Here are this year’s ECMA nominees in the roots, world and Indigenous categories

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) announced the 2023 East Coast Music Award nominees on Tuesday. The East Pointers tied with Classified for the most nominations with six each. David Myles, Madison Violet, Andrew Waite, and Lisa Leblanc each have four.

The ECMA celebrates the 35th anniversary of the festival this year when it unfolds May 3-7 in Halifax.

Here are the nominees in the categories we care about most here at Roots Music Canada.

African Canadian Artist of the Year

  • Aquakultre
  • Jah’Mila
  • Maggie Andrew
  • Owen O’Sound Lee
  • Zamani Folade

Blues Recording of the Year

  • Allen Snow – The Quorum
  • Charlie A’Court & Witchitaw – When Country Gets The Blues
  • Mark Riley – PM BLUE
  • Mike Trask – TV Dinner
  • Dave and The Sin Eaters – Beams of Love

Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year 

  • Carleton Stone – Papercut
  • David Myles – It’s Only A Little Loneliness
  • Madison Violet – eleven
  • Rawlins Cross – Sunrise
  • The East Pointers – House Of Dreams

Country Recording of the Year

  • La Patente – L’Illusion d’la perfection
  • Mallory Johnson – Surprise Party
  • Pretty Archie – Pretty Archie (Self Titled)
  • Dave and The Sin Eaters – Beams of Love
  • Willie Stratton – Drugstore Dreamin’

Folk Recording of the Year

  • Dylan Menzie – Modern Classic
  • Fortunate Ones – That Was You and Me
  • Julie Aubé – Contentement
  • Kristen Martell – Every Season
  • Madison Violet – eleven

Global Recording of the Year 

  • Andru Branch & Halfway Tree – Weather the Storm
  • Jah’Mila – Roots Girl
  • Jing Xia – The Numinous Journey
  • Kubasonics – Kubasongs
  • Vineet Vyas – Satyam

Indigenous Artist of the Year 

  • Deantha Edmunds
  • Gearl
  • Jason Benoit
  • Morgan Toney
  • Silver Wolf Band

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year 

  • Gina Burgess – ISNOW
  • Jing Xia – The Numinous Journey
  • Kubasonics – Kubasongs
  • Les Fireflies – Day by Day
  • Shane Pendergast – The House Before the Bridge


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