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April already? Time flies by.  Back in the chair every Friday night live on the radio show.  All of March was on tape, which was a bit strange.  Hopefully people in Kingston got to see Jenn Grant and the Joel Plaskett/David Myles concerts.

Hockey season is K-Town is over as well.  Voyageurs lost in 7 games in the OJHL Semi-final.  Great job to them on their winning ways.  Wish it had gone further but playoffs are always tough.  Fan support has been great with a bus of fans going down to Oakville for Game 7.

Meanwhile the Frontenacs had their usual 1st round exit. Nuff said.

Been spending more time on Twitter lately since there hasn’t been that many big things going on I felt the need to blog about.  Twitter a fun place to chat with people.  And people you wouldn’t think of talking to.

Had replies on Twitter lately from Robin Meade, Jeri Ryan, Patty Sullivan [TVO Kids], Natalie Thomas, Kim MacDonald and a producer BJ Stewart from the Weather Network, Michael Kinney, Adam Forsythe, Caroline Frolic and old CFRC sports comrad Matt Bisson.  Fun way to spend some time online, especially working midnights.

This month I’ll bring in my Vinyl copy of Hey Rosetta!’s new album ‘Seeds’ to play on air.  They’re in Australia right now and will be doing a few dates in Canada this summer.  A few festival shows I believe.

Time to go for now, remember the East Coast Music Awards are this month in Charlottetown.  I’ll post the winners here when they get announced.

December 4th Episode

Both hours from Friday night are now online.


Hour 1 with brand new music from Teresa Ennis’ CD Stars.  Then Amelia Curran’s album which is up for some ECMA awards.  Including a song called The Mistress, which made for an obvious Tiger Woods reference.  End the hour with some songs from Jenn Grant’s recent concert in Kingston.


Hour 2 we move to pop/rock side of things with In Flight Safety and Hey Rosetta!.  End the hour with a chat with Neate Sager about the Queen’s Golden Gaels Vanier Cup winning season.

2010 ECMA Nominations

Post will be a bit long since the 2010 ECMA nominations came out today.  Friend of the show Ian Foster is up for Instrumental Recording so that’s great news.  Singer I’ve been in contact with since the first summer of the program, Jessica Rhaye’s up for a couple of awards as well.

Getting plans co-ordinated to interview Jenn Grant in the new year so is another nominee.  Will be playing some songs from her Kingston concert in the upcoming weeks.

One category was fun to read.  Broadcast of the Year in the Industry category. 4 of the 6 titles have EAST COAST in them.  One of those times I have to try and remember which show is which.


Entertainer of the Year

Classified (NS)
Dave Carroll (NS)
David Myles (NB)
Gypsophilia (NS)
In-Flight Safety (NS)
Joel Plaskett (NS)
The Divorcees (NB)

Female Solo Recording of the Year

Amelia Curran (NL) – Hunter, Hunter
Catherine MacLellan (PE) – Water In The Ground
Coco Love Alcorn (NS) – Joyful
Erin Costelo (NS) – Fire and Fuss
Jenn Grant (NS) – Echoes
Jessica Rhaye (NB) – Good Things
Kim Wempe (NS) – Where I Need to Be

Group Recording of the Year

Caledonia (NS) – We Are America
In-Flight Safety (NS) – we are an empire, my dear
Madison Violet (CB) – No Fool for Trying
The Motorleague (NB) – Black Noise
The Novaks (NL) – Things Fall Apart
Two Hours Traffic (PE) – Territory

Konica Minolta Male Solo Recording of the Year

Chris Kirby (NL) – Vampire Hotel
Classified (NS) – Self-Explanatory
Dave Gunning (NS) – We’re All Leaving
Dave Marsh (NS) – The True Love Rules
Joel Plaskett (NS) – Three
Lennie Gallant (PE) – If We Had A Fire
Pascal Lejeune (NB) – Adélaïde

FACTOR Recording of the Year

Amelia Curran (NL) – Hunter, Hunter
Classified (NS) – Self-Explanatory
Chris Kirby (NL) – Vampire Hotel
Dave Gunning (NS) – We’re All Leaving
Duane Andrews (NL) – Raindrops
Jenn Grant (NS) – Echoes
Joel Plaskett (NS) – Three

Rising Star Recording of the Year

Caledonia (NS) – We Are America
Haunted Hearts (PE) – Thank You, Goodnight
Kim Wempe (NS) – Where I Need To Be
Share (NS) – Slumping in Your Murals
Sleepy Driver (NB) – Steady Now
The Danks (PE) – Are You Afraid Of The Danks

Vibe Creative Group Single of the Year

Alert the Medic (NS) – Atlas
Caledonia (NS) – Scott’s House
Classified (NS) – Anybody Listening
In-Flight Safety (NS) – Model Homes
Joel Plaskett (NS) – Through & Through & Through
Joel Plaskett (NS) – You Let Me Down

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year

Amelia Curran (NL) – “The Mistress” (Performed by: Amelia Curran)
Brenley MacEachern & Lisa MacIsaac (CB) – “Small of My Heart” (Performed by: Madison Violet)
Catherine MacLellan (PE) – “Take A Break” (Performed by: Catherine MacLellan)
Coco Love Alcorn/Chris Hockey (NS) – “Revolution” (Performed by: Coco Love Alcorn)
Dave Gunning/Jamie Robinson (NS) – “Made On A Monday” (Performed by: Dave Gunning)
Joel Plaskett (NS) – “Through & Through & Through” (Performed by: Joel Plaskett)
Mullane, Goodsell, Nicholson, Ledwell (NS) –“Model Homes” (Performed by: In-Flight Safety)

Video of the Year

Classified (NS) – Anybody Listening (Directed by: Harv)
Down with the Butterfly (NS) – Tanks (Directed by: Aram Kouyoumdjian)
George Canyon (NS) – Just Like You (Directed by: Colin Minihan)
In-Flight Safety (NS) – Model Homes (Directed by: Drew Lightfoot)
Joel Plaskett (NS) – Through & Through & Through (Directed by: RT!)
The Motorleague (NB) – Hymn For the Newly Departed (Directed by: Marc Savoie)
The Tom Fun Orchestra (CB) – Throw Me to the Rats (Directed by: Alasdair Brotherston & Jock Mooney)

Alternative Recording of the Year

Caledonia (NS) – We Are America
In-Flight Safety (NS) – we are an empire, my dear
Sleepy Driver (NB) – Steady Now
The Danks (PE) – Are You Afraid Of The Danks
The Easy Bleeders (CB) – The Easy Bleeders
The Slate Pacific (NB) – Safe Passage

Bluegrass Recording of the Year

Catherine Lawrence (NS) – Sweet Memories
Cousin Cletus and the Six-Fingered Stringband (PE) – DISCOGRASS
Ryan Roberts (NS) – Ryan Roberts
Smokin’ Contra Band (NS) – Slim Pickins
The Grass Mountain Hobos (PE) – ZOOT!
The Spinney Brothers (NS) – When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall

Blues Recording of the Year

Chris Kirby (NL) – Vampire Hotel
Easley Stevenson Arsenault (NS) – Nine Steps
Rick Jeffery (NS) – 13 Vultures
The Hupman Brothers (NS) – Countin’ Quarters
The Terry Whalen Band (NB) – A Wicked Driving Rain

Country Recording of the Year

George Canyon (NS) – What I Do
JD Clarke (NS) – Satisfied
Karla Pilgrim (NL) – I’ll Think of You
Melanie Morgan (NB) – Goodbye Birmingham
Rik Reese & Neon Highway (NB) – Mama Raised a Good Boy
The Divorcees (NB) – Last of the Free Men
The Keats (NL) – Good to be Home

Folk Recording of the Year

Amelia Curran (NL) – Hunter, Hunter
Andrew White (NS) – Walk in Light
Catherine MacLellan (PE) – Water In The Ground
Jessica Rhaye (NB) – Good Things
Joey Kitson (PE) – STAN
JP Cormier (CB) – The Messenger

Instrumental Recording of the Year

Andrea Beaton (CB) – Branches
Curtis Andrews (NL) – The Offering of Curtis Andrews
Darren McMullen (NS) – Decade
Ian Foster (NL) – Found: Music from the Unmade Film
Spanner (NL) – Dark Boat
The Dardanelles (NL) – The Dardanelles

Jazz Recording of the Year

Bill Brennan (NL) – After Hours
Gypsophilia (NS) – Sa-ba-da-OW!
Jeff Torbert (NS) – This Weather Honest
Les Paiens (NB) – PYRAMYD
Paul Tynan (NS) – BiCoastal Collective: Chapter One
Swingology (NS) – Swingology

Loud Recording of the Year

Big Game Hunt (NS) – Goliath
Black Moor (NS) – The Conquering
Shelter with Thieves (NS) – Confessions of a Toxic Generation
The Motorleague (NB) – Black Noise
Uncooperative Death (NS) – Uncooperative Death
We, the Undersigned (NB) – Bleed the Constants

Pop Recording of the Year

Jenn Grant (NS) – Echoes
Joel Plaskett (NS) – Three
Mel Keith & The Strombachs (NB) – Mel Keith & The Strombachs
Stephanie Mainville (NB) – Out of Nowhere
Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold (PE) – Broken Hearted Beat
Two Hours Traffic (PE) – Territory

Sirius Satellite Radio Rock Recording of the Year

Alert the Medic (NS) – We, The Weapon
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers (NS) – Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers
Carleton Stone Drives The Big Wheel (CB) – Carleton Stone Drives The Big Wheel
Dave Marsh (NS) – The True Loves Rules
Smothered in Hugs (PE) – The Healing Power Of Injury
The Novaks (NL) – Things Fall Apart

Roots / Traditional Solo Recording of the Year

Allan Ricketts (NL) – Rivers
Anna Ludlow (NS) – Reel To Reel
Colette Cheverie (PE) – Hours Before Dawn
Gillian Boucher (CB) – Elemental
Lennie Gallant (PE) – If We Had a Fire
Samantha Robichaud (NB) – Collected

Roots / Traditional Group Recording of the Year

Dawn and Margie Beaton (CB) – Taste of Gaelic
Lazy Jacks (PE) – East Coast Live
Shanneyganock (NL) – Volume VII
The Navigators (NL) – Sea Miner
The Once (NL) – The Once

Aboriginal Recording of the Year

Forever (CB) – Reborn
Gary Sappier Experience (NB) – Project III
Lone Cloud (NS) – Live at North Street Church
Richard Poulette (CB) – Let Go, Let God

Francophone Recording of the Year

BLOU (NS) – Noël Blou
George Belliveau (NB) – Prise 2
Joseph Edgar (NS) – Y’a un train qui s’en vient…
Nathalie Renault (NB) – La chance
Pascal Lejeune (NB) – Adélaïde
Soleil (NS) – Soleil

Gospel Recording of the Year

David John Hensman (NL) – Find Me
Elizabeth and Scott Rhyno (NS) – Something Beautiful
Evangeline Inman & Women Who Worship (NB) – Evangeline Inman and Women Who Worship
Matt Brouwer (NS) – Where’s Our Revolution
The Ascensions (NB) – No Greater Love
Tim Milner (NS) – Kiss the Son

Rap / Hip-Hop Single Track Recording of the Year

Classified (NS) – Anybody Listening
Hotbox (NB) – Knowledge is Wealth feat. Radar
Mischif (CB) – C.B. Summer
Mista Mack (CB) – Gone with the Breeze feat. Mischif
Shiest (NL) – Nuttin New
Three Street (NS) – How it Goes

R&B/Soul Single Track Recoding of the Year
Chris Kirby (NL) – Come Clean
Gary Beals (NS) – Jump Off feat. Blessed
Jamie Sparks (NS) – All I Need – Remix
Mark Duggan (NS) – Sambaiosis

Industry Awards:

Broadcast of the Year

Atlantic Airwaves
Cape Breton Christmas Daddies
East Coast Countdown
East Coast Music Show
East Coast Road Trip
That East Coast Show

Event of the Year

24th Annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival
Celtic Colours International Festival
Festival acadien de Caraquet
Halifax Pop Explosion
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee

Independent Company of the Year

Malkin Music
Marcato Digital Solutions
Music Marketing International
Sonic Entertainment Group
The Joseph Scott Entertainment Agency

Industry Professional of the Year presented by CARAS – The Junos

Bruce Morel
Darren Gallop
Eirinn Fraser
John Poirier
Lyle Drake
Tony Murray

Manager of the Year

Bruce Morel
Christopher K Daw
Heather Gibson
Jeff Liberty

Media Person of the Year

Doug Gallant
Kurt Fawthrop
Jeff Liberty
Jimmie Inch
Marc Xavier LeBlanc
Tom Bedell

Record Company/Distributor/Independent Label of the Year

Avondale Music
Diminished Fifth Records
Forward Music Group
Sonic Records
Sound of Pop Records
Warner Music Canada

Studio of the Year

Big Grey Sound Studio
Denmark Productions
Ferguson Music Productions
Lakewind Sound Studios
Soundpark Studios
The Sonic Temple

Studio Engineer of the Year

Dennis G. Field
Jamie Foulds
Jon Matthews
Mike “Sheppy” Shepherd
Scott Ferguson
Tim Feswick

Venue of the Year

Fredericton Playhouse
Harmony House Theatre
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
St. Mary’s Church, Indian River
The Company House
The Oxygen Complex

Visual Artist of the Year

Cheryl Smith
Chr!s Sm!th
Jessica Rhaye Design
Jocelyne Vautour
Kelly Clark
Mat Dunlap


Queen’s won the Mitchell Bowl on Saturday, in case you didn’t hear somehow.  Beat Laval 33-30 so my streak of playoff predictions came to an end.  Oh well. LOL.

Calgary vs Queen’s in the Vanier Cup on Saturday.  First time in that game for the Golden Gaels since 1992.  For those who will be listening or watching it is a 12pm EST kickoff so an hour earlier than usual.  Keep that in mind.

Wasn’t a post on Sunday since I was tired from a long day/night with football and work.  So here are the links to Friday night’s show.


Kyra and Tully before their CD release party and the music of Jenn Grant who also played at that concert.


Second hour with live music from Bruce Cockburn who played a few songs at the Kyra and Tully CD release concert that weekend.

Saturday Concert

Friday’s show is taped again.  All music of a concert on Saturday night in Kingston.  CD Release for Kyra and Tully.  Jenn Grant is performing too.  But I heard a week ago that Bruce Cockburn will also make an appearance.  Now that’s a great lineup.

And it’s a concert I can’t go to because of Mitchell Bowl and work Saturday night.  So hope a few readers can go.  Think CFRC is recording part of the concert so at least I’ll have to listen to in the upcoming weeks.

In case I don’t write again before Saturday I’m picking Laval by 10 against Queen’s in the Mitchell Bowl.

As a headline in The Whig said it was “Yates Cup or bust” for Queen’s.  So they accomplished their goal.  For Laval every year it’s “Vanier Cup or bust” but this year’s game is also in Quebec City.  That adds a bit extra incentive for the Rouge et Or.

Was going to write a Yates Cup post this week, but there are a lot of good stories online elsewhere to read about that.  Not much for me to add right now.

Here is more info on Saturday’s concert.

Sydenham Street United Church to Melt on November 21st.

On November 21st Halifax’s Jenn Grant and Kingston’s Kyra and Tully will share the stage for an eagerly anticipated concert that promises to be one of the Limestone City’s most magical shows of the year.

Jenn Grant, the beautiful orchestral pop singer will be in Kingston in support of her latest record, ‘Echoes’. She will headline the CD Release concert for Kingston’s own Kyra and Tully at 7 p.m., Saturday, November 21 at the Sydenham Street United Church (89 Sydenham Street).

Kyra and Tully will release their new album, ‘Wildlife (in and out of the city)’ which features some incredible songs that are sure to capture the hearts of music-lovers everywhere.

Tickets are 12$ in advance (15$ at the door) and are available at Queen’s Performing Arts Office (JDUC), Zap Records, Tara Foods, and Brian’s Record Option. Children under 12 get in free

Friday’s Show/NFL Week 2

First Friday’s program, taped on Tuesday morning.  If I remember correctly.  Been a long week.


Music of Ron Hynes to open the show. Then Sharona Clarke, Christine Crawford and Jenn Grant.


Three female singers, all with names that start with the letter “A”. Not a plan but it worked out like that.

Andrea Gauster, Allison Crowe and Andrea Wittgens


NFL Week 2 picks, which I again forgot to call by it’s name on the show.  “Carnell Knowledge”.  That happens when you tape a show 7:30am after a long week of work.  This week’s post will be shorter about the picks.

For the 1pm games: Atlanta over Carolina, Minnesota over Detroit, Green Bay over Cincinnati, Jacksonville over Arizona, Chiefs over Raiders, New England over NYJ, New Orleans over Philly, Tenn. over Houston and Washington over St. Louis.

4pm kickoff for these ones. Seattle over San Fran., Tampa over Buffalo, Pittsburgh over Chicago, Denver over Cleveland and Baltimore over San Diego.

Sunday night I went with Cowboys over Giants [I think, I’ve gone back and forth] and Indy over Miami on Monday.

Link to All Live Edition

Quick post as I am at CFRC tech. producing the football game.  Link to Friday’s show, All Live Edition with some NFL picks at the start of the 2nd hour.


Live music for the entire show, first hour with Jeff Healey and Coco Love Alcorn.


All live edition continues with Teresa Ennis and Jenn Grant.