East Coast Music Association announces showcasing artists for ECMW 2014

Published on January 14, 2014

The East Coast Music Association announced over 75 acts from across Atlantic Canada that will showcase at Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014 in Charlottetown, from April 2-6 during a news conference at the Delta Prince Edward earlier today.

About 1,150 musicians applied for the opportunity to perform at ECMW 2014. Juries made up of regional, national, and international music industry professionals selected the showcasing artists.


“The calibre of talent being showcased at Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014 is spectacular, and this is just the beginning of our programming announcements,” said Heather Gibson, chairwoman of the ECMA board. “Charlottetown will have a front row seat for these incredible performers from across Atlantic Canada.”

"There simply could not be a better year for Prince Edward Island to host Eastlink East Coast Music Week," said P.E.I. Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson. "Not only does it makes a fantastic addition to the 2014 celebrations and the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference, but it also showcases the tremendous talent that calls this region home."

Wristbands, passes, and Gala Awards Show tickets for ECMW 2014 are on sale now. Visit www.ecma.com for more information.


Meaghan Blanchard performs at a news conference announcing the Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014 showcasing artists.

©Guardian photo by Heather Taweel

The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced over 75 acts from across Atlantic Canada that will showcase at Eastlink East Coast Music Week 2014 in Charlottetown, PE from April 2nd - 6th. The list of acts is as follows:

Bluebird North Showcase presented by the Songwriters Association of Canada

·       Ashley Condon

·       Carleton Stone

·       Catherine MacLellan

·       Duane Andrews & Craig Young

·       Erin Costelo

·       Jessica Rhaye

·       Katie Baggs

Warner Music Canada Roots Room

·       Amelia Curran

·       Catherine MacLellan

·       Charlie A’Court

·       Chrissy Crowley

·       Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac

·       Ryan LeBlanc

·       Samantha Robichaud

·       Tim Chaisson

SOCAN Songwriters’ Circle presented by National Bank

·       Amelia Curran

·       Dennis Ellsworth

·       Jenn Grant

·       Meaghan Blanchard

·       Mo Kenney

Soundwaves Program

·       Acres & Acres

·       Chelsea Amber

·       Coyote

·       Ian Sherwood

·       Irish Mythen

·       Ryan Cook


Slaight Music Rising Star Showcase

·       Breagh MacKinnon

·       Kayo

·       RocketRocketShip

·       Shaun Leblanc

·       Ten Strings & A Goat Skin

RBC Breakout Stage

·       Alana Yorke

·       Amy & Rachel Beck

·       Brianna Gosse

·       Chris Dalziel Band

·       Dave Sampson

·       Drea MacDonald

·       Earth Bound Trio

·       Fiona MacGillivray

·       Jessie Brown

·       John Boulay Blues Quartet

·       Kim Harris

·       Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind


Canadian Music. East Coast Style. Export Buyers Showcase

·       Andy Brown

·       Dave Gunning

·       La Virée

·       Matthew Hornell

·       Meaghan Blanchard

·       Paper Lions

·       Sherman Downey and The Ambiguous Case

·       SoHo Ghetto

·       The Town Heroes

Showcasing Artists

·       Alan Jeffries

·       Ambition

·       Andrea England

·       Billie Dre and the Poor Boys

·       Black Moor

·       Dan Doiron

·       Dana Beeler

·       Death Valley Driver

·       E.B. Anderson & The Resolutes

·       In Dreams

·       J-Bru

·       Joe Murphy & The Water St. Blues Band

·       Kendra Gale

·       Kim Wempe

·       Mike Biggar

·       Orchid's Curse

·       Pretty Archie

·       Rain Over St. Ambrose

·       Rapid Alloy

·       Scientists of Sound

·       The Caravan

·       The Tom Fun Orchestra

·       Tonya Kennedy

Additional showcasing artists, music and industry award nominations and hosts/ performers of the gala will be announced on Feb. 18.