Stony Plain Records

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Stony Plain Records
Founded 1976 (1976)
Founder Holger Petersen
Distributor(s) Warner Music Canada
Alternative Distribution Alliance (US)
Continental Record Services (Europe)
Dixiefrog (Europe)
Genre Various
Country of origin Canada
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Official website www.stonyplainrecords.com

Stony Plain Records is a major Canadian independent record label, which specializes in roots music genres such as country, folk and blues. The label was the recipient of a 2003 Western Canadian Music Award for "Independent Record Label/Distributor of the Year".[1]

Artists who have released albums on Stony Plain include the label's biggest seller Ian Tyson, Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church, Long John Baldry, Linda McRae, The Paperboys, Corb Lund, Amos Garrett, David Wilcox, Jr. Gone Wild, Rita Chiarelli, Maria Muldaur, Tim Hus, Mendelson Joe and Spirit of the West. The label has also been the Canadian distributor for albums by notable American artists such as Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Emmylou Harris.[2]

Stony Plain has licensed blues recordings from American label Blind Pig Records for Canadian release.[3]

The label is owned by Holger Petersen, who also hosts the weekly series Saturday Night Blues on CBC Radio One and Natch'l Blues on the CKUA Radio Network.[2]

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  1. ^ "2003 Awards". breakoutwest.ca. Western Canadian Music Awards. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Morris, Chris (July 20, 1996). "Commemorative Sets Mark Anniversaries for Green Linnet, Stony Plain, Global Pacific". Billboard Magazine (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 108 (29): 47. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ LeBlanc, Larry (January 14, 1995). "Roots Music, Country Reign At Stony Plain". Billboard Magazine (Nielsen Business Media, Inc) 107 (2): 37. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

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