Mclean, a.k.a., Sudbury-born franco-Ontarian musician Simon Jutras, was presented with a Trille Or award at the 10th edition of the Trille Or Gala in Ottawa May 2.
The awards are handed out by the l’Association des professionnels de la chanson et de la musique (APCM).
The evening brought together artists, industry professionals and the general public from across the country to celebrate artistic excellence and celebrate French-Canadian music.
Mclean received the “best album” award for his album “Une derniere fois” (One Last Time).
He performed at Northern Lights Festival Boréal in 2017, where he played songs from his first album, “Sans l’abri d’un quand.”
“Born and raised in Sudbury, he is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has become well accustomed to the stage over the past decade,” said NLFB's website.
“After completing his classical guitar studies in Montreal, he released the first Mclean album 'Sans l’abri d’un quand' at the Up Here festival in 2015.
“It is an eclectic collection of songs that draw on various influences from the singer-songwriter tradition to orchestral music and pop.”
Here's a full list of 2019 Trille Or award winners:
- Solo artist: YAO
- Group: Les Rats d’Swompe
- Discovery (single artist or band): Kimya
- Songwriter: Cindy Doire
- Best EP: Vaero - The knot
- Best album: Mclean - One last time
- Best Acadian Album: Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire - Come with me
- Best show: YAO
- Award-winning song: Mélissa Ouimet, Disposable Loves
- Media favorite: YAO
- Hommage: Carmen Campagne