On behalf of the staff and board of SaskMusic, we want to wish you and your loved ones the very best holiday season possible and the heartfelt hope for a promising 2021. May you feel connected in spirit, if we can't be together in person.
Our offices will be closed now until January 4; we'll be checking messages to the main email infrequently.
Congratulations to our Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2020!
Our year-end poll has wrapped up. Congrats to the artists in our Top Ten and long list! And thank you to everyone who participated by voting in the poll, or listening to some of the long list albums! You can learn more about them all here at www.saskmusicawards.com or launch our Top Ten Spotify playlist by clicking the graphic..
#1. Tenille Arts, Love, Heartbreak, & Everything in Between. The album is also now the recipient of Album of the Year, 2020 Saskatchewan Music Awards.
#2. JJ Voss, Come Along With Me
#3. Jesse Brown, Where To?
#4. The Garrys, Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Original Score)
#5. The North Sound, As The Stars Explode
#6. Jay & Jo, Victory
Ellen Froese & Campbell Woods, Farm Boy Sings The Blues
#7. Aaron Karpinka, Tender Heart
#8. Skizza, Things I Found
Yvonne St. Germaine, Sorrow Road
#9. Marshall Burns, Dogs and Booze
#10. Midnight Gallows, Attack Warning Red
3 Moonjask, Lunar Elixir
Factor Chandelier, First Storm
Home for the Holidays
Free Online Concerts
You're invited to join us for two homegrown concerts aiming to spread holiday cheer across the province, with songs both original and traditional performed by local artists. Premiering on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. You can learn about the performers here.
Sunday December 20, 7pm CT:
Alyssa Taryn, Andrea An, Anna Haverstock, Connor Hewson, Dale Avison, Dallas & Phil Boyer, Dara Schindelka, Dominique Fréchette, Eli Barsi, Melodie Gliem, Michael Hughes, Patti Layne with Wendy Thomson, Resonance, Ryan Hicks, Sammy Lee Folkersen
Monday December 21, 7pm CT:
Aaron Arcand, Brian Paul D.G. and Friends, Cameron & Crawford, Carmelle Pretzlaw, Dillon Currie, Falynn Baptiste, Glenn Sutter, Greg Orrē, Jivin' Jackie & Big Baby T, Katelyn Lehner, Shayla Souliere, Tyler Gilbert, Winsome Kind
Plus our Home for the Holidays playlists are also chock full of hours of Saskatchewan-made seasonal music! Take your pick and listen on
Spotify, YouTube, Deezer or here on our website (no ads/sign-ins needed)
Save the Date! Saskatchewan Music Awards
A reminder that the Saskatchewan Music Awards will be streamed on the evening of January 24, 2021. We are also working on educational programming for the Very Prairie Music Summit taking place the same week, which will be held online. Stay tuned for more details on these events coming in the new year.
Unison Fund and Mental Health Supports
The Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. They help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties. Unison also offers a toll-free number to connect Canadian music professionals and their immediate family with resources and support for personal and practical issues. This service is free, anonymous, confidential and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Before you make the call, please register with Unison, 1-855-986-4766. Learn more at unisonfund.ca.
Lumeca is a virtual health consultation tool that connects Saskatchewan Health Card holders to Saskatchewan physicians. It has been offered for free to Sask residents since the beginning of the pandemic. From COVID-19 consultations to prescription renewals, Saskatchewan-based care coordinators and physicians are are able to connect with by phone or video. Download the Lumeca app to your smartphone or learn more at lumeca.com.
To see resources and find support available within the Saskatchewan health system:
Mental Health and COVID-19, Government of Saskatchewan