Tim Chaisson lands seven Music PEI nominations

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Friday night party reveals nominations for Music PEI week 2013

Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold perform in this Guardian file photo.

Accomplished singer-songwriter Tim Chaisson leads the pack of nominees for the 12th annual Music PEI Awards Gala presented with seven nominations.

Artist and industry award nominations were announced Friday night at a lively nominations party at The Guild in Charlottetown.

Paper Lions were close behind Chaisson with five nominations.

A number of Island artists received multiple nominations this year, including Coyote (4), Dennis Ellsworth (4), English Words (4), North Lakes (4), Nudie (4), Bad Habits (3), Max Keenlyside (3) and Two Hours Traffic (3).

“As I work with music industry professionals around the world I am continually told by outsiders what a great wealth of musical talent we have here on Prince Edward Island,” says Rob Oakie, executive director of Music PEI.

“The announcement of our nominees for the 2013 Metro Credit Union Music PEI Week Awards gives Islanders an opportunity to celebrate and recognize some of that wealth of talent. These are passionate artists who pour their heart and soul into their work and we should be proud of them all.”

A total of 26 awards will be handed out at events during Music PEI Week 2013, which runs Jan. 25 to Feb. 2 and culminates with the 12th annual Music PEI Awards Gala.

The special week has grown to an Island-wide event that brings together artists, the music industry and the public for a jam-packed week of concerts, workshops and the gala awards show at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

The following is the list of Music PEI 2013 nominations:

Achievement in Classical Music of the Year

Indian River Festival

Morgan Saulnier

P.E.I. Symphony Orchestra

Album of the Year (producer in brackets)

Coyote Tracks (Bruce Rooney)

Dennis Ellsworth Dusk Dreams (David Barbe)

Max Keenlyside Mostly Max (Bryan Wright)

North Lakes Grand Prix (Colin Buchanan)

Paper Lions At Long Creek (Colin Buchanan)

Tim Chaisson The Other Side (Colin Linden)

Bell Aliant Weekend Warrior

Bad Habits

Johnny Oliver

Ryan Merry

Country Recording of the Year

Boxcar Dan and the Vagabond Strangers Filthy Stinkin’

Eddy Quinn Rememory

Neil Matthews Girls Night Out

Entertainer of the Year

Catherine MacLellan

English Words

Paper Lions

Tim Chaisson

Two Hours Traffic

Event of the Year

Indian River Festival

P.E.I. Festival of Small Halls

TD P.E.I. Jazz & Blues Festival

Victoria Row Concert Series

Group Recording of the Year

Coyote Tracks

English Words Red Potion

Ian Toms Trio Playbook

North Lakes Grand Prix

Paper Lions At Long Creek

Jazz & Blues Recording of the Year

Bad Habits Good Thing

Ian Toms Trio Playbook

Max Keenlyside Mostly Max

Male Solo Recording of the Year

Chas Guay Promises

Dennis Ellsworth Dusk Dreams

Max Keenlyside Mostly Max

“As I work with music industry professionals around the world I am continually told by outsiders what a great wealth of musical talent we have here on Prince Edward Island,” Rob Oakie, executive director of Music PEI

Nudie Remember This

Tim Chaisson The Other Side

Musician of the Year

Aaron Crane

Matthew Reid

Morgan Saulnier

New Artist of the Year

Bad Habits

Coyote

Nudie

Seventh Stone

The Meds

Pop Recording of the Year

Bruce Alex White’s Echo Fields Echo Fields

English Words Red Potion

Paper Lions At Long Creek

Hunter’s Ale House Rock Recording of the Year

Arrows in the Air The Dust Settles

Coyote Tracks

Moderation Everything In EP

North Lakes Grand Prix

Sweetheart Jim & The Brothers Grimm Days of Glory Dawning

The Meds The Meds EP

Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year

Chas Guay Promises

Dennis Ellsworth Dusk Dreams

Nudie Remember This

Tim Chaisson The Other Side

Roots Traditional Recording of the Year

Courtney Hogan Swinging on a Note

Cynthia MacLeod Live at the Brackley Beach Ceilidh

Matthew Reid Born to Fiddle

Gordon Belsher Passed Presence, Past & Present

SOCAN Songwriter of the Year

Dennis Ellsworth Electric Stars

Nathan Gill (North Lakes) Grab Me By The Lapel

Nudie Remember This

Paper Lions Ghostwriters

Tim Chaisson Beat This Heart

Sound Production of the Year

Alexander Reuss

Colin Buchanan

House Front Production Services

The Sound Mill

Lukas Raine Recordings

SpinCount Touring Artist of the Year

Catherine MacLellan

Richard Wood

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

Tim Chaisson

Two Hours Traffic

Venue of the Year

Harmony House Theatre

Hunter's Ale House

Indian River Festival

Old Belle River Church

Trailside Cafe & Inn

Video of the Year (Director in brackets)

Colour Code May (Mark Sandiford & Renee Laprise)

English Words People I Love (Millefiore Clarkes)

Racoon Bandit Katie Cruel (Mitch Fillion)

Tim Chaisson Beat This Heart (Ante Kovac)

Two Hours Traffic Amour Than Amis (Ritchie Mitchell)

Visual Artist of the Year

April Condon

Courtney Hogan

Maureen Chandler

Pixbylorne - Lorne Miller

Rachel Soucie Designs

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Music PEI Week 2013, The Guild, Islanders Confederation Centre P.E.I. Symphony Orchestra Ale House Bell Aliant Harmony House Theatre Belle River Church Cafe Inn

Geographic location: North Lakes, Prince Edward Island, Indian River Long Creek Charlottetown Victoria

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  • Pontos
    December 15, 2012 - 09:16

    Congrats Tim!!

  • imagine?
    December 15, 2012 - 09:02

    We have vibrant and talented musicians on this little Island. It's crazy how deep this talent flows. However, what seems to be largely absent is what's been driving a lot of music and artistic expression for a long time: Activism. The last few years on PEI has seen democracy eroded as never before. However, what do we hear from our artists? Very little. I'm not suggesting that every song has to protest or heighten the conversation about power and corruption. But, the odd concert to help our activists or a localized "turmoil tune" that sheds light on the issues wouldn't hurt. Seems to me our musicians aren't musing about much but their own personal angst. All this while Islanders are being planb'd over and over again on so many levels and about so many things. We're hurting so bad we can hardly feel it. Maybe it's time to start expressing something? I can't IMAGINE anyone better than our artists to help us do this . . . we do need a lot of help.

    • Anon
      December 16, 2012 - 00:01

      Would you feel the same way if they expressed political views contrary to your own?

  • Islander
    December 15, 2012 - 07:56

    Go Timmy Go! Keep your eyes on him folks. He's going somewhere!