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.
Maple Blues Awards
Maple Blues Awards
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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.
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.
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