Locals nab ECMA nominations
A trio of recordings with ties to the Trinity-Conception region will be vying for hardware at the 2011 East Coast Music Awards, being held in Charlottetown, P. E. I., April 13-17.
Leading the way with two nominations is Carbonear native Duane Andrews. His self-titled collaboration with Cape Breton fiddler Dwayne Côté, a collection of gypsy jazz recordings, will be up for Instrumental Recording of the Year and Jazz Recording of the Year.
The Once, which features Coley’s Point native Andrew Dale, received a nomination for Group Recording of the Year in honour of its self-titled debut album.
Finally, The Idlers will hope to return home with a win in the World Recording of the Year category. The band’s reggae album, Keep Out, features Carbonear’s Curtis Andrews and Paul Schiralli-Earle.