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2003 Maple Blues Awards

Nominees and Winners

(winners’ names are *bolded)

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Morgan Davis
David Gogo
*Jack de Keyzer
Harry Manx
Dawn Tyler Watson

ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Glamour Puss
David Gogo
*Jack de Keyzer
David Rotundo
The Twisters

ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Ray Bonneville
Michael Jerome Browne
Hot Toddy
*Harry Manx
Big Dave McLean

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

*Morgan Davis
Rick Fines
Chuck Jackson (Downchild Blues Band)
Jack de Keyzer
John Mays (Fathead)

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Rita Chiarelli
Georgette Fry
*Suzie Vinnick
Dawn Tyler Watson
Nanette Workman

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Charlie A’Court
Blue Voodoo
Jimmy Bowskill
Boobie Browne & the Onions
*Rockit 88 Band
Peter Schmidt & Shane Scott

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Solomon Burke
Corey Harris
Magic Slim
Robert Randolph
*Duke Robillard

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

Kevin Breit
John Campbelljohn
Morgan Davis
David Gogo
*Jack de Keyzer

HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

David Hoerl (The Twisters)
*Carlos del Junco
Al Lerman (Fathead)
Michael Pickett
David Rotundo

PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ron Casat (Tim Williams & the Electro-Fires)
Julian Fauth (David Rotundo & The Blue Canadians)
Michael Fonfara (Downchild Blues Band)
Bill King (Rockit 88 Band)
*Kenny “Bluesboss” Wayne

HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Pat Carey (Downchild Blues Band)
Gene Hardy (Sparkjiver)
*Shirley Jackson
Chris Murphy
Chris Whiteley

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Geoff Arsenault
*Tom Bona (Sue Foley Band)
Chuck Keeping (Fathead)
Vince Maccarone
Sandy Smith (The Twisters)

BASSIST OF THE YEAR


Paul Boudreau (Glamour Puss)
Alec Fraser
Gary Kendall (Downchild Blues Band)
*Shane Scott (David Rotundo & the Blue Canadians)
James Taylor (The Twisters)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR


Ray Bonneville
*Morgan Davis
Rick Fines
David Gogo
Rob Lutes

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

*Morgan Davis: Painkiller (ElectroFi)

Glamour Puss: Wire & Wood (NorthernBlues)

David Gogo: Skeleton Key (Cordova Bay)

Harry Manx & Kevin Breit: Jubilee (NorthernBlues)

The Twisters: Long Hard Road (Independent)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Michael Jerome Browne for Glamour Puss: Wire & Wood

*Alec Fraser & Morgan Davis for Morgan Davis: Painkiller

Rob Heaney, Colin Linden& Ray Bonneville for Ray Bonneville: Roll It Down

David Travers Smith for Harry Manx & Kevin Breit: Jubilee

The Twisters & Marc Esperance for The Twisters: Long Hard Road

BLUES BOOSTER OF THE YEAR

*Elaine Bomberry

BLUES WITH A FEELING AWARD


(Toronto Blues Society Lifetime Achievement Award)

*Mel Brown
Alec Fraser
Tom Lavin
Colin Linden
Big Dave Maclean
Jackie
Ken Whiteley
Terry Wilkins

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