Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF - awards

By: Ocff  09-12-2011
Keywords: Songs, Roots

The Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award was established to help support and promote the work of Ontario-resident emerging singer/songwriters in the genres of roots, traditional, folk and country music. The annual recipient is chosen by an Ontario Arts Council (OAC) selection panel from 15 nominations put forward by the OCFF's Songs From the Heart competition, excluding overall winners of the Galaxie Rising Stars Awards.

The jury remarked on the powerful imagery evoked in Hanson’s music and noted, “Lynne’s songs have a beautiful, haunting feeling, into which you can sink and be enveloped.”

Keywords: Roots, Songs

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