Gui­tarist wins In­de­pen­dent Mu­sic Award

Car­bon­ear’s An­drews deemed award wor­thy by es­teemed judg­ing panel

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Car­bon­ear’s Duane An­drews has added an­other tro­phy to his col­lec­tion, shar­ing an in­stru­men­tal al­bum of the year award with Cape Bre­ton fid­dler Dwayne Côté for the 10th An­nual In­de­pen­dent Mu­sic Awards.

The duo’s self-ti­tled col­lec­tion of gyp­sy­jazz, mod­elled af­ter the 1930s col­lab­o­ra­tions of Django Rein­hardt and Stéphane Grap­pelli, was deemed the best en­try in the cat­e­gory by a note­wor­thy panel of mu­si­cians and mu­sic in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als. They in­cluded metal icon Ozzy Os­borne, pop singer Seal, raspy-voiced singer-song­writer Tom Waits, gui­tarist Joe Perry of Aero­smith, pop song satirist Weird Al Yankovic, vet­eran soul singer Bettye LaVette, jazz pi­anist and for­mer John Coltrane col­lab­o­ra­tor McCoy Tyner, and Rolling Stone mag­a­zine con­tribut­ing edi­tor An­thony DeCur­tis, amongst many oth­ers.

The pair was also nom­i­nated in the in­stru­men­tal song cat­e­gory for “ The Choco­latier’s Lament.” That award went to Tim and Myles Thompson for “Gypsy Samba.”

There could be more awards in store for An­drews on April 17 when the East Coast Mu­sic Awards take place in Char­lot­te­town, P.E.I. His record­ing with Côté is nom­i­nated in both the jazz and in­stru­men­tal record­ing of the year cat­e­gories.

Car­bon­ear’s Duane An­drews shared an in­stru­men­tal al­bum award with fid­dler Dwayne Côté for the 10th An­nual In­de­pen­dent Mu­sic Awards. Their self-ti­tled al­bum of gypsy-jazz is also nom­i­nated for two East Coast Mu­sic Awards.

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