Talk about an eclectic field: Swedish-born, Yukon-based singer and songwriter Sarah MacDougall won two Indie Awards to cap off Canadian Music Week on Saturday night: Songwriter of the Year and Singer-Songwriter Artist or Group of the Year.
Other artists who won prominent awards included Calgary-based Lindi Ortega (Artist of the Year), pianist Alexandra Streliski (Album of the Year - Inscape), The Dead South (Group of the Year) and DVBBS (Single of the Year - IDWK.)
MacDougall was on hand at the Phoenix Concert Theatre to accept her award from Indie88 morning hosts Josie Dye, Matt and Carlin and although the sound wasn't the crispest, MacDougall couldn't contain her excitement.
"We fuckin' did it," she said in one of her acceptance speeches. "I can't believe I'm here all the way from the Yukon."
The Phoenix crowd was entertained by energetic sets from La Force, The Elwins, and headliners Born Ruffians, with 2019 Jim Beam National Talent Search winner Christee Palace rewarded with her own performance earlier in the night.
Here's the list of Jim Beam Indie Awards with Indie88 winners:
Album of the Year: Alexandra Streliski - Inscape
Alternative Artist or Group of the Year: Monowhales
Artist of the Year: Lindi Ortega
Electronic/Dance Artist or Group of the Year: Milk & Bone
Francophone Artist or Group of the Year: Jean-Michel Blais
Group of the Year: The Dead South
Indigenous Artist or Group of the Year: Jeremy Dutcher
Pop Artist or Group of the Year: Said The Whale
Rap/R&B Artist or Group of the Year: Shad
Rock Artist or Group of the Year: The Trews
Singer-Songwriter Artist or Group of the Year: Sarah MacDougall
Single of the Year: DVBBS - IDWK
Songwriter of the Year: Sarah MacDougall
Video of the Year: Tim Hicks - The Worst Kind featuring Lindsay Ell