Kootenay Music Awards: A Rossland Winner

Rossland Telegraph
By Rossland Telegraph
March 19th, 2018

Sexton Blake performed to a happy crowd at the Joe Hill Coffeehouse on Sunday, March 18, and was forced by the sound guy – Scott Forsythe – to make an announcement:  at the Kootenay Music Awards: Sexton Blake won the award for Best Music Video.

The event resulted in prizes to musicians in ten different categories, awarded to artists chosen from over 170 submissions from 36 different area in the Kootenays – both east and west, plus an award for “Best Venue.”

A press release from the Kootenay Music Awards and Kootenay Co-op Radio thanked and congratulated all the nominees and winners in this year’s event.  “We are so honoured to be able to promote local talent from around the Kootenays. The Kootenay Music Awards could not continue without support from the community including sponsors, performers, attendants, voters, and lovers of Kootenay music far and wide. This event is well on its way to becoming a career benchmark for musicians in the area.”

The winners are:

Best Music Video — Sexton Blake  (Rossland)

Best Cover Band – Heavy Airship  (Nelson)

Best Rock Song – Rainboard  (Salmo)

Best Roots song – Ella and Talel  (Nelson)

Best Reggae Song – The Hillties  (Nelson)

Best Blues Song – The Burn Ins  (Elkford)

Best Electronic Song – Dekker  (Nelson)

Best Pop Song – Emma Kade, featuring Terrance Richmond  (Creston)

Artist of the Year – Dawson Rutledge  (Cranbrook)

Lifetime Achievement – The Pride: Mike (Hoola) Paine & Sara Spicer Paine  (Nelson)

Best Venue – Spirit Bar at the Hume Hotel  (Nelson)

For more details on all the winners, go to:  http://kootenaymusicawards.ca/2018-winners/

Thanks go to everyone involved in making the event a success, especially to the major sponsors who make it possible: Columbia Basin Trust, Juice FM, The Twisted Cable, The Flying Steamshovel, the Goat, Shambhala Music Festival, SpeedPro signs, Savoy Hotel, Kootenay Co-op, The Nelson Daily, The Nelson Star, Nelson & District Credit Union, Kootenay Savings  Credit Union, All 7 Tech Solutions, Nelson Kootenay Lake  Tourism,  Creative BC, Baldface, Music BC, and Let’s Hear It Juno Host Committee.

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