NEWS: BreakOut West Announces The 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards Nominees

BreakOut West is proud to announce the nominees for the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards. The awards will be presented at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse YT during BreakOut West 2011 on Sunday October 23rd. The Western Canadian Music Industry Awards will be presented on Saturday October 22nd.

The BreakOut West festival and conference runs from October 20th to 23rd, 2011 in Whitehorse, YT.

2011 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees

Blues Recording of the Year

Bill Johnson - Still Blue
Brent Parkin - Vintage Rhythm
Jim Byrnes - Everywhere West
Kat Danser - Passin'-A-Time
Little Miss Higgins - Across The Plains

Children's Recording of the Year

Bobs & LoLo - Connecting the Dots
Music with Marnie - Super Kids
Salteens - Kid Songs
The Kerplunks - Number 3
Will Stroet - Walk 'n' Roll

Contemporary Christian/Gospel Recording of the Year

Cities Under Fire - Lukewarm Love
Dan Bremnes - Your Strength
High Valley - High Valley
Jaylene Johnson – Happiness
The Sojourners - The Sojourners

Classical Composition of the Year

David McIntyre - Sonata for Violin and Piano "Sprints"
Diana McIntosh - Uhuru Kamili
Elizabeth Raum - Sonata for Violin and Piano
Jeffrey Ryan - Angeline on Ossabaw
Marcus Goddard - Allaqi
Peter Hannan - Rethink Forever
Robert Turner - Suite for Harp

Classical Recording of the Year

Diana McIntosh - Pinnacles
Ensemble Resonance - Electrospectives
Erika Raum and David Moroz - From the Heartland
Peter Hannan - Rethink Forever
Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa – Cosmophony

Country Recording of the Year

Aaron Pritchett - In The Driver's Seat
gomie - You Are Here
Gord Bamford - Day Job
Hey Romeo - That's What I Am
High Valley - High Valley
Ridley Bent - Rabbit On My Wheel

Instrumental Recording of the Year

Dave Babcock and his Jump Orchestra - Jump To It
Five Alarm Funk - Anything is Possible
Fond of Tigers - Continent & Western
Karrnnel & Koulack - Fiddle & Banjo
Richard Moody – Woodcuts

Jazz Recording of the Year

Karl Schwonik Jazz Ensemble - 1+4
Michelle Grégoire - Diversity
Night Crawlers with The Big Band Sound - Down In The Bottom
Peter Belec - Melodic Miner
Tyler Hornby - A Road To Remember

Pop Recording of the Year

Ash Koley – Inventions
David Vertesi – Cardiography
Imaginary Cities - Temporary Resident
Stef Lang - The Underdog
The Liptonians - Let's All March Back Into the Sea

Urban Recording of the Year

Absofunkinlutely - Blues Kid City
BJ Block and Dawn Pemberton - The Land of Make Believe
Chantel Upshaw - I Feel Like a Lady
MANUELA - A Different Kind of Fire
Souljah Fyah - I Wish

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year

Evil Ebenezer - Evil Eye
Pigeon Hole - Age Like Astronauts
SonReal - Where's Waldo?
Sweatshop Union - The Bill Murray EP
The Happy Unfortunate - No Time To Sleep

Rock Recording of the Year

Brasstronaut - Mount Chimaera
Jordan Cook - Seven Deadly Sins
Rah Rah - Breaking Hearts
The Pack a.d. - We Kill Computers
The Sheepdogs - Learn & Burn
We Are The City - High School
Wool on Wolves - Grey Matter

Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year

Chic Gamine - City City
Fish & Bird - Every Whisper Is A Shout Across The Void
Jon and Roy – Homes
Shuyler Jansen - Voice from the Lake
The Wailin' Jennys - Bright Morning Stars

Roots Solo Recording of the Year

Del Barber - Love Songs For The Last Twenty
Jen Lane - For the Night
Kim Beggs - Blue Bones
Romi Mayes - Lucky Tonight
Ruth Moody - The Garden
Steve Dawson – Nightshade

World Recording of the Year

Cassius Khan - Mushtari a live concert
Matthew Lien and Yin-chung Huang - Orchid Island
Pacifika – Supermagique
Tambura Rasa – Adsum
Trio Bembe - Oh my soul

Aboriginal Recording of the Year

Black Rain - Under The Gun
Colette Trudeau - Colette Trudeau
Cris Derksen - The Cusp
Don Amero - The Long Way Home
FEENIX – Collabanation
Vince Fontaine - Songs For Turtle Island

Francophone Recording of the Year

Annette Campagne - J'peux pas demander mieux
Les Surveillantes - La racine carrée du coeur
Marie-Josée Ouimet - L'heure bleue
Raphaël Freynet - Le monde à voir

Independent Album of the Year

Chic Gamine - City City
Del Barber - Love Songs For The Last Twenty
Jordan Cook - Seven Deadly Sins
Rah Rah - Breaking Hearts
We Are The City - High School

Songwriter(s) of the Year

Christine Fellows – Mlle. Steno
David Vertesi – All Night, All Night, All Night
Donny Parenteau – Play On
Rob Shapiro/Darren Gusnowsky/Stacie Roper/Byron Hill – Searchin’ For You
Jay Semko – Before You Leave Canada
Romi Mayes – Ball and Chain

2011 Western Canadian Music Industry Award Nominees

Agency of the Year

Magnum Opus Management
Paquin Entertainment Group
S.L. Feldman & Associates

Producer of the Year

Arun Chaturvedi
Dave Ogilive
Steve Dawson
Tom Dobrzanski
Vince R. Ditrich

Engineer of the Year

Cameron Loeppky
Carlin Lemon
Doug Naugler
Sheldon Zaharko
Steve Dawson/Sheldon Zaharko

Manager of the Year

Bruce Allen - Bruce Allen Talent
Louis O'Reilly - O'Reilly International Entertainment Management
Gilles Paquin - Paquin Entertainment Group
Jonathan Simkin - Simkin Artist Management
Stephen Carroll - Empirical Artist Services

Talent Buyer of the Year

Chris Frayer - Winnipeg Folk Festival
Brent Oliver - Foundation Concerts
Harvey Cohen – The Union Ltd.
Entertainment Committee - Ness Creek Music Festival
Nhaelan McMillan – The Union Ltd.

Live Music Venue of the Year

Beat Niq Jazz & Social Club
The Starlite Room
The Exchange
West End Cultural Centre

Independent Record Label

Black Hen Music
Chronograph Records
File Under Music
CamoBare Records
Head In The Sand

Best Album Design

Jolene Higgins - Across the Plains
Derek Bachman - Blue Sky Girl
Ron Sawchuk - Bright Morning Stars
Ron Sawchuk - The Garden
Ron Sawchuk - Woodcuts

Multi-Media Award

Reliquary/Reliquaire – Performance Film (Christine Fellows)
Passing Me By - Video by Stuey Kubrick (Cityreal)
Longest Dream – Video by Kim Beggs (Kim Beggs)
Live at the West End- Television Show by Johnny Marlow (Low Budget Productions)
The Mississippi Sheiks Tribute Project – Concert Video by - Steve Dawson/Fiona Black/Jeff Bonner


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