On April 24, 2017, the Western Canadian Music Alliance announced this year’s Western Canadian Music Award nominees. Maria Dunn received a 2017 WCMA nomination in the Roots Solo Artist of the Year category for her sixth independent 2017-Juno nominated recording Gathering!
Maria Dunn: “I’m thrilled and honoured to have Gathering again recognized, this time with a WCMA nomination. Thank you again to producer Shannon Johnson, engineer Jerry Woolsey, and a stellar group of musicians for helping me present my songs to the world. I’m also very grateful to the countless advocates for social justice, local and global, who inspired so many of these songs with their persistence, hope, courage and love.”
Musicians on Gathering: Jeremiah McDade (saxophone, bansuri, whistles, guitar), Solon McDade (upright bass), Shannon Johnson (violin), Karim Gillani (guest vocal), Eric Breton (percussion), Ojas Joshi (tabla, percussion) and Asani (singers Debbie Houle, Sarah Pocklington and Terry Morrison). Further contributions on song arrangements by Solon McDade and Jeremiah McDade.
The winners will be announced during BreakOut West Sep 14 – 17, 2017 in Edmonton. For more information on the WCMAs and BreakOut West: BreakOut West