Summer is here.

We’re ramping up for summer here at Jones & Co. Joel’s just returned from a very successful cross-Canada tour supporting The Park Avenue Sobriety Test – so fun to see Mo return to the stage after her opening set to play guitar in Joel’s band. Mo’s Plaskett produced In My Dreams is slotted for release in the UK, Ireland and Germany in September, so after some summer festivals she’ll hit the road again. The prolific David Myles has just delivered TWO records to be released in TWO different territories in September and he’s getting ready to hit the road again for shows that include Canada Day in Ottawa and the Montreal Jazzfest. Gordie arrives home next week for the 6th Annual Gordie Sampson Songcamp where we’ll meet 5 new writers (new to us!). There will be a handful of rare Gordie Sampson shows over the summer and the rest of the time he’ll be working with Port Cities on their new record – can’t wait!

Many of you have also probably seen our always inspiring trailblazer, T. Thomason, in the news as of late giving a voice to the trans youth of Canada and beyond. They also recently released a demo entitled, “Sally (be my spirit guide)” which you can listen to here.

This week, we’re off to the Casino NS Artist in Residence finals on Friday night to see what promises to be an amazing line up of Nova Scotian musicians, including Songcamp’s own Kyle Mischiek and the very talented camp newcomer, Reeny Smith. We’re all excited to welcome Reeny to Songcamp this year.

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!

Damhnait DoyleSteven MacDougallMo KenneyMolly ThomasonDylan GuthroGordie SampsonDavid MylesPort CitiesMary Jane LamondKim StockwoodJoel PlaskettMary Jane & Wendy