Maria Dunn won the top Edmonton Music Prize on January 26, 2017 for her 2016 album Gathering. The annual award is sponsored by the City of Edmonton through the Edmonton Arts Council and administered by Alberta Music.
“I’m very grateful and proud to be part of the supportive, inspiring, vibrant arts community that we have here in Edmonton, in no small part due to the work of the Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Music and my fellow artists. I’m humbled and honoured to be recognized for something that I love to do and and that I feel compelled to do. Thank you to my producer Shannon Johnson, engineer Jerry Woolsey, all the musicians who contributed their considerable talents to recording Gathering, and all the people who inspired the songs.”
Full press release here (pdf).