Joe Nolan and Stephen Fearing earn 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award nominations!

Big congrats to Joe Nolan and Stephen Fearing for earning nominations in the Contemporary Album of the Year category for the 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards!

With Drifters, Edmonton, Alberta singer/songwriter Joe Nolan continued a remarkable creative run over the past two years, getting down to the bone with a 10-track predominantly acoustic collection, his first to be released in partnership with Canadian roots music label Fallen Tree Records.

Like other artists who are loosely categorized as ‘folk’ and ‘Americana’, Stephen Fearing questioned what those terms really mean on The Unconquerable Past, an album that can be seen as embracing and transcending the labels and genres simultaneously. Above all, on The Unconquerable Past, Fearing stepped out once again with a fresh perspective and a new batch of songs and stories drawing deeply from over thirty years of writing and playing across Canada and around the world.

Ken Yates and Abigail Lapell win big at Canadian Folk Music Awards!

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Congratulations to Ken Yates and Abigail Lapell for their wins at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards! The gala took place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa.

Ken took home two awards honouring his latest album Huntsville: English Songwriter of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year.

Abigail’s latest album Hide Nor Hair was named Contemporary Album of the Year, which it truly deserved.

Thanks are also extended to everyone else on Ken and Abigail’s teams who helped make this happen. It’s been a thrill to be a part of it!

Congrats to 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees!

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The 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards nominees were announced today, and I’m so thrilled to see several friends on the list. Winners will be announced at the Nov. 18-19 ceremony at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa.

Nominees:

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Abigail Lapell
Contemporary Album of the Year
Contemporary Singer of the Year

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Zachary Lucky
Solo Artist of the Year

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Ken Yates
New/Emerging Artist of the Year
English Songwriter of the Year