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Former Comox Valley musician award winner

By STAFF WRITER
November 20, 2012 · 11:49 AM
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VIOLINIST TRENT FREEMAN shared two Western Canadian Music Awards with his quartet The Fretless. / PHOTO SUBMITTED

A group led by former Comox Valley resident Trent Freeman received two Western Canadian Music Awards in St. John, N.B.

Freeman's group The Fretless earned the Instrumental Recording of the Year Award and Ensemble of the Year Award for Waterbound. The violinist was also nominated for his solo album Rock Paper Scissors.

Daniel Lapp congratulated Freeman on Sunday night during a Georgia Straight Jazz Society presentation of Caravan at the Elks in Courtenay.

Carly Rae Jepsen, whose grandparents live in the Comox Valley, won a Western Canadian Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year with Curiosity and Nanaimo guitarist David Gogo, a frequent visitor to the Comox Valley, earned the Blues Recording of the Year Award for Soul Bender.

 

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