The Cape Breton Factor at the Canadian Folk Music Awards


Rachel Davis


Ottawa, ON – October 21, 2014 – This year’s Canadian Folk Music Award nominations have immediately place the Cape Breton music scene on center stage. Colin Grant, Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis, Chrissy Crowley and Jason Roach released their debut album in June and immediately went on a North America. We interviewed members of COIG during the recent Ottawa Folk Festival. You can watch it here.

Cape Breton Factor at CFMA



Hey Rosetta! Releases Second Sight Followed by Canadian Tour


Hey Rosetta!


Halifax, NS – October 15, 2014 - Newfoundland’s celebrated seven-piece rock band Hey Rosetta! Has announced Canadian tour dates in support of their highly anticipated new album Second Sight, due out Oct. 21 (Sonic Records/Warner).

Hey Rosetta Second Sight



They Promised You Mercy – Amelia Curran’s New Album Set for Nov. 4 Release


Amelia Curran - They Promised You Mercy


St. John’s NL – October 8, 2014 - Six Shooter Records announces details of the forthcoming and seventh album, They Promised You Mercy, from acclaimed Newfoundland songwriter Amelia Curran, set for release on November 4, 2014.

Amelia Curran - They Promised You Mercy



Music Canada Live Names Erin Benjamin its first Executive Director


Music Canada Live


Toronto, ON – October 7, 2014 - Music Canada Live, a new national association that will represent members of the live music community, has announced that Erin Benjamin will become its first Executive Director. Ms. Benjamin, formerly the Executive Director of both the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now known as Folk Music Ontario), has spent the past 14 years of her career working on behalf of the presenting and touring sector.

Canada Music Live



Amy and Rachel Beck – New EP Run Produced by Tim Chaisson


Amy and Rachel Beck


Charlottetown, PEI – October 5, 2014 – Amy and Rachel Beck release a new EP produced by multiple award-winning artist Tim Chaisson. The six-track “Run” will be available in stores and online October 28, 2014. We're streaming music from it now in our story.

Amy and Rachel Beck Run



Papilio “First Flight” – Celtic World Sounds with Classical Flair




Halifax, NS – October 5, 2014 – This is perhaps the longest overdue review we have been holding on to. Mind you, it is still timely now because Papilio’s “First Flight” has just been nominated for Traditional Roots Music Album of the year by Music Nova Scotia. First Flight was also nominated in the category of Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards. We're streaming music from the album in our story.

Papilio First Flight



Atlantic Records Releases Classified in United States




New York NY—October 5, 2014 - Atlantic Records has announced the US release of "CLASSIFIED," a new album from Nova Scotia-based rapper/producer Classified. The self-titled collection arrives via Atlantic/Halflife Records.

Classified US Release



MusicNL Announces 2014 Nominees




St. John’s, NL - October 03, 2014 - MusicNL has announced the 2014 MusicNL music award nominees. All music awards will be given out at the 2014 MusicNL Awards Gala at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre Sunday October 26th at 8:00pm.

MusicNL 2014 Award Nominees



Five New Members to be Inducted Into New Brunswick Music Hall of Fame


New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame


Fredericton, NB – Oct. 6, 2014 – There are still a few tickets left for the 2014 New Brunswick Country Music Hall Of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Fredericton Inn. The meet 'n' greet, banquet, induction ceremonies are at the Fredericton Inn and the Gala Concert is at the Fredericton High School, 8 p.m. Details on the five new inductees in our story.

New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame



Keith Mullins Releases “Island Sol” With Canadian Tour


Keith Mullins


Halifax, NS – September 28, 2014 - Promoting the release of his latest album, Island Sol (available September 30), multi award-winning Cape Breton folk-soul musician and 2014 Music Nova Scotia Musician of the Year nominee, Keith Mullins has begun a Canadian tour.

Keith Mullins



Music PEI Launches Deep Roots In Red Dirt Compilation


Deep Roots In Red Dirt


Charlottetown, PE - Sept. 26, 2014 – Music PEI is pleased to announce the official launch event for Deep Roots In Red Dirt, a double-disc compilation CD featuring 35 memorable selections from a diverse list of Island artists. The launch is taking place Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at The Mack as part of Showcase PEI and will feature performances by Catherine MacLellan, Dennis Ellsworth, Meaghan Blanchard, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Chas Guay, and Larque.

Deep Roots In Red Dirt



Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees Include Many from the East Coast


Canadian Folk Music Awards


Ottawa, ON – September 24, 2014 - The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) announced the nominees for the 10th Anniversary edition of the awards. Overall, 68 artists and groups were announced as nominees in 19 categories who hail from 9 provinces and 1 territory in Canada.

CFMA Awards