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Canada’s Juno Awards Presented Sunday

Article written by on Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009 in Awards

Awards shows tend to be unpredictable, but some very impressive talents were rewarded Sunday as Canada handed out its annual music awards in Vancouver.

Dallas Green, who performs solo as folk artist City and Colour, received a Juno award for Songwriter of the Year for songs from his album Bring Me Your Love.  Green is also a rock musician with Alexisonfire.

Longtime folk artist and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie won Aboriginal Album of the Year for Running for the DrumJayme Stone, a banjo player from Canada, and Mansa Sissoko, a singer and kora (12-string harp) player from Mali, won World Music Album of the Year for their collaboration Africa To Appalachia. Julian Fauth accepted the award for Blues Album of the Year, for Ramblin’ Son, and the group Doc Walker won Country Recording of the Year for the song “Beautiful Life.”

Banjo picker and singer Old Man Luedecke took home a Juno for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Solo) for Proof of Love, and independent folk group Chic Gamine was awarded Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Group) for its self-titled debut album.

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