Good Times at East Coast Music Week

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It was a good weekend for the Jones & Co. gang in St. John’s at East Coast Music Week! Mo Kenney, Joel Plaskett, Wendy MacIsaac, and Port Cities’ Carleton Stone all came home with awards in the following categories:

Mo Kenney
Pop Recording of the Year – In My Dreams

Joel Plaskett
Producer of the Year

The New Scotland Yard
Studio of the Year

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

Carleton Stone
Solo Recording of the Year – Draws Blood

Congratulations all!

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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Mo KenneyDylan GuthroMolly ThomasonPort CitiesMary Jane LamondDavid MylesDamhnait DoyleMary Jane & WendySteven MacDougallKim StockwoodJoel PlaskettGordie Sampson