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Here are your 2022 Juno nominees in the roots, global and Indigenous categories

The nominees for the 2022 Juno Awards were announced this morning, and many of the names on the list will come as no surprise to those familiar with their albums.

Thrice Grammy-nominated Allison Russell, for example, is on there. In fact, she’s even nominated for Songwriter of the Year.

In some cases, such as the Fugitives, there is even pleasant surprise that a lovely album that risked flying under the radar succeeded in getting recognized.

The Junos will be handed out the weekend of May 14.

Here are the nominees in the roots, world and Indigenous categories.

Contemporary Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

When The Magic Hits – Adrian Sutherland
War Club – DJ Shub
Wild Whisper – Jayli Wolf
Shawnee Kish – Shawnee Kish
Life After – Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Contemporary Roots Album of the Year

Prospect – AHI
Outside Child – Allison Russell
Without People – Donovan Woods
My Name Is Suzie Ungerleider – Suzie Ungerleider
Open House – The Fretless

Traditional Roots Album of the Year

Back to the Harbour – Alan Doyle
New Time & Old Acoustic – John Reischman
Joyful Banner Blazing – Maria Dunn
Chinook Waltz – Over The Moon
Trench Songs – The Fugitives

Blues Album of the Year

Open Road – Colin James Stony Plain*Fontana North/IDLA
bLOW – Colin Linden
LIVE at The Isabel – Miss Emily
Hope Dies Last – Steve Marriner
Pinky’s Blues – Sue Foley

Global Music Album of the Year

Kalasö – Afrikana Soul Sister
Mendó – Alex Cuba
Northside Kuisi, A New Tradition VOL.3 – Beny Esguerra and New Tradition
OYA – Donné Roberts
SMS for Location Vol.4 

Reggae Album of the Year

Herb Dream – Blessed
By Any Means – Exco Levi
Don’t Let It Get To You – Josemar
Easy Now – Kairo McLean
Too Ruff – Kirk Diamond

Traditional Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year

Kakike – Fawn Wood
Singing Is Healing – Joel Wood
Manitou Mkwa Singers II – Manitou Mkwa Singers
Nang Giizhigoong – NIMKII & THE NINIIS
Angel Eagle – Cree Round Dance Songs – Young Spirit

Country Album of the Year

What Is Life? – Brett Kissel
Boys – Dean Brody
Girl To Girl – Tenille Arts
Sophomore Slump – The Reklaws
Campfire Troubadour – Tim Hicks

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