2006 Maple Blues Awards

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jim Byrnes
Downchild Blues Band
Jack de Keyzer
Dawn Tyler Watson
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne


ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR
Mel Brown
John Campbelljohn
Colin James
Garrett Mason
The Perpetrators


ACOUSTIC ACT OF THE YEAR
Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick
Hot Toddy/Isaac & Blewitt
Harrison Kennedy
Harry Manx
Tim Williams


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jim Byrnes
David Clayton-Thomas
Donald Ray Johnson
Harrison Kennedy
John Mays


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Rita Chiarelli
Ndidi Onukwulu
Roxanne Potvin
Suzie Vinnick
Dawn Tyler Watson


NEW ARTIST/GROUP
OF THE YEAR

The Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
DiggingRoots
Treasa Levasseur
Ndidi Onukwulu
Ricky Paquette
Trouble & Strife

 
B.B. KING INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Solomon Burke
James Hunter
Bettye Lavette
Keb' Mo'
Watermelon Slim


RECORDING OF THE YEAR
Mel Brown: Blues - A Beautiful Thing (Electro-Fi)
     Producers: Mel Brown & Andrew Galloway
Jim Byrnes: House of Refuge (Black Hen)
     Producer: Steve Dawson
JW-Jones Blues Band: Kissing in 29 Days (NorthernBlues)
     Producer: JW-Jones
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley: Morning Sun (Electro-Fi)
     Producers: Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
Ndidi Onukwulu: No, I Never (Jericho Beach)
     Producer: Sam Goldberg


GUITARIST OF THE YEAR
Kevin Breit
Mel Brown
John Campbelljohn
Sue Foley
Bill Johnson


HARMONICA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dave Hoerl
Carlos del Junco
Al Lerman
Paul Reddick
David Rotundo


KEYBOARD/PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lance Anderson
Richard Bell
Julian Fauth
Graham Guest
Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne


HORN PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Pat Carey
Mike Clark
Johnny Ferreira
Chris Murphy
Chris Whiteley


DRUMMER OF THE YEAR
Geoff Arsenault
Bucky Berger
Al Cross
Mike Sloski
Bob Vespaziani


BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Alec Fraser
Russell Jackson
Gary Kendall
Omar Tunnoch
Suzie Vinnick


SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD presented by SOCAN
Ray Bonneville
Jim Byrnes
Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick
Harry Manx
Chris Whiteley


BLUES WITH A FEELING (Toronto Blues Society Lifetime Achievement Award)
Alec Fraser
Amos Garrett
Tom Lavin
Colin Linden
Big Dave McLean
Ellen McIlwaine
Joe Murphy
Chris Whiteley
Ken Whiteley
Terry Wilkins