hey rosetta! Takes Home Three East Coast Music Awards at the 2009 ECMA Celebrations in Corner Brook

by NationTalk on March 2, 20091054 Views

Monday, March 02, 2009

Jill Barber, Matt Andersen and Gordie Sampson each pick up two awards

(Corner Brook, NL) – Newfoundland’s own Hey Rosetta! took to the stage multiple times tonight, as they walked away with three East Coast Music Awards, including Group Recording of the Year, Recording of the Year, and Alternative Recording of the Year. The ECMA Music Awards Gala at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook, NL, also celebrated double award winners Jill Barber, Matt Andersen and Gordie Sampson.The 2009 East Coast Music Award winners are:

College of the North Atlantic DVD of the Year: SQUID: The Evolution, directed by Ryan Fraser, Mark Jamieson, Daniel St. Pierre, and Ian MacMillan (Squid)

Colemans Entertainer of the Year: Joel Plaskett Emergency

The Grenfell College, Memorial University Female Solo Recording of the Year: Chances (Jill Barber)

Western Petroleum Group Recording of the Year: Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (Hey Rosetta!)

Konica Minolta Male Solo Recording of the Year: Something in Between (Matt Andersen)

FACTOR Recording of the Year: Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (Hey Rosetta!)

CBC Galaxie Rising Star Recording of the Year: You Will Land with a Thud (The Tom Fun Orchestra)

Vibe Creative Single of the Year: We Are Young And So Is The Night (Gordie Sampson)

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year: Gordie Sampson (with J. Smith & JT Harding) for “We Are Young and So Is The Night” (performed by Gordie Sampson)

Star Style Creative Works Video of the Year: “Weighty Ghost”, directed by Sean Wainsteim (Wintersleep)

Newcap Radio Alternative Recording of the Year: Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood) (Hey Rosetta!)

Bluegrass Recording of the Year: The Grass Mountain Hobos (The Grass Mountain Hobos)

Blues Recording of the Year: Something in Between (Matt Andersen)

Children’s Recording of the Year presented by Marblewood Village Resort: Shine (Rik Barron)

Classical Recording of the Year: A Child’s Cry from Izieu – Oskar Morawetz complete works for violin and piano (Jasper Wood)

Country Recording of the Year presented by Comfort Inn: Chasing the Sun (Tara Oram)

Way’s Transport Folk Recording of the Year: On the Line (David Myles)

Instrumental Recording of the Year: Raindrops (Duane Andrews)

Jazz Recording of the Year presented by Fortis Properties: Chances (Jill Barber)

ECMA 2010 Cape Breton Loud Recording of the Year: Creator of Scars (Iron Giant)

Newcap Radio Pop Recording of the Year: Two Hearts (Christina Martin)

Sirius Satellite Radio Rock Recording of the Year: Terminal Romance (Matt Mays & El Torpedo)

Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year presented by Central Dairies: Endless Memories (Brenda Stubbert)

Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year presented by Marble Mountain: When Here Meets There (Troy MacGillivray & Shane Cook)

World Recording of the Year: Against The Grain (Ryan Leblanc)

Newcap Radio Aboriginal Recording of the Year: This is the Life for Me (The Flummies)

CBC Galaxie Francophone Recording of the Year: J’ai Trouvé Dans Une Chanson (Ronald Bourgeois)

Brook Construction Gospel Recording of the Year: The Reason We Sing (The Burkes)

Rap/Hip-Hop Single Track Recording of the Year presented by the Mamateek Inn: The Main Event (Hotbox feat. Spesh K & Y-Rush

The winner of this year’s Fan Choice Award is Classified. The Fan’s Choice Award is the only East Coast Music Award voted on by the public. Twenty thousand votes were cast in this online process over the last month.

In addition, the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Newfoundland’s own, Dick Nolan. This award recognizes an individual or group that has had a profound and lasting effect on the Atlantic Canadian music industry and the recipient is chosen each year by the ECMA board of directors. Nolan, who passed away in 2005, was originally from Corner Brook, NL, and was a pioneer of Newfoundland’s music industry, sharing the music of his province with the rest of Canada. The award was accepted on his behalf by his wife, Marie Nolan and his sister, Priscilla Butcher.

A complete list of ECMA winners and biographies is available online at www.ecma.com.

The ECMA Music Awards Gala caps off a four-day extravaganza of multi-genre musical performances, conference events and workshops that attracted 2,000 delegates from as far away as the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

The 2009 East Coast Music Awards, Festival & Conference has received financial support from the Government of Canada through ACOA and Service Canada, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador through the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, and the City of Corner Brook. The East Coast Music Association would also like to acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

For more information contact:
B.J. Grechuk, The Joseph Scott Entertainment Agency
bj@josephscott.ca

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