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.
Don Ierullo turns 70 in style, Drake returns to No. 1, and a BMG reunion is planned. Also in the news are SOCAN, Canadian Music Publishers Association, Matt Mays, Willie Nelson, Edmonton Blues Hall of Fame, Toronto Jazz Orchestra, Jennie Laws, TBS, Brave Shores, Andy Kim, The Ault Sisters, Animal Parts, The Tenors, Andre Rieu, Cutting Crew and Wang Chung, and a farewell to Stewart Lupton.
The Tragically Hip, Eddie Schwartz, Bell Media, Theory Of A Deadman, Manitoba Music make headlines today, and the column acknowledges the passing of Malcolm Young, Mel Tillis and Michael ‘DikMik’ Davies.
Those making news today include Nunavut Music Week, Gord Downie, CARAS, Manitoba Music, Tawgs Salter, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar, Tim Gibbons, CIMA, The Jim Cuddy Band, Moscow Apartment, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Videos included for your enjoyment.
Shawn Mendes, Jonathan Torrens, the ECMAs, Cold Specks, Danko Jones, Michael Louis Johnson, the International Blues Challenge, Music BC, Jann Arden, Florian Hoefner and Charles Bradley make the news today. We have included videos for your viewing pleasure.