32 | 2016 | Blues Album of the Year | Michael Jerome Browne | | The JUNO Awards

Hometown: Montréal, Quebec

Michael Jerome Browne, Canadian Folk Music Awards Solo Artist of the Year 2012 & 2008, Maple Blues Acoustic Artist Award Winner, Kerrville (Texas) New Folk Finalist, three time JUNO Award nominee in both the roots/traditional and blues categories. Michael is a multi-instrumentalist, a songwriter and a living encyclopedia of American roots music.

Whether he’s gliding a slide across his national guitar, pulling his bow over the fiddle strings to play a lively Cajun waltz or frailing away on his gourd banjo, Michael’s passion and virtuosity always shine through.

Sliding Delta is the new album on Borealis Records, and is a tribute to his early influences, filled with his own personal interpretations of the rural blues of Mississippi: John Hurt, Fred McDowell, Memphis Minnie, Skip James, Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and many others. Recorded live off the floor in three days, it features MJB on several 6 and 12-string guitars, 5-string banjo, mandolin and rack-harp.