Veteran Edmonton broadcaster and Stony Plain Records head Holger Petersen will soon add another trophy to his collection. Folk Alliance International (FAI) has named him a winner at this year's International Folk Music Awards, inducting him into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame, in recognition of Petersen's long career as a roots music radio host.
He is cited for his work at both CBC and CKUA. His fellow inductees are Mary Katherine Aldin (past KPFK - Los Angeles, USA) and Nick Spitzer (PRX - New Orleans, USA).
The next Folk Alliance International conference is in New Orleans, LA, Jan. 22-26, 2020.
Petersen is a member of the Order of Canada and has two Honorary Doctorates for his contributions to Canadian Culture.
He has published two books on blues and roots music and has received a Keeping The Blues Alive Award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.
As a record producer, he has worked with dozens of artists including Jeff Healey, Long John Baldry, Ian Tyson, Maria Muldaur, Ronnie Earl, Rory Block, Jay McShann and Eric Bibb.