Conception Bay musicians nominated for Junos, ECMAs
A few of talented musicians from the Conception Bay North area are among the many nominees for this year’s Juno Awards and East Coast Music Awards.
Carbonear guitarist Duane Andrews is a nominee for both awards ceremonies.
At the Junos, the versatile instrumentalist is nominated with The Swinging Belles for Children’s Album of the Year for “More Sheep, Less Sleep.”
At the ECMAs, Andrews is up for Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year for his duo release with Newfoundland accordion play Aaron Collis, “The Mallard Cottage Sessions.” Andrews is a six-time ECMA winner. This is his first Juno nomination.
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Andrew Dale of Coley’s Point is also up for two awards with his well-loved Newfound- land and Labrador traditional folk group The Once.
That group is up for Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year and Fan’s Choice Video of the Year for “We Are All Running.”
That song came from the 2014 album “Departures,” which won Folk Recording of the Year at last year’s ECMAs.
Also at the Junos, Newfoundland rock group Long Distance Runners ( featuring Carbonear native Andrew “Dicky” Strickland) garnered a nomination in the Recording Package of the Year Category for the album “Elements.”Designer Duncan Major and photographer Joel Upshall are sharing the nomination.
The Juno Awards will be held in Calgary March 28 to April 3. The ECMAs will be handed out during 2016 East Coast Music Week in Sydney, Nova Scotia April 13-17.