Maple Blues Awards

Maple Blues Awards

Dawn Tyler Watson accepting one of her two Awards.  Photo: Greg King
February 5, 2020
by FYI Staff

Honouring the best in Canadian blues, the 23rd annual gave multiple trophies to three major talents Monday night in Toronto , including Dawn Tyler Watson who is pictured here.

Koerner Hall hosts the Maple Blues Awards
November 4, 2019
by FYI Staff

Canada's biggest blues event finds female artists leading the way as contenders for the honours on Feb. 3 in Toronto at Koerner Hall (pictured). . The list is headed by Sue Foley, Dawn Tyler Watson, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, and Miss Emily.

Jessie Reyez (left), Shad (centre) and Pup's Steve Sladkowski  Photo courtesy CBC
October 21, 2019
by Kerry Doole

Canadian musicians weigh in on today's election (pictured Jesse Reyez, Shad and Steve Sladowski), three notable artists are chasing seats, and farewell Guess Who manager Don Hunter. Others in the news include Noah '40' Shebib, Maple Blues Awards, Altameda, Taylor Swift, Stephen Fearing, Anthony Gomes, Sina Bathaie, and Nick Tosches. With video.

Northern Power Summit keynote speaker Michael Wansley
July 26, 2019
by Kerry Doole

The Northern Power Summit features rapper Wanz (pictured), Tegan and Sara announce a major North American tour and Robbie Robertson teams with Van the Man. Others in the news include 46 for 46, Loud Luxury, the Maple Blues Awards, Gordie Tentrees, Music BC, Corb Lund, Rocketman, Dave Sampson, Mississauga Music Awards, and Lennon Stella. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Colin James accepting his Songwriter of the Year Award  Photo: Greg King
February 6, 2019
by FYI Staff

The veteran from Vancouver (pictured) took home five trophies from the biggest night in Canadian blues. Also making regular trips to the podium were female musicians, with Ellen McIlwaine receiving the coveted Blues With A Feeling Award.

Carole Pope in a healthier frame of mind
January 7, 2019
by Kerry Doole

MusiCounts honours the legacy of Mike Taylor, Chad Brownlee has a new single, and the Hornby Island Blues Society is 2019's Blues Booster of the Year. Also in the news are Carole Pope (pictured), Sound of Music, Dissident Mindset, Jon Brooks, Guitar Wars, David Francey, Lady Gaga, Eliza Doyle, and farewells to Steven Ripley, and Christine McGuire. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Sue Foley  Photo: Scott Doubt
December 10, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Sue Foley (pictured) is amongst the Maple Blues Awards performers, Yo-Yo Ma serenades Montreal subway riders, and the Unison Schmoozefest is on tonight. Also in the news are West End Phoenix, Johnny Clegg, COC, CIMA, Jazzahead!, AmericanaFestUK, McKenna Mendelson Mainline, Music PEI, SOCAN, and Jill Barber. Videos added for your enjoyment.

Sue Foley  Facebook photo
October 31, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada's premier blues event places two veteran singers and guitar-slingers at the top of its just-announced nominations. Pictured: Sue Foley. Online voting for the Awards, held on Feb. 4,  is open from Nov. 1.

Colin James, Maple Blues Award's big winner Greg King Photography
January 16, 2018
by FYI Staff

The blues-rock veteran was the only multiple victor on a night marked by stellar performances demonstrating that the blues are alive and well in the Great White North.

Dawn Tyler Watson is a favourite to watch with three nominations
January 10, 2018
by FYI Staff

Canada’s national blues awards program, tasked with promoting blues music and recognizing outstanding achievement in the field, is set to hold its 21st annual at Koerner Hall in Toronto this coming Monday.

November 3, 2017
by Kerry Doole

Those in our news today include the Maple Blues Awards, Lhasa de Sela, Big Wreck, TD Jazz, The 'B' Girls, Tafelmusik, The Tragically Hip, In The Soil, The Holy Gasp, and Muhal Richard Abrams. Videos added for your enjoyment.