CFMA

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Canadian Folk Music Awards, and festivities will be held in Ottawa between November 27-29. They just released the list of nominees – a giant list spanning 68 artists and groups, in 19 categories and representing 9 provinces and 1 territory.

Ontario artists are leading the pack with a grand total of 20 nominations, followed by BC at 15 and Quebec with 12. Congratulations and good luck to all!

You can check out the full list of nominees here, but check out the list of Ontario nominations:

Amanda Martinez – Mañana
Toronto, ON
Label: Sola Records
Nominations:
World Solo Artist of the Year / Artiste de l’année musique du monde – solo
www.amandamartinez.ca | @amandamartinezm

Amanda Rheaume – Keep a Fire
Ottawa, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year / Auteur-compositeur autochtone de l’année
www.amandarheaume.com | @amandarheaume

Benjamin Rogers – Wayfarer
Mt. Pleasant, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Young Performer of the Year / Jeune artiste de l’année
www.benjaminrogersmusic.com

Fafard & Schwartz – Borrowed Horses
Toronto, ON & Roberts Creek, BC
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Traditional Singer of the Year / Chanteur traditionnel de l’année (JOËL FAFARD)
www.joelfafard.com/schwartz

Gathering Sparks – Gathering Sparks
St. Catharines, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Vocal Group of the Year / Groupe vocal de l’année
www.gatheringsparks.com | @GatheringSparks

Jadea Kelly – Clover
Whitby, ON
Label: Divergent Recordings
Nominations:
Contemporary Singer of the Year / Chanteur contemporain de l’année
www.darthjadea.com | @JadeaKelly

James Keelaghan – History
Perth, ON
Label: Borealis Records
Nominations:
Contemporary Singer of the Year / Chanteur contemporain de l’année,
Solo Artist of the Year / Instrumentiste solo de l’année
English Songwriter of the Year / Auteur-compositeur anglophone de l’année
www.keelaghan.com

Jayme Stone – The Other Side of the Air
Toronto, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year / Instrumentiste solo de l’année
www.jaymestone.com | @jaymestone

Kathy Reid-Naiman – When It’s Autumn
Trenton, ON
Label: Merriweather Records Ltd.
Nominations:
Children’s Album of the Year / Album jeunesse de l’année
www.merriweather.ca/kathy-reid-naiman.html

Matthew Barber – Big Romance
Port Credit, ON
Label: Outside Music
Nominations:
Contemporary Singer of the Year / Chanteur contemporain de l’année
Solo Artist of the Year / Instrumentiste solo de l’année
www.matthewbarber.com | @MattBarberTweet

Poor Angus – Gathering
Hamilton, ON
Label: Borealis Records
Nominations:
Traditional Album of the Year / Album traditionnel de l’année
www.poorangus.com | @poorangus

Quique Escamilla – 500 Years of Night
Toronto, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
World Solo Artist of the Year / Artiste de l’année musique du monde – solo
www.quiqueescamilla.com | @QuiqueEscamilla

Robert Michaels – Via Italia
Toronto, ON
Label: Melaby Music Inc.
Nominations:
Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year / Instrumentiste solo de l’année
World Solo Artist of the Year / Artiste de l’année musique du monde – solo
www.robertmichaels.com | @RobertMichaels1

Robyn Dell’Unto – Little Lines
Mississauga, ON
Label: Fontana North
Nominations:
New/Emerging Artist of the Year / Artiste de la relève
www.robyndellunto.com | @robyndellunto

The Andrew Collins Trio – A Play On Words
Toronto, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Instrumental Group of the Year / Groupe instrumental de l’année
www.andrewcollinsacousticmusic.com

The Marrieds – Saving Hope
London, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Vocal Group of the Year / Groupe vocal de l’année
www.themarrieds.ca | @TheMarrieds

The Strumbellas – We Still Move On Dance Floors
Lindsay, ON
Label: Six Shooter Records
Nominations:
Contemporary Album of the Year / Album contemporain de l’année
www.thestrumbellas.ca | @thestrumbellas

Ventanas – Ventanas
Toronto, ON
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Traditional Singer of the Year / Chanteur traditionnel de l’année,
Ensemble of the Year / Groupe de l’année
www.ventanasmusic.com | @ventanasmusic

Whitehorse – Éphémère sans repère
Toronto, ON
Label: Six Shooter Records
Nominations:
Producer of the Year / Réalisateur de l’année (LUKE DOUCET)
www.whitehorsemusic.ca | @wearewhitehorse

Jill Zmud – Small Matters of Life and Death
Ottawa, ON & Saskatoon, SK
Label: Independent
Nominations:
Contemporary Album of the Year / Album contemporain de l’année
www.jillzmud.com | @jillzmud

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