Cat Jahnke (Mike Sanders)
The nominees for the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards have been announced and Manitoba stands to score big with nine artists in the running.
Local darlings The Wailin' Jennys are up for three awards for their album Bright Morning Stars, including vocal group and ensemble of the year. Band member Ruth Moody is also nominated for three awards for her solo effort, The Garden.
Also vying for awards, Trio Bembe, Don Amero, Les Surveillantes, Cat Jahnke, Vince Fontaine and Twilight Hotel. Steve Bell, Dave Zeglinski and Murray Pulver share a nomination for Producer of the year.
The announcement comes just days before the Western Canadian Music Awards celebration in Whitehorse, where The Wailin' Jennys, Ruth Moody, Trio Bembe, Don Amero, Vince Fontaine and Les Surveillantes also have nominations.
Trio Bembe (Marcello Hinojosa)