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Gunning, Cormier, Wintersleep get ECMA nods

There will be a Pictou County connection to the East Coast Music Awards this year. Wintersleep has been nominated for seven ECMAs, followed by Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier. The lsit was unveiled this morning in St. John’s, NL. Here are the categories and nominees: Album of the Year Neon Dreams – Sweet Dreams Till Sunbeams (Producer:...

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Polaris Prize-nominated Wintersleep on stage Saturday

This year and their new album, In the Land Of, has earned Halifax band Wintersleep their second Polaris music nomination. The nomination is much welcomed by the band as the prize is based on artistic merit rather than sales, popularity or label. “It’s kind of based on critical reception,” said drummer and Stellarton native Loel...

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Jubilee announces headliners

NEW GLASGOW — The Riverfront Jubilee has announced the headliners for 2019’s annual festival taking place Aug. 2-4. Canadian rockers Kim Mitchell and Sass Jordan will be kicking off the Friday night followed by Nova Scotian artists Wintersleep and Ria Mae on Saturday and Trooper and Big Wreck closing out the show. Performing the Riverfront...

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Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, KINLEY, Ria Mae, and Joel Plaskett lead 2018 East Coast Music Award nominations

As they prepare to celebrate their milestone 30th anniversary, the East Coast Music Association is thrilled to announce the 2018 East Coast Music Award nominees. Rose Cousins leads the pack with eight nominations, while Jenn Grant follows with six. Ria Mae, KINLEY, and Joel Plaskett each garner four. The 2018 East Coast Music Award nominees...

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