WINNIPEG duo Nadia Gaudet and Jason Burnstick are nominated for three 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 13 in Regina.
Gaudet and Burnstick, who released the children’s album Dream On, Little One last fall, are up for aboriginal artist of the year, children’s artist of the year and francophone artist of the year.
Manitoba artists and industry professionals picked up 26 WCMA nods. Other nominees include: William Prince (aboriginal artist of the year and roots solo artist of the year); Don Amero (aboriginal); Romi Mayes (blues); the Bros. Landreth (breakout artist); the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (classical); Keith and Renee (country); Ghost Twin (electronic/dance); Jocelyne Baribeau (francophone); Justin Lacroix Band (francophone); Daniel Koulack (instrumental); Sid Robinovitch (classical composition); Curtis Nowosad Quintet (jazz); KEN Mode (metal/hard music); J.P. Hoe (pop); Crooked Brothers (roots duo/group); Rusty Matyas (producer); Graham Epp (visual media composer); Roberta Hansen (visual design); Todd Jordan (artist development).
The West End Cultural Centre received nominations for the Community Excellence Award and for Impact in Live Music, where it’s up against the Winnipeg Folk Festival.