(TORONTO, CANADA) – Canada’s National Blues Awards Program promotes blues music across Canada, and recognizes outstanding achievement in the field. The 2020 Nominees for the Maple Blues Awards were selected by a distinguished panel of some 62 blues experts which includes radio hosts, journalists, and festival organizers regionally distributed across Canada.
This very special evening is
Canada’s national annual celebration of homegrown blues talent. It’s also a
night of great music with performances by some of this year’s nominees backed
by the all-star Maple Blues Band and hosted by Raha Javanfar. Performers
include Raha, Miss Emily, Dawn Tyler Watson, Big Dave McLean, Michael Jerome
Browne, Matchedash Parish Students from the Regent Park School of Music.
Winners in instrumental
categories — guitar, harmonica, piano/keyboards, horn, drum, and bass — will be
determined by the Nominating Panel. Winners in all other categories were
selected by blues fans across the country who voted through Dec 1, 2019.