September 21, 2006

Robbie Robertson honored

Robbie Robertson Recipient of Performing Arts AwardThe Governor General of Canada Awards for lifetime achievement for performing arts will be handed out in a private ceremony on Friday, Nov. 3rd, in Ottawa.

Blues-roots legend Robbie Robertson has been named a 2006 recipient of the prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the music industry in Canada. One of blues-rock music's most influential musicians, the singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer is a living symbol of the nation's multicultural character. "He is a living symbol of brilliant roots musicianship, spiritual insight and Canada's multicultural character," the awards jury stated.

2 comments:

Carole said...

Couldn't happen to a more deserving guy! The Band is one of the two or three top rock bands of all time, and Robbie's more recent foray into Native music proves he's still got it. The best. Simply the best.

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Never heard of this particular artist, but I will look up his works.
Is there someone who can tell me what ever became of another Canadian singer-artist, namely ShinGoose? His song, "Crow Fair", is one I wish dearly love to have on hand when and if ANASAZI the Screenplay is sold.
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'