Cat Madden earned first place in the 2019 Whistler Music Search at the Crystal Lounge last Thursday, Oct. 24.
The Squamish singer went home with the $1,000 prize, as well as a Whistler Blackcomb season pass.
"It felt good to be appreciated," she said, in an email. "It cemented me and my drummer's relationship in the band which is really important to me and our future. To know that people love our music from the source makes us very keen to keep on working hard."
Coming in second place was Whistler's Conor Fitzpatrick and, rounding out the annual competition was Old Man Grant, who earned the Dave Morris Award for Originality.
The Whistler Music Search takes place every year throughout October.