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J. Knutson

As a solo artist 

The Last Family (1995)
The Last Family Album (1996) 

Through These Windows (1998) 

Thesis (2001)
7 Seasons ( 2006)
J. Just (2006)
Un Amour,Une Histoire,1857 (2007) 

Ravens Reach (2012)
Reclamation (2013)
 Rite Of Balance (2015)

As recording artist and producer: 

Early Spirit - UnRelated (2018)

North Shore and Coquiltam Celtic Ensemble 

-Flywheel (2010), - Troubadours (2012) , -Rear View Mirror (2016)

-Dusty Windowsills (2005) 

-Jigs Up (2001) -Kings’ Set (2003) -A Child's World (2005), - Where The Owl Nests (2008) 

Claude Giguère- Entre Lace (1998)

 Poly Esther - Sandals and Platforms (1998)

Josee LaJoie -debut (1994), au Depanneur (2007)
Exit- Out of the Box (1997)
Miranda Frigon- Strong Enough (2004) 

Pauline LeBelLa Tendresse (2003), Rescue Joy (2009)
Draycott Swamp Devils-2 Beer Buzz (2009), -Stainless SteelHead (2015) 

As recording artist (* indicates award recipient): 

Spirit of the West (Founding member; 1981- 1989) Spirituality (Rhino/Warner 2008)Old Material (WEA/Stony Plain 1991) Tripping Up The Stairs (WEA 1987) *
Spirit of the West (Triniti 1985) 

Connie Kaldor (1988- 1998)
Out of the Blue (1994)
Lullaby – Berceuse (Sony 1989)* 

Hart Rouge (1989-1995)
Dernier Mois De L’annee (MCA1992) Inconditional (MCA 1992) *
Blue Blue Windows (1992)
Hart Rouge (Sony 1990) * 

Nouveau Station Wagon Founding member (1989-1994) Self titled debut album 

With Nouveau Monde 

Nouveau Monde (Ozmoz 1994) * 

With Carmen Campagne 

Une Fait Pour Les Enfants (MCA 1993) Une Voix Pour Les Enfants (MCA 1990) 

Documentary Scoring -CBC radio 

-The National Film Board of Canada -Canadian Diabetic Association -Danish National Television. 


-Penguin Eggs, Canadian Folk Roots and music magazine 2001-Issue 10, 11 

2003-Issue 17,18 


West Coast Music Awards
Best New Artist; Spirit of the West 1986
-Group of the Year/Country Folk; Spirit of the West 1987
-Best Album (Country Folk) Tripping up the Stairs /Spirit of the West 1987

Canadian Juno Awards 

-Une Voix Pour Les Enfants (MCA 1990) (instrumentation; banjo and bouzouki) 

-Lullaby – Berceuse (Sony 1998) (instrumentation; guitar)
SOCAN (Society of composers, authors and music publishers of Canada) Awards 

-Inconditional (MCA 1992) (contributed to writing, playing and vocals) 

-Hart Rouge (Sony 1990) (contributed to writing, playing and vocals) Quebec Felix Awards 

-Inconditional (MCA 1992) (contributed to writing, playing and vocals) -Nouveau Monde (Ozmoz 1994) (instrumentation; guitar) 

North Vancouver FANS award
Award for artistic merit 2003; Arts and Culture Commission of North Vancouver 

NCC/CCN Canada 150th Anniversary Song Commemoration Award 

- for the song 1857, Un Amour Une Histoire 

Selected press quotes: 

Ottawa Citizen: “a delicate balance between electric and acoustic songs, catchy rock, dark rhythms, and the soft and ethereal. 

Folk Roots’95: “a thoughtful and impressive debut from an established talent” (Folk Roots’95). 

Anil Prasad of Interviews magazine and the Ottawa Sun: “Knutson designs bridges that close the gap between different styles and includes, most notably rock and folk”

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