The 2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Winners

For immediate release, November 28, 2019

by SaskMusic

November 29, 2019 in SaskMusic News

Saskatchewan Music Awards

Announcing the 2019 Saskatchewan Music Award Winners

For immediate release, November 28, 2019

(Saskatoon) 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 13 (extended) (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.

For more information on the Saskatchewan Music Awards and Very Prairie, please visit

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: Foxwarren 

Country Artist of the Year: (TIE) Hunter Brothers and Tenille Arts

Electronic Artist of the Year: Rumpus

Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year: Patient Hands

Hip Hop Artist of the Year: Samurai Champs 

Metal/Loud Artist of the Year: Untimely Demise

Rock/Pop Artist of the Year: Reignwolf 

Roots/Folk Artist of the Year: (TIE) Kacy & Clayton and The Dead South

Indigenous Artist of the Year: Eekwol and T-Rhyme 

Single of the Year: Hunter Brothers, “Lost”

(Additional nominees announced November 25: 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: The Broadway Theatre  

Producer of the Year:Mario Lepage

Venue of the Year: The Broadway Theatre 

Music Video of the Year: Dylan Hryciuk, Versa Films for "Petite Fleur,” 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”

For the complete list of nominees, please visit

The Saskatchewan Music Awards and Very Prairie Music Summit are presented by SaskMusic.

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