Justin Rutledge, Mo Kenney, Jaron Freeman-Fox, the Good Lovelies Win Big at Canadian Folk Music Awards

Justin Rutledge, Mo Kenney, Jaron Freeman-Fox, the Good Lovelies Win Big at Canadian Folk Music Awards
This weekend, the Canadian Folk Music Awards took place in Calgary, with the celebrations culminating in a gala tonight (November 10) at University of Calgary's University Theatre. Now, we've got the names of the winners who went home with prizes.

Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything scored big with their self-titled album, which netted them Instrumental Group of the Year and the Pushing the Boundaries Award. Furthermore, David Travers­Smith won Producer of the Year, partly because of his work on that album.

The Good Lovelies were also multiple award winners, taking home prizes for Ensemble of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year for their Live at Revolution.

Other notable winners include Justin Rutledge (Contemporary Album of the Year for Valleyheart), Mo Kenney (New/Emerging Artist of the Year for her self-titled album), Lynn Miles (Solo Artist of the Year for Downpour), Ian Sherwood (Contemporary Singer of the Year for Live at the Hive) and Dave Francey (English Songwriter of the Year for So Say We All). Additionally, Mitch Podolak won the special Unsung Hero Award.

See the full list of winners over at the CFMA's website.

The bilingual gala was hosted by CBC Radio's Shelagh Rogers and Québécois musician Benoit Bourque. The rest of the weekend included a songwriter's circle, various workshops, and nominee showcase performances.

The CFMAs are now in their ninth year. Next year's event will take place in Ottawa.