Cape Breton, NS – April 11, 2014 – JP Cormier’s about the effects of PTSD on Canadian soldiers returning from Afghanistan has touched hundreds of thousands in a few days. An official video and song has just been released to help raise funds for Paws for Thought, a charity that supplies a service dog companion to people suffering from PTSD. More in our story, including the video that was just released.
April 5, 2014, Halifax, NS – Casino Nova Scotia has created an Artist in Residence Program designed to support emerging Nova Scotian musicians. The $20,000 program was announced during East Coast Music Week and will provide a local musician or group with support and opportunities to develop their career. The program will be administered by Music Nova Scotia.
Montreal, QC – April 6, 2014 – Sometimes music combined with other disciplines produces a beautiful result. Averil Parker has accomplished that quite nicely with The Project Pigeon. She explains, “I wanted to express though music my experiences in my Yoga practice.” Learn more about this artist who tells us she cut her teeth at Baba's Lounge in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Charlottetown, PEI – April 7, 2013 - Old Man Luedecke, Jenn Grant, and Dave Gunning are just a few of the artists who took home East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards Gala at the PEI Convention Centre in Charlottetown. Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIssac, The Barra MacNeils, and The Town Heroes were also honoured during the live national broadcast.
Halifax, NS – March 31, 203 – Alert The Medic release their third full length album “The Phantom Moves” in May and today dropped the new single “Echo and Fade.” The album was recorded at The Pocket Studios in Toronto with Producer, Mike Turner, (co-founder/former guitarist of the multi-platinum band Our Lady Peace and current member of Crash Karma). We're streaming music from the new album and you can check for tour dates and venues near you.
Winnipeg, MB - Matt Mays, Dean Brody and Ryan Hemsworth picked up JUNO Awards Saturday as the influence of East Coast musicians was felt in Winnipeg. Mays won for Rock Album of the year, Dean Brody picked up Country Album of the year honours and Halifax native Ryan Hemsworth won the Electronic Album of the Year.
Toronto, ON – March 30, 2013 – Emm Gryner has had quite an exciting career since graduating from London, Ontario’s Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts program in 1995. It has been pretty much non-stop accolades since then including 3 JUNO Award nominations including twice for best pop album. Many folk roots music fans will also recognize for what she describes on her Twitter account as “The most Asian member of the all-girl Canuck trio Trent Severn.”
Toronto, ON – March 30, 3013 – Whenever we encounter them, Graydon James & Young Novelists seems to have a new chapter to write. That comes soon in the form of a new album which is already underway following recordings at Typewriter Studio in Toronto. No better way to test out the new music than on their growing fan base in Atlantic Canada. Check our story for tour dates, venues and their music.
Charlottetown, PE - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - The Atlantic Presenters Association along with eight of its members, are present reasa Levasseur as part of 2013-2014 performing arts programming. Levasseur showcased at, APA’s flagship event, Contact East in 2012 which has resulted in this tour.
Toronto, ON- March 27, 2014 – Head of the Herd proves solid sounding rock music never goes away. Their sophomore album “By This Tomorrow” slam dunks the message that Canadian rock and roll is alive and well. Neu Mannas and Clay Frank are about to take the show on the road and have included four East Coast dates.
Toronto, ON – March 21, 2014 - Canadian rapper and motivational speaker, D.O. (Defy the Odds), is set to release his fourth studio album, Down Home, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (Northstarr Entertainment). The lead single "Capture The Moonlight" features special guests Saukrates and Joell Oritz. Produced entirely by JUNO Award winner Classified - Down Home is a 10-track collaborative effort that enlists the help of notable Canadian artists including Chad Hatcher, Jake Boyd, J-Bru, Joell Ortiz, Maestro Fresh Wes, Mic Boyd, Saukrates and Spesh K. Down Home will be available on iTunes and all digital retailers via Believe Digital.
Toronto, ON – March 19, 2013 – Shawna Caspi returns to Atlantic Canada with her smooth folk music sounds. She has announced a tour that begins as part of VIA Rail¹s On Board Entertainment Program. She will be playing for passengers on the train between Montreal and Halifax to kick off the tour. This is the third time she has made the trip. The tour will take her through New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland this April.
Meteghan, NS – March 19, 2014 – For Nova Scotia’s Blou, his new album 20 temps has already established itself with the release of the single “LÀ OÙ ON S’AIME.” The Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia has selected the song to be its French-speaking theme song. All Profits of digital sales of the song shall be donated to Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. In a news release Blou says “I’m deeply touched and very happy to see that my song has touched many people. This song means a great deal to me, because it was for my mother."