2006 Maple Blues Awards

Nominees and Winners Photo Gallery


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

Jim Byrnes
*Downchild Blues Band
Jack de Keyzer
Dawn Tyler Watson
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne

ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Mel Brown
John Campbelljohn
*Colin James
Garrett Mason
The Perpetrators

ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR

Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick
*Hot Toddy/Isaac & Blewitt
Harrison Kennedy
Harry Manx
Tim Williams

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

*Jim Byrnes
David Clayton-Thomas
Donald Ray Johnson
Harrison Kennedy
John Mays

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Rita Chiarelli
Ndidi Onukwulu
Roxanne Potvin
*Suzie Vinnick
Dawn Tyler Watson

NEW ARTIST/GROUP OF THE YEAR

The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
DiggingRoots
Treasa Levasseur
*Ndidi Onukwulu
Ricky Paquette
Trouble & Strife

B.B. KING INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

Solomon Burke
James Hunter
Bettye Lavette
*Keb’ Mo’
Watermelon Slim

RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Mel Brown: Blues – A Beautiful Thing (Electro-Fi), Producers: Mel Brown & Andrew Galloway
*Jim Byrnes: House of Refuge (Black Hen), Producer: Steve Dawson
JW-Jones Blues Band: Kissing in 29 Days (NorthernBlues), Producer: JW-Jones
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley: Morning Sun (Electro-Fi), Producers: Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley

Ndidi Onukwulu: No, I Never (Jericho Beach), Producer: Sam Goldberg

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

Kevin Breit
Mel Brown
*John Campbelljohn
Sue Foley
Bill Johnson

HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Dave Hoerl
*Carlos del Junco
Al Lerman
Paul Reddick
David Rotundo

KEYBOARD/PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Lance Anderson
Richard Bell
Julian Fauth
Graham Guest
*Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne

HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Pat Carey
Mike Clark
Johnny Ferreira
Chris Murphy
*Chris Whiteley

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

*Geoff Arsenault

Bucky Berger
Al Cross
Mike Sloski
Bob Vespaziani

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Alec Fraser
Russell Jackson
Gary Kendall
Omar Tunnoch
*Suzie Vinnick

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Ray Bonneville
Jim Byrnes
*Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick
Harry Manx
Chris Whiteley

BLUES WITH A FEELING (Lifetime Achievement Award)

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


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