Cape Breton, NS – November 2, 2014 - Gillian Boucher’s nomination for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year should not come as a surprise to anyone. She is a recipient of the Nova Scotia Music Week Award in 2009 for Roots Traditional Recording of the Year and a 2010 East Coast Music Award Nomination in the same category. There is more in our story including a medley from the CD.
Toronto, ON – October 29, 2014 – Folk Music Ontario held its 28th Annual General Meeting in Toronto recently. It attracts up to 700 delegates from throughout North America. Many are new to “the business” while others are seasoned professionals. In our ongoing series of interviews, we speak with Toronto publicist Richard Flohil. At 80 years young and 50 years experience in the music industry, he provides a first hand account of the music industry in Canada like no one else can. Our video interview is available in the story.
Corner Brook, NL – October 27, 2014 - MusicNL announced the 2014 MusicNL Award winners at an Awars Gala in Corner Brook, Newfoundland at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. The list of winners is available in our story.
Fredericton, NB - October 19, 2014 - Music New Brunswick announced the winners of this year's Music Award's during a Sunday. Here's the complete list of winners.
Toronto, ON – October 30, 2013 – The first of this year’s Christmas albums has been announced by Warner Music Canada. Measha Brueggergosman has released Christmas and it is now available, and can be ordered both digitally and physically.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.