22nd Annual Maple Blues Award Winners

Here’s the complete list of winners of the 2018 Maple Blues Awards at t he 22nd annual Awards Ceremony of Feb. 4th, 2019

  • Male Vocalist of the Year – Colin James
  • Female Vocalist of the Year – Angel Forrest
  • Drummer of the Year – Lindsay Beaver
  • Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year – David Vest
  • Blues Booster Award – The Hornby Island Blues Society
  • Acoustic Act of the Year – Big Dave McLean
  • Electric Act of the Year – Colin James
  • Horn Player of the Year – Shirley Jackson
  • Harp Player of the Year – Steve Marriner
  • Guitarist of the Year – Sue Foley
  • Bassist of the Year – Laura Greenberg of the JW-Jones Band
  • The Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition – Ann Vriend – “It’s Happening”
  • BB King International Artist of the year - Buddy Guy
  • Recording Producer of the Year – Dave Meszeros for Colin James’ Miles to Go
  • New Artist/Group of the Year – Emily Burgess
  • Blues with Feeling Award – Ellen McIlwaine
  • Entertainer of the Year – Colin James