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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.