CMA Members in the News

Ellen McIlwaine has been nominated for 'Blues With A Feeling Award', a Maple Blues Lifetime Achievement Award.The Kirby Sewell Band has also been nominated for two Maple Blues Awards with Kirby nominated for 'Male Vocalist of the Year' and the band nominated for 'New Group of the Year'. The Maples are Canada's Blues Awards honouring Blues Musicians across the country. Sponsored by the Toronto Blues Society they are held each January at the Koerner Hall in downtown Toronto. For more info or to vote:

The National Music Centre has announced it has received a $500,000 gift from the Sam and Betty Switzer Foundation to help with the construction of the organization’s new home currently being built in Calgary’s East Village. The money will go toward the naming of an exhibition space on the third floor that will be “dedicated to celebrating key Canadian songs that have had a social impact.” It will now be known as Speak Up presented by the Sam and Betty Switzer Foundation — In Memory of Ron Casat. Read more:


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