year

  • D’orjay The Singing Shaman – AB
  • Gord Bamford – AB
  • Hunter Brothers – SK
  • Jess Moskaluke – SK
  • Nice Horse – AB

Global Artist of the Year

  • Casimiro Nhussi – MB
  • Kelly Bado – MB
  • Notas de 4 – AB
  • Rubim de Toledo – AB
  • Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra – BC

Indigenous Artist of the Year

  • Don Amero – MB
  • Mattmac – MB
  • Sebastian Gaskin – MB
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids – BC

Roots Artist of the Year

  • Aerialists – BC
  • Emily Triggs – AB
  • Pharis and Jason Romero – BC
  • Slow Leaves – MB
  • William Prince – MB



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