East Coast Music Week 2016 – Music Award Nominees

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This year, East Coast Music Week takes place in Sydney, Nova Scotia from April 13-17, with the  East Coast Music Awards Gala on April 14th.

There is a stellar list of nominees again this year, with Hey Rosetta! leading the way with seven nominations (including Album of the Year and Song of the Year).  Jenn Grant has six solo nominations (and one more with Aqua Alta), while Amelia Curran and Fortunate Ones have five nominations each.

Here is the full list of Music Award Nominees (click here for for Industry Award Nominees)

Aboriginal Artist of the Year
City Natives – Voltron
Kam Speech – EST1996
Pillorikput Inuit – Inuktitut Arias for All Seasons
Tristan Grant – TG-17

Album of the Year
Ben Caplan – Birds With Broken Wings (Producer: Josh “Socalled” Dolgin)
Fortunate Ones – The Bliss (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
Hey Rosetta! – Second Sight (Producer: Marcus Paquin)
Jenn Grant – Compostela (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
Mo Kenney – In My Dreams (Producer: Joel Plaskett)

Blues Recording of the Year
The Carson Downey Band – Catch Me If You Can
Ced Marty & Dave – To Our 3%
Dan Doiron – Stand Back I Don’t Know How Loud This Thing Gets
John Campbelljohn – Chin Up
The Matt Landry Band – Are You Ever Gonna Go?

The Bucky Adams Memorial Award (formerly African-Canadian Recording of the Year)
Ced Marty & Dave – To Our 3%
Chelsea Amber – Introducing Chelsea Amber
Marcell Symonds – Just A Closer Walk
Samm Splash – The Breakup EP

Classical Composition of the Year
Anthony Genge – “Eastern Passage”
Derek Charke – “Wired and Wound”
Dinuk Wijeratne – “Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems”
Jérôme Blais – “(Un)forgotten Voices”
Martin Kutnowski – “Peter Emberley’s Dream”

Classical Recording of the Year
Duo Concertante – Mendelssohn and MacDonald Double Concertos
The Sanctuary Trio – Estuary
Saint John String Quartet – Montage
Symphony Nova Scotia – The How and Why of Memory
Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble – Here On These Branches

Country Recording of the Year
The BackYard Devils – Honky Tonk Heartbreaker
Pretty Archie – North End Sky
Quentin Reddy – Diamond In the Rough
Tim Chaisson – Lost In Light
Whitney Rose – Heartbreaker of the Year

Dance Recording of the Year
Ben Rama – Intuition
FWLR – Killer Lady
Lonely Kid – For My Friends
Neon Dreams – The Last of Us
PINEO & LOEB – Soul Clap

Electronic Recording of the Year
Aqua Alta – Dreamsphere
ChessClub – ChessClub
Elephant Skeletons – Vol III
Ryan Hemsworth – Alone For the First Time
Scientists of Sound – Electric Is The Night

Francophone Recording of the Year
Joannie Benoit – Pot Mason
Joey Robin Haché – Repaver l’âme
Maxime McGraw – Changer d’air
Raphaël Butler – J’feel comme une machine
Ronald Bourgeois – Viens avec moi

Folk Recording of the Year
Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy
Ben Caplan – Birds With Broken Wings
Jenn Grant – Compostela
Gabrielle Papillon – The Tempest of Old
Old Man Luedecke – Domestic Eccentric

Gospel Recording of the Year
Glenn Vincent Breen – Waiting
Informants – Ezekiel
Josh Lake – 40cm of Funk
Kelley Mooney – Still
Marcell Symonds – Just A Closer Walk

Group Recording of the Year
Coyote – Proof of Life
Fortunate Ones – The Bliss
Gypsophilia – Night Swimming
Hey Rosetta! – Second Sight
Rain Over St. Ambrose – Still Waking Up

Jazz Recording of the Year
Gypsophilia – Night Swimming
Jerry Granelli – What I Hear Now
Kirk MacDonald – Vista Obscura
Matt MacDougall – Boy Goes to City
Ouroboros – Ouroboros

Loud Recording of the Year
Cabbages & Kings – Cabbages & Kings
Chaos Theory – We Are Disaster
Dumpster Mummy – TRENCHFOOT
Kilmore – City Lights
Shades of Sorrow – Ascension

Pop Recording of the Year
Alana Yorke – Dream Magic
Brianna Gosse – AERA
Christina Martin – It’ll Be Alright
Coyote – Proof of Life
SORREY – Thick As Thieves

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year
City Natives – Voltron
Fortunato – Unseen Armada
Ghettosocks – We’re Going to Drink A Lot of Wine This Year, Boys. 2
Quake Matthews – Rap Music
Wordburglar – Rapplicable Skills

Rising Star Recording of the Year
Alana Yorke – Dream Magic
Brianna Gosse – AERA
Coyote – Proof of Life
Fortunate Ones – The Bliss
Kat McLevey – Evergrown

Rock Recording of the Year
Hey Rosetta! – Second Sight
Jerry Stamp – Rogue Doubt
Racoon Bandit – Close Your Eyes
Rain Over St. Ambrose – Still Waking Up
The Stanfields – Modem Operandi

Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald – A Day at the Lake
Danny Boudreau – DANNY PARTY
The East Pointers – Secret Victory
The Ennis Sisters – Stages
Vishtèn – Terre Rouge

Solo Recording of the Year
Amelia Curran – They Promised You Mercy
Gabrielle Papillon – The Tempest of Old
Jenn Grant – Compostela
Mo Kenney – In My Dreams
Ryan Hemsworth – Alone For the First Time

Song of the Year
Amelia Curran – “Somebody Somewhere” (Producer: Michael Philip Wojewoda)
Ben Caplan – “Birds With Broken Wings” (Producer: Josh “Socalled” Dolgin)
Christina Martin – “It’ll Be Alright” (Producer: Dale Murray)
Fortunate Ones – “The Bliss” (Producer: Daniel Ledwell)
Hey Rosetta! – “Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)” (Producer: Marcus Paquin)

Songwriter of the Year
Andrew James O’Brien/Catherine Allan (Fortunate Ones)
Amelia Curran
Chris Luedecke (Old Man Luedecke)
Jenn Grant
Tim Baker (Hey Rosetta!)

Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year
Aaron Collis & Duane Andrews – The Mallard Cottage Sessions
DOC – DesRoches Ouellette Chaisson
Jeff Jodrey – Carnival
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – One
Nuallan – The EP

2016 FANS’ CHOICE AWARDS

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
Amelia Curran
Christina Martin
Hey Rosetta!
In-Flight Safety
Jenn Grant
Joel Plaskett
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
The Once
Ryan Hemsworth
Tim Chaisson

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year
David Myles – “Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo” (Director: Murray Bain)
Everglow – “Feel Your Heart” (Director: Devin Sooley)
Hey Rosetta! – “Soft Offering (For The Oft Suffering)” (Director: Mark Bennett)
In-Flight Safety – “Animals” (Director: Drew Lightfoot)
Jenn Grant – “Bring Me A Rose” (Director: Jason Levangie)
Mo Kenney – “Telephones” (Director: Nathan Boey)
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – “The Chase” (Director: Keith Holding)
The Once – “We Are All Running” (Director: Green Couch Productions)
Raphaël Butler – “Harley 1970” (Directors: Patrick Gauvin & Mathieu Laprise)
Ria Mae – “Clothes Off” (Director: Jason Levangie)
Tomato/Tomato – “Toss It All Away” (Director: Jordan Mattie)

 

 

 

 

 

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