Congratulations to The Sojourners for winning a 2011 Western Canadian Music Award for their album "The Sojourners"
...a fun time was had by all in Whitehorse with two stellar showcases featuring Steve Dawson, Jim Byrnes, and The Sojourners, and a show-stopping performance by The Sojourners, Jim Byrnes, and Steve Dawson at the awards ceremony.
Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying the music, and thanks to Whitehorse for hosting such a fantastic event & series of shows. The Yukon rules!
Hope to see everyone at next year's WCMA's in Regina, SK.
The Juno Awards were handed out last month, and 2 Black Hen artists won in their respective categories:
Old Man Luedecke - "My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs" - Roots/Traditional Album of the Year.
Jim Byrnes - "Everywhere West" - Blues Album of the Year.
Congratulations to the following artists for their nominations in the 2011 Juno Awards:
Jim Byrnes for Blues Album of the Year
Old Man Luedecke for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo
The Sojourners for Blues Album of the Year
We look forward to seeing how these all pan out later this year at the awards ceremony in Toronto this March.
We are so proud to announce that the Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Concert DVD has been nominate for the Best DVD Award at the 2011 Blues Music Awards. What a great end to a great year. We'll keep you posted on the results.
Much to our delight, the highly touted UK music magazine MOJO has named "Things About Comin' My Way", Black Hen's tribute to the music of The Mississippi Sheiks, the #1 Blues Album of the Year. Thank you to MOJO for the accolades, and be sure to check out the album yourself! You can find it here:
We are proud to announce the release of guitarist and composer Joey Wright's new album entitled "Hatch". Joey's unique style has had him sharing stages with other wonderful musical talents such as Sarah Harmer, and label-mate Jenny Whiteley. The songs on “Hatch” are lyrically dreamy and poetic, and melodically inventive and catchy. Check it out here:
Big Congratulations to Steve Dawson and Jim Byrnes for their Maple Blues Awards nominations this year.
Jim Byrnes - Vocalist of the year
Steve Dawson - Guitarist of the year
Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the MIssissippi Sheiks - Album of the Year
Way to go guys!!
Congratulations to Jim Byrnes for winning Blues Recording of the Year at this year's Western Canadian Music Awards. The awards ceremony was held this past weekend in Kelowna, BC.
Congrats to all the Black Hen artists nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards!
Traditional Album of the Year - The Sojourners - The Sojourners
Contemporary Album of the Year - Old Man Luedecke - My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs
Contemporary Album of the Year - John Wort Hannam - Queen's Hotel
Vocal Group Of The Year - The Sojourners - The Sojourners
Ensemble Of The Year - The Sojourners - The Sojourners
Solo Artist Of The Year - Old Man Luedecke - My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs
Producer of the Year - Steve Dawson - Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks
The awards ceremony will take place on November 20th in Winnipeg, MB.
No Depression has a contest up for our Mississippi Sheiks Tribute - post your favourite artist from the album and be entered to win a Mississippi Sheiks Tribute CD, concert DVD, and an autographed poster!
Here's the link: