– Canadian alt-rock legends, who ended their career together on a high note in 2016, received high honors at the 2017 JUNO ceremony, along with multiple awards for the band’s frontman Gord Downie on his recent solo project –
LOS ANGELES, CA – Recently, several projects mastered at The Bakery have been nominated for and/or won major industry awards, and the trend continues – in this case for The Tragically Hip and its frontman Gord Downie, who made major hauls at the recent JUNO Awards, held Sunday, April 2, 2017, and broadcast live from the Canadian Tire Centre in Kanata, Ottawa, Ontario. The Tragically Hip have been a mainstay in the music and culture of Canada for several decades. The band ended its run in 2016, due to unfortunate medical news for Downie, but they definitely left on a high note, with a CBC broadcast of their final concert viewed by millions around the world. Furthermore, two acclaimed records came out in 2016: the band’s swan-song Man Machine Poem, released in June, and Downie’s solo album Secret Path, released in October. Both projects were mastered at The Bakery by the facility’s founder and primary mastering engineer Eric Boulanger.
At the recent JUNO Awards, The Tragically Hip won both Group of the Year and Rock Album of the Year (for Man Machine Poem), and Downie won Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year, both for Secret Path (which also garnered an award for designer Jonathan Shedletzky for Recording Package of the Year).
Boulanger remarks, “The Tragically Hip are a band that has touched the hearts of millions of music fans. To be able to contribute to their final studio album, as well as Gord’s solo album, was a real privilege. We congratulate them on their JUNO wins and a legendary career.”