07 May 2010


2010 is the year of the Tiger AND the Monkey!!!

After sweeping the Maple Blues Awards in January and winning the Best Blues Artist at the Canadian Independant Music Awards ,MonkeyJunk is truly honoured and incredibly proud as representatives of Ottawa and Canada to announce that WE WON FOR BEST NEW ARTIST DEBUT for "Tiger In Your Tank" at the 2010 Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN. MonkeyJunk is the second ever Canadian act in 30 years to win a Blues Music Award (second only to Jeff Healey who won an award last year). We were in the presence of greatness on this night. Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Pinetop Perkins and many other blues legends were present and we feel very lucky to be recognized in such highly esteemed company. Huge thanks to Jay Sieleman, Joe Whitmer all the staff and volunteers at the Blues Foundation for putting on a first class show. More huge thanks to all of our fans, friends and family that support us in this, our dream, to play our music. We share this award with Jason Jaknunas & Marty Sobb - the engineers that recorded the record and Scotty Doubt who did the layout and design for "Tiger".

Thanks again . . .

Matt, Tony and Steve


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