2000 Maple Blues Awards

Winners and Nominees

(winners’ names are *bolded)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Tony D Band
Fathead
*Sue Foley
Michael Pickett Band
The Rockin’ Highliners

ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Tony D Band
Fathead
Glamour Puss
*Steve Hill
Michael Pickett Band
The Rockin’ Highliners

ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Ray Bonneville
Michael Jerome Browne
*Morgan Davis
Big Dave McLean
Tim Williams

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Steve Hill
*Colin James
John Mays (Fathead)
Michael Pickett
Robert Tycholis (The Rockin’ Highliners)

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Maureen Brown
Rita Chiarelli
*Sue Foley
Molly Johnson
Dawn Tyler Watson

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Susie Arioli Swing Band
Scotty Doubt Band
*Carson Downey Band
Kristi Johnston Band
JW-Jones Band

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Shemekia Copeland
Larry Garner
*B.B. King
Rod Piazza
Duke Robillard

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

Mel Brown
Michael Jerome Browne
*Sue Foley
Steve Hill
Shawn Kellerman (Michael Pickett Band)
Nigel Mack

HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Carlos del Junco
Al Lerman (Fathead)
Michael Pickett
Tortoise Blue (Big Daddy G)
Don Walsh (Downchild)

PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Richard Bell
*Michael Fonfara (Downchild)
Michael Kaeshammer
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Tyler Yarema

HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Pat Carey (Downchild)
Johnny Ferreira (Swing Machine)
Gene Hardy (Sparkjiver)
Chris Murphy
Chris Whiteley

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Maureen Brown
*Murray Downey (Carson Downey Band)
Ken McMahon (The Rockin’ Highliners)
Sandy Smith (Twisters)
Ed White (Fathead)

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Stephen Barry
Russell Jackson
*Gary Kendall (Downchild)
Omar Tunnoch (Fathead)
Terry Wilkins (Swing Gang)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Ray Bonneville
*Sue Foley
Dave Glover (Big Daddy G)
Al Lerman
Michael Pickett

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Michael Pickett Conversation with the Blues (Wooden Teeth)

Boppin’ Blues Band Happy GLucky (PMG)

*Sue Foley Love Comin’ Down (Shanachie)

Mel Brown Neck Bones & Caviar (Electro-Fi)

Fathead Where’s Your Head At? (Electro-Fi)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Galloway & Sandra Tooze for Mel Brown Neck Bones & Caviar

Dave Glover & Tortoise Blue for Big Daddy G Topless

Tom Jardin and Fathead for Fathead Where’s Your Head At?

*Colin Linden for Sue Foley Love Comin’ Down

Michael Pickett & Doug Romanow for Michael Pickett Conversation with the Blues

BLUES BOOSTER OF THE YEAR

*Ralph Stordeur (Founder of Scene Roots & Blues Magazine)

BLUES WITH A FEELING AWARD

(Lifetime Achievement Award)

Mel Brown
Jeff Healey
*Jack de Keyzer
Colin Linden
Big Dave McLean
Jackie
Ken Whiteley

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