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Juno snubs: 3 Canadian musicians who should have a Juno award

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Juno snubs: 3 Canadian musicians who should have a Juno award

Canadian musician Peter Elkas Did you watch the Junos last night? I did, I couldn't contain my excitement over Tegan and Sara's multiple wins! I adore them and loved how they thanked Canada for supporting them since the 1990s. As much as I love the Junos, I feel there is a great deal of Canadian talent that goes unnoticed on this night. Our country is filled with musicians that are incredibly talented and break your heart with the beauty of their music. Except they've been robbed of a Juno award and it's shameful. So if I was in charge of giving out Junos, these are the musicians I would make sure got a statuette. 1. Jill Barber I first heard Jill Barber's music a few years ago and I've been in love with her ever since. She has become my go to songstress whenever I need to smile. Jill's music seems to be transplanted right from the 1950s and she, to me at least, is the Canadian Ella Fitzgerald. What I love about Jill is that she's a true Canadian, singing in both English and French! Yep, she taught herself French and then released an entire album in the language. It makes a lot of sense that Jill is writing and singing in French because so many of her songs are about love French is the language of love. Jill has been nominated for a Juno before but sadly has never won! Song you need to check out: "Tell me" or "Dis-Moi." 2. Peter Elkas Not going to lie, I first started listening to Peter Elkas because I saw a picture of him, the one above, and thought "I would listen to any music that a man that beautiful sang, even if it was absolute crap." Thankfully, Peter's music is far from crap. In fact, it's a splendid blend of folk and rock that is irresistible. I saw Peter perform a couple years ago at Kingston's Wolfe Island Music Festival and he had people old and young dancing along to his tunes. I think it's impressive when a musicians is catchy enough to get kids moving, but still intelligent enough to attract adults. Song you need to check out: "Fall Apart Again" 3. Rich Aucoin I feel at a loss of how to describe Rich Aucoin's music. It's pretty much like being at the best party of your life, even if you're just dancing alone in your bedroom. Rich's music just makes you move, I think his energy is contagious in that way. I love listening to Rich in the morning to pump me up for my day. But truly the best way to listen to his indie pop songs is at one of his concerts. There's confetti machines! And Rich gets down into the crowd and starts one large dance party. It's a surreal experience. Song you need to check out: "It" What Canadian artist do you think deserves a Juno?  Peter Elkas photo courtesy of peterelkas.com.
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