Wednesday, July 22, 2009

WCMA Nomination for Big Dave

Wouldn't you know it? ANOTHER nomination for Big Dave McLean! The West Coast Music Awards announced nominees earlier this week and Dave's latest CD "Got 'em from the bottom" is nominated for Blues Recording of the Year. Congrats to Dave, and to the other nominees. The Awards and Conference will be held in Brandon, Manitoba, September 17 through September 20th.

During the Awards Dave and I will be playing in Fredericton, NB, at the Harvest Blues & Jazz Festival, and doing a masterclass at at the Fredericton Long & McQuade location. Then we'll be moving on to Nova Scotia where we'll be playing the Bicentennial Theatre in Middle Musquodoboit (great venue!), after which we'll be playing the Dunk, at Breadalbane, Prince Edward Island, and giving another masterclass at the Charlottetown Long and McQuade store. So we won't really have time to sit around worrying about how to pack a trophy in the Tour truck. We hope to be in Brandon on the 25th of November, so I guess if Dave wins maybe they can hold it at the front desk until we get there.

Western Canada has a great music scene, and I am always struck by how the artists there tend to support and promote one and other. If you are not familiar with the western Canadian music scene, check out the nominees for these awards— I'm sure you'll discover some artists who will impress and inspire.

Big Dave McLean is a Stony Plain recording artist, and his much nominated recording "Got 'em from the Bottom" is available worldwide.

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