This Saturday in Toronto, Canadian songwriters were awarded trophies in 19 categories at the 12th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards, amidst performances by acts like Bruce Cockburn, The Ennis Sisters, Sultans Of String, and Red Moon Road.
Among the winners were our very own Duane Andrews, who won Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year for his album Conception Bay. Conception Bay is currently on the shortlist for The Overcast’s Borealis Music Prize.
Blues duo Nick Earle and Joe Coffin won in the The Young Performers of the Year.
From the press release: “Adopting a distinctive style which is well beyond their years, they draw inspiration from blues greats such as Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton, and Muddy Waters. Rich soulful vocals paired with blow your mind guitar solos are just two of the descriptions that come to mind when watching these two execute their skills.”