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Maple Blues Awards Cued For Monday

Canada’s national blues awards program, tasked with promoting blues music and recognizing outstanding achievement in the field, is set to hold its 21st annual at Koerner Hall in Toronto this coming Monday.

Maple Blues Awards Cued For Monday

By FYI Staff

The Maple Blues Awards, Canada’s national blues awards program tasked with promoting blues music across Canada, and recognizing outstanding achievement in the field, is set to hold its 21st annual at Koerner Hall in Toronto this coming Monday, Jan. 15.


With 16 categories, favourites to win include Dawn Tyler Watson, Harrison Kennedy, Steve Hill, and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer.

Winners in all categories (excluding the instrumental categories) are decided by blues fans across Canada. Voting occurs online each November.

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Iron Butterfly's Doug Ingle performs at the Fillmore East on February 1, 1969 in New York City.
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Iron Butterfly's Doug Ingle performs at the Fillmore East on February 1, 1969 in New York City.

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