Here Are Your Winners from the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards

The Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA for short; makes me think of South Park whenever I say that out loud) were handed out last night at Revival on College Street. Here are your winners.

  • Best Folk Or Roots:  Birds of Bellwoods
  • Best Singer-Songwriter:  Chris Rivers
  • Best Adult Contemporary: Sarah Smit
  • Best Country: Leah Daniels
  • Best Out-of-Province:  Bud Rice
  • Best Urban: Es
  • Best Rock: A Primitive Evolution
  • Best Indie: The Naked Wild
  • Best Pop: Dee Bronte
  • Best Jazz Vocals: Ori Dagan
  • Best Jazz Instrumental: Brownman Electryc Trio
  • Best World: Sultans of String
  • Best Young-Songwriter: Lyric Dubee
  • Best Instrumental or Classical: Alessandra Paonessa
  • Best USA: Christian Lee Hutson
  • Best International (Tied): Them&Us/Cherisha Etnel
  • Best Overall Press Kit: Dani Strong/Jutes
  • Best Song (Grand Prize Winner): Chris Rivers – Calm Waters

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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