The Western Swing Authority
The Western String Authority
- Pedal Steel, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Bass
- Western Swing
- Custom Nickel Pedal Steel Set, A270 Phosphor Bronze Mandolin, PF150 Phosphor Bronze Banjo, S325 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic, L3045 Bass Boomers
The award winning Western Swing Authority is a unique collaboration of some of Canada’s top studio and touring musicians who share a common love for classic Western Swing and fresh original songs that pay homage to the roots of traditional music.
Individual bios include multiple Canadian Country Music Awards, Juno nominations, and resumes that span from Gordon Lightfoot, to Ian Tyson to George Canyon, to Kellylee Evans. Their love of music comes through in every performance and audiences all agree that the fun they have on stage is infectious. .
In Oct of 2012 The Western Swing Authority released their sophomore album, All Dolled Up, and it has garnered a steady series of excellent reviews, awards and nominations. Recently signed to On Ramp Records, the WSA are preparing to release their third album in the fall of 2014.
“Lush and fabulous. The album is called All Dolled Up. Seek it out” - Robert Oermann, Music Row Magazine
“Perhaps the finest album I have heard for some time” - Russell Hill Maverick Magazine
Awards and Nominations
2014 Canadian Country Music Association – Nominated - Group of the Year
2014 Canadian Country Music Association – Nominated - Roots Artist
2014 Country Music Association of Ontario – Winner – Roots Artist or Group
2014 Country Music Association of Ontario – Nominated – Group or Duo
2014 Academy of Western Artists – Nominated – Best Western Swing Group
2014 Academy of Western Artists – Nominated – Female Vocalist (Western Swing)
2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards – Nominated – Best Western Swing Group
2013 Independent Music Award – Winner - Best Americana Song “I've Got A Feelin'”
2013 IMA Vox Populi Award – Winner - Best Americana Song “I've Got A Feelin'”
2013 Country Music Association of Ontario – Nominated – Best Group
2013 Country Music Association of Ontario – Nominated – Songwriter of the Year “All Dolled Up”