The Canadian Folk Music Awards take place in Vancouver, BC, from March 31 to April 2, with two awards shows and three showcases.
On April 1, 2023, at 1:00 pm PDT, the Songs & Stories Songwriters Concert will take place at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James Community Square. Get tickets here.
Featuring CFMA Nominees: Ken Yates, Amanda Rheaume, Sébastien Lacombe, Suzie Ungerleider, Adrian Sutherland, and Ancolie.
We caught up with Ontario’s Ken Yates to chat about what an honour it is to receive two nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and his performance at the Songs & Songwriters Concert on April 1.
Ken is nominated for Contemporary Album of the Year for his latest album, Cerulean, and for Contemporary Singer of the Year.
I’m Ken Yates, an indie-folk artist originally from London, ON, now living in the town of Creemore, Ontario.
Cerulean is my fourth album, produced by Jim Bryson (my third album with Jim). It was written/recorded during the pandemic and was primarily recorded remotely due to lockdowns.
It’s always a huge honour to be recognized, but especially for this album, which means so much to me.
I’ll be playing a few songs from the new album and sharing a bit of the inspiration behind them.
I’ll be playing at Grassroots Festival in Ottawa on April 21!
Connect with Ken Yates:
I’m Jenna, the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be.
Canadian Beats has grown to become more than media, and what a journey it’s been.
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