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Final ECMA winners announced in Charlottetown

Members of Tomato Tomato perform  at Trinity United Church on Saturday for the ECMAs in Charlottetown.
Members of Tomato Tomato perform at Trinity United Church on Saturday for the ECMAs in Charlottetown. - Sally Cole

Classified was the big winner, while Islanders including Lennie Gallant, Richard Wood, the late Peter Chaisson, Rob Oakie and Vishtèn earned trophies over the weekend during the East Coast Music Awards.

Blues recording of the year: Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues - Myles Goodwyn and Friends of the Blues

Contemporary roots recording of the year: Jeremy Dutcher - Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa

Dance recording of the year: Pineo and Loeb - Bump In The Road

Electronic recording of the year: Denique - Shape 1

Gaelic artist of the year: Kyle MacDonald

Inspirational recording of the year: Paul Brace - Liars & Actors

Instrumental recording of the year: Richard Wood - Unbroken

Jazz recording of the year: Ouroboros - Kitchuses

Loud recording of the year: Kilmore - Call Of The Void

R&B/soul recording of the year: Reeny Smith - WWIII: Strength. Courage. Love.

Rock recording of the year: Postdata - Let’s Be Wilderness

Solo recording of the year: Classified - Tomorrow Could Be The Day Things Change

Songwriter of the year: Ben Caplan

INDUSTRY AWARDS

Company of the year: The Syrup Factory

Event of the year: Halifax Jazz Festival

Graphic/media artist of the year: Abracazebra Productions

Live sound engineer of the year: Stephen "Snickers" Smith

Management/manager of the year: Jones & Co.

Media outlet of the year: The East

Media person of the year: Bill Roach

Producer of the year: Daniel Ledwell

Studio engineer of the year: Scott Ferguson

Studio of the year: FMP Matrix: Studio FMP

Venue of the year: The Carleton

Video of the year: Classified - "Powerless" (Director: Andrew Hines)

HONORARY AWARDS

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductions: Stan Rogers; "Peter’s Dream" by Lennie Gallant

Directors’ special achievement award: Lennie Gallant

Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award: Hubert Francis

Industry builder award: Yolande Bourgeois

Musician’s achievement award: Peter Chaisson

Stompin’ Tom Awards: Donnie Campbell (CB); Jeff Liberty (N.B.); Anita Best (N.L.); Jerry Granelli (N.S.); Rob Oakie (P.E.I.)

During the Classical showcase and the Trinity Sessions: Warner Roots showcase at Trinity United Church on Saturday, the following East Coast Music Awards were also handed out:

Classical composition of the year: Charke-Cormier Duo - "Ex Tempore"

Classical recording of the year: Duo Concertante - Perfect Light

Roots/traditional recording of the year: Vishtèn - Horizons

The 2020 East Coast Music Awards take place in St. John’s, N.L. from April 29-May 3 next year.

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