Funky Mamas nominated for award

Upon the return from a juried showcase oppor­tunity at the International Folk Alliance conference in Mem­phis, the Funky Mamas were nominated for another award – favourite children’s artist or group for the Indie awards in Toronto.

This will be their third nomination in four months for major awards across North America. The other nomina­tions included two nods for their latest CD, Rollin’ Along, including  Best Children’s al­bum for the Canadian Folk Music Awards and the Inde­pendent Music Awards where they are up against Grammy winner Dan Zanes.

The local quintet is re­quest­ing that all friends and fans of their music log on to help them win the national Indie award. The award is decided by online voting at http://indiscover.­net/indies.

From humble beginnings at a playgroup in downtown Guelph over 10 years ago the Mamas are really making a mark as being a wonderful band for kids of all ages.

The Funky Mamas next local performance is on April 25 at the Guelph Lake Nature Centre. They will be celebrat­ing Earth Day with the Rotary Club of Guelph’s sponsored tree-planting event.