Here are your 2019 East Coast Music Award winners in the roots categories

This year’s East Coast Music Awards were handed out over two non-consecutive nights in beautiful Charlottetown, PEI this weekend, and the final round were handed out last night.  Roots artists figure prominently, not just in the roots categories, but in major categories as well, such as Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year.  So here is a full list of winners in the folk, roots, blues, world and Indigenous categories AND every other category that was won by an artist in one of those genres. Congratulations everyone!

Blues Recording of the Year: Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues – Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues

Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year: Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Gaelic Artist of the Year: Kyle MacDonald

Instrumental Recording of the Year: Richard Wood – Unbroken

Songwriter of the Year: Ben Caplan

Country Recording of the Year: Mallory Johnson – Mallory Johnson

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year: The Barra MacNeils

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year:
Makayla Lynn – “Joyride” (Director: Scott Simpson)

Folk Recording of the Year: Gunning & Cormier – Two

Indigenous Artist of the Year: Jeremy Dutcher

Rising Star Recording of the Year: Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year: Vishtèn – Horizons

Song of the Year: The East Pointers – “Two Weeks” (Producer: Gordie Sampson)

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