CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards Find Windsor/Detroit

Go NORTH to Detroit, SOUTH to Windsor founders named
CBC Radio 3 Top Fans of the Year

Dearborn, Mich.—December 13, 2011—Along with Canadian indie bands and artists they have been privileged to support, Russ Gordon and Cathleen Hagan were honoured as Top Fans of the Year by CBC Radio 3 in the 2011 Bucky Awards.

CBC Radio 3’s annual year-end Bucky Awards celebrate the best of Canadian indie music voted on by listeners in categories such as “Best Live Act,” “Best New Artist,” “Most Canadian Song” and more (see complete list below). Internally, CBC Radio 3 staff choose a Lifetime Achievement honoree—this year famed musician and producer Ian Blurton—and a Top Fan of the Year. For the first time, two fans were selected: Russ Gordon and Cathleen Hagan, founders of Go NORTH to Detroit, SOUTH to Windsor (N2DS2W), a music blog that promotes Canadian indie music in the Windsor/Detroit area and beyond.

“We met through Radio 3 and started N2DS2W because of Radio 3, with the purpose of increasing awareness of Radio 3 and the music we love,” says Hagan. “Because of all that Radio 3 does for Canadian indie, we feel that N2DS2W is our way of giving back.”

“While we are very honoured to be awarded a Bucky from CBC Radio 3, it's really not about us,” says Gordon. “It’s about the bands that we support and go see. It’s about the CBC Radio 3 hosts and bloggers and all the friendships that have developed. We are a part of the greatest and most unique global community on the planet. It really is all about the music that brings us together.”

2011 Bucky Award winners:

Best New Artist: Braids
Best Reason to Learn French: Coeur de Pirate, “Adieu”
Best Live Act: Arkells
Best Lyric: Hey Rosetta!, “Welcome”
Best Vocals: Austra, “Lose It”
Best New Band Name: Oh No Yoko
Most Canadian Song: Elliott BROOD, “Northern Air”
Sexiest Artist: Dan Mangan
Best Song: Dan Mangan, “Rows of Houses”
Lifetime Achievement: Ian Blurton
Top Fan of the Year: Russ Gordon and Cathleen Hagan

About N2DS2W: Go NORTH to Detroit, SOUTH to Windsor (www.n2ds2w.com) was founded in July 2010 and now receives more than 3,000 page views a month from around the world. Our goal is to make N2DS2W the most comprehensive site that promotes, fosters awareness of and helps Canadian indie musicians and bands coming through the Windsor/Detroit area and beyond through show announcements and reviews, a show calendar and more.

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