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East Coast Music Awards Winners 2018

Mo Kenney, Measha Brueggergosman, Rose Cousins, Kevin Davison,and Daniel Ledwell are among the winners of East Coast Music Awards handed out last evening at the 2018 East Coast Music and Industry Awards celebration.

The list of winners:



Album of the Year:
Rose Cousins – Natural Conclusion (Producer: Joe Henry)

Blues Recording of the Year:
Tie! Mike Biggar – Go All In and Matt Minglewood – Fly Like Desperados

Bucky Adams Memorial Award:
Measha Brueggergosman

Classical Composition of the Year:
Andrew Staniland – “The River Within Us”

Classical Recording of the Year:
Duo Concertante – Incarnation

Country Recording of the Year:
Makayla Lynn – On A Dare and a Prayer

Dance Recording of the Year:
CRaymak – Play With Fire ft Neon Dreams

Electronic Recording of the Year:

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year:
Matt Minglewood

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year:
KINLEY – “Microphone” (Director: Jenna MacMillan)

Folk Recording of the Year:
Rose Cousins – Natural Conclusion

Francophone Recording of the Year:
Jacques Jacobus – Le retour de Jacobus

Group Recording of the Year:
Les Païens – Carte noire

Gospel Recording of the Year:
Measha Brueggergosman – Songs of Freedom

Indigenous Artist of the Year:
City Natives

Instrumental Recording of the Year:
Rosie MacKenzie – Atlantic

Jazz Recording of the Year:
Paul Tynan and Aaron Lington – Bicoastal Collective: Chapter 5

Loud Recording of the Year:
ZAUM – Eidolon

Pop Recording of the Year:
Jenn Grant – Paradise

Rap/Hip Hop Recording:
Quake Matthews – Celebrate the Struggle

Rising Star Recording of the Year:
KINLEY – Letters Never Sent

Rock Recording of the Year:
Jessie Brown – Keeping Appearances

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year:
Còig – Rove

Song of the Year:
Rose Cousins – “Grace” (Producer: Joe Henry)

Solo Recording of the Year:
Mo Kenney – The Details

Songwriter of the Year:
Joel Plaskett


Company of the Year:

Event of the Year:
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

Graphic / Media Artist of the Year:
Jud Haynes

Live Sound Engineer of the Year:
Stephen “Snickers” Smith

Management / Manager of the Year:
Sonic Entertainment Group

Media Outlet of the Year:
Halifax Is Burning

Media Person of the Year:
Hillary Windsor

Producer of the Year:
Daniel Ledwell

Studio Engineer of the Year:
Jamie Foulds

Studio of the Year:
New Scotland Yard

Venue of the Year:
The Carleton Music Bar & Grill

Video of the Year:
Kevin Davison – “When Those Sirens Are Gone”

ECMA Aficionados:
Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts
Fred and Elizabeth Fountain
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
O’Regan’s Lexus
Stewart McKelvey
Rob Sobey


Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction:
Allister MacGillivray for “Song for the Mira”

Directors’ Special Achievement Award:
Kevin Macmichael

Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award:
Lynn Horne

Industry Builder Award:
Louis Thomas

Musicians’ Achievement Award:
Geoff Arsenault

Stompin’ Tom Awards:
James McQuaid (MCJ) and Richard Gray (Cool G) (NS)
Jon Rehder (PEI)
Liz Solo (NL)
Gordie Tufts (NB)
Winston “Scotty” Fitzgerald (CB)