Jeremy Dutcher, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Classified, and Reeny Smith among winners at 2019 East Coast Music Awards Show

Jeremy Dutcher, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Classified, and Reeny Smith are among the artists who took home East Coast Music Awards (ECMAs) tonight at the 2019 East Coast Music Awards Show in the Confederation Ballroom at Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward in Charlottetown, PE.   The East Pointers, Paper Lions, The Barra MacNeils, Makayla Lynn, Gunning & Cormier, and Mallory Johnson were also honoured during the live national broadcast hosted by comedian Jonathan Torrens.  

Amidst performances by Classified, Catherine MacLellan, Dave Gunning, Fortunate Ones, Hillsburn, Jimmy Rankin, Lennie Gallant, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Mallory Johnson, Rachel Beck, Reeny Smith, and Vishtèn, the following ECMAs were presented:  

Album of the Year: Classified – Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change (Producer: Luke Boyd)  

Bucky Adams Memorial Award: Reeny Smith  

Country Recording of the Year: Mallory Johnson – Mallory Johnson

Enregistrement francophone de l’année: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire – Viens avec moi

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year: The Barra MacNeils  

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year: Makayla Lynn – “Joyride” (Director: Scott Simpson)  

Folk Recording of the Year: Gunning & Cormier – Two

Group Recording of the Year: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire – Viens avec moi

Indigenous Artist of the Year: Jeremy Dutcher  

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year: Classified – Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change

Rising Star Recording of the Year: Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Pop Recording of the Year: Paper Lions – At Long Creek II

Song of the Year: The East Pointers – “Two Weeks” (Producer: Gordie Sampson)  

“What an incredible show! A huge congratulations is in order for all the awards winners and nominees. Thank you to tonight’s amazing performers and to Jonathan Torrens, who once again proved to be a hilarious and gracious Awards Show host,” says Andy McLean, CEO of the ECMA. “The week is still young and we have so many more fantastic events lined up, including the ECMA Friday and Saturday Night concerts, the Trinity Sessions showcases, the Celtic Brunch and much more. We’re excited to see the streets of Charlottetown come alive with music all weekend long!”  

The remaining 2019 East Coast Music Awards, including the Industry Awards, were handed out on Sunday, May 5 as part of the East Coast Music & Industry Awards celebration taking place in the Confederation Ballroom at Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward . The evening featured performances by Paper Lions, Rose Cousins, Old Man Luedecke, and PostdataA Full List of 2019 East Coast Music Award Winners*

MUSIC AWARDS

Album of the Year:
Classified – Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change (Producer: Luke Boyd)

Blues Recording of the Year:
Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues – Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues

Bucky Adams Memorial Award:
Reeny Smith

Classical Composition of the Year:
Charke-Cormier Duo – “Ex Tempore”

Classical Recording of the Year:
Duo Concertante – Perfect Light

Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year:
Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Country Recording of the Year:
Mallory Johnson – Mallory Johnson

Dance Recording of the Year:
PINEO & LOEB – Bump In The Road

Electronic Recording of the Year:
Denique – Shape 1

Enregistrement francophone de l’année:
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire – Viens avec moi

Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year:
The Barra MacNeils

Fans’ Choice Video of the Year:
Makayla Lynn – “Joyride” (Director: Scott Simpson)

Folk Recording of the Year:
Gunning & Cormier – Two

Gaelic Artist of the Year:
Kyle MacDonald

Group Recording of the Year:
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire – Viens avec moi

Indigenous Artist of the Year:
Jeremy Dutcher

Inspirational Recording of the Year:
Paul Brace – Liars & Actors

Instrumental Recording of the Year:
Richard Wood – Unbroken

Jazz Recording of the Year:
Ouroboros – Kitchuses

Loud Recording of the Year:
Kilmore – Call Of The Void

Pop Recording of the Year:
Paper Lions – At Long Creek II

R&B/Soul Recording of the Year:
Reeny Smith – WWIII: Strength. Courage. Love.

Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year:
Classified – Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change

Rising Star Recording of the Year:
Jeremy Dutcher – Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Rock Recording of the Year:
Postdata – Let’s Be Wilderness

Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year:
Vishtèn – Horizons

Solo Recording of the Year:
Classified – Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change

Song of the Year:
The East Pointers – “Two Weeks” (Producer: Gordie Sampson)

Songwriter of the Year:
Ben Caplan

INDUSTRY AWARDS

Company of the Year:
The Syrup Factory

Event of the Year:
Halifax Jazz Festival

Graphic/Media Artist of the Year:
Abracazebra Productions

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

Management/Manager of the Year:
Jones & Co.

Media Outlet of the Year:
The East

Media Person of the Year:
Bill Roach

Producer of the Year:
Daniel Ledwell

Studio Engineer of the Year:
Scott Ferguson

Studio of the Year:
FMP Matrix: Studio FMP

Venue of the Year:
The Carleton

Video of the Year:
Classified – “Powerless” (Director: Andrew Hines)

HONORARY AWARDS

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductions:
Stan Rogers
“Peter’s Dream” by Lennie Gallant

Directors’ Special Achievement Award:
Lennie Gallant

Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award:
Hubert Francis

Musician’s Achievement Award:
Peter Chaisson

Industry Builder Award:
Yolande Bourgeois

Stompin’ Tom Awards:
Donnie Campbell (CB)
Jeff Liberty (NB)
Anita Best (NL)
Jerry Granelli (NS)
Rob Oakie (PE)

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