CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards

CBC Radio 3 Announces Bucky Award Winners


Today marked the third annual edition of the CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards. Last year's winners included Buck 65, the Weakerthans, Emily Haines, and -surprise- Feist.

For those who aren't familiar with the infamous Bucky Awards, let me break it down for you into three simple steps.
Step 1: Canadian musicians make Canadian music for the twelve month period of any given year.
Step 2: The staff of CBC Radio 3 selects musicians for various categories, including "Best Reason to Learn French" and "Best Band Name".
Step 3: Canadians vote online to decide the winners.

And, the winners are...

Best Road Trip Song
Matt Mays and el Torpedo, Tall Trees.
Although I did not call it, I am not surprised. And I wouldn't know anyway, because I am a mere bicyclist.

Best Collaboration
Will Currie and the Country French featuring Sloan, Push Pins.
Honestly, I hadn't heard it. So, I went to Will Currie's MySpace page and checked them out. Not bad for Waterloo, Ontario.

Most Canadian Song
Jason Collett, Charlyn, Angel of Kensington.
I tend to see Jason out-and-about on College Street, steps away from Kensington Market. So, when I think of local musicians his name always pops into my head.

Best Beat
Woodhands, Dancer.
Hey, they didn't call the song Dancer for nothin'.

Obviously, there were more categories then the few that I have listed above. For the complete list of winners click the Radio 3 link at the top of the article

The only two categories that weren't voted on was the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to Teenage Head, and the Top Fan Award, which was granted to Colin Medley.

Others winners included LIbrary Voices, the Stars, Mother Mother, and Fred Eaglesmith.


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