Congratulations to all 2016 Award Winners. This year’s big winner with 4 awards is Repartee. The effervescent synth-pop group won Album of the Year, Pop-Rock Album of the Year, Group of the Year, and Best Music Video.
Multi-genre guitarist Duane Andrews won 2 for Male Artist of the Year & Best Jazz/Blues Recording. Hot alternative rockers Cabbages & Kings also won 2 for Best Alternative Recording & Best Music Video (co-winners with Repartee).
More 2016 Music NL Winners:
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Chris Kirby – Songwriter of the Year
Ewan Dobson – Instrumental Recording of the Year
It Could Be Franky – Urban/Electronic Artist of the Year
Sandy Morris – Lifetime Achievement Award
Andrew McCarthy – Side Musician of the Year
Eleanor Dawson – Denis Parker Industry Builder Award
Dean Stairs – Industry Professional of the Year
Glenn Pardy – Media Person of the Year
It’s never too late to announce good news! Our congratulations to Duane Andrews and both Joe Coffin and Nick Earle on their recent nominations for Canadian Folk Music Awards. Duane for INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR and Joe and Nick for YOUNG PERFORMER OF THE YEAR. Both VERY worthy of these accolades.
We applaud you and wish you best of luck in December. And we apologize for our tardiness.
Music legend James Taylor dropped by the store Saturday during his 2-show visit to St. John’s. Big thrill to meet James! His shows were terrific, building from his more intimate songs to a conclusion of barn-burners boosted by wonderfully evocative video. JT’s voice is as smooth as ever. He was a lot of fun and had great audience rapport.
The all-star band was awesome and included Steve Gadd (drums), Lou Marini (sax), Michael Landau (guitar), Walt Fowler (flugalhorn), Jimmy Johnson (bass, musical director), Jim Cox (keys) and Luis Conte (percussion). Long-time vocal collaborators were Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller, and Andrea Zonn (+ fiddle).
The whole band plays on the new release ‘Before This World’, which is the first #1 album in James’ career.
A number of crew and band dropped in over the weekend including famed Latin jazz percussionist, Luis Conte.
The weather was sunny all visit (May 24th weekend!) and tour members got to explore and see icebergs and whales
Come back soon!!
What can you get that’s free? Water, air earth, fire, spirit… Hey not only are the elements free but so is the live performance of ‘Elements’ Sat. March 12th at 1:00pm.
Long Distance Runners will perform and you’re invited. Come help us celebrate the release of the Juno-nominated record by St. John’s critically-acclaimed pop/psych-rock band.
A vinyl signing session will follow the performance. This will be a collector’s item.
Door prizes. Bring the kids. Bring the folks.
The final chapter in the life of Newfoundland’s greatest songwriter, Ron Hynes.
‘Later That Same Life’ was recorded in Lindsay, Ontario, at Studio by the River, April 15th, 2015.
Featuring minimum accompaniment this 11 song collection is classic Ron. Presented as they were written, these songs/stories are as powerful as they are simple and naked, as profound as they are poignant. The first recording of new songs in over five years complete with a lyric book and a truly moving preface from Ron in the album’s graphics.
We lost Ron to illness on November 19th, 2015. He left us on the evening tide but we will always remember him and treasure his life and songs.