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2005 Maple Blues Awards

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Nominees and Winners

Congratulations to everyone who won at this year’s Maple Blues Awards! Winner names are highlighted in *BOLD in the nominee list below.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Mel Brown
*Downchild Blues Band
Jack de Keyzer
Dawn Tyler Watson
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne

ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR

*Downchild Blues Band
David Gogo
Jack de Keyzer
Garrett Mason
The Perpetrators

ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Julian Fauth
Hot Toddy
Harrison Kennedy
*Harry Manx
Paul Reddick

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Danny Brooks
Chuck Jackson
Harrison Kennedy
*Paul Reddick
Bob Walsh

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Theresa Malenfant
Roxanne Potvin
Shakura S’Aida
Suzie Vinnick
*Dawn Tyler Watson

NEW ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

Julian Fauth
Elyssa Mahoney
*Garrett Mason
Pat the White
Wickens-Knight

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

*Downchild Blues Band: Come On In (Downchild Music)
Julian Fauth: Songs of Vice and Sorrow (Electro-Fi)
Carlos del Junco: Blues Mongrel (NorthernBlues)
Garrett Mason: I’m Just a Man (G-Spot)
Paul Reddick: Villanelle (NorthernBlues)

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Karl Falkenham, for Garret Mason: I’m Just a Man (G-Spot)
*Colin Linden, for Paul Reddick: Villanelle (NorthernBlues)
Kenny Wayne, for Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne: Let It Loose (Electro-Fi)
Chris Whiteley & Andrew Galloway, for Chris Whiteley: It’s the Natural Thing to Do (Electro-Fi)
Jeff Wolpert & Carlos del Junco, for Carlos del Junco: Blues Mongrel (NorthernBlues)

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

*BB King
Little Milton
Duke Robillard
Mavis Staples
Hubert Sumlin

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

Kevin Breit
Mel Brown
*Jack de Keyzer
Garrett Mason
Johnny V.

HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dave Hoerl
*Carlos del Junco
Southside Steve Marriner
Paul Reddick
David Rotundo

KEYBOARD/PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lance Anderson
Richard Bell
Curley Bridges
Julian Fauth
*Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne

HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Pat Carey
Mike Clark
Gene Hardy
Chris Murphy
*Chris Whiteley

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

Geoff Arsenault
Tom Bona
*Mike Fitzpatrick
Ainslie Jardine
Mike Sloski

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Stephen Barry
Tom Easley
Alec Fraser
Russell Jackson
*Gary Kendall

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Julian Fauth
Harrison Kennedy
Garrett Mason
*Paul Reddick
Chris Whiteley

BLUES WITH A FEELING (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Alec Fraser
Amos Garrett
Tom Lavin
Colin Linden
Big Dave McLean
*Danny Marks
Ellen McIlwaine
Joe Murphy
Chris Whiteley
Ken Whiteley
Terry Wilkins

BLUES BOOSTER OF THE YEAR

*Richard Flohil


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