2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees announced
November 6-8, 2015 in Edmonton
BC's Pharis & Jason Romero lead with 4 nominations
Amelia Curran (NL), Fortunate Ones (NL), Jenn Grant (NS), Whitehorse (ON) & Catherine MacLellan (PEI) each receive 3 nominations
Amelia Curran (St John's, NL), Fortunate Ones (St John's, NL), Jenn Grant (Lake Echo, NS), Whitehorse (Toronto, ON) and Catherine MacLellan (Charlottetown, PEI) each bring home 3 nominations for their music.
This year's youngest nominee is nine year old Vancouver Island artist Stella Swansonfor the album I'm Not A Bunny in the Children's Album of the Year Category. Inspired by Stella's pet bunny Romeo, the album was produced by Comox's Helen Austin, a previous Canadian Folk Music Award and Juno Award recipient and a nominee this year with her group Big Little Lions.
CFMA's host city of Edmonton has three local artists with nominations: Laura Vinson and Free Spirit, nominated for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year, Lizzy Hoytnominated for Solo Artist of the Year and Rebecca Lappa who is nominated for Young Performer of the Year.
A quick look at the nominated artists by province and territory:
Nunavut: 2 nominations, 1 artist