A strong HPX lineup includes Arkells (pictured), ArtHaus is up and running, and David Wiffen is honoured in Ottawa. Others in the news include Linus, Jazzahead, CIMA, Sam Weber, Banksy, Naxos World, Rose Cousins, Stickman, Shad, Jon Brooks, Aviva Chernick, and farewell Robert Frank.
Going into last week’s festivities, Rose Cousins had the most award nominations. When it was all said and done, she managed to bat an impressive 500 with a win for Folk Recording of the Year last night. Her critically acclaimed release Natural Conclusion nabbed Album of the Year and Song of the Year (“Grace”) honours at Thursday’s ceremony.