Nominees for the Maple Blues Awards are selected by a distinguished panel of some 40 blues experts. Co-Chaired by a steering committee consisting of Cindy McLeod, Yanick Theriault, Terry Parsons, and Brant Zwicker, the panel includes radio hosts, journalists, and festival organizers regionally distributed across Canada. Members of the Nominating Panel are not eligible for any of the awards.
Winners in instrumental categories — guitar, harmonica, piano/keyboards, horn, drum, and bass — will be determined by the Nominating Panel. Winners in all other categories will be selected by blues fans across the country!
The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field. The nominees are selected by a distinguished panel of blues DJs and journalists from across Canada. Members of the Nominating Panel are not eligible for any of the awards. The winners are selected by the votes of blues fans from across Canada.
The Maple Blues Award winners will be announced on January 30, 2023 at the LIVE Maple Blues Award Show to be held at Koerner Hall in Toronto.
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Blues fans can cast their votes online on this site. Public voting opens November 2, 2022 at 10:01 am Eastern Time and closes December 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.