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2001 Maple Blues Awards

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Nominees and Winners

(winners’ names are bolded)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Rita Chiarelli
*Sue Foley
Michael Pickett
Glamour Puss
Paul Reddick & The Sidemen

ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Big Daddy G
Carson Downey Band
Glamour Puss
*Paul Reddick & The Sidemen
Michael Pickett Band

ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR

*Michael Jerome Browne
Rick Fines
Ken Hamm
Harry Manx
Tim Williams

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Mel Brown
Trevor Finlay
*John Mays (Fathead)
Michael Pickett
Paul Reddick (The Sidemen)

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Rita Chiarelli
*Sue Foley
Ellen McIlwaine
Dawn Tyler Watson
Nanette Workman

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

*Big Mark & the Blues Express
Isaac & Blewitt
JW-Jones Blues Band
Ronnie Douglas Blues Band
Dave Rotundo

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Holmes Brothers
Sugar Ray Norcia
Odetta
*Duke Robillard

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

Mel Brown
Jack de Keyzer
*Sue Foley
Shawn Kellerman
Tony D

HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Carlos del Junco
Michael Pickett
Paul Reddick (The Sidemen)
Southside Steve Marriner (JW-Jones Blues Band)
*Tortoise Blue (Big Daddy G)

PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Richard Bell (Colin Linden, David Wilcox)
Curley Bridges
Michael Fonfara (Downchild)
Michael Kaeshammer
Tyler Yarema

HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Pat Carey (Downchild)
Zeek Gross (Tony D Band)
Al Lerman (Fathead)
Chris Whiteley
Dave Woodward (Powder Blues)

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Bucky Berger
*Tom Bona (Sue Foley, Raoul & The Big Time)
Al Cross (Big Sugar, Rita Chiarelli)
Murray Downey (Carson Downey Band)
Vince Maccarone (The Sidemen)

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

*Stephen Barry
Russell Jackson
Gary Kendall (Downchild)
Cheung Liu (Raoul & The Big Time)
Greg Marshak (The Sidemen)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Rita Chiarelli
*Paul Reddick
Chris Whiteley
Ken Whiteley
David Wilcox

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Rita Chiarelli: Breakfast at Midnight (Northern Blues)

Harry Manx: Dog My Cat (Northern Blues)

*Paul Reddick & The Sidemen: Rattlebag (Northern Blues)

Dawn Tyler Watson: Ten Dollar Dress (Preservation Records)

Nanette Workman: Roots `N’ Blues (BROS)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Andrew Galloway for Mr. Rock `N’ Soul (Curley Bridges)

Danny Greenspoon for Breakfast at Midnight (Rita Chiarelli)

Tom Lavin for Swingin’ the Blues (Powder Blues)

*Colin Linden for Rattlebag (The Sidemen)

Domenic Romanelli & Dawn Tyler Watson for Ten Dollar Dress (Dawn Tyler Watson)

BLUES BOOSTER OF THE YEAR

*Fred Litwin (Founder of NorthernBlues Music)

BLUES WITH A FEELING AWARD

(Toronto Blues Society Lifetime Achievement Award)

Mel Brown
*Jeff Healey
Tom Lavin
Colin Linden
Big Dave McLean
Jackie
Ken Whiteley


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