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Both of the SaskMusic offices will be closed now until January 3, 2017. We hope you and yours have an awesome, warm, safe, love-and-music-filled holiday season, and our best wishes for a great New Year too! 

For some get-you-in-the-spirit tunes, check out our Holiday Playlist on the website or on Spotify

Best Sask finalists

The Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2016!

We have announced the “Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2016” following a publicly-voted poll.

From a list of well over 100 qualifying albums released by Saskatchewan artists in the past year, an industry jury determined a long list of 42 artists spanning a wide range of genres from metal to country, roots to ambient electronica. The long list was presented to the public for voting this month with the poll closing December 18. The results have been announced, following participation from nearly 2000 individual voters from 25 countries.

There were numerous ties in the final results, so we revealed 14 albums in the ‘Top 10 positions’ this year.

The albums are:

#1 THE DEAD SOUTH - Illusion & Doubt (folk/bluegrass; Regina)
#2 DGS Samurai Champs - Crayons (electronic R&B/hip hop; Regina and Saskatoon)
#3 ANDY SHAUF - The Party (pop/folk; hometown Bienfait; Regina)
#4 TENILLE ARTS - Tenille Arts (country; Weyburn)
#5    MEGHAN BOWMAN - The Watchmen (folk/pop; Guernsey);
#5 SCOTT PETTIGREW - Alone (R&B/blues; Regina);
#5 POOR NAMELESS BOY - Bravery (folk/roots; hometown Estevan; Regina)
#6 JEN LANE - This Life of Mine (country/roots; Saskatoon)
#7 ANDINO SUNS - Madera (Latin/world; Regina)
#8 BELLE PLAINE - The Unrequited Love (roots/country/folk; hometown Fosston; Regina)
#9    THE GARRYS - Warm Buds (“garage surf doomwop”; Saskatoon)
#9 THE EXTROVERTS - Supple (pop/punk; Regina)
#10  UNTIMELY DEMISE - Black Widow (thrash/death metal; Saskatoon);
#10 BRODY SIEBERT - Lonely Town (country; Spiritwood)

For information on each artist, the long list, and links to the albums, please visit

This project was created to raise awareness of and to celebrate the fantastic music being created in our province. We’re proud of all our Saskatchewan artists. SaskMusic thanks all the artists involved and the general public for their participation.


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