Bluegrass hardware handed out during weekend's award ceremony

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The 27th annual Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards were held in Truro on Saturday, with many talented musicians taking home top prizes.


The following is a list of award winners:


- Banjo player of the year - Darren Richard, Bluegrass Tradition


- Bass player of the year - Terry Mumford, A New Shade Of Blue


- Dobro player of the year - Doug Proctor, Shadow River


- Fidle player of the year - Christal Thibault, New Ground


- Guitar player of the year - Darrin Beaton, Bluegrass Tradition


- Mandolin player of the year - David Saulnier, New Ground


- Band of the year - Bluegrass Tradition


- Male vocaist of the year - Glen Williams, Grassfire


- Female vocalist of the year - Christal Thibault, New Ground


- Vocal group of the year - Bluegrass Tradition


- Gospel performance of the year - Bluegrass Tradition


- Individual entertainer - Darren Richard, Bluegrass Tradition


- Recording of the year - A New Shade of Blue


- Most promosing band - Shadow River


- Composer of the year - Karen DeCoste, Bluegrass Tradition


- Promoter of the year - Jerry Murphy


- Chris Draper Memorial Award - Jerry Murphy


- Emcee of the year - Serge Bernard


- Radio/TV DJ of the year - Wayne Dugas, CIFA


- Master awards were given to five-time winners in their categories and were presented to: Christal Thibault (fiddle player), Serge Bernard (emcee).


- Participation award - Eastern Shore Bluegrass Music Assocation


- Fan of the year - Dave and Marilyn Singer, East Hants

Geographic location: Eastern Canada, Truro, Shadow River

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