Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 JUNO Award Nominees Announced – My Picks

     As with everything I always like to do things my way, this will be no different. The Nominees for the 2013 JUNO Awards were announced this morning in Toronto, instead of boring everyone with all of the categories I'm only posting the ones that I have any interest in…I think Carly Rae, Céline and Bieber have had enough ink (and just typing their names has really hurt my brain), so without further ado here we go:

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Cold Specks (My choice to win)
Elisapie (Played the 2011 Mariposa Folk Festival)
Kira Isabella (country music artist)
The Weeknd 

Breakthrough Group of the Year
Hey Ocean!
Monster Truck
The Pack a.d.
Walk Off the Earth
Yukon Blonde (My choice)

Songwriter of the Year
Afie Jurvanen
“Be My Witness”, “Caught Me Thinkin”, “Lost in the Light” BARCHORDS – Bahamas
(My Choice)

“Michigan Left”, “On Paper”, “Whistleblower" MICHIGAN LEFT – Arkells

Hannah Georgas
“Enemies”, “Robotic” – co-songwriter Ryan Guldemond, “Somebody” – HANNAH GEORGAS – Hannah Georgas

Kathleen Edwards
“A Soft Place to Land”– co-songwriter John Roderick, “Chameleon/Comedian”, “Change the Sheets” VOYAGEUR – Kathleen Edwards

Leonard Cohen

“Amen”, “Going Home”– co-songwriter Patrick Leonard, “Show Me the Place” – co-songwriter Patrick Leonard OLD IDEAS – Leonard Cohen

Adult Alternative Album of the Year

Bahamas Brushfire – Barchords (My Choice)
Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
Royal Wood - We Were Born To Glory
Serena Ryder - Harmony
The Barr Brothers - The Barr Brothers
Alternative Album of the Year 

Hannah Georgas - Hannah Georgas
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (My Choice)
Metric - Synthetica
Said The Whale - Little Mountain
Stars - The North

Rap Recording of the Year

Classified - Inner Ninja ft. David Myles (My Choice)
JD ERA - No Handouts
Madchild - Dope Sick
Maestro Fresh Wes - Black Tuxedo
Rich Kidd/SonReal - The Closers

Aboriginal Album of the Year 

BURNT-Project 1 - The Black List
Crystal Shawanda - Just Like You
Don Amero - Heart On My Sleeve
Donny Parenteau - Bring It On
Janet Panic - Samples

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo

Amelia Curran - Spectators
Annabelle Chvostek - Rise
Corb Lund - Cabin Fever
Old Man Luedecke - Tender Is The Night (My choice to win)
Rose Cousins - We Have Made A Spark
Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group

Elliott BROOD - Days Into Years (My Choice)
Great Lake Swimmers - New Wild Everywhere
Le Vent du Nord - Tromper le temps
The Strumbellas - My Father and The Hunter
The Wooden Sky - Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun

    Also this year the Great k.d. Lang will be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, below is one of my most favorite songs and videos from her...she was (and still is) just so cool. 

The 2013 JUNO AWARDS will be handed out on Sunday, April 21 from Regina’s Brandt Centre. 

Joe Cornelisse-SMM

1 comment:

  1. I`ve always loved K. D Lang. I thought she was one strange cookies years ago but once she started singing that all went out the door :)