1997 Maple Blues Awards

Entertainer Of The Year - Colin James

Electric Act Of The Year - Fathead

Acoustic Act Of The Year - Colin James

Male Vocalist Of The Year - Colin James

Female Vocalist Of The Year - Rita Chiarelli

New Artist/Group Of The Year - Robin Banks Blues Band

International Artist Of The Year - B.B. King

Media Person Of The Year - Holger Petersen

Recording Of The Year - Colin James: National Steel

Blues With A Feeling Award (lifetime achievement) - Long John Baldry

Guitar Player Of The Year - Colin James

Harmonica Player Of The Year - Carlos Del Junco

Piano/Keyboard Player Of The Year Van ‘’Piano Man’’ Walls

Horn Player Of The Year - Johnny Ferreira

Drummer Of The Year - Maureen Brown

Bass Player Of The Year - Gary Kendall

Songwriter Of The Year - Chris Whiteley