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2016 Cobalt Prize – Conor Gains Wins COBALT Prize

Conor Gains - Cobalt Prize Winner

22 year old Conor Gains was awarded the second ever COBALT Prize at the 19th Annual Maple Blues Awards on January 18, 2016 for his track “Leave It On The Line.” 

Tim Bastmeyer was named 1st Runner Up for his piece “Malted Milk” and Montreal’s Cecile Doo-Kingue was named 2nd Runner Up for her piece “Riot & Revolution.”

Pictured: Conor Gains accepts the Cobalt Prize composition award at the 19th Annual Maple Blues Awards. The awards were held at the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Koerner Hall.








Winner: Digging Roots – “Hwy 17”
Runners-up: Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar; Rob Lutes