Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Release Bob Ezrin produced debut album “ONE”


Natalie MacMaster & Donald Leahy


Toronto, ON, March 26, 2015 - Natalie MacMaster is the globally acclaimed Cape Breton fiddle player who has appeared on numerous CBC, CTV and PBS TV shows and sold over 200,000 albums. Donnell Leahy is the incendiary musical leader of Double Platinum selling, festival headlining Celtic family group Leahy. The two musical prodigies met as teenagers, found individual massive career success, and eventually reconnected and were married, becoming the first couple of Celtic music. Today the famous couple have six children, and perform together to sold out crowds in theatres across North America and the UK. They never, however, found the opportunity to record together – until now. Complete details in our story.

Natlie MacMaster & Donald Leahy



Music PEI 2015 Award Nominees Announced


Music PEI


Charlottetown, PEI, – February 25, 2015 - The 2015 Music PEI Award nominees are led by The Meds with six nominations, Catherine MacLellan and Coyote with five each and Katie McGarry with four. A full list of nominees can be found in our story.

Music PEI Award Nominees



Emma Doucette’s Starling a Stand out Debut Album


Emma Doucette


Charlottetown, PEI – February 16, 2015 – At 16 years old, Emma Doucette brings remarkable vocal clarity to that is impossible to ignore. Her handling of songs like Scarborough Fair demonstrates poise beyond her years. As Producer Jon Matthews commented, “She’s one to watch.” We're streaming the entire album in our story.

Emma Doucette



Gabrielle Papillon Releases The Tempest of Old March 24


Gabrielle Papillon


Halifax, NS – February 7, 2015 - Gabrielle Papillon releases her new CD The Tempest of Old on March 24. The album was recorded by Daniel Ledwell while Harris Newman care of Mastering at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal.

Gabrielle Papillon



Tim Chaisson’s Lost In Light CD Release Tour Starts with Opening Dates For Colin James


Tim Chaisson


Toronto, ON - February 5, 2015 – The new year is off to a running start for Prince Edward Island native Tim Chaisson who announced today that he will join six-time JUNO Award winner Colin James as direct support for the eastern leg of his Canadian tour. The news follows slew of exciting revelations for Chaisson including the announcement of his third nationally distributed album “Lost In Light”, to be released February 17, via MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada.

Tim Chaisson & Colin James



BackYard Devils Honky Tonk Heartbreaker


BackYard Devils


Moncton, NB - February 5, 2015 - After touring all over Canada and Europe, Moncton’s The BackYard Devils are back with their much-anticipated second album titled Honky Tonk Heartbreaker, on Saturday, February 21st, at Moncton’s Tide and Boar (700 Main Street). We're streaming the first single from our album in our story.

BackYard Devils



2015 East Coast Music Award Nominees Announced in host city of St. John's


The Secrets


St. John’s NL – January 28, 2015 – The stage is set for the 2015 East Coast Music Awards in St. John’s, Newfoundland with the award nominees announced. It is a big list of nominees that includes a wide variety of music genres, video and industry sectors. The complete list in our story.

2015 ECMA Award Nominees



Juno Award Winners The Good Lovelies and Old Man Luedecke East Coast Tour


The Good Lovelies and Chris Leudecke


Charlottetown, PE – February 4, 2015 -The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA), along with five of its members, have announced that Juno Award-winning artists The Good Lovelies and Old Man Luedecke are teaming up this month for a five date tour. Both Chris and the Good Lovelies also have dates scheduled for Newfoundland.

Good Lovelies & Chris Leudecke



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



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