Daniel Ledwell
Jessica Rhaye


East Coast Artists React to JUNO Award Nominations


Catherine MacLellan


Hamilton, ON – January 27, 2015 – Numerous artists from Atlantic Canada celebrated nominations for this year’s JUNO Awards. There was a number of strong showings with Catherine MacLellan and Jenn Grant up for multiple awards. Twitter was busy yesterday as the nominations were announced. We have that and the complete list of nominees in our story.

2015 JUNO Award Nomineees



Colin James to Return for Harvest’s 25th Anniversary


Colin James


Fredericton, NB – January 27, 2014 - Iconic Canadian bluesman Colin James will headline the 25th Anniversary edition of the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival. In the first announcement of its 2015 program, Harvest revealed that James will return to Harvest after a brilliant performance in 2003 established him as an all-time Festival fan favorite.

Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival



Chef Lynn Crawford and Comedian Noah Cappe Embark on Culinary Journey: Great Canadian Cookbook


Chef Lynn Crawford


Toronto, January 26, 2015 - Two of Shaw Media's hosts are heading across the nation and into Canadians' homes and communities on a revolutionary mission to define, document and celebrate Canadian Cuisine. Shaw Media is proud to announce that celebrity chef Lynn Crawford (Chopped Canada) and funny man Noah Cappe (Carnival Eats) have been named the faces of the colossal multi-phase project, Food Network Canada's Great Canadian Cookbook. The multi-platform venture launches later this year with the ultimate online experience for food fans. The website launch will be followed by an explosive four-part docu-series, which starts production today in association with Alibi Entertainment.

Great Canadian Cookbook



New Brunswick companies showcase at Costco Atlantic locations


New Brunswick Food Products at Costco


Fredericton, NB – January 26, 2015 - New Brunswick-made products are in the spotlight at Costco’s six locations throughout Atlantic Canada as part of an initiative made possible by the Department of Economic Development’s Export Development Program. Eight New Brunswick companies are being showcased in Fredericton, Saint John and Moncton.

NB Products at Costco



Smith Family Presents Confederation Centre with $250,000 Legacy Gift


Smith Family Legacy Funding


Charlottetown, P.E.I. – January 26, 2015 - Two generations of a Charlottetown family, Dennis and Nell Smith and David and Stacy Smith, have teamed up to support Confederation Centre of the Arts with a generous gift.

Smith Family Legacy Funding



Jason Campbell from Signal Hill Releases Solo Project


Jason Campbell


Halifax, NS – January 25, 2015 – The lead singer for the cover band Signal Hill has recorded his first solo project “Missing Signals”. Jason Campbell has released the single “I Wish.” We're streaming the single in our report.

Jason Campbell



Tributes Flow In For Fleur Mainville on her passing


Fleur Mainville


New Glasgow, NS – January 22, 2015 – News of Fleur Mainville’s passing began when a letter was circulated to close friends. News quickly spread and now her Facebook Page is filled with tributes for her twenty years as part of the East Coast Music community. Fleur lost a lengthy battle with cancer. Our story includes comments from fans and elected officials and we're pleased to be able to stream her most recent album.

Fleur Mainville



Jerry Stamp – Rogue Doubt – Review


Jerry Stamp


St. John’s, NL – January 21, 2015 - Knowing him only through social networks; it’s still easy to get a sense of the high regard Jerry Stamp is held in with his peers. He certainly proves the respect for his music is well earned with his most recent release Rogue Doubt. We're streaming the entire album in our story. Don't miss it!!

Jerry Stamp Rogue Doubt



Joel Plaskett’s The Park Avenue Sobriety Test Released March 17


Joel Plaskett


Halifax, NS – January 20, 2015 – Another highly anticipated album from Joel Plaskett will be released on March 17 followed by a national tour that begins April 28. Joel has shared the first single from the album on Soundcloud. Joel is sharing the first single from the album. You can listen to it in our story and get more details on the album and tour dates.

Joel Plaskett



Our Interview with Andrew James O'Brien and Catherine Allan on their debut CD “The Bliss"


Fortunate Ones


St. John's, NL - 2014 – Andrew James O'Brien and Catherine Allan are The Fortunate Ones, indeed. There is considerable buzz about their debut CD “The Bliss” on JUNO Award winning songwriter Rose Cousins’ label, Old Farm Pony Records on February 10, 2015. They launch a tour in support of the album, and are already being being booked at summer festivals. They learned from us that they have been scheduled to appear at Stanfest. Have a listen to our interview and learn all the details on how they came together, how the album came together and how they look forward to the days that lie ahead.

Fortunate Ones



The Rural Alberta Advantage Announce East Coast Tour Dates


Rural Alberta Advantage


Halifax, NS – Monday, January 19, 205 - The Rural Alberta Advantage have announced a string of tour dates in Eastern Canada in support of their third album, Mended With Gold, released Sept. 30, 2014.

Rural Alberta Advantage



Christina Martin Takes It to the Next Level with It’ll be Alright


Christina Martin


Halifax, NS – January 16, 2015 - It’s hard not to like Christina Martin. Her new album establishes new directions in her music and her career. We’ve only heard the title track from the album so-far, but there is a renewed energy that years of work and experience will pay off with her fifth album release. We're talking to Christina Martin on the eve of her biggest release yet. Have a listen in our story.

Christina Martin