Posts tagged "David Francey"

Official Showcase Artists Chosen for 30th Annual Folk Alliance International Conference

Folk Alliance International has announced the Official Showcase artists for its 30th annual conference taking place February 14-18, 2018, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. [To continue reading this article -- which includes a listing of Official Showcase artists -- click on the headline.]
2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

With trophies for Solo Artist of the Year and Contemporary Album of the Year (Empty Train), David Francey was the top winner in the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards. The expressive Scotland-born and Ontario-based singer-songwriter and three-time Juno Award-winner was among 72 artists and groups from ten provinces and two territories who vied for awards in 19 categories that were presented during a bilingual gala event at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre on Dec. 3. [To continue reading this article and see the complete list of award winners, click on the headline.]
Nominees Named for 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Nominees Named for 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards

Ten Strings And A Goat Skin tops the list of nominees for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards with four nods. The Prince Edward Island-based bilingual folk trio is among 72 artists and groups from ten provinces and two territories vying for awards in 19 categories to be presented during a gala event at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre on Dec. 3. [To continue reading this article and see the complete list of nominees, click on the headline.]

Entries Sought for International Acoustic Music Awards

Entries are currently being accepted for the International Acoustic Music Awards. Now in its 11th year, the competition promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Awards will be presented in eight categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, Folk/Americana/Roots/AAA, Instrumental, Bluegrass/Country, and an Open category (any musical style or genre). An overall Grand Prize winner also will be named. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
2014 JUNO Award Winners Named

2014 JUNO Award Winners Named

Serena Ryder, an Ontario-based folk-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, with four prior JUNO Awards, was named Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year in the 2014 Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. Toronto-based alt-country singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge’s Valleyheart and The Strumbellas’ We Still Move on Dance Floors were named Roots & Traditional Album of the Year – Solo and Group, respectively. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
2014 JUNO Awards Nominees Announced

2014 JUNO Awards Nominees Announced

Serena Ryder, an Ontario-based folk-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is among the top nominees in the 2014 JUNO Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. Nominees also were named for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year Solo and Group. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]
2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards Presented

Two Ontario-based groups -- Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything and the Good Lovelies -- led the winners at the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards that were presented in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday evening, Nov. 10. [To continue reading the article and see the complete list of winners, click on the headline.]

Nominees Named for 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards

With four nominations each, Ontario’s 15-piece Lemon Bucket Orkestra, fiddler Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, and multiple Juno award-winning singer-songwriter David Francey are the top nominees vying for 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards that are slated to be presented during a gala event at the University of Calgary Theatre in Calgary, Alberta, Nov. 10. [To read the entire article, including a list of the nominees in 19 categories, click on the headline.]
Top Albums and Songs of May 2013 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums and Songs of May 2013 (FOLKDJ-L)

David Francey, one of Canada's most revered singer-songwriters, had both the most-played album (So Say We All) and song ("Rain") on folk radio during May 2013, according to charts compiled by Richard Gillmann from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. The Boxcar Lilies, a western Massachusetts-based Americana harmony trio, had both the #2 album (Sugar Shack) and song ("Lightnin'"). To view the Top Albums and Songs charts, click on the headline.
Entries Sought for International Acoustic Music Awards

Entries Sought for International Acoustic Music Awards

Entries are currently being accepted for the International Acoustic Music Awards. Now in its ninth year, the competition promotes excellence in acoustic music performance and artistry. Awards will be presented in eight categories: Best Male Artist, Best Female Artist, Best Group/Duo, Folk/Americana/Roots, AAA/Alternative, Instrumental, Bluegrass/Country, and an Acoustic Open Genre category. An overall Grand Prize winner also will be named. [To read this short article, click on the headline.]

Bruce Cockburn and The Wailin’ Jennys Win Juno Awards

True North recording Artists Bruce Cockburn and The Wailin’ Jennys were named as winners in the 41st annual Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys). The awards were presented by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) in Ottawa over the weekend. [To read the full article, click on the headline.]

Bruce Cockburn, Dave Gunning and Quebecois Trio Genticorum Among Top Canadian Folk Music Award Winners for 2011

The 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented in Toronto, Ontario on Sunday evening, Dec. 4. Winners were named in 19 categories and a new Unsung Hero award was presented during a gala event at the Isabel Bader Theatre. Bruce Cockburn, Dave Gunning and Quebecois trio Genticorum each won two awards. [To read the article in its entirety and see a complete list of the award winners, click on the headline.]