Blue Moon Marquee Sweep Maple Blues Awards with Four Trophies
The 26th Maple Blues Awards were presented to a sold-out audience at The Harbourfront Centre Theatre, with 15 awards going to deserving Canadian Blues artists.
BLUE MOON MARQUEE SWEEP MAPLE BLUES AWARDS WITH FOUR TROPHIES
Ontario-based Angelique Francis takes home two Maple Blues Awards
JANUARY 30, 2023 (Toronto) –The 26th Maple Blues Awards were presented to a sold-out audience at The Harbourfront Centre Theatre, with 15 awards going to deserving Canadian Blues artists.
British Columbia-based Blue Moon Marquee led the way with four wins, including Acoustic Act of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year for ‘Scream, Holler, Howl’, Songwriter of the Year, and Entertainer of the Year. Ottawa’s Angelique Francis won two Maple Blues Awards for New Artist of the Year, and Bassist of the Year.
Long-time blues DJ Patrick Monaghan of Ontario was presented with the Blues Booster of the Year award, honouring his 40+ years of promoting and sharing Canadian blues music. Another esteemed award for a long and illustrious career, the Blues With A Feeling (lifetime achievement) went to Harrison Kennedy.
The performances at the 26th annual Maple Blues Awards included Meghan Parnell and Dave Barnes of Bywater Call, Kevin Harvey and Neil Elsmore of Durham County Poets, AV (Ann Vriend), Blue Moon Marquee, and Paul Reddick with Kyle Ferguson. All were backed by the house band and newly signed Cordova Bay recording artists The Maple Blues Band. The 26th annual Maple Blues Awards were hosted by multi-talented powerhouse Quisha Wint, who also closed the show with a powerful performance.
Maple Blues Award Winners 2023
Male Vocalist of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Drummer of the Year
Keyboard Player of the Year
New Artist of the Year
Blues Booster of the Year
Acoustic Act of the Year
Blue Moon Marquee
Electric Act of the Year
Harmonica Player of the Year
Horn Player of the Year
Guitarist of the Year
Bassist of the Year
B.B. King International Artist of the Year
Recording/Producer of the Year
Blue Moon Marquee
Blues With A Feeling (lifetime achievement)
For more information, contact:
Sarah French; Sarah French Publicity
416-566-4188 | email@example.com
Glenn Smith; Toronto Blues Society
416-538-3885 | firstname.lastname@example.org