CD Reviews, Articles, & TV Appearances

2016 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist - for the composition 'Double Crush'

November 2016, Recording magazine - review by Marty Peters (5 out of 5 stars)

November 2016, Minor 7th - "Out in the Wild" CD review by Patrick Ragains

2014 Western Canadian Music Award Nomination - Instrumental Album of the Year

October 9, 2013, CTV - "The Last Word: Guitar Virtuoso" Live performance, video clips, and interview by Peter Grainger

September 2013, Minor 7th - "The Brave Dog" CD review by Kirk Albrecht

February 2010, CKGI - "The Fiery Cart" CD review by John Roman

November 2009, Minor 7th - "The Fiery Cart" CD review by Kirk Albrecht

October 29, 2009, The Georgia Straight - "The Fiery Cart" CD review by Alexander Varty

October 27, 2009, The Province - "The Fiery Cart" CD review by Tom Harrison

2007 Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination - Best Instrumentalist - Solo

September 23, 2007, World Beats, Channel M - Live performance, video clip, and interview by Vanesa Tomasino

October 5, 2006, The Richmond Review - "Finnigan explores different tunings" by Don Fennell

September 19, 2006, The Province - "Things My Guitar Said" CD review by John P. McLaughlin

September 24, 2005, World Beats, Channel M - Live performance, video clip, and interview by Vanesa Tomasino

May 25, 2005, The Now Newspaper - "Solo guitarist has new acoustic album" by Carolyn Cooke

May 17, 2005, The Province - "All Over the Map" CD review by John P. McLaughlin

September 23, 2004, The Georgia Straight - "Fast-Rising Finnigan Six-Strings It on Land, Sea" by Alexander Varty

2003 Western Canadian Music Award Nomination - Outstanding Instrumental Recording

September 17, 2002, The Province - "Steel String Portraits" CD review by John P. McLaughlin

September 14, 2002, Shaw TV - Kent Hillman, Les Finnigan, and Edgar Avelino, interview by Ami Catriona

September 11, 2002, The Now Newspaper - "Guitar Night shows off B.C.'s best" by Carolyn Cooke

September 28, 2000, The Georgia Straight - "Live at the Cultch" CD review by Alexander Varty

September 1, 2000, The Leader - "Strum on down" by Sheila Reynolds

August 31, 2000, The Province - "Unique finger-pickin' licks" by John P. McLaughlin

August 30, 2000, The Now Newspaper - "With strings attached" by Carolyn Cooke

September 16, 1999, The Georgia Straight - "Finnigan Tells Tuneful Stories" by Steve Newton

August 21, 1996, The Leader - "In his father's footsteps" by Oga Nwobosi

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