Guitarist wins Independent Music Award
Carbonear’s Andrews deemed award worthy by esteemed judging panel
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.