January 20, 2014
Canada's top blues honors are presented at a gala ceremony at Koerner Hall with performances by Canada's top blues artists. The awards are organized by the Toronto Blues Society to promote blues music and recognize outstanding achievement in Canadian blues.
Fan voting for the nominees for the Maple Blues Awards opens at the end of October and ends in December 2013.
The 17th annual blues music awards are handed out to the winners in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The winners of the 18th annual Maple Blues Awards are:
Recording of the Year: All Frequencies MonkeyJunk (Stony Plain)
Entertainer of the Year: MonkeyJunk
B.B. King International Artist of the Year: Tedeschi Trucks Band
New Artist or Group of the Year: The Mackenzie Blues Band
Acoustic Act of the Year: Dawn Tyler Watson and Paul Deslauriers
Electric Act of the Year: MonkeyJunk
Male Vocalist of the Year: Jim Byrnes
Female Vocalist of the Year: Angel Forrest
Songwriter of the Year: MonkeyJunk (Steve Marriner, Matt Sobb and Tony Diteodoro)
Guitarist of the Year: Paul Deslauriers
Harmonica Player of the Year: Steve Marriner
Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year: Lance Anderson
Horn Player of the Year: Chris Whiteley
Drummer of the Year: Tom Bona
Bassist of the Year: Gary Kendall
Blues With A Feeling Award (Lifetime Achievement): Bob Walsh
The musicians, bands, and performers nominated for the 2013 awards are:
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