2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards recipients announced during Sunday celebrations in Ottawa
OTTAWA, Sunday, November 19, 2017 – Canadian Folk Music Awards (#CFMA2017) were awarded during the second evening of celebrations at the Bronson Centre in Ottawa. The 13th anniversary event was hosted by musicians Jean Hewson and Benoit Bourque (La Bottine Souriante) in a bilingual evening filled with music including performances by 2017 nominees Cassie and Maggie, Braden Gates, Coco Méliès, Scott MacMillan & Colin Grant, Oh Susanna and Stephen Fearing. Ten awards were handed out throughout evening.
London, Ontario songwriter and Berklee graduate Ken Yates was awarded his second Canadian Folk Music Awards of the weekend for New/Emerging Artist of the Year for his captivating and moving heart-on-his-sleeve album Huntsville. (His previous accolade was handed out on Saturday evening for English Songwriter of the Year.)
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