Twilight Hotel Lands Folk Alliance Nod

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Americana duo Twilight Hotel, a.k.a. Brandy Zdan and Dave Quanbury, has landed a Folk Alliance Music and Business Award nomination for Emerging Artist. The awards will take place in February during this year's Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, Tennessee.

The duo has been spending quite a bit of time south of the border lately, touring and recently recording in Nashville with acclaimed producer Colin Linden (Bruce Cockburn, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Stephen Fearing). The resulting album, Highway Prayer, features guest musicians Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits), Gary Craig (Kathleen Edwards), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash), and the late great Richard Bell (Janis Joplin, The Band) in his final recorded performance. Winnipeg fans can catch the CD release on February 29 at the West End Cultural Centre. The CD goes on sale January 29.

"It is great to be recognized by the folk community," says Brandy Zdan, who handles vocals, guitars, and accordion. "The Folk Alliance organization and its conferences have played a very important part in the development the group. We are honoured to be nominated alongside some wonderful American artists."

Twilight Hotel will be on hand in Memphis for the awards as well as some showcasing at the international conference. They'll perform on February 23 at 9:30pm at the Performance Alley Official Showcase.

Last year, The Wailin' Jennys picked up a trophy for Contemporary Release of the Year for their Juno-nominated release, Firecracker.

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