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.
Shawn Mendes and Alessia Cara join an Elvis All-Star Tribute, the inaugural CCMA Song Camp attracts top talent, and three Canadians, including Lindsay Beaver (pictured) are nominated for the Blues Music Awards. Also in the news are CIMA, Westway LAB, Allison Outhit, Music PEI, Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk, ShiftChange Conference, Def Leppard, and a farewell to Phil Mattson.
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.
Rachel Beck (pictured) heads nominees for the 2019 Music PEI Awards, Matt Mays gets intimate, and Taylor Swift signs to UMG. Also making news are Derek Andrews, Terra Lightfoot, the Junos, Barra MacNeils, CMTTF, Michael Buble, Sue Foley, Jason Aldean, Alan Cross, and farewell to Eddie Reeves and Scott English. Videos added for your enjoyment.
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 Ottawa-born, Austin-based blues artist is a veritable triple-threat of musical talent as a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. Her skills have earned the respect of such peers as Jimmie Vaughan, Z.Z. Top’s Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton, who all guest on her new album, The Ice Queen.
The Juno Fan Fare lineup includes Jess Moskaluke and Mac DeMarco will headline Royal Mountain Records' fest. Others in today's news include Neil Young, Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize, Sue Foley, the Acoustic Guitar Project, Loreena McKennitt, Carl Dixon, SOCAN Foundation, CIMA, and a farewell to Gary Burden. Videos included for your enjoyment.
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In the column today: Drake and the Weeknd named in Forbes wealthiest musicians' list, YouTube 2017 Canada faves, plus a whole lot more news and videos.
In the news today are Drake, Alan Doyle, ECMA's Music Aficionado program, Joni Mitchell, a Re:Sound benefit for Unison, John David Martin, Mirvish Productions, DPG, Sue Foley, The Beaches International Jazz Festival, and Johnny Burke.