From now until the 2021 Juno Awards are presented on May 16, we will offer this weekly column to help you get to find out more about a few of the nominees in a variety of categories a little better. Here is a look at an acclaimed Indigenous singer/songwriter with two nominations.
The 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards nominees are named, Ron Hynes will be celebrated at the ECMAs, and Mariposa goes virtual. Also in the news are Junos 365 Songwriters’ Circle, Rufus Wainwright, the Senator Restaurant, House of Jazz, Jeff Healey, Amplify BC, Music PEI, Michaela Slinger, Hawksley Workman, Stephan Moccio, Leela Gilday, Chris Bell, Joshua Van Tassel, Shawn Hall, Shuffalo, and Ben Kunder. With video.
Leela Gilday (pictured) digs deep on her new album, Raffi pays tribute to Greta Thunberg, and diversity rules at the VMAs. Also in the headlines are Mitch Podolak, Regina Folk Festival, The Trews, Nicholas Britell, Ron Sexsmith, David Byrne, the B-52's, Willie Nelson, Mel B, Taylor Swift, Scott Borchetta, and Boz Scaggs.