A Tribe Called Red, Monkeyjunk among Ottawa Juno nominees
Pianist Angela Hewitt, singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume also nominated
Aboriginal hip hop troupe A Tribe Called Red and blues band Monkeyjunk are among some of the Ottawa-based artists nominated for the 2014 Juno Awards.
A Tribe Called Red is up for two awards. The group is nominated for breakthrough group of the year against Autumn Hill, Born Ruffians, Courage My Love and Judy Talk, and the group's Nation II Nation is up for electronic album of the year.
Monkeyjunk's All Frequencies is nominated for best blues album of the year, competing with releases by Harrison Kennedy, James Buddy Rogers, Downchild and David Gogo.
Amanda Rheaume's Keep A Fire is nominated for aboriginal album of the year, alongside releases by Inez Jasper, Nathan Cunningham, George Leach and Desiree Dorion.
Pianist Angela Hewitt's recording of Mozart piano concertos Nos. 17 and 27 is nominated for classical album of the year: large ensemble or soloists with large ensemble accompaniment.
David Francey, from nearby Lanark County, is nominated for roots and traditional album of the year: solo for his record So Say We All. He's facing competition from Daniel Romano, Justin Rutledge, Lindi Ortega and Donovan Woods.