Proud to have hosted several Juno award nominees

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We love Canadian music so it should come as no surprise that we nerd out a bit over the Junos.

The nominees were announced Tuesday and we are pretty chuffed to see the names of some of the people who have performed locally.

The Echo has played a role in bringing these top-level Canadian performers to the area by helping with booking and promoting shows for the halls in Avening and Duntroon, the New Farm and lots of shows outside of this area.

Among the list of nominees to have played Avening in recent years is: Amelia Curran, who was on the double bill for Writes of Spring, nominated for Songwriter of the Year and Contemporary Roots Album of the Year; Terra Lightfoot, nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year; Fred Penner, nominated for Children’s Album of the Year. Now Whitehorse, coming to Avening in April, has been nominated for Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Gord Downie, who played The New Farm’s annual fundraiser two years in a row, was posthumously nominated for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year.

Their nominations go to show that we are seeing some of the best live music this country has to offer, often in our small halls that are community owned and operated.

The 47th annual Juno Awards will take place in Vancouver on March 25, hosted by Michael Bublé.

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