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The Winners!

The 2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Winners

(Saskatoon, November 28, 2019) Tonight, SaskMusic celebrated the artists and behind-the-scenes music industry professionals of our province with the Saskatchewan Music Awards, held at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon. Interspersed with trophies being handed out were live performances by respectfulchild, Autopilot, Yellowsky, 3 Moonjask, Jay & Jo, and a collaboration between Megan Nash and Jay Semko.

In addition to the awards that were handed out this evening, the Album of the Year recipient will be decided later in December by public vote, through the online poll “Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2019,” running November 29 through December 12 (accessible through The Long List was announced at the awards show.

The Awards kick off the second annual Very Prairie Music Summit (November 29-December 1/2019) in Saskatoon, an educational and networking opportunity for the music industry. Registration for that event is open to musicians, artists, and other industry professionals and will be ongoing over the weekend. Very Prairie concludes with a Women in Music brunch and panel discussion on December 1.

SaskMusic would like to thank our major sponsors: Creative Saskatchewan, FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), and the Government of Saskatchewan for their support.



2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Winners


Alternative Artist of the Year

WINNER: Foxwarren 

Bears in Hazenmore

Close Talker




Country Artist of the Year

WINNER (TIE): Hunter Brothers and Tenille Arts 

Amy Nelson

Chris Henderson

Justin LaBrash


Electronic Artist of the Year

WINNER: Rumpus

Carson Shmyr

Duchess of Dub

Patrick Moon Bird



Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year

WINNER: Patient Hands 

Del Suelo

Jesse Brown

Sylvia Chave (Singing with Sylvia)

Wolf Willow


Hip Hop Artist of the Year

WINNER: Samurai Champs 

Alex Bent + the Emptiness

Eekwol and T-Rhyme




Metal/Loud Artist of the Year

WINNER: Untimely Demise

Arcana Kings

Blue Youth

Man Meat

Shooting Guns

The Jump Off


Rock/Pop Artist of the Year

WINNER: Reignwolf 



Close Talker




Roots/Folk Artist of the Year

WINNER (TIE): Kacy & Clayton and The Dead South

Belle Plaine

Gunner & Smith 

Poor Nameless Boy

Twin Fiddles


Indigenous Artist of the Year

WINNER: Eekwol and T-Rhyme 

Conrad Bigknife

Donny Parenteau

Duchess of Dub

Patrick Moon Bird


Single of the Year

Winner: Hunter Brothers, “Lost”

Bombargo, “Oxygen”

Foxwarren, “Sunset Canyon”

Foxwarren, ”Everything Apart”

Hunter Brothers, “Northern Lights”

Reignwolf, “Black and Red”

Reignwolf, “Over & Over”

Samara Yung, “Swerve”

Tenille Arts, “Call You Names”

Tenille Arts, “I Hate This”

The Dead South, “Diamond Ring”

W3apons, ”Off the Top of My Heart”


Industry Achievement Award

WINNER: The Broadway Theatre  

Eliza Doyle

Grind Central Records

Jay Semko

Susan Busse

Trifecta Sound Co


Producer of the Year

WINNER: Mario Lepage

Bart McKay

Brad Prosko

Close Talker

SJ Kardash


Venue of the Year

WINNER: The Broadway Theatre 

Blenders Events

The Happy Nun Cafe

Saskatchewan Jazz Festival - TD Mainstage

The Exchange

Music Video of the Year

WINNER: Dylan Hryciuk, Versa Films for "Petite Fleur,” Ponteix

Amy Mantyka, Play Creative Media for "El Fin Del Mundo ft. Ramon Fernandez," Def3 & Late Night Radio

Crushed Rockets (Sherona Sinclair, Director/Editor; Aaron Sinclair, Producer) for "Seeker," Megan Nash

Dustin Wilson and Zach Wilson, Two Brothers Films for "Diamond Ring," The Dead South

Dylan Hryciuk, Versa Films for "Faux Pas,” Ponteix

The Breaking Borders Award, presented by The Derek Bachman Foundation

Two Recipients: Reignwolf and respectfulchild

The Best Saskatchewan Albums of the Year: Long List

The Top 10 and winner (Album of the Year) will be determined by public vote taking place online from November 29-December 12, 2019 via


Alex Bent + the Emptiness, “Baby”

Amy Nelson, “Good Intentions”

Arcana Kings, “Lions As Ravens”

Autopilot, "Afterglow”

Brian Sklar, “Brian”

Chris Henderson, “Point Of View”

Christopher Sleightholm, “Last Year's Winter”

Close Talker, “How Do We Stay Here?”

Dayda Banks, “We Should Go to Japan”

Despite The Reverence, “Plethora”

Eekwol and T-Rhyme, “For Women, By Women”

Ellen Froese, “Fightin' Words”

Ev Thompson, “God Save The Crown”

Foxwarren, “Foxwarren”

Hattie, “Séance”

Herb & the Humans, “Fractured Stars in Empty Bars”

Hoodoo Mafia, “G-Swamp”

Hunter Brothers, “State of Mind”

James Gates, “Plans”

Jen & John (Jen Lane & John Antoniuk), “II”

Kacy & Clayton, “Carrying On”

Kalem Moses, “Gift of Desperation”

Kearstin Pfeifer, “The Road Untold”

Kirkland Woods, “Both Sides”

Patient Hands, “Stoic”

Patrick Moon Bird, “Useless.”

Ponteix, “Bastion”

Poor Nameless Boy, “Wake Up Call”

Reignwolf, “Hear Me Out”

Ritual Rabbits, “Somehow Never Again”

Robot Hive, “Prophylaxis”

Samurai Champs, “Cabernet Sauvignon”

Shooting Guns, “Sports Drink EP”

Sylvia Chave, “Shine”

The Dead South, “Sugar & Joy”

The Whiskey Jerks, “Baba Was A Bootlegger”

The Won'ts, “Weird Weekend”

Too Soon Monsoon,“Waves: We Provide What We Absorb, We Absorb What We Provide”

Ugly Again, “Power Nap”

Ygretz, “Mel Wide”


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