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19th Annual Maple Blues Awards


Jan 20, 2016 – Maple Blues Awards: Steve Hill remet ça, à Toronto | La Presse
http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/musique/201601/20/01-4941746-maple-blues-awards-steve-hill-remet-ca-a-toronto.php

Jan 19, 2016 – Matt Andersen named Maple Blues male vocalist of year | CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/matt-andersen-maple-blues-1.3409793

Jan 19, 2016 – Steve Hill dominates blues awards; Ottawa’s MonkeyJunk shut out | Ottawa Citizen
http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/steve-hill-dominates-blues-awards-ottawas-monkeyjunk-shut-out

Jan 19, 2016 – Conor Gains claims 2016 Maple Blues Award | Cambridge Times
http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/community-story/6241188-conor-gains-claims-2016-maple-blues-award/

Jan 19, 2016 – Colin Linden wins SOCAN-sponsored Maple Blues 2016 Songwriter Award | SOCAN
http://www.socan.ca/news/colin-linden-wins-socan-sponsored-maple-blues-2016-songwriter-award

Jan 19, 2016 – Victoria’s Vest wins blues award | Times Colonist
http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/victoria-s-vest-wins-blues-award-1.2153639

Jan 18, 2016 – Calgary’s Kirby Sewell Band bringing home a Maple Blues Award | Calgary Herald
http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/music/calgarys-kirby-sewell-band-bringing-home-a-maple-blues-award

Jan 15, 2016 – Artist Colin Linden on his Toronto-based education in the blues | Globe & Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/artist-colin-linden-on-his-toronto-based-education-in-the-blues/article28225097/

Nov 11, 2015 – Harrison Kennedy: Front-Runner In 19th Annual Maple Blues Awards | FYI Music
http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2015/11/11/harrison-kennedy-front-runner-19th-annual-maple-blues-awards

Nov 10, 2015 – Nanaimo’s David Gogo nominated for Maple Blues awards | Nanaimo Bulletin
http://www.nanaimobulletin.com/entertainment/344882222.html

Nov 2, 2015 – Peak Performance finalists announced | The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Peak+Performance+finalists+announced/11486862/story.html

Oct 31, 2015 – Harrison Kennedy nominated for five blues awards | The Hamilton Spectator
http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/6064189-harrison-kennedy-nominated-for-five-blues-awards/

Oct 30, 2015 – Gogo up for blues awards
http://www.pressreader.com/search?newspapers=1213&query=maple%20blues&stop=2015-10-30&start=2015-10-30

Oct 30, 2015 – GOOD LUCK! Local Musicians Up for Maple Blues Awards! | Blues Hamilton
http://blueshamilton.blogspot.ca/2015/10/good-luck-local-musicians-up-for-maple.html

Oct 20, 2015 – The Royal Conservatory Announces December & January Concerts | Broadway World
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwclassical/article/The-Royal-Conservatory-Announces-December-January-Concerts-20151020


18th Annual Maple Blues Awards


Jan 20, 2015 – QUEBEC BLUES ARTISTS SWEEP MAPLE BLUES AWARDS
http://blogs.canoe.com/brandnewblog/entertainment/10q-mortz-2015-maple-blues-awards-winners/

Jan 24, 2015 – Angel Forrest brille au Maple Blues Awards, Journal Le Guide
http://www.journalleguide.com/Culture/2015-01-24/article-4018753/Angel-Forrest-brille-au-Maple-Blues-Awards/1

Jan 21, 2015 – Steve Hill couronné au Maple Blues Award
http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/musique/nouvelles/201501/21/01-4837199-steve-hill-couronne-au-maple-blues-award.php

Jan 20, 2015 – Ottawa band Wicked Grin wins their first Maple Blues Award, Ottawa Citizen
http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/ottawa-band-wicked-grin-wins-first-maple-blues-award

Jan 16, 2015 – Maple Blues Awards celebrates musicians, and pays attention to the bottom line, The Star
http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2015/01/16/maple-blues-awards-celebrates-musicians-and-pays-attention-to-the-bottom-line.html


17th Annual Maple Blues Awards


March 14, 2014 – Deslauriers among best of the best | Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
http://www.standard-freeholder.com/2014/03/14/music-deslauriers-among-best-of-the-best

Jan 30, 2014 – BTW-starring Monkeyjunk, Random Order, Ruthless Ones, Archie Alleyne, Bobby Wills and PUP! | Cashbox Canada
http://cashboxcanada.ca/4738/btw-starring-monkeyjunk-random-order-ruthless-ones-archie-alleyne-bobby-wills-and-pup

Jan 24, 2014 – Southside Shuffle earns Blues Booster award | Mississauga.com
http://www.mississauga.com/whatson-story/4333793-southside-shuffle-earns-blues-booster-award/

Jan 23, 2014 – Cornwall’s Paul Deslauriers : Canada’s Top Blues Guitarist | Choose Cornwall
http://www.choosecornwall.ca/eng/news/765/57/Cornwall-s-Paul-Deslauriers-Canada-s-Top-Blues-Guitarist/

Jan 21, 2014 – MonkeyJunk triumphs with 5 Maple Blues Awards | CBC
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/monkeyjunk-triumphs-with-5-maple-blues-awards-1.2505609


16th Annual Maple Blues Awards


Nov 20, 2012 – Conor Gains Band Nominated for Maple Blues Award, Cambridge Now!
http://www.cambridgenow.ca/npps/story.cfm?nppage=2592

Nov 7, 2012 – Maple Blues Award finalists have Waterloo Region connections, The Record
http://www.therecord.com/whatson/artsentertainment/article/831009–maple-blues-award-finalists-have-waterloo-region-connections

Nov 22, 2012 – MonkeyJunk Continue to Evolve the Blues, Waterloo Record
http://www.therecord.com/whatson/artsentertainment/article/840956–monkeyjunk-continue-to-evolve-the-blues

Holiday Season Stuffed With Musical Promise, The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/entertainment/Holiday+season+stuffed+with+musical+promise/7574320/story.html

Sept 13, 2012 – Toronto Actor and Musician Set to Host The Maple Blues Awards, Bman’s Blues Report
http://www.bmansbluesreport.com/2012/09/toronto-actor-and-musician-raoul.html

Sept 23, 2012 – Canada’s Maple Blues Award Changes, American Blues News
http://www.ameriblues.com/2012/09/23/canadas-maple-blues-award-changes/

Oct 2012 – Steve Strongman, Shakura S’Aida, Paul Reddick and MonkeyJunk lead Maple Blues Award Nominations, Bman’s Blues Report
http://www.bmansbluesreport.com/2012/10/steve-strongman-shakura-saida-paul.html

Oct 2012 – Steve Strongman and Harrison Kennedy Among Those Nominated Maple Blues Awards, Hamilton Blues Lovers
http://blueshamilton.blogspot.ca/2012/10/steve-strongman-and-harrison-kennedy.html

Oct 2012 – Maple Blues Awards Nominees for 2013 Announced, Hogtown Hipster
http://hogtownhipster.blogspot.ca/2012/10/maple-blues-awards-nominees-for-2013.html

Oct 26, 2012 – Strongman and Kennedy Gather Blues Nominations, Hamilton Music Scene
http://musicbizbites.blogspot.ca/2012/10/strongman-and-kennedy-gather-blues.html

Nov 9, 2012 – Strongman Up for Six Maple Blues Awards, The Spec
http://www.thespec.com/whatson/article/832820–strongman-up-for-six-maple-blues-awards

Maple Blues Awards Get A B.C. Flavour, The Province
http://www.theprovince.com/news/Maple+Blues+Awards+flavour/7538629/story.html#axzz2CVAATwR1

Dec 3, 2012 – Maple Blues Awards 2013: Steve Strongman’s 6 Nominations, CBC
http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/12/Maple-Blues-Awards-2013-Steve-Strongmans-6-nominations

Nov 27, 2012 – Maple Blues Awards 2013: Colin James, Matt Andersen, Shakura S’Aida up for Entertainer of the Year, CBC
http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/11/Maple-Blues-Awards-2013-Colin-James-Matt-Andersen-Shakura-SAida-up-for-entertainer-of-the-year

Dec 13, 2012 – Maple Blues Awards 2013: The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, CBC
http://music.cbc.ca/#/blogs/2012/12/Maple-Blues-Awards-2013-The-Harpoonist-and-the-Axe-Murderer

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