Each year, Folk Music Ontario (FMO) honours the work of an individual or group that has made significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community. FMO has awarded this year’s Estelle Klein Award to Mike Stevens. The award is named after Estelle Klein, a long-time advocate of Canadian Folk music and one of the early founders of the Folk festival scene in this country.
Mike Stevens is best known as a bluegrass musician. During his career he has had hundreds of performances at the Grand Ole Opry. He is also known for his work connecting creative artists with indigenous youth in isolated communities as part of the ArtsCan Circle.
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