Del Barber (Mark Maryanovich), John K. Samson (Trevor Marezylo), Chris Hannah of Propagandhi (Mandy Malazdrewich) are all up for awards
Three Manitoban acts have been nominated for Independent Music Awards.
It's the latest in a series of accolades for John K. Samson's solo album, Provincial. Paste Magazine recently named his track "When I Write My Master's Thesis" one of the Best Songs of 2012.
The strength of that song and the rest of the album got Samson a nod in the Songwriter of the Year category, alongside Cold Specks, Josh Ramsay, Kathleen Edwards and Patrick Watson.
Del Barber is up for the award in the Folk/Roots Artist/Group of the Year. The former Juno nominee will compete against Kathleen Edwards, Lindi Ortega, Rose Cousins and The Wooden Sky. His latest album is Headwaters.
Propagandhi's latest, Failed States, earned them a nomination in the Punk/Hardcore Artist/Group of the Year category. They'll compete alongside Cancer Bats, METZ, White Lung and Nu Sensae.