Here are your 2023 Maple Blues Winners

Angelique Francis hosts the Maple Blues Awards June 20.

The 26th annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony unfolded last night at Harbourfront Centre, featuring performances by AV Ann Vriend, Blue Moon Marquee, Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes (of Bywater Call), Kevin Harvey and Neil Elsemore (of the Durham County Poets), Paul Reddick and Kyle Ferguson and hosted by Quisha Wint.

This year’s winners represent an array of blues veterans and favourite newcomers.

Congratulations to all!

Female Vocalist of the Year:  Suzie Vinnick

Male Vocalist of the Year:  Matt Andersen

Drummer of the Year:  Jim Casson

Piano/Keyboard player of the Year:  Jesse O’Brien

New Artist/Group of the Year:  Angelique Francis

Blues Booster Award:  Patrick Monaghan

Acoustic Act of the Year:  Blue Moon Marquee

Electric Act of he Year:  Colin James

Harmonica Player of the Year:  Steve Marriner

Horn Player of the Year:  Alison Young

Guitarist of the Year:  Sue Foley

Bassist of the Year:  Angelique Francis

B.B. King International Artist of the Year:  Mavis Staples

Recording/Producer of the Year:  Blue Moon Marquee

Blues with a Feeling Award:  Harrison Kennedy

Songwriter of the Year:  Blue Moon Marquee


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