Best Artist / Band To Enjoy Quietly

Vanessa Heins

Gold Winner Rose Cousins

Silver Winner Kim Harris

Bronze Winner Vulva Culture

“Recognition from the town that I live in is very meaningful, because I am away a lot,” says Rose Cousins, the PEI-born musician who calls Halifax home. The chill vibes in her tunes have been attracting fans for longer than since she arrived on the local scene back in 2002, and her latest album Natural Conclusion is no exception. “I will always give credit to the incredible support of the east coast. I mean, I’m incredibly lucky to have incubated and live here, and I think it kind of gives me a great base from which to kind of go out further into the world.”