The Wailin Jennys picked up first prize in the Group/Duo category at the International Acoustic Music Awards for “Bird Song,” on the Bright Morning Stars album. Ruth Moody, a member of the group, was runner-up in the Folk category for the title song on her album The Garden. The Folk first prize went to William Michael Dillon for “Chasing a Dream,” on Black Robes and Lawyers–the expression of decades of experience as a wrongly convicted prisoner before William’s release in 2008 with the help of the Innocence Project.
Lizzy Hoyt took top honors in the Best Female Vocalist category for “Vimy Ridge,” a ballad (on the Home album) commemorating a World War I battle involving Canadian soldiers. Lizzy Hoyt and Ruth Moody were also nominees in last year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The complete list of winners is available on the IAMA site.Read More Add a Comment
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences held the 34th annual Juno Awards ceremony in Winnipeg last night. The awards of most relevance to the folk world were…
Jenny Whiteley, Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo for “Hopetown”.
The Wailin’ Jenneys, Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Group for “40 Days”.
Garrett Mason, Blues Album of the Year for “I’m Just a Man”.
Connie Kaldor, Childrens Album of the year for “A Poodle in Paris”.Read More Add a Comment