2014 Maple Blues Award Winners

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The Winners of the 17th Annual Maple Blues Awards Are:

Entertainer of the Year
Sponsored by Rose Theatre Brampton
MonkeyJunk

Electric Act of the Year
Sponsored By Cordova Bay Entertainment
MonkeyJunk

Acoustic Act of the Year
Sponsored By Folk Music Ontario
Dawn Tyler Watson – Paul Deslauriers

Male Vocalist of the Year
Sponsored By Music by the Bay Live
Jim Byrnes

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sponsored By DAWG.FM
Angel Forrest

New Artist or Group of the Year
Sponsored By RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
The Mackenzie Blues Band

B.B. King International Artist of the Year
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Recording of the Year
Sponsored By Stony Plain Records
All Frequencies – MonkeyJunk – Producers Steve Marriner / Ken Friesen

Blues With A Feeling Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored By Dan Aykroyd Wines
Bob Walsh

Songwriter of the Year
Sponsored By SOCAN
MonkeyJunk – Steve Marriner, Matt Sobb and Tony Diteodoro

Guitarist of the Year
Sponsored By Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Paul Deslauriers

Harmonica Player of the Year
Sponsored By Lee Oskar Harmonicas
Steve Marriner

Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
Sponsored By Yamaha Canada
Lance Anderson

Horn Player of the Year
Sponsored By Yamaha Canada
Chris Whiteley

Drummer of the Year
Tom Bona

Bassist of the Year
Gary Kendall

Blues Booster Award
Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and many thanks to the performers, presenters, volunteers and staff who made the evening such a success. A very special thank you to all those who attended! We hope to see you next year at the 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards!

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