Manitoba Musicians Win Big at Juno Awards Gala

Manitoba Musicians Win Big at Juno Awards Gala

The Bros. Landreth
The Bros. Landreth (HANDOUT)

Manitoba musicians picked up five Juno Awards on Saturday at the ritzy 2015 Juno Gala Dinner and Awards in Hamilton, Ontario.

Children’s entertainer Fred Penner won an award for children’s album of the year for his latest recording, Where in the World.

Throat singer Tanya Tagaq won for aboriginal album of the year for Animism. She was also a nominee for alternative album of the year and recently picked up a prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2014.

Country blues outfit The Bros. Landreth earned their first Juno for their debut, Let It Lie, which won for roots traditional album of the year in the group category.

Steve Bell’s 25th anniversary album, Pilgrimage, won in the recording package of the year category for art director/designer/illustrator Roberta Hansen and photographer Mike Latchislaw.

Ehnes picked up the Juno for classical album of the year: solo or chamber ensemble for his recording, Bartok: Chamber Works for Violin Vol. 3.

Artists who call Manitoba home were up for a total of nine nominations.

The Juno Awards air tonight at 7 p.m. CT on CTV.