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December 23, 2005

Canadian Blues Awards in 2005

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian blues music was vibrant and multi-dimensional in 2005, with wealth of talented artists populating the scene. Below is a review of the multiple Awards handed out in Canada in 2005 recognizing their contributions.

JUNO AWARDS, April 3

-Blues Album of the Year – I’m Just a Man – Garrett Mason

MAPLE BLUES AWARDS, January 17

-Entertainer of the Year – Matt Minglewood
-Electric Act of the Year – JW-Jones Blues Band
-Acoustic Act of the Year – Sue Foley
-Male Vocalist of the Year - John Mays (Fathead)
-Female Vocalist of the Year – Sue Foley
-New Artist of the Year – Jimmy Bowskill
-International Artist of the Year – BB King
-Guitarist of the Year – David Gogo
-Harmonica Player of the Year – Carlos del Junco
-Piano/Keyboard of the Year -Michael Fonfara (Downchild, Juke Joint Rockers)
-Horn Player of the Year – Pat Carey (Downchild)
-Drummer of the Year – Tom Bona (Sue Foley, Raoul & the Big Time)
-Bassist of the Year – Alec Fraser (Jimmy Bowskill Band, Juke Joint Rockers)
-Songwriter of the Year – Morgan Davis
-Producer of the Year – Colin Linden & Janiva Magness for Janiva Magness
-Recording of the Year – ‘Change’ – Sue Foley
-Blues Booster of the Year – Brian Slack

WCMA, October 23

-Outstanding Blues Recording – Amos Garrett Acoustic Album – Amos Garrett

ECMA, February 26

-Blues Recording of the Year – Matt Minglewood

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