2014 CBMA Awards & Hall of Fame Induction
Calgary Blues Music Association (CBMA) is committed to fostering, preserving and furthering blues music and
musicians, as well as presenting some of the finest blues to be found anywhere on the planet.
On Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 2014, CBMA honoured local and regional artists who have dedicated their careers to blues music during the 6th annual CBMA Awards and Blues Hall of Fame ceremony.
Nominees in seven categories were determined by the CBMA Board of Directors. Winners in each category were chosen by the public in an online vote.
2014 CBMA Blues Award Winners
Bass Player of the Year
Guitar Player of the Year
Keyboard Player of the Year
Drummer of the Year
Horn Player of the Year
Harmonica Player of the Year
Ethan "Shorty" Askey
Singer of the Year
CBMA Lifetime Achievement Award
Tim Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim.
His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), three JUNO award nominations (Canada's Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work. Tim was also honoured as Guitarist Of The Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association.