On February 7, 2017, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) together with CTV announced this year’s Juno nominees. Maria Dunn is thrilled to receive a 2017 Juno nomination in the Traditional Roots Album of the Year category for her sixth independent recording Gathering (released April 2016; Outside Music Distribution). This is Maria’s second nomination for a Juno Award, her first in 2002 for her sophomore album For A Song.
Maria Dunn: “I’m delighted and honoured to have Gathering recognized with a Juno nomination. Thank you 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 Juno Awards will be presented in Ottawa and televised by CTV on Sunday, April 2nd. To learn more about the Juno Awards, visit www.junoawards.ca.
Full press release here: 2017 Juno Nomination for Maria Dunn.