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The Western Canadian Music Alliance Announces 2013 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees

by aanationtalk on June 19, 20131340 Views

Multiple nominees include Hannah Georgas, Yukon Blonde, Sheepdogs, Wool On Wolves, JP Hoe, Japandroids, Jill Barber, Rah Rah, Jason Cullimore, Donovan Seidle, Antonio Peruch, Pharis and Jason Romero, and Steve Dawson.

The 2013 Western Canadian Music Award Winners are set to be announced at The Gala Awards Show on Sunday, October 6th in Calgary, AB as part of the BreakOut West weekend. The final jury and membership voting will begin soon and members of the six western music industry associations are eligible to vote. They include MusicBC, Alberta Music, SaskMusic, Manitoba Music, Music NWT and Music Yukon

2013 Western Canadian Music Awards Artistic Award Nominees are… 

Aboriginal Recording of the Year
BURNT-Project1 – The Black List – MB
Don Amero – Heart On My Sleeve – MB
Donny Parenteau – Bring It On – SK
George Leach – Surrender – SK
Tracy Bone – Woman Of Red – MB

Blues Recording of the Year
Donald Ray Johnson – These Blues – The Best Of Donald Ray Johnson – AB
Jack Semple – In The Blue Light – SK
James ‘Buddy’ Rogers – My Guitar’s My Only Friend – BC
Jimmy and the Sleepers – C’est La Vie – AB
No Sinner – Boo Hoo Hoo – BC

Children’s Recording of the Year
Helen Austin – Always Be A Unicorn – BC
LuLu and the TomCat – The World Of Odd – MB
Marie-Claude – Mon coffret à surprises – MB
Rick Scott – THE GREAT GAZZOON – THE GREAT GAZOON – A Tall Tale With Tunes And Turbulence – BC
Will Stroet – Ensemble, en cadence BC

Classical Composition of the Year
Antonio Peruch – Concerto for Accordion and Orchestra – AB
Donovan Seidle – Chinook – AB
Jason Cullimore – The Sparrow and the Hawk – SK
Jeffrey Ryan – Burn – BC
John Oliver – Forging Utopia – BC 

Classical Recording of the Year
Antonio Peruch – Logos Futura – AB
Jason Cullimore – Cinematic Symphony and Gamescores – SK
Sid Robinovitch – Choral Odyssey – MB
Standing Wave – Liquid States – BC
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra – War Of Angels – MB 

Country Recording of the Year
Bobby Wills – If It Was That Easy – AB
Chad Brownlee – Love Me Or Leave Me – BC
Gord Bamford – Is It Friday Yet? – AB
High Valley – Love Is A Long Road – AB

Electronic/Dance Recording Of The Year
Datsik – Vitamin D – BC
Excision – X Rated: Remixes – BC
Kytami – Kytami – BC
Mira Black – MIRA – MB
Titus 1 – Everything About Something – AB 

Francophone Recording of the Year
Alexis Normand – MIRADOR – SK
Ca Claque! – Automne – MB
Jill Barber – Chansons – BC
Jocelyne Baribeau – Petits papiers – MB
Oh My Darling – Venez Danser – MB 

Independent Album of the Year
Hannah Georgas – Hannah Georgas – BC
Japandroids – Celebration Rock – BC
JP Hoe – Mannequin – MB
Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead – SK
Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk – BC 

Instrumental Recording of the Year
Donovan Seidle – Chinook – AB
Ed Henderson – Guitar Wall – BC
Five Alarm Funk – Rock The Sky – BC
Jason Cullimore – Cinematic Symphony and Gamescores – SK
Mahogany Frog – SENNA – MB 

Jazz Recording of the Year
Erin Propp & Larry Roy – Courage, My Love – MB
Hutchinson Andrew Trio – Prairie Modern – AB
Jill Barber – Chansons – BC
Jonathan McCaslin – Sunalta – AB
Presslaff/Bonness Keyboard Duo – Rhapsodies by Two – MB

Metal/Hard Music Recording of the Year
Hellrazer – Operation Overlord – AB
Incura – Incura – BC
KEN Mode – Entrench – MB
KingDoom – KingDoom – AB
This Is War – A Substitute For Silence – AB 

Pop Recording of the Year
Fine Times – Fine Times – BC
Hannah Georgas – Hannah Georgas – BC
Indicator Indicator – Indicator Indicator – MB
Jordan Klassen – Kindness – BC
JP Hoe – Mannequin – MB
The Zolas – Ancient Mars – BC

Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year
Kyprios – The Lap Dog EP – BC
Madchild – Dope Sick – BC
Moka Only – Airport 6 – BC
Swollen Members – Beautiful Death Machine – BC
The Lytics – They Told Me – MB 

Rock Recording of the Year
Bend Sinister – Small Fame – BC
Japandroids – Celebration Rock – BC
Rah Rah – The Poet’s Dead – SK
The Sheepdogs – The Sheepdogs – SK
Wool on Wolves – Measures Of Progress – AB
Yukon Blonde – Tiger Talk – BC

Roots Solo Recording of the Year
Corb Lund – Cabin Fever – AB
Del Barber – Headwaters – MB
Ian Tyson – Raven Singer – AB
Keri Latimer – Crowsfeet and Greyskull – MB
Leeroy Stagger – Radiant Land – AB 

Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year
100 Mile House – Wait With Me – AB
Jon and Roy – Let It Go – BC
Pharis and Jason Romero – Long Gone Out West Blues – BC
The Bills – Yes Please – BC
Twin Peaks – Twin Peaks – BC

Songwriter(s) of the Year
Daniel Wesley – Daniel Wesley, “Fuel to Fire” – BC 
Jay Sparrow – Jay Sparrow, “Cold Winter Song” – AB
Steph Macpherson – Steph Macpherson, “Bells & Whistles” – BC
Ewan Currie – The Sheepdogs, “Feeling Good” – SK
Bob Sumner – The Sumner Brothers, “Going Out West” – BC

Spiritual Recording of the Year
Cities Under Fire – Bright Lights – SK
High Valley – Love Is A Long Road – AB
Jennifer Jade Kerr – Permission to be Broken – BC
Steve Bell – Keening For The Dawn – MB
Transit – Stale – AB 

Urban Recording of the Year
DiRTY Radio – Cassette – BC
Joanna Borromeo – Kaleidoscope – AB
Masia One – Bootleg Culture – BC
Nuela Charles – Aware – AB
Raghav – The Phoenix – AB

World Recording of the Year
Alex Cuba – Ruido En El Sistema – BC
Casimiro Nhussi – Gweka – MB
Delhi 2 Dublin – Turn Up The Stereo – BC
Ivan Tucakov and Tambura Rasa – In Concert – BC
Kalan Wi – Celebrate – BC

2013 Western Canadian Music Awards Industry Award Nominees are…

Agency of the Year
Magnum Opus Management – YT
Paquin Entertainment Group- MB
The Feldman Agency – BC 

Album Design of the Year
Bryn Thorhaug – Ethan Collister, Inner Alchemy – AB
Hey Romeo – Hey Romeo, Twist of Fate – AB
Jared Robinson – LunarTheory, An Unforeseen Impossible Outcome – SK
Pharis and Jason Romero – Pharis and Jason Romero, LONG GONE OUT WEST BLUES – BC
Wool On Wolves – Wool On Wolves, Measures Of Progress – AB

Engineer of the Year
Cameron Loeppky – MB
Gordie Johnson – AB
Johnny Gasparic – AB
Russell Broom – AB
Steve Dawson – BC

Independent Record Label of the Year
604 Records Inc. – BC
Black Hen Records – BC
Mint Records – BC
Nettwerk Records – BC
Royalty Records – AB

Live Music Venue of the Year
The Commodore Ballroom – BC
Creative City Centre – SK
MacEwan Hall Ballroom – AB
The Park Theatre – MB
The West End Cultural Centre – MB 

Manager of the Year
Alex Johnson – AB
Bruce Allen – BC
Debbie Peters – YT
Gilles Paquin – MB
Tim Jones – MB 

Producer of the Year
Andy Shauf – SK
Brad Smith & Fred Brenton AB
Hey Romeo – AB
Russell Broom – AB
Steve Dawson – BC

Talent Buyer of the Year
Alex Vyskocil – The Commodore Ballroom – BC
Chris Frayer – Winnipeg Folk Festival – MB
Derek Bachman –  Rawk Entertainment – SK
Greg Curtis – Tooth Blackner Presents – AB
Harvey Cohen – Union Events – AB
Marc Thususka – The Gateway| SAIT – AB

Video of the Year
Andrei Feheregyhazi – Woodpigeon, “Robin Song”  – SK
Christian & Sean Procter (Procter Bros. Industries) – JP Hoe, “Nothing’s Gonna Harm You” MB
Kyle Davison, The Field Inc. – Marianas Trench, “Stutter” – BC
Aaron Munson – Wool on Wolves, “Midnight Avenue” AB
Tony Hrynchuk / Fahrenheit Films & WYATT Music (Daniel Fortier, Scott Patrick, Bray Hudson, Cam Ewart) – WYAT, “Jesse James” SK


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