Saturday Night Blues
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Saturday Night Blues is a Canadian radio program, which airs Saturday nights on CBC Radio One. Hosted by Holger Petersen, the program airs a mix of blues concerts, recordings and interviews with blues musicians. SNB first broadcast in 1986.
Petersen, the program's host, is the owner of Canadian roots music label Stony Plain Records. A compilation album of live performances from the show, also called Saturday Night Blues (and subtitled "The Great Canadian Blues Project, Vol. 1") was released in 1991 and won the 1992 Juno Award for Best Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.
For his work on Saturday Night Blues and on CKUA Radio's Natch'l Blues, in 2008 Petersen won the "Keeping The Blues Alive" award in the Public Radio category from The Blues Foundation based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Great Canadian Blues Award
The Great Canadian Blues Awards were established in 1990. The program also presents an annual Great Canadian Blues Award to the year's best Canadian blues musician. Winners of the award have included the Downchild Blues Band, Jim Byrnes, David Gogo, Colin Linden, Rita Chiarelli, David Wilcox, Colin James, Long John Baldry, Matt Minglewood, Sue Foley, Georgette Fry, Harry Manx, and Jeff Healey.
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