Trews, Sampson top East Coast nominees
SYDNEY, N.S. (CP) — Gordie Sampson, Great Big Sea, Shaye and the Trews top the list of multiple-award nominees for the 2005 East Coast Music Awards with five nods each.
In all, there were 125 nominations in 25 music categories announced by the East Coast Music Association at a news conference Tuesday.
“The diversity represented by our nominees this year is incredible,” said Shelly Nordstrom, chairwoman of the ECMA board of directors.
“It shows just how much the East Coast music scene has developed and evolved over the years.”
Country sensation George Canyon, fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Jimmy Rankin and Nathan Wiley each have four nominations, while Halifax rocker Joel Plaskett has three.
The entertainer of the year category, the only one voted on by the public, includes George Canyon, Crush, Natalie MacMaster, Jimmy Rankin and the Trews.
The ECMAs will be presented in Sydney, N.S., on February 20th. The show will be broadcast on CBC TV.
Here are the nominees for the 2005 East Coast Music Awards:
Album of Year: High Low, Nathan Wiley; House of Ill Fame, the Trews; Sunburn, Gordie Sampson; The Bridge, Shaye; Truthfully Truthfully, Joel Plaskett Emergency.
Female Artist of the Year: Jill Barber, Natalie MacMaster, Rita MacNeil, Susan Crowe, Teresa Doyle.
Male Artist of the Year: Dave Gunning, Gary Beals, George Canyon, Gordie Sampson, Nathan Wiley.
Group of the Year: Brothers In Stereo, Great Big Sea, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Shaye, the Trews.
Rising Star of the Year: Duane Andrews, Garrett Mason, Gary Beals, George Canyon, Madviolet.
Single of the Year: Bad Enough, Crush; Butterfly, Jimmy Rankin; Happy Baby, Shaye; Not Ready To Go, the Trews; Sunburn, Gordie Sampson; When I Am King, Great Big Sea.
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Alan Doyle, When I Am King; Gordie Sampson, Brian Daly; Troy Verges, Sunburn; Jimmy Rankin, Butterfly; Kim Stockwood, Damhnait Doyle, Tara MacLean, Jay Joyce, Happy Baby; Nathan Wiley, High Low.
Video of the Year: Butterfly, Jimmy Rankin; Not Ready To Go, the Trews; So Perfect, Mir; Way Back In the Day, Universal Soul; When I Am King, Great Big Sea.
Aboriginal Recording of the Year: Gary Sappier Experience, Gary Sappier; Iskueu Tipatshimu, Nitatshun; Something To Dream Of, Forever; Utaishimau, Meshikamau.
Alternative Recording of the Year: Goodnight Nobody, Julie Doiron; High Low, Nathan Wiley; Life Is Not That Hard, Vetch; Oxcart, Mars Hill; The Night And I Are Still So Young, the Heavy Blinkers.
Blues Recording of the Year: Half Ain’t Been Told, Dutch Mason; I’m Just A Man, Garrett Mason; One Size Never Fits, Matt Andersen; Out Of Paradise, Frank Mackay; The Salty Sessions – Vol. II, Hot Toddy.
Bluegrass Recording of the Year: After All These Years, Bluegrass Diamonds; Christmas By The Fireside, Janet McGarry & Serge Bernard; First Impression, Bluestreak; One Mile Hill, One Mile Hill; X8a a mandolin collection, J.P. Cormier.
Classical Recording of the Year: Beautiful Dreamer, Sung Ha Shin-Bouey; Canciones y Leyendas: Songs and Legends for Bassoon and Guitar, Yvonne Kershaw and Steven Peacock; Ocean Suite, Robert Drew; The Great Square of Pegasus, Jasper Wood; Wild Honey, Duo Concertante.
Country Recording of the Year: Don’t Forget About The Rain, Shanklin Road; It’s What I Do, Jason Williams; Message From Above, Brian Mallery; One Good Friend, George Canyon; The Struggle, Terry Penney.
Enregistrement francophone de l’annee: Coeur variable, Danny Boudreau; Derange, Grand Derangement; Kilogrammes, reason, sexe, taekwondo & amour, Luc Tardif; La route m’appelle, Daniel Leger; Vishten, Vishten.
Folk Recording of the Year: Always Home, Eric Angus Whyte; Miss Canada, Little Miss Moffat; Oh Heart, Jill Barber; Redhead, Isaac and Blewett; Two-bit world, Dave Gunning.
Gospel Recording of the Year: Bound For That City, Celebration; Calvary Answers For Me, Emmaus Road; On A Journey, The Ascensions; Orrachan, Teresa Doyle; This Christmas, The LaPointes.
Instrumental Recording of the Year: Blueprint, Natalie MacMaster; It’s About Time, Allie Bennett; Variations, Beolach; Vivacious, Samantha Robichaud; X8a a mandolin collection, J.P. Cormier.
Jazz Recording of the Year: Duane Andrews, Duane Andrews; La Funk 6, Stephane Bouchard; Lucid Blue, Mike Cowie; These Days, Mary Barry; Two Days On The Floor, Steve Dooks.
Pop Recording of the Year: Last Man Standing, Barry Canning; Something Beautiful, Great Big Sea; Sunburn, Gordie Sampson; The Bridge, Shaye; Worry The Jury, Madviolet.
Rock Recording of the Year: — 2 Days After Yesterday, Three Season Ant; 7 Directions, Mir; Bulletproof and Ignorant, The Danny Mainstreet Band; Something To Dream Of, Forever; Truthfully Truthfully, Joel Plaskett Emergency.
Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year: Blueprint, Natalie MacMaster; Cuts, Andrea Beaton; It’s About Time, Allie Bennett; Jenny Gear and The Whiskey Kittens, Jenny Gear; Vivacious, Samantha Robichaud.
Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year: A Clearer Path, Banshee; Blou, Blanc, Rouge, Blou; On Fire!, The Cottars; Variations, Beolach; Vishten, Vishten.
Urban Single Track Recording of the Year: Neucleus Remix Radio, Dion Todd; Never Surrender – 22 Green Remix, Dion Todd; P. Titty, Pimp Tea Featuring Mickey D and Bonshah; Shake Ya Caboose, Pimp Tea; Strugglin’, The Chronicles.
Entertainer of the Year: Crush; George Canyon; Jimmy Rankin; Natalie MacMaster; The Trews.
Trews, Sampson top East Coast nominees