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Friday, September 11, 2009

Nova Scotia Music Week full list of nominees

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Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Classified, I put my tooth through my lip that way.
  • Classified, I put my tooth through my lip that way.

Nova Scotia Music Week has more big names for you to digest, so start chewing:

Joel Plaskett, Classified, In-Flight Safety, Brian Borcherdt, Grand Dérangement, The Tom Fun Orchestra and Charlie A’Court will perform, in addition to the winners of the underage Yarmouth Exhibition Battle of the Bands The Holdup and Cape Breton fiddlers Dawn and Margie Beaton, Anna Ludlow, Colin Grant, Chrissy Crowley and Gillian Boucher.

The complete listing of Music Nova Scotia music award nominees and categories are:

Bell Aliant Entertainer of the Year — Public Vote
Joel Plaskett
Classified
In-Flight Safety
Christina Martin
Charlie A’Court

Album of the Year
Gypsophilia — Sa-ba-da-OW!
Dog Day — Concentration
Jenn Grant — Echoes
Joel Plaskett — Three
In-Flight Safety — We Are An Empire, My Dear

Alternative Artist/Group Recording
Dog Day — Concentration
Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees — Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Dave Marsh — The True Love Rules
Ryan MacGrath — In My Own Company
In-Flight Safety — We Are An Empire, My Dear

Blues Artist/Group Recording
The Blue Monday Band — Wicked World
The Hupman Brothers — Countin’ Quarters
Charlie A’Court — Live at the Marigold
Garrett Mason — Love & Sound
John Tetrault Group — Keepsies

Classical Recording
Peter Allen and Patricia Creighton — Wind Song
Peter Gillis — A Cape Breton Tenor Christmas
Rhapsody Quintet — Rhapsody by Request

Country/Bluegrass Artist/Group Recording
JD Clarke — Satisfied
Michael Brennan — Anywhere But Here
Troy Young — Perfect Dream
The Strangeboys — Shoot First
The Spinney Brothers — When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall

DJ of the Year
Ghettosocks
DJ Dollar
DJ Y-Rush
DJ IV

Female Artist Recording
Jenn Grant — Echoes
Norma MacDonald — The Forest for the Trees
Erin Costelo — Fire and Fuss
Coco Love Alcorn - Joyful
Mary Stewart — Mary Stewart

Folk Recording
Blou — Noël Blou
Kim Wempe — Kim Wempe
Brian Vardigans - Springhill
David Bradshaw — No Place
James Hill & Anne Davison — True Love Don’t Weep

Group Recording
Gypsophilia — Sa-ba-da-OW!
The Stanfields — The Stanfields
Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees — Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Shelter With Thieves — Confessions of a Toxic Generation
In-Flight Safety — We Are An Empire, My Dear

Hip-Hop Recording
Hermitofthewoods — Love’s Dark Season
Joe Buck — Up
Ghettosocks — Get Some Friends
Expedyte — Life
Classified — Self Explanatory

Inspirational Artist/Group Recording
The Burkes — The Reason We Sing
Peter Gillis — A Cape Breton Tenor Christmas
Latter Rain — Life is More Than Fears

Jazz/Electro/Acoustic Artist/Group Recording
Gypsophilia — Sa-ba-da-OW!
Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees — Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Coco Love Alcorn — Joyful

Loud Artist Recording
Broken Ohms - Nocturnal Emissions
Diminished Fifth Records — The Music of Artisanship & War Vol. 2
Shelter With Thieves — Confessions of a Toxic Generation
Stygian Sky — Stygian Sky

Male Artist Recording
Ryan MacGrath — In My Own Company
Joel Plaskett — Three
Ryan Cook — Hot Times
Charlie A’Court — Live at the Marigold
Dave Carroll — Perfect Blue

Musician of the Year
Jordi Comstock
Dave Marsh
Andrew White
Dale Murray
Rob Crowell

New Artist/Group Recording of the Year
The Stanfields — The Stanfields
Molly Thomason — Through the Static
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers — Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers
Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees — Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel — Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel
Telfer — Born This Morning

Pop/Rock Artist/Group Recording
Caledonia — We Are America
Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers — Andrew Hunter & The Gatherers
Joel Plaskett — Three
Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel — Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel
Mike Trask & Mudhill — Boot for Flying

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year
Andrew Hunter
Joel Plaskett
Dave Carroll
Erin Costelo
In-Flight Safety

Traditional/Roots Recording
Blou — Noël Blou
Dawn and Margie Beaton — Taste of Gaelic
Gillian Boucher — Elemental
Anna Ludlow — Reel to Reel
James Hill & Anne Davison — True Love Don’t Weep

Video of the Year
The Tom Fun Orchestra — Throw Me To The Rats
Joel Plaskett — Through & Through & Through
Shelter With Thieves — Nursery Crimes
Dave Carroll — United Breaks Guitars
In-Flight Safety — Model Homes

DVD of the Year
Jimmy Swift Band — Live at the Marquee
Drum! — Drum! Live DVD
First Voices — Connecting Aboriginal Youth in the North and South

Digital Artist of the Year
Dave Carroll
Ryan Cook
The Tom Fun Orchestra
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Voting will begin on Thursday, September 17 and electronic notices will be sent to all eligible members of Music Nova Scotia, who will vote on the award winners. Industry award nominations, information about the educational conference and delegate passes will be announced in the coming weeks.

The awards will be handed out at the Music Nova Scotia Music and Industry Awards Brunch, which will be held on Sunday, November 8 at the Rodd Grand Yarmouth beginning at 11:00am. Awards will also be handed out at the Music Nova Scotia Gala Awards Show, which will take place at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on Saturday, November 7 beginning at 8:00pm.

Tickets are on sale online at www.ticketpro.ca, via phone 1-888-311-9090 or in person at any Ticketpro outlet including:

Yarmouth Mariners Centre Box Office — 31 Cottage St., Yarmouth, NS (902) 742-2155
City Drug Store — 369 Main St., Yarmouth, NS (902) 742-3579
Saulnierville Pharmacy — 9999 Highway #1, Saulnierville, NS (902) 769-0893

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