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Here are your 2020 folk/roots East Coast Music Award nominees

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Tim Baker won solo recording of the year for The Festival.

Nominees for the East Coast Music Awards were announced this morning in St. John’s, NL, and as usual, folk and roots artists are well-represented throughout the categories.  The awards will be handed out Thursday, April 30 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s.  Here are the nominees in the folk/roots categories and a list of folk/roots artists with additional nominations in the non-folk/roots categories.  Congratulations everyone!

Blues Recording of the Year

  • Grasshopper – Southern Bones
  • Matchstick Mike – Dog Up The Road
  • Mike Biggar – Mike Biggar & Band Live at The BMO Theatre
  • Myles Goodwyn – Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues 2

Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year

  • Damhnait Doyle – Liquor Store Flowers
  • Erin Costelo – Sweet Marie
  • Madison Violet – Everything’s Shifting
  • Steven Bowers – Elk Island Park
  • The East Pointers – Yours to Break

Country Recording of the Year

  • Ben Chase – All Over It
  • Cory Gallant – Welcome To My World
  • Dave Sampson – All Types of Ways
  • Jason Benoit – Revolution Pt. 1
  • Tomato/Tomato – Canary in a Coal Mine

Folk Recording of the Year

  • Dave Gunning – Up Against the Sky
  • Jenn Grant – Love, Inevitable
  • Old Man Luedecke – Easy Money
  • Tim Baker – Forever Overhead
  • Villages – Villages

Indigenous Artist of the Year

  • Carolina East
  • City Natives
  • Deantha Edmunds
  • Eastern Owl
  • SHiFT FROM THA 902

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year

  • Anna Ludlow – Wherever You Go
  • Còig – Ashlar
  • JP Cormier – Once
  • Keith Mullins – Upward (Howlin’ at the Moon)
  • Natalie MacMaster – Sketches
  • Shannon Quinn – Watchmaker

Roots artists nominated in other categories:

Tim Baker – Forever Overhead (Producer: Marcus Paquin)

  • Album of the Year
  • Solo Recording of the Year
  • Song of the Year (“Dance”)
  • Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
  • Fans’ Choice Video of the Year for “All Hands” (Director: Jordan Canning)
  • Video of the Year for “All Hands” (Director: Jordan Canning)

Natalie MacMaster – Sketches:

  • Instrumental Recording of the Year 
  • Solo Recording of the Year

Villages – Villages 

  • Rising Star Recording of the Year
  • Group Recording of the Year
  • Video of the Year for “Maggie of the Cove” (Director: Jeff Miller)

Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes – A Week in December

  • Inspirational Recording of the Year

Damhnait Doyle – Liquor Store Flowers

  •  Solo Recording of the Year

Jenn Grant – Love, Inevitable

  • Solo Recording of the Year
  • Fans’ Choice Video of the Year for “Keep A Light On” (Director: Samantha Scaffidi)  
  • Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year

The East Pointers – Yours to Break

  • Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
  • Group Recording of the Year
  • Song of the Year for “Wintergreen” (Producer: Gordie Sampson) 
  • Fans’ Choice Video of the Year for “Wintergreen” (Director: Emma Watkins)
  • Songwriter of the Year

Mo Kenney

  • Song of the Year for “Ahead of Myself” (Producer: Mo Kenney) 

Dave Gunning

  • Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year

Jimmy Rankin

  • Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year

Lennie Gallant

  • Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year

Gabrielle Papillon

  • Fans’ Choice Video of the Year for “Shout It Out” (Director: Teryl Brouillette) 

Jason Benoit 

  • Fans’ Choice Video of the Year for “Slow Hand” (Director: Tim Deegan)  

Madison Violet

  • Fans’ Choice Video of the Year for “Tell Me” (Director: Jillian Martin) 

Vishtèn 

  • Video of the Year for “Elle Tempête” (Directors by: Millefiore Clarkes/One Thousand Flowers Production)

Don Brownrigg

  • Video of the Year for “Room For Me” (Directors: Mel Stone & Don Brownrigg)

 

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