(TORONTO, ON) Sonic Unyon recording artists Terra Lightfoot and Steve Strongman both earned nods when the 2018 JUNO Awards nominees were unveiled today at The Great Hall in Toronto, as part of a special event setting the stage for Canada’s biggest music bash. The 2018 JUNO awards will be handed out March 25, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC.
Road-tested rocker Terra Lightfoot, currently touring in support of her acclaimed album New Mistakes, received a 2018 JUNO nomination for Adult Alternative Album of the Year and also celebrated a JUNO nomination in the Recording Engineer of the Year category, where New Mistakes producer Gus van Go was nominated for his work on Lightfoot’s breakout single “Paradise” and Whitehorse’s “Boys Like You”; Van Go also produced Lightfoot’s 2015 album Every Time My Mind Runs Wild. (Lightfoot also cheered Fred Penner’s nomination for Children’s Album of the Year for Hear the Music, on which she appears as part of an all-star guest-list of Canadian talent.)
For seasoned bluesman Steve Strongman, today’s JUNO nomination for 2018 Blues Album of the Year follows earlier JUNO Awards for Blues Album of the Year in 2013 (for A Natural Fact) and a JUNO nomination for Blues Album of the Year in 2015 (for Let Me Prove It to You). Strongman is currently touring in support of his bold, game-changing album No Time Like Now.
Terra Lightfoot’s New Mistakes was funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. The album was made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation. Sonic Unyon would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, as well as the support of the Radio Starmaker Fund.
Steve Strongman’s No Time Like Now was funded in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.The album was made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation.