When the best musicians from around Atlantic Canada converge in St. John's, Newfoundland, you know that it's going to be a good time.
April 2015 saw musicians from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI head to St. John's for a week of showcases and fun times. Here's what it looked like.
ECMA Radio set up shop in the lobby of the Delta, broadcasting live straight through the entire East Coast Music Week. The stage featured a huge list of performers throughout the week.
Pre-ECMW: Folk night + Matthew Byrne
Before the official East Coast Music Week kicked off, a slew of other shows happened around town, including a pretty incredible folk night at The Ship Pub featuring Dennis Parker (and my pal Emma Peckford who played a few songs), and Matthew Byrne playing an impromptu set at Erin's Pub.
Folk Night at The Ship
Matthew Byrne at Erin's Pub
East Coast Music Awards Gala
The big night! The awards show! Red carpet and all!
The Red Carpet
The Awards Show
Awards Gala After Party
After the Awards Gala we all headed down to The Rockhouse for the official ECMA After Party hosted by MusicNL, featuring Sherman Downey, RocketRocketShip, The Combine, and Cabbages and Kings.
Cabbages and Kings
Friday Afternoon Acoustic Stage
Old Farm Pony Records Showcase
Not an official ECMW show, Rose Cousins brought a bunch of her friends together to have an Old Farm Pony Records Showcase at Fred's Records! So cool. So much fun. Such good music.