Saturday April 1, 2017, at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, Canadian Beats was part of the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards ceremonies in the media Q&A Room. There, many of the night’s winners came in to spend some time with us and answer a few questions. Writing it down is alright but, seeing them actually answering our questions helps you see what we see. Please enjoy some of the artists that we met.
A Tribe Called Red – Jack Richardson Producer of the Year – “R.E.D.” ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear, “Sila” ft. Tanya Tagaq – We Are The Halluci Nation – A Tribe Called Red (Pirates Blend, SONY)
The Dirty Nil (Dine Alone, Universal) – Breakthrough Group of the Year (Sponsored by FACTOR, The Government of Canada, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters, and Radio Starmaker Fund)
The Strumbellas – Single of the Year – “Spirits” (Six Shooter, Universal)
Paul Reddick – Blues Album of the Year – Ride The One (Stony Plain, Warner)
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Allan Waters Humanitarian Award presented by Bell Media. The award recognizes an outstanding Canadian artist whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and/or whose impact can be felt worldwide.
Hello everyone! My name is Linda and I have been a fan of Canadian Music for as long as I can remember. That counts for way too many decades than I want to admit to! I have three primary passions in my life, music, photography and writing. When I can combine them all, I feel I am right where I should be. Though I can appreciate all genres of music, my particular favourite is Country. Canadian Country is moving in leaps and bounds. I love how it is progressing and I’m thankful that I can be a small part of it.