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Calling all Musicians!! – Canadian Folk Music Awards now Accepting Submissions for 2011!

May 13, 2011

OTTAWA – WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011 – The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) announced today that submissions are now open for the 2011 edition of this prestigious event which will be held at the Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College, University of Toronto on Sunday, December 4th. For more information please visit or .

The SEVENTH ANNUAL CFMAs invites all Canadian folk, roots and world musicians to submit now for the 2011 awards. Featuring this year’s theme “Celebrating Festivals,” CFMAs activities will include various workshops at Victoria College with the support and assistance of the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF); a special nominee showcase taking place at Hugh’s Room on Saturday, December 3rd; and the evening gala, which will be held at the Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College, University of Toronto on Sunday, December 4th – celebrating excellence in the Canadian folk music scene today. Canadian artists who have released recordings between June 15, 2010 and June 14, 2011 are eligible to submit their work. For complete details on eligibility, applications and criteria, please visit

ARTISTS WISHING TO SUBMIT can apply directly online or by downloading the submissions form at and each artist can apply to multiple categories appropriate to their music. There are nineteen categories altogether, which includes conventional titles such as Traditional Album of the Year and Solo Artist of the Year, as well as two categories for world music, French, English and Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year awards, a Children’s Album of the Year Award and for the more adventurous musicians out there…the Pushing the Boundaries Award.

The CFMAs have also announced that this year they will be adding the new “UNSUNG HERO / TRAVAILLEUR DE L’OMBRE” award in recognition of the exceptional contribution of an individual, group, or organization to the Canadian folk music scene. The recipient will be selected by a separate five-member jury, from the region where the 2011 awards will take place – in this case, Central Canada, which includes Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut. For further details please visit

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE is Thursday, June 30th, 2011.

EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION RATE until Sunday, May 22, 2011.

Sound integrity is important for the selection process and since current online listening is sonically inferior in many cases, the CFMA jurors prefer to listen to the CD tracks straight from the CD. This way they will get the full impact of the immense effort applied to the music as well as the artwork and packaging as a whole.


The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian Folk Music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Awards such as the Junos, East Coast Music Awards or the Western Canada Music Awards include a few categories that apply to folk and roots music, but without as broad a view of the genre. The judging process is similar to that of the two-stage elimination model used by the Junos via a randomly selected jury drawn from the folk music community.

For more information, photos, interviews, please contact:

Media Contact:

Beverly Kreller

Your Chance to win Tara Davidson’s new Album ‘View’

February 15, 2011

WJB is proud to present Tara Davidson Group live in concert on March 3rd at Petro-Canada Hall. We are also giving you the chance to win her latest album ‘View’. Everyone who purchases their ticket on-line via our website (click this link to be taken there) will be entered into a draw to win a copy of the CD.

For any questions or information regarding this event email


The Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews Podcast Released. View Episode 1 ‘The Princess’

December 6, 2010

The Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews Podcast is finally here!

The idea of the podcast is to have an episode for each track on the album and give some insight into the music. Episode 1 – ‘The Princess’ is online now.
For the moment the place to check it out is the place where we hear most people actually go to listen to music these days which believe it or not is…youtube!

There will soon be a  podcast page at with sheet music and chord charts for each tune available to download.

They would love some feedback so please leave comments on their video.
In other news Dwayne and Duane have been fortunate enough to make the shortlist for the Atlantis Prize which is organized by The Scope magazine They would like to give a big thank you to MusicNS and MusicNL who recently gave their CD the honour of being Jazz Album and Instrumental Album of the Year respectively.


This Week in Short. December 1st

December 1, 2010

All About Jazz Needs Your Help – All About Jazz is one of the premier Jazz websites, providing information and reviews to enthusiasts and musicians. Find out how you can help them continue their work. Click here

How to listen to Jazz. A Guide – An interesting and humerus guide to the new jazz listener, allowing them a greater appreciation of the genre, click here

The Top 10 Jazz Fashion Crimes – Ten of the work styles that the jazz world has to offer, Click here

Jazz Video Contest – is currently running a Jazz video contest where you can upload your Jazz video, To find out more click here

Who’s top of the Charts? – Check out this weeks Jazz radio play Chart to see who’s hot, Click here


167 CD’s Donated to the A.C Hunter Library at the “Jazz it up at the Library” Event

May 11, 2010

Brad Jefford & Robbie Smith

A great time was had by all at the A.C Hunter Library in St John’s last Thursday at the “Jazz it up at the Library” Event. A large group gathered to witness the donation of 167 CD’s and 3 DVD’s by Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues and watch local musicians Brad Jefford and Robbie Smith perform a couple of sets.

This is the third year the event has taken place, with over 600 Jazz, Blues and World Music CD’s  being donated.

Kirk Newhook Donating CD's

Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues would like to thank all those who attended and the staff and board of the A.C Hunter Library. We all would like to invite you to come and take advantage of this wonderful selection of music. Library membership is free and there is no cost to borrow CD’s or DVD’s.

You can view all the pictures from the night on our Flickr page. Click here to view them all.

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