Heather was away on holidays in mid-June, which just happened to be when two significant awards shows happened. We brought you the winners of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Awards on Saturday. The other big event that unfolded mid-month was the East Coast Music Awards.
If you missed hearing who picked up the trophies in the roots, world and Indigenous categories, here’s a list with videos of the winners. We’ve also included the winners of Songwriter and Solo Artist of the Year here since they went to members of the Canadian roots community.
Congratulations to all!
African Canadian Artist of the Year: Zamani
Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year: Rose Cousins – Bravado
Country Recording of the Year: The Heavy Horses – With Darkness In My Eyes
Folk Recording of the Year: David Myles – Leave Tonight
Indigenous Artist of the Year – Silver Wolf Band
Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year: Maxim Cormier – Maxim and Gervais Cormier: Live at the Fortress of Louisbourg
Solo Recording of the Year: Rose Cousins – Bravado
Songwriter of the Year: Catherine MacLellan