2008 Maple Blues Awards

Entertainer Of The Year
Big Dave McLean
Dawn Tyler Watson
Downchild
Garrett Mason
Jeff Healey

Electric Act Of The Year
David Rotundo
Downchild
Garrett Mason
Jack de Keyzer
Jeff Healey
JW-Jones

Acoustic Act Of The Year
Big Dave McLean
Harry Manx
Julian Fauth
Michael Jerome Browne
Thom Swift

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Bob Walsh
Danny Brooks
Harrison Kennedy
John Mays (Fathead)
Paul Reddick

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Dawn Tyler Watson
Roxanne Potvin
Shakura S’Aida
Suzie Vinnick
Treasa Levasseur

New Artist/Group Of The Year
Daddy Long Legs
Keith Hallett
Marshall Lawrence
Monkey Junk
Sojourners

BB King International Artist Of The Year
Eric Bibb
James Hunter
Mavis Staples
Taj Mahal
Watermelon Slim and the Workers

Recording Of The Year
Get Way Back (Stony Plain)
Amos Garrett
Producers: Amos Garrett & Dave Allcock

Mess of Blues (Stony Plain)
Jeff Healey
Producers: Jeff Healey & Alec Fraser


Ramblin’ Son (Electro-Fi)
Julian Fauth
Producers: Andrew Galloway, Alec Fraser & Julian Fauth

Goin’ By Feel (Red House)
Ray Bonneville
Producers: Rob Heaney, Gurf Morlix & Ray Bonneville

Low Fidelity (Slim Chicken)
Treasa Levasseur
Producers: David Gavan Baxter & Treasa Levasseur

Blues With A Feeling Award
(Lifetime Achievement)
Danny Brooks
Michael Fonfara
Alec Fraser
Amos Garrett
Tom Lavin
Ellen McIlwaine
Joe Murphy
Chris Whiteley
Ken Whiteley
Terry Wilkins


Blues Booster Of The Year
Rob Bowman

Guitarist Of The Year
Amos Garrett
Garrett Mason
Jeff Healey
JW-Jones
Steve Strongman

Harmonica Player Of The Year
Carlos Del Junco
Guy Belanger
Jerome Godboo
Paul Reddick
Steve Marriner (Monkey Junk)

Piano/Keyboard Player Of The Year
Curley Bridges
Dave Murphy (Jeff Healey Band)
Julian Fauth
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne
Michael Fonfara (Downchild)

Horn Player Of The Year
Chris Murphy
Chris Whiteley
Dave Babcock (Amos Garrett)
Johnny Ferreira
Pat Carey (Downchild)

Drummer Of The Year
Al Webster (Jeff Healey Blues Band)
Bucky Berger (Fathead)
Chris Nordquist (Colin James & many others)
Geoff Arsenault (Morgan Davis)
Maureen Brown

Bassist Of The Year
Alan Duffy (Jack de Keyzer)
Alec Fraser (Jeff Healey Blues Band & Broken Joe)
Keith Picot (The Twisters)
Stephen Barry
Tom Easley (Hot Toddy)

Songwriter Of The Year
Julian Fauth
Paul Reddick
Ray Bonneville
Thom Swift
Treasa Levasseur