Local musicians recognized by East Coast Music Association

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Loel Campbell and Mike Bigelow are Pictou County natives who play in the alternative rock band Wintersleep.

HALIFAX – The nominations have been announced and Pictou County’s musicians have done well in this year’s East Coast Music Awards line-up.

Wintersleep, Dave Gunning, The Stanfields and George Canyon received multiple nominations and Fleur Mainville and Jim Dorie are both nominated in the roots/traditional solo recording of the year category.

Wintersleep has two band members who are originally from Pictou County: Loel Campbell, who plays drums, and Mike Bigelow, on bass. The band received six nominations including group recording of the year, song writer of the year, album of the year, fan’s choice entertainer of the year, fan’s choice video of the year and rock recording of the year.

The Stanfields also have two band members who have lived in Pictou County: Jon Landry, vocals and guitar and Mark Murphy, drums. The band is nominated for fan’s choice entertainer, rock recording of the year and group recording of the year.

Dave Gunning is nominated for song of the year, folk recording of the year and fan’s choice entertainer.

George Canyon is nominated for fan’s choice video of the year and fan’s choice entertainer.

The nominations were announced at Casino Nova Scotia Tuesday morning and were later released by the East Coast Music Association through its twitter account.

More to come…

Organizations: East Coast Music Association

Geographic location: Pictou County

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  • Peter G
    January 15, 2013 - 13:57

    Bring Back Contrived!!!

  • Had a Pictou County band
    January 15, 2013 - 12:47

    Great accomplishments for the band. Unfortunately they all look like they just woke from a wintersleep. Come on guys, how about cleaning up a bit for a photo? There used to be a time in Pictou County when a band paid attention to neatness. You don't have to dress like quints, but at least neaten your appearance and make it look like you're enjoying your self and you are a group. Unwrinkled clothes that fit would make you look more professional.Just sayin'.