2011 ECMA Winners

Here is the full list of winners from the East Coast Music Awards. This year they gave them out during the entire 5 day event as opposed to holding them till the Sunday night gala. Last year’s telecast online ran over 4 hours.  A bit on the long side as you can imagine.  Kudos to them for trying new things.  As a result the results trickled in over the last few days. Think I have them all together now.

David Myles who I’ve interviewed twice in the last year was an early winner for his CD ‘Turn Time Off’. Played here in Kingston with Joel Plaskett earlier in the month. Matt Anderson who has played Kingston twice in the last couple of years won for ‘Piggyback’. Also congratulation to Kimberly Sinclair. She won Industry Professional of the Year. Also Spincount won Independent Company of the year so congrats to Kim and Kevin for that. They’ve helped me out with my show in the last couple of years. Pointed me towards David Myles CD when it came out for example. Worked out well.

Full list of winners, both music and industry. This year I can look at the winners and say the show has played a vast majority of them.

Entertainer of the year: Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew

Recording of the year: Wintersleep, New Inheritors

Male solo recording: Matt Andersen, Piggyback

Female solo recording: Rose Cousins, The Send Off

Group recording: The Once, The Once

Rock recording: Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew, Missed a Page

Gospel recording: Chelsea Nisbett, Anchored Roots

Classical Recording: Measha Brueggergosman, Nights and Dreams

Folk recording: David Myles, Turn Time Off

Roots/traditional group: Ennis, Lessons Learned

Roots/traditional solo: Dave Gunning, A Tribute to John Allan Cameron

Instrumental recording: Gypsophilia, Sa-ba-daOw!

Loud recording: Fed Pennies, Brain Disaster

Rap/hip hop single: Gettosocks, Don’t Turn Around

Rock recording: Chris Colepaugh & The Cosmic Crew, Missed a Page

Alternative recording: Slowcoaster, The Darkest of Discos

Country recording: Meaghan Blanchard, Chasin’ Lonely Again

Jazz recording: Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews, Dwayne Côté & Duane Andrews

Pop recording: Meaghan Smith, The Crickets Orchestra

Blues recording: Matt Andersen, Piggyback

Francophone recording: Lennie Gallant, Le Coeur Hanté

Stompin’ Tom Award: Elliot Wight

Musicians Achievement Award: Chas Guay

Blues Recording of the Year: Matt Andersen – Piggyback

DVD of the Year: The Trews – The Trews Acoustic – Friends & Total

R&B/Soul Single Track Recording of the Year presented by BMO: Chelsea Nisbett – Anchored Roots

World Recording of the Year: The Idlers – Keep Out

ECMA 2011 Industry Award Winners

Broadcast of the Year: Atlantic Airwaves

Event of the Year: Halifax Pop Explosion

Independent Company of the Year presented by Nessya’s Gems & Jewels: SpinCount

Industry Professional of the Year presented by Midland: Kimberly Sinclair

Live Sound Technician of the Year: Carl Gosine

Manager of the Year presented by Delta Hotels Atlantic: Shelley Chase

Media Person of the Year presented by Metro Credit Union: Doug Gallant

Producer of the Year presented by Shoppers Drug Mart – Dave Gunning

Radio Station of the Year: The Coast 89.7

Record Company/Distributor/ Independent Label of the Year: Sonic Records

Studio Engineer of the Year presented by OIART: Jamie Foulds

Venue of the Year: The Company House

Studio of the Year: The Sonic Temple

Visual Artist of the Year: Chr!s Sm!th

A few weeks from the 4th anniversary of the show as well.  No plan as of yet.  Maybe just cram as many artists into one show as I can.

Next week an interview with Allison Crowe will air.  Just taped it last week.  She’s doing some dates out east in the coming weeks.  Hitting Fredericton, Halifax and St. John’s.  As I spoke to her it was snowing in Corner Brook.  The interview will air this Friday and I will replay it the following week.  Main reason since it’s Good Friday coming up.  So I’m sure some regular listeners will be away from the radios [or computers] and enjoying a long weekend.  Therefore told Allison I would play it twice.  Just made sense.

I will make a podcast episode out of the interview as well.  Can pass along the stats I now can see from the Libsyn website about the podcast downloads.  A big chunk of downloads lately in Texas of all places.  Few transplanted Canadians there?  That’s my guess.

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