Stony Plain Records

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Stony Plain Records
Stoney Plane Records Logo.jpg
Founded1976 (1976)
FounderHolger Petersen, Alvin Jahns
Distributor(s)Warner Music Canada
Alternative Distribution Alliance (US)
Continental Record Services (Europe)
Dixiefrog (Europe)
The Orchard (digital)
GenreBlues, country, folk
Country of originCanada
LocationWaterdown (Hamilton), Ontario, Canada

Stony Plain Records is a Canadian independent record label, which specializes in roots music genres such as country, folk, and blues.[1] The label has released more than 300 albums.


Stony Plain was founded by Holger Petersen and Alvin Jahns in 1976.[2] The label released their first album that year. Beginning in 1989, the label's releases were distributed by Warner Music Canada [1] Petersen acted as the company's president for many years.[3]

Stony Plain has previously licensed recordings from American labels Rounder Records, Sugar Hill Records, HighTone Records and Blind Pig Records for Canadian release. The label has also been the Canadian distributor for albums by American artists such as Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, and Emmylou Harris.

The label is still owned and operated by its founders Alvin Jahns and Holger Petersen. Petersen is also the author of two books of artist interviews and also hosts the weekly series Saturday Night Blues on CBC Radio One, Radio Two and SiriusXM 169 and Natch'l Blues on the CKUA Radio Network.[4]

In 2016 Story Plain celebrated its 40th anniversary by releasing a three-disc compilation album of highlights from its collection.[4][5]

Canadian roster[edit]

International roster[edit]


Recognition for the label and its artists includes 11 Juno Awards, six Grammy Award nominations, several Blues Music Awards, nine Canadian Country Music Awards for Label of the Year, more than 30 Maple Blues Awards and a number of Western Canada Music Awards. Stony Plain Records has earned several Gold and Platinum records for releases by artists as Ian Tyson, Corb Lund and various Best Of compilations.[7]

The label was the recipient of The Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive Award[8] in 2014.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Larry LeBlanc (14 January 1995). "Roots Music, Country, Reign at Stony Plain". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. pp. 37–.
  2. ^ "Stony Plain Records". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ Larry LeBlanc (29 January 1994). "Canadian Biz readies for MIDEM meet". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 50–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ a b "Stony Plain Records celebrates 40 years with compilation of highlights". Edmonton Journal, Roger Levesque. May 24, 2016
  5. ^ "Edmontonian Holger Petersen's label Stony Plain Records turns 40". CBC News, By Adrienne Lamb, Sam Martin, May 21, 2016
  6. ^ "Holger Petersen Rings In 40 Years With Stony Plain". Elmore Magazine, June 3, 2016. By Jim Hynes
  7. ^ "CIMA Member Spotlight: Stony Plain Records (Alberta) - CIMA". Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  8. ^ "Awards Winners and Nominees". Blues Foundation. Retrieved 2017-01-03.

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