I released Every Soul’s A Sailor in January of this year and 2017 has proven to be a great year for the album and for me with tours in Europe and across Canada both solo and with my trio. So imagine my delight when I found out (today) that I have been nominated for 4 Canadian Folk Music awards (I am tied with Nova Scotian sister duo Cassie and Maggie for most nominations) in the following categories:
– English Songwriter(s) of the Year
– Contemporary Singer of the Year
– Solo Artist of the Year
– Producer(s) of the Year – with David Travers Smith my co-producer.
This is the 13th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards and in keeping with the times, the nominations were announced by YouTube livestream today.
The awards ceremony will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on November 18 and 19, 2017 at the Bronson Centre and this year, for the first time ever, the weekend’s focus events will take shape as two evenings which are open-to-the-public.
For a complete list of all 75 nominees and categories go here.
And if you feel like attending the awards you can follow this link to buy tickets.
I haven’t been to one of these for a few years, but I’d imagine it will be a raucous affair and given the high caliber of my fellow nominees, a total nailbiter 🙂
Wish me luck and stay tuned.