Manitoba’s renowned roots community continues to shine this year, landing four Canadian Folk Music Award nominations. The nominations were announced on October 5 and awards will be handed out at a gala event on November 17 in Saint John, NB.
Juno Award-nominated singer/songwriter Del Barber, whose latest recording Headwaters is garnering critical acclaim across the country, is up for Solo Artists of the Year.
Up-and-coming roots trio Sweet Alibi is up for Vocal Group of the Year on the strength of its self-titled debut. Click here for a free download of the band's song, "Get It Right".
The Manitoba-born Métis Fiddler Quartet is nominated for Instrumental Group of the Year for Northwest Voyage Nord Ouest.
Founded in 2005, the CFMAs recognize Canada’s outstanding writers, producers and performers of folk music, and the artists who are expanding the genre in innovative and exciting ways. For more information about the CFMAs, please visit folkawards.ca.