Jones & Co. at the ECMAs!

Heading to St. John’s for East Coast Music Week? Jones and Co. artists Mo Kenney and new East Coast Pop-Roots trio Port Cities each have several shows, and David Myles is hosting the East Coast Music Hour showcase. More details below:

April 10
Mo Kenney
CBC – On The Go Show – LSPU Hall 4:00PM
ECMA Rock Stage – Delta St. John’s Ballroom 8:40PM
David Myles
The East Coast Music Hour with Host David Myles – Holy Heart Theatre 8:00PM
Port Cities
Music Nova Scotia Stage – Dusk Ultra Lounge 10:15PM

April 11
Mo Kenney
Canadian Music. East Coast Style. Export Buyers Showcase – Delta Avalon Ballroom 3:00PM
Bluebird North Stage – JAG Hotel 9:00PM
Music Nova Scotia Stage – Dusk Ultra Lounge 11:45PM
Port Cities
Songwriters Circle presented by Transit 360 – Delta Avalon Ballroom (Carleton Stone) 2:00PM
CBMIC – Martini Bar 9:00PM

We’re happy happy happy at Jones and Co.!

Five of our artists have been nominated for a 2015 ECMA!

And the nominees are…

Mo Kenney
Pop Recording of the Year – In My Dreams
Song of the Year – “Telephones” (Written by Mardeen, Prod. Joel Plaskett)
Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year (Fans can vote here: www.thetelegram.com)

Molly Thomason
Rock Recording of the Year – Columbus Field
Songwriter of the Year – “Buttons”

Joel Plaskett
Producer of the Year
Studio of the Year – New Scotland Yard

David Myles
Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year (Fans can vote here: www.thetelegram.com)

Wendy MacIsaac
Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year – Off The Floor

Congrats, Everyone!

Dylan Guthro teams up with Carleton Stone and Breagh Mackinnon for new band

Halifax musicians put solo careers aside, join forces for new band ‘Port Cities’
Port Cities
Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon and Dylan Guthro pose for a photo at the Carleton earlier this week.

For a musician, there’s nothing like being on the road with your friends.

Especially when your friends are artists you used to be in competition with, said local musician Carleton Stone of Dylan Guthro and Breagh Mackinnon.

“There’s a lot of singer-songwriters, especially in this community. We were kind of doing our own thing but also competing against each other,” said Stone, sipping beers with Guthro and Mackinnon in the back room of the Carleton Music Bar and Grill in Halifax.

“We just thought, there’s such a great chemistry between us, why not try to join forces and do something that’s bigger that any of us could do on our own?”

Stone, Guthro and Mackinnon are putting their solo careers on the back-burner and forming the band Port Cities.

Although all three have found success on their own, it wasn’t a hard decision to leave that behind, said the 23-year-old Guthro.

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Music Nova Scotia award nominees announced!

The fall is an exciting time of year. It’s a time for a change in season – to conference season!

Music Nova Scotia kicked things off for Nova Scotia Music Week with the announcement of their award nominees today. We’re proud to have our artists and our team of industry partners nominated for the following Music Nova Scotia awards:

David Myles – Entertainer of the Year
Dylan Guthro – SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, “When You Come Home”
Joel Plaskett – Producer of the Year
Mo Kenney – Entertainer of the Year
Molly Thomason – Female Artist Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the Year, Columbus Field
New Scotland Yard – Recording Studio of the Year
Grace Russell – Publicist of the Year
Krista Keough – Educator of the Year
Mat Dunlap – Visual Artist of the Year
Stephen “Snickers” Smith – Live Technician of the Year

Nova Scotia Music Week is taking place from November 6-9 in Truro Colchester County, and we’re looking forward to it already!

Kim StockwoodMolly ThomasonDavid MylesJoel PlaskettSteven MacDougallMary Jane & WendyGordie SampsonDylan GuthroMary Jane LamondMo KenneyDamhnait Doyle