9th Canadian Folk Music Awards

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9th Canadian Folk Music Awards
DateNovember 10, 2013
LocationUniversity of Calgary Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
Hosted byShelagh Rogers and
Benoit Bourque

The 9th Canadian Folk Music Awards were presented at the University of Calgary Theatre in Calgary, Alberta on November 10, 2013. The ceremony was hosted by the CBC's Shelagh Rogers and musician Benoit Bourque. Overall, 70 artists and groups were announced as nominees in 19 categories who hailed from eight provinces and two territories in Canada. Two additional special category award recipients were announced honouring this year's Unsung Hero and Folk Music Canada's Innovator Award.

Nominees and recipients[edit]

Recipients are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[1]

Traditional Album Contemporary Album
Children's Album Traditional Singer
  • Blue ribbon Helen Austin, Always Be a Unicorn
  • Jennifer Gasoi, Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well
  • Gary Rasberry, What's the Big Idea?!?
  • Madame Diva, Viva la Diva
  • The Funky Mamas, Pickin' in the Garden
Contemporary Singer Instrumental Solo Artist
  • Blue ribbon Chrissy Crowley, Last Night's Fun
  • Rachel Davis, Turns
  • Stephanie Cadman, Foggy New Year
  • Maxim Cormier, Maxim Cormier
  • Jorge Miguel, Guitarra Flamenca/Flamenco Guitar
Instrumental Group English Songwriter
  • Blue ribbon Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
  • The Log Drivers, The Log Drivers
  • The Boxcar Boys, Rye Whiskey
  • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Lume, Lume
  • Gordon Grdina's Haram, Her Eyes Illuminate
French Songwriter Aboriginal Songwriter
  • Blue ribbon Dany Placard, Démon vert
  • Louis-Jean Cormier, Le treizième étage
  • Chantal Archambault, Les Élans
  • Alexis Normand, Mirador
  • Catherine Durand, Les murs blancs du Nord
  • Blue ribbon Nancy Mike of The Jerry Cans, Nunavuttitut
  • Kristi Lane Sinclair, The Sea Alone
  • Don Amero, Heart on My Sleeve
  • Diem Lafortune, Beauty and Hard Times
  • Vince Fontaine of Indian City, Supernation
Vocal Group Ensemble
Solo Artist World Solo Artist
  • Blue ribbon Jorge Miguel, Guitarra Flamenca/Flamenco Guitar
  • Lenka Lichtenberg, Embrace
  • Sora, Scorpion Moon
  • Aviva Chernick, When I Arrived You Were Already There
  • Alex Cuba, Ruido en el Sistema
World Group New/Emerging Artist
  • Blue ribbon Jaffa Road, Where the Light Gets In
  • Njacko Backo & Kalimba Kalimba, Ici bas, rien n'est impossible (Here Below, Nothing is Impossible)
  • Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything, Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
  • The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Lume, Lume
  • David Buchbinder & Odessa/Havana, Walk to the Sea
Producer Pushing the Boundaries
  • Blue ribbon David Travers-Smith, These Wilder Things (Ruth Moody) and Jaron Freeman-Fox and The Opposite of Everything
  • David Francey, Mark Westberg, Ken Friesen, So Say We All (David Francey)
  • Jory Nash & Chris Stringer, Little Pilgrim (Jory Nash)
  • Steve Dawson, Brother Sinner & the Whale (Kelly Joe Phelps), I Hear the Wind in the Wires (Jim Byrnes)
  • Valley Hennell, The Great Gazzoon: A Tall Tale With Tunes & Turbulence (Rick Scott)
Young Performer
  • Blue ribbon Kierah, Stonemason's Daughter
  • Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Corbeau
  • Rebecca Lappa, Avant Garden
  • Sydney Delong, My Vow to You
  • Keiffer Mclean, Keiffer Mclean

Other special awards[edit]

Two special awards were handed out during the gala. Manitoba-based industry stalwart Mitch Podolak was honoured by his folk community peers as this year's Unsung Hero, a special award that highlights the exceptional contributions of an individual, group, or organization to the Canadian folk music scene. Victoria's Daniel Lapp is the recipient of the Folk Music Canada's Innovator Award for his work as a teacher, leader and song collector.[2]


  1. ^ "Results 2013 | Canadian Folk Music Awards". Folkawards.ca.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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