The Ballad of Albert Johnson

Nominated for Six Independent Blues Awards (click to vote)

Best Blues Rock Band

Best Modern Roots Band

Best Contemporary Blues Band

Best Modern Roots CD

Best Modern Roots Song "A Song for Cheryl"

Best Music Video "The Ballad of Albert Johnson"


Explore the other Nominated Artists, Releases and Songs (click here and scroll down)


Maple Blues Award Winners 2021: 

Recording & Producer of the Year 

New Artist/Group of the Year


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Smoke Wagon's previous release CIGAR STORE  won three Independent Blues Awards:

  • Best Modern Roots Album
  • Best R&B Soul Song
  • Best New Artist 

The band is humbled to be recognized along such greats as Colin James, Bobby Rush, Joe Bonnamassa, John Mayall, Ben Harper, etc... “We are ecstatic that “Cigar Store” has been so well received. Thanks so much to all our fans who voted and to all our favourite DJ’s. It means the world to us that folks are listing...”