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Western Canadian Music Awards 2011

Congratulations to the 2011 Western Canadian Music Award winners!

WCMA is a place where the music industry gathers to celebrate, develop and support the best of western Canadian music. Western Canadian artists are developing sustainable careers here in western Canada where they can use the west as a home base for careers of national and international scope. The Western Canadian Music Awards will be viewed on a national basis as an integral component, not just of a western Canadian artist’s development but perhaps more importantly, of the music industry as a whole.

The awards were handed out Sunday the 23rd of October at the awards gala at the Yukon Arts Centre in Whitehorse; and the winners are...

Artist / Band Name City
54-40 54-40 Pop / Rock

With an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs including singles like "Ocean Pearl" and "I Go Blind," it is no wonder that 54-40 is still ... Read more

Vancouver, BC
Del Barber Del Barber Country / Folk

Del Barber is an independent folk, folk rock, Americana, and alt-country singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. Barber was nominated for a 2011 Juno Award ... Read more

Winnipeg, MB
Don Amero Don Amero Pop / Rock

Growing up in the North End of Winnipeg, acoustic musician Don Amero has definitely faced his share of adversity. With poverty, gangs, drugs and ... Read more

Winnipeg, MB
Little Miss Higgins Little Miss Higgins Blues

Little Miss Higgins was born in Brooks, Alberta, and raised in Independence, Kansas. Music entered her life early. “When I was about four my dad bought ... Read more

Nokomis, SK
Raphaël Freynet Raphaël Freynet Adult Pop / Canadian / Folk / Rock

Originally from Manitoba, and now based in Alberta, Raphaël Freynet is part of a young generation of Western Canadian artists who, over the past few ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Ridley Bent Ridley Bent Alternative / Country

Ridley Bent is a Canadian singer/songwriter who began his recording career by blending his unique storytelling with various music genres to create a sound ... Read more

Vancouver, BC
Romi Mayes Romi Mayes Blues / Canadian

If you haven't heard Romi Mayes' music yet, it's time you do. Hailing from the prairies of Canada, Mayes is one of the hardest working ... Read more

Winnipeg, MB
Souljah Fyah Souljah Fyah Reggae

Two-time Western Canadian Music Award winners, JUNO nominees, and Canadian reggae pioneers, Souljah Fyah never fails to lift spirits or heat up a dance ... Read more

Edmonton, AB
Sweatshop Union Sweatshop Union Rap

With tens of thousands of albums sold and hundreds of shows rocked, the word of mouth is spreading about Sweatshop Union's style of conscious ... Read more

Vancouver, BC
The Sheepdogs The Sheepdogs Rock

While most rock bands are all too focused on the riff, the Sheepdogs remember the importance of those other elements that make for great ... Read more

Saskatoon, SK
The Sojourners The Sojourners Blues / Folk / Gospel

Nominated for the 2011 Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year, this Vancouver-based gospel vocal trio comprised of Will Sanders, Ron Small and ... Read more

Vancouver, BC
The Wailinâ Jennys The Wailin’ Jennys Folk / Rock

Three extraordinary voices, two founding singer-songwriters, one singular vision: The Wailin’ Jennys continue to evolve into far more than the melodious sum of their ... Read more

Winnipeg, MB