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December 3, 2007

Blues Guitarist Slidin’ Clyde Roulette Wins at Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues music news, Canada


Slidin’ Clyde Roulette
wins Best Blues Album
Canadian Aboriginal Awards

Roulette Takes Top Blues Honours

Winnipeg blues guitarist Slidin’ Clyde Roulette has added another award to his growing list of honours, winning the Canadian Aboriginal Award for Best Blues Album for his Let’s Take a Ride, in Toronto on Friday night.

The 9th Annual Canadian Aboriginal Awards took place in Toronto, with winners taking home awards in twenty-five different categories. The top winner of the night was Hobbema, Alberta artist Shane Yellowbird, capturing Best Male Artist, Best Country Album and Best Album of the Year Awards.

Other big winners include Manitoba artist Tracy Bone, who won Best Female Artist, Vancouver ensemble M’Girl winning Best Group or Duo, Saskatchewan’s Danny Parenteau winning Best Song Single and Best Producer/Engineer for his Father Time, and Grammy-nominated Alberta group Northern Cree taking home Best Hand Drum Album and Best Powwow Album Contemporary Awards.

Clyde Roulette is known to blues audiences across Canada and as far reaching as Memphis, Tennessee as an accomplished guitarist and an artist dedicated to his art form. He’s shared the stage with a host of blues giants in the nearly four decades he’s been performing, and has made numerous major blues and jazz festival, television, and other appearances.

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