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Here are your 2023 Maple Blues nominees

Crystal Shawanda. Photo by David Hynes.

The 2023 Maple Blues Awards will take place on Jan. 30 at Koerner Hall, marking a return to their usual mid-winter time-frame after a COVID-related delay last year.

This week, we found out who the nominees are.

Fans can vote for their favourites at www.MapleBlues.ca until Dec. 1. That’s also the place to go to get tickets for the show.

Here’s who’s up for the awards:

Entertainer of the Year

Electric Act of the Year

Acoustic Act of the Year

Male Vocalist of the Year

Female Vocalist of the Year

New Artist/Group of the Year

Songwriter of the Year

B.B. King International Artist of the Year

Recording/Producer of the Year

  • Long River
    • Artist: Angelique Francis
    • Producer: Angelique Francis / Kiran Francis
  • Midnight Blues
    • Artist: Crystal Shawanda
    • Producer: Dewayne Strobel
  • Open Road
    • Artist: Colin James
    • Producer: Colin James / Dave Mezaros
  • Scream, Holler & Howl
    • Artist: Blue Moon Marquee
    • Producer: Blue Moon Marquee, Duke Robillard & Erik Nielsen
  • Thanks For Tomorrow
    • Artist: Harrison Kennedy
    • Producer: Harrison Kennedy / Jesse O’Brian

Blues with a Feeling Award
(Lifetime Achievement Award)

Guitarist of the Year

Harmonica Player of the Year

Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

Horn Player of the Year

Drummer of the Year

Bassist of the Year


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