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Saturday December 9, 2006: Grammys and Canadian 2006 Folk Awards

Folk Plus is hosted and planned by Angela Page and airs Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on WJFF, at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in Monticello N.Y. We are Hydro-Powered Public Radio and stream online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG  Welcome new web listeners, especially those with MCS who are housebound.

Dayspring Community School at 21 Old Ridge Road in Warwick, NY is having a Craft Sale Fundraiser this weekend on Saturday, December 9th from 10-3 p.m.

Grammy nominations www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/49th_Show/list.aspx
Stephen Colbert will be the host of the Award show on Sunday February 11, 2007 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
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Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal     (duos or groups.)
1. Dixie Chicks - Not Ready To Make Nice- Taking The Long Way- Open Wide/Columbia
on blogs, what outrage.... thats the best they can do? wheres the real protest music.
2. The Duhks - Heaven's My Home - Migrations - Sugar Hill Records
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 Best Traditional Folk Album:
 - I Stand Alone - Ramblin' Jack Elliott        - Gonna Let It Shine - Odetta
 - Adieu False Heart - Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy
3. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sesisons - Bruce Springsteen
Columbia Records recently released Bruce Springsteen's We Shall Overcome:
The Seeger Sessions, which featured his personal interpretations of thirteen traditional songs associated with the legendary guiding light of American folk music, Pete Seeger. Bruce Springsteen made his performance debut with the Seeger Sessions Band at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on April 30, 2006 eliciting rave reviews.

excerpt from David Dye's 108 - 140 seconds into track one.  then 157- "Mary dont you weep"   through folk music definition... by pete...523...writer...817  ... pete "Im proud  830
 - A Distant Land to Roam - Ralph Stanley
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 Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album:
4 - Solo Acoustic Vol. 1 - Jackson Browne - These Days 1:44 Intro & 3:39
dont confront me with my failures, id nto forgotten them, he wrote this at 16, cut four, remember?
-Black Cadillac - Rosanne Cash
-Workbench Songs - Guy Clark
Modern Times - Bob Dylan -
NOT IN STATION AFTER ALL
-All the Roadrunning - Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
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Best Country Album   (Vocal or Instrumental.)
Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way - Open Wide/Columbia
-Willie Nelson - You Don't Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker - Lost Highway
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Best Musical Album For Children (For albums consisting of predominantly music or song vs. spoken word.)
5 -Trout Fishing In America - My Best Day - Trout Records
Day Care Blues 530  Bob and Bob 347
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An FYI Best Spoken Word Album For Children (For albums consisting of predominantly spoken word vs. music or song.)
 -John McCutcheon - Christmas In The Trenches - Peachtree Press
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An FYI - The Klezmatics have been nominated in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category for "Wonder Wheel," lyrics by
Woody  Guthrie and music by the Klezmatics.

The Canadian Folk Music Awards recognize Canada's outstanding writers, producers and performers of folk music in Aboriginal Canada to Celtic, Acadian and traditional Quebecois styles, singer-songwriter music, blues, bluegrass and old-tyme country and the myriad of global traditions brought to Canada by each new wave of immigration.   This year's Canadian Folk Music Awards will be presented at a ceremony on December 10 th, at 7:30pm, at the Myer Horowitz Theatre in Edmonton.  http://www.canadianfolkmusicawards.ca/
media requests contact Heather Kitching at 604-838-4968 or heather@heatherkitching.com

The Awards show will be hosted by Connie Kaldor and Gilles Garand and feature performances by Anita Best - Newfoundland, The Bills - B.C., Alpha Yaya Diallo - B.C.Maria Dunn - Alberta, Claude Méthé - Québec, Lynn Miles - Ontario, Digging Roots -
Ontario and Ian Tyson - Alberta. The Awards will be broadcast  nationally on CBC Radio 2 Dec. 15th at 8:00 PM.

This year's nominees are :

BEST TRADITIONAL Album - solo artists, groups or duos. Instrumental or vocal traditional folk music
-Nicolas Boulerice et Olivier Demers -Un peu d'ci, Un peu d'ça (Montréal, QC) -Roues et Archets
6-James Keelaghan - Galway Races 320 with Oscar Lopez - A Few Simple Verses (Winnipeg, MB / originally Calgary) - Jericho Beach Music

-Claude Méthé - L'Amant Confesseur (Ste-Béatrix, QC) Roues et Archets
-Strada - Gamos (Québec, QC) - Indépendant
- Serre l'écoute - Fortunes et Perditions (Québec, QC) Disques Scorbut

BEST ALBUM-CONTEMPORARY: This award recognizes solo artists, groups or duos. Instrumental or vocal contemporary folk
7-Penny Lang - Stone & Sand & Sea & Sky (Madeira Park, BC/formerly Montreal) -Borealis  WINNER
8 Corb Lund - Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer (Edmonton, AB) - Stony Plain Rec.
"All I wanna Do Is Play Cards"
9 Jim Byrnes - House of Refuge (Vancouver, BC) - Black Hen Records
"Didn't it Rain" 435
10 Bruce Cockburn - Life Short Call Now (Toronto, ON) - True North Records
"Life Short Call Now"
11 -The Wailin' Jennys - Firecracker (Winnipeg, MB / Montreal, QC) - Jericho Beach Music
"Devil's Painbrush"

BEST SINGER-TRADITIONAL: traditional solo vocalist, or vocalist that is the lead singer of a group.
-James Keelaghan - A Few Simple Verses (Winnipeg, MB/originally Calgary) Jericho Beach Music WINNER
12. Enoch Kent - Nancy Wisky - I'm A Rover (Toronto, ON) - Second Avenue Records
13 - Enoch Kent - Didn't raise My Son to beI'm A Rover (Toronto, ON) - Second Avenue Records
I Didn't Raise My Son to be a Soldier 200, Calton weaver 207
-Rita Chiarelli - Cuore: The Italian Sessions (Red Rock, ON) -Independent
-Wagonbar - Placotage et Autres Nouvelles (Quebec, QC) - Sopref Local
-Leon and Eric Bibb - Praising Peace: A Tribute to Paul Robeson (Leon
lives in Vancouver, BC) Stony Plain Records

BEST SINGER-CONTEMPORARY: contemporary solo vocalist, or vocalist that is the lead singer of a group.
15 -Stephen Fearing -Yellowjacket (Guelph,  ON) - True North Records
"The Man who Married Music" 324
-Bruce Cockburn - Life Short Call Now (Toronto,  ON) -True North Records
-Jim Byrnes - House of Refuge (Vancouver,  BC) -Black Hen Records WINNER
-Lennie Gallant - When We Get There (Halifax,  NS) - Independent
16 -Ron Hynes -  - Ron Hynes (St. John's, NF) Borealis
"My name is Nobody"

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST-SOLO:
-Oliver Schroer - Camino (Vancouver, BC / formerly of Toronto) -Independent
-Joel Fafard - and another thing (Lumsden, SK) - Independent
-Steve Dawson - We Belong to the Gold Coast (Vancouver, BC) - Black Hen
17 -James Hill - A Flying Leap (Langley, BC) - Borealis
Skipping Stone  316
18 -Bruce Cockburn - Speechless (Toronto, ON) - True North Records WINNER
Sunrise on the Mississippi 300

BEST INSTRUMENTALIST-GROUP:
19 -The McDades- Bloom (Edmonton, AB / Montreal,  QC) - Independent
Cafe Hubertus 443  Bounty Hunter 452  Whistle Blower 530
-Lache Cercel & Roma Swing Ensemble - Musika Konkordo (Vancouver) Jericho Beach
-Uzume Taiko - Undula (Vancouver, BC) - Independent
-Fig For a Kiss - Fallen Leaf (Toronto, ON) - Independent
-Frank Sears - L'anche à deux cordes - (Drummondville, QC) - Indépendant

BEST SONGWRITER-ENGLISH: 50% of the songwriters involved must be Canadian.
-Lennie Gallant - When We Get There (Halifax, NS) - Independent
-Ron Hynes - Ron Hynes (St. John's, NF) - Borealis
-Stephen Fearing - Yellowjacket (Guelph, ON) - True North Records WINNER
-Romi Mayes - Sweet Somethin' Steady (Winnipeg, MB) - Independent
-Sarah Noni Metzner - Daybreak Mourning (Vancouver, BC) - Dog My Cat

BEST VOCAL GROUP: (two or more members): recognizes a group or duo which focuses on ensemble singing. The majority of the tracks must be vocal numbers.
-Madrigaia - Pleiades (Winnipeg, MB) - Independent
-The Wailin' Jennys - Firecracker (Winnipeg, MB) - Jericho Beach Music
-Serre l'écoute - Fortunes et Perditions (Quebec, QC) - Disques Scorbut
-Madviolet - Caravan (Toronto) - Independent
-Dala - Angels and Thieves (Toronto, ON) ? Universal Music

BEST ENSEMBLE: (two or more members): This award recognizes a group or duo which can be instrumental or instrumental/vocal. Music from all folk genres, traditional and contemporary, is eligible. The recording will be evaluated on all aspects of group playing, such as instrumental expertise, vocal ability, strength and originality of arrangements, tightness of ensemble, etc.
-The McDades - Bloom (Edmonton, AB / Montreal,  QC)  Independent
-Mauvais Sort  Koru ( Saint-Romuald, QC)  Disques MS
-Bebop Cowboys - Canadian Dance Hall (Toronto, ON) - Independent
-Jim Byrnes - House of Refuge (Vancouver, BC) Black Hen Records
-Polémil Bazar - Avale ta montre (Quebec, QC)  Tacca Musique
-Tandava - Tandava (Vancouver, BC) - Independent

BEST SOLO ARTIST:
-Penny Lang - Stone & Sand & Sea & Sky (Madeira Park, BC / originally   WINNER
from Montreal) - The Borealis Recording Company
-Bruce Cockburn - Life Short Call Now (Toronto, ON)  True North Records
-Stephen Fearing - Yellowjacket (Guelph, ON)  True North Records
-Corb Lund - Hair in my Eyes Like a Highland Steer (Edmonton, AB)
Stony Plain Records
-Harry Manx - Mantras for Madmen (Salt Spring Island, BC) ? Dog My Cat

BEST WORLD ARTIST-GROUP: this award recognizes a group or duo. Instrumental or vocal world music is eligible.
-The McDades - Bloom (Edmonton, AB) - Independent
-Strada - Gamos (Quebec, QC) - Independent
-Tandava  Tandava (Vancouver, BC) - Independent
-Silk Road Music Autumn Cloud: Journey with her Pipa (Vancouver -Independent
-Madrigaia Pleiades (Winnipeg, MB) - Independent
-Polémil Bazar - Avale ta montre (Quebec, QC) - Tacca Musique

16) BEST NEW/EMERGING ARTIST: up and coming artist, duo or group who has not been nominated for any other major (national or international) music award in any prior year.
20 -T. Nile - At My Table (Vancouver, BC) ? Independent
Something Better 230
-David Myles - Things Have Changed (Halifax,  NS) - Independent
-Dave Carmichael - Spirit Dance (Terence  Bay, NS) - Independent
-Dyad - No Pedlars or Preachers (Vancouver,  BC) - Independent
-Mike Roth (Dala - Angels and Thieves) (Toronto,  ON) ? Universal Music

17) PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:  50% of the team must be Canadian.
-David Travers-Smith (The Wailin' Jennys - Firecracker)
-Steve Dawson (Jim Byrnes - House of Refuge)
- Stephen Fearing (Stephen Fearing - Yellowjacket)
- Mike Roth (Dala - Angels & Thieves)
- Jordy Sharp (Harry Manx - Mantras for Madmen)

18) PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES: recognizes a solo artist or group that takes creative risks by creating music with folk roots that is innovative, original and imaginative.
-Silk Road Music - Autumn Cloud:Journey with her Pipa (Vancouver,BC)Independent
-Andrew Collins - Little Widgets (Toronto, ON) - Independent
-Madrigaia - Pleiades (Winnipeg, MB) - Independent
-The McDades - Bloom (Edmonton, AB / Montreal,  QC) - Independent
-Harry Manx - Mantras for Madmen (Salt Spring Island, BC) - Dog My Cat

Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way - Open Wide/Columbia
 
 
 

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