June 12, 2007

AARON LINES RELEASES "MOMENTS THAT MATTER"

Moments That Matter, the new CD by Aaron Lines and includes the smash hit - "Cheaper To Keep Her" hits stores today and is available online.

Visit his brand new website!

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April 1 , 2007

GEORGE CANYON WINS HIS SECOND JUNO AWARD!

At the JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards George accepted his Juno Award for Somebody Wrote Love, the Country Recording of the Year.

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March 3, 2007

CMT'S ORIGINAL SERIES THE WILKINSONS RETURNS WITH A SECOND SEASON

The Grammy-nominated country music family The Wilkinsons returns to CMT this March with a brand new 10-episode season. After watching the family's trials and tribulations of building their home in small-town Ontario in season one, viewers now see what happens when they actually move in. Reconnect with this truly unconventional musical family when the CMT Original Series The Wilkinsons premieres with two back-to-back episodes, Wednesday, March 7 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT.

The Wilkinsons' brand new album, Home, will be released in March through Fontana North Distribution. The album was produced by Russ Zavitson, John Dymond, Steve Wilkinson and David Kalmusky and features their cover of Bonnie Raitt's song, "Papa Come Quick", which you can here on CMT.

Check out the NEW website!

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Feb 6 , 2006

LENNIE GALLANT NOMINATED FOR A 2007 JUNO AWARD

Lennie Gallant's latest album When We Get There nominated for a 2007 Juno Award!

When We Get There is nominated for Roots Album of the Year. The member of the Order of Canada performed at last year’s Junos in Halifax and enjoyed being part of the scene but said it is especially rewarding to be part of the event as a nominee. "It’s a real thrill to have your work acknowledged."

www.lenniegallant.com
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December 12, 2006

George Canyon and J. P. Cormier lead ECMA 2007 nominations


The East Coast Music Association announced the 2007 East Coast Music Award nominees today in Halifax. Leading the list with five nominations is Pictou County’s George Canyon and Cape Breton’s J.P. Cormier.

George Canyon picked up nominations in the following categories: FACTOR Recording of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Male Solo Recording of the Year, Vibe Creative Group Country Recording of the Year and Video of the Year.

J.P. Cormier was nominated for Male Solo Recording of the Year, Bluegrass Recording of the Year, DVD of the Year, Instrumental Recording of the Year and Folk Recording of the Year.

Charlie A’ Court, picked up three nominations - FACTOR Recording of the Year, Male Solo Recording of the Year and Pop Recording of the Year.

RyLee Madison nominated for Female Solo Recording of the Year.

Lennie Gallant nominated for Entertainer of the Year.

The Entertainer of the Year award is chosen by the general public, with voting to begin on January 10th, 2007. Details on how the public can cast their ballot will be made available closer to that date.

Tickets for the ECMA 2007 Gala Awards Show and the opening night FashionEASTa extravaganza at the World Trade and Convention Centre - are now on sale and can be purchased through the Ticket Atlantic box office at the Halifax Metro Centre, Atlantic Superstore outlets, by phone at (902) 451.1221 or on-line at www.ticketatlantic.com

The 2007 ECMAs will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from February 15 to18 and will culminate in the ECMA Gala Awards Show, broadcast on CBC Television, Sunday, February 18, starting at 8 p.m. in all time zones (8:30 NT).

For more information on the ECMAs, please visit www.ecma.com

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November 27, 2006

DAVE GUNNING CHRISTMAS
Featuring “Daddy’s Beer”

Just in time for the holiday’s Nova Scotia’s Dave Gunning releases his first Christmas album, featuring his popular original track, “Daddy’s Beer.” The song, which he co-wrote with Jamie Robinson just before joining fellow East Coaster George Canyon on his sold-out 2005 cross-Canada Christmas tour was a surprise hit, generating huge fan response and requests for the track from radio across Canada. Again performing the song on this year’s George Canyon fall tour, Gunning got fabulous audience response from crowds eager to laugh about what happened when Santa is supposed to have “drank all Daddy’s beer…”

Gunning, who has released four previous albums, is a critically acclaimed singer songwriter who frequently headlines his own shows throughout Canada. Along with his dates with George Canyon, he was a special guest on Canyon’s 2005 CMT Canada Christmas special, George Canyon’s Christmas, which aired multiple times over the holiday season. Gunning was also the special guest opener for INXS on their sold-out tour date at The Halifax Metro Centre on May 9th. Gunning grew up with INXS frontman JD Fortune and even performed on Fortune’s original demo, which helped win him a spot on the reality show Rock Star: INXS.

As a singer/songwriter well on the way to international fame, Gunning has performed in Europe, Canada, and the United States. He is a multiple award winner in the Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia (MIANS), as well as a four-time East Coast Music Award nominee and winner of the 2005 EMCA Folk Recording of the year, for his recent two-bit-world album. He also won the 2005 International Acoustic Music Award in the Folk Category. Gunning was a performer on the nationally televised 2005 ECMA Award show broadcast.

”With his fourth CD, a richly crafted work of the highest musical and lyrical substance, Gunning confirms predictions that he is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing and performing process as Lightfoot, Cockburn and Stan Rogers before him, and as gifted as these great composers with a potent sense of place and time, and wisdom beyond his years.” Greg Quill – The Toronto Star

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Sept 12, 2006

George Canyon wins Male Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (Somebody Wrote Love) at the Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAs). Also picking up awards for Country Music Program or Special of the Year for his CMT Canada Christmas Special George Canyon’s Christmas (produced by Higher Ground Productions Corp.) and Wendy Gilmour won Website of the Year for georgecanyon.com!

 

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Sept 10, 2006 - Halifax Herald

CCMA honours industry leaders
Halifax’s Gilmour among winners

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced its 2006 Industry Award Winners on Saturday in Saint John.

Halifax’s Wendy Gilmour won website of the year for her work on Pictou County cowboy George Canyon’s web site ( www.georgecanyon.com).

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March 29, 2006 - Halifax Herald

Gallant tune headed for big screen

Lennie Gallant’s song Mademoiselle Voulez Vous Danser, recorded by Jimmy Buffett, will appear in the feature film Canvas.

The film, which stars Academy Award-winner Marcia Gay Harden (Mystic River) and Joe Pantoliano from The Sopranos, is a poignant story about a father and son who cope with a mother's mental illness by building a sailboat together for her.

Buffett is one of the more than 30 artists worldwide who have recorded songs by Gallant, who has released seven albums, including most recently When We Get There. The Prince Edward Island-raised songwriter, now living in Halifax, was inducted into the Order of Canada for his contribution to Canadian culture in 2004.

Gallant’s music has appeared in other feature films, as well as in theatre productions, documentaries and television series, including Dawson’s Creek and Joan of Arcadia. He co-wrote the theme song for the first World Acadian Congress, and for Pier 21, Canada’s immigration gateway. He was also asked to write a song for Halifax’s 250th anniversary, which was then performed with a choir of 2,000 voices on one of the two bridges spanning the harbour.

Gallant has several Juno nominations under his belt and will be performing at this year’s JunoFest.

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February 28/06

George Canyon wins 2006 ECMA Entertainer of the Year!

George Canyon took home the coveted fans’ choice Entertainer of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. Thanks to the fans for voting for their favourite entertainer!

click here for photos from ECMA

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January 11 /06

George Canyon, Lennie Gallant, Dave Gunning and
Darcy Mazerolle Receive Multiple ECMA Nominations



Gilmour Promotions and and Anya Wilson Promotion & Publicity would like to congratulate our clients on their multiple East Coast Music Award nominations.

Country music sensation George Canyon received three nominations for Entertainer of the Year, Video of the Year for “I’ll Never Do Better Than You” (directed by Marc Nicolas) and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year alongside Gordie Sampson for their hit song, “My Name. George wrapped up his sold-out cross-Canada Christmas tour on December 22nd and is currently writing songs for an upcoming album. He was the host of last year’s ECMAs, as well as a big winner, taking home several awards including Entertainer of the Year. He won the Country Recording of the Year Juno for his album, One Good Friend (Universal South/Universal Music Canada), in 2005 and the album was certified gold (50,000 units sold) in September – it continues to be a strong seller and is now well over 70,000 units sold.

Order of Canada recipient Lennie Gallant received four nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, FACTOR Album of the Year for his When We Get There CD, Male Artist of the Year and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for his song “When We Get There.” Lennie, one of Canada’s top singer/songwriters, will be touring western Canada this month as part of the Bluebird North concert series.

Singer/Songwriter Dave Gunning received two nominations for Male Artist of the Year and FACTOR Album of the Year for his Two-Bit World CD. Dave is also celebrating the success of his holiday single, “Daddy’s Beer,” which was played at radio across Canada this December. He recently finished touring across the country as the special guest on George Canyon’s Christmas tour and he is writing tracks for his next album. On February 9th Dave will be appearing with Bruce Guthro and Jill Barber at in the Schooner Room as part of Casino Nova Scotia’s Songwriters Series.

Country newcomer Darcy Mazerolle capped off an amazing 2005 with two ECMA nominations for Vibe Marketing Country Recording of the Year for his album Cowboy Enough for Me and CBC Galaxie Rising Star(s) of the Year. Darcy showcased at last year’s ECMA awards and went on to release his successful single, “Back to the River” to strong reception at country radio across Canada. His album was released in September and he showcased that same month at the Canadian Country Music Awards. Darcy’s current single, “Nice Try,” was just released to country radio.

Gilmour Promotions and Anya Wilson Promotion & Publicity are so proud of all our artists and wishes them success at the East Coast Music Awards telecast, which will air live from Charlottetown P.E.I. on CBC Monday February 27, starting at 8pm in all time zones (8:30pm NT).

www.georgecanyon.com | www.lenniegallant.com | www.davegunning.com| www.darcymazerolle.com

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Nov 20, 2005

George Canyon's Christmas

George Canyon's Christmas is a one-hour music variety television program to be broadcast by CMT Canada and hosted by country star George Canyon and featuring two special guest artists. This light-hearted, music-filled holiday special features 10 holiday songs inter-woven with a story of George trying to make it home in time for Christmas.

George's story of trying to make it home for the holidays in spite of many obstacles was shot on location in Toronto and Nashville and is both humorous and heartwarming. The scenes filmed feature veteran actors Neil Crone (in the role of The Angel) and George Buza (The Horse Driver,) as well as cameo appearance by hockey great Doug Gilmour.

The majority of the songs were performed in a beautiful church with stunning Christmas decorations including a huge Christmas tree. Musical guest artists are country star Julie Roberts and folk singer Dave Gunning.

George Canyon's Christmas is a light-hearted and good-natured family program and features some wonderful arrangements of popular Christmas songs. George, guest artists, and actors beautifully capture the spirit of the holidays. Songs include Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Silent Night, Blue Christmas, and Away in a Manger.

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Sept 13, 2005

"When We Get There" in Stores Now!

New Release! Multiple award winner Lennie Gallant is back with a strong new studio album WHEN WE GET THERE. The album is available in wide release across the country Tuesday, September 13, 2005.

“When We Get There” takes the listener on “a literary and musical journey that never fails to surprise and intrigue.” From the opening departure song “The Gypsy Wind” to the closing instant classic “The Innkeeper,” Gallant masterfully weaves his tales in ways that are sure to captivate the imagination of the listener and ring true in their hearts. Early reviews suggest that this may be Gallant’s best album to date, and for a prolific songwriter who has received numerous accolades and awards that is quite an accomplishment. "Well worth the wait! - Daily News - HFX. "When We Get There is a superior piece of work in which one good song follows another from beginning to end." - The Guardian

www.lenniegallant.com

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Feb 21, 2005

Gilmour Promotions nominated at the 2005 ECMA Industry Awards for Independent Company of the Year and Wendy was also nominated for Industry Professional of the Year .

Congratulations to the following clients who won 2005 ECMA Awards.

George Canyon - CBC Galaxie Rising Star of the Year, Country Recording of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. 

Dave Gunning - Folk Recording of the Year

J.P. Cormier - Bluegrass Recording of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year

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November 23, 2004

Wendy Gilmour of Gilmour Promotions received the 2004 MIANS Publicist of the Year Award!

Congratulations to the following clients who were winners at the 2004 MIANS Awards:

George Canyon - Country Recording of the Year and New Artist of the Year

Dave Gunning - Folk/Roots Recording of the Year and Producer of the Year

Marcel Cloutier - Booking Agent of the Year

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September 14 , 2004

George Canyon Wins Top New Artist Honors From CCMA


George Canyon walked away from Monday night's Canadian Country Music Association Awards with the evening's top award for a new artist, The Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award. Canyon has yet to release his first major label album, but he finished a strong second in USA’s Nashville Star. Canyon is set to release One Good Friend, his debut CD for Universal South Records, on September 28th.


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August 4, 2004

GEORGE CANYON NOMINATED FOR TWO CCMA AWARDS


Canada’s George Canyon was nominated today for two Canadian Country Music Awards. Canyon, who on May 1st placed second on the USA Network/CMT Canada television show, Nashville Star, is nominated for Male Artist of the Year and Chevy Trucks Galaxie Rising Star Award. In addition,
www.georgecanyon.com has been nominated for Web Site of the Year. The site is maintained by Wendy Gilmour of Gilmour Promotions. The awards will be held on September 13th in Edmonton, Alberta.

“It is a dream to be in such great company. I am so thrilled to be nominated. I’m so lucky in that I have a great team behind me, which makes it equally sweet that the hard work of my webmaster, Wendy Gilmour has also been recognized,”
says Canyon.

After signing a recording contract with Universal South in June, Canyon has a new album scheduled for release in September. His latest single, “Good Day to Ride,” hit #12 on the Country charts in Canada and remains on the charts after more than 15 weeks, a new single is expected at the end of August.

The Nashville Star Tour hit cities across the U.S. over the summer, including an upcoming date in Niagara Falls, ON at the Fallsview Casino and Resort. Canyon joins Nashville Star winner Brad Cotter and third and fourth place contestants Matt Lindahl and Lance Miller for the crowd-pleasing show.

Hailing from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canyon did his country proud throughout the Nashville Star competition. His homecoming during the show was a smash success with more than 10,000 fans turning out for his concert and appearances throughout the city.

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June 12 , 2004

Saturday, June 12, 2004 - The Halifax Herald Limited



Pictou County singer/songwriter Dave Gunning will launch his new CD tonight at the deCoste Centre in Pictou at 7 p.m.

A fine tune-up
Pictou's Gunning shows growth as songwriter on new CD, Two-Bit World

By STEPHEN COOKE / Entertainment Reporter

DAVE GUNNING is a long way from home when he's reached by phone to talk about the release of his new CD Two-Bit World.

But the Pictou County singer-songwriter is getting used to that, as he travels further and further afield to find an audience for his spellbinding songs.

The other end of the line is at a resort ranch outside Kerrville, Tex., where one of the most famous festivals in folk music is taking place, the day before Gunning travels home for his free record launch tonight at the deCoste Centre in Pictou at 7 p.m.

Gunning describes Kerrville as a bit like going back in time - "There's a lot of hippies here," he laughs - with a two decade track record that's been a welcome home to Canadian talent like Connie Kaldor and Stan Rogers, who made his last appearance at Kerrville before the plane fire that ended his life.

"So many writers go there every year, they become like family," says Gunning, who'll also be appearing at the Stan Rogers and Lunenburg Folk Harbour festivals this summer.

"There's hundreds of people out there camping, to the point where what goes on around the campfires is sometimes more exciting than what's on the mainstage.

"Some people go every year for the whole 18 days, and with so many performers there it's pretty inspiring."

At the moment, Kerrville has been dealing with spring floods that have blocked the only road to the island festival site.

Luckily Gunning's on the right side of the rising waters so he can make his flight back home. But before leaving, he was able to experience an eerie part of the legacy of Stan Rogers, one of his biggest influences.

"Chuck Brodsky camps there every year, and he took me up to this campsite and said, 'This is where Stan sang his last song. Then the driver came and picked him up at six in the morning to take him to the airport, and that was it.'

"There's just this incredible, spooky feeling there."

Listening to Gunning's latest CD, and seeing him perform his newest songs for live audiences over the past year, there's no doubt that he's up to the challenge set by Rogers' high standard of songwriting decades ago.

Two-Bit World is full of songs of small town life, changing ways and unforgettable characters, and Gunning says that for the first time - working with guitarist/producer Jamie Robinson - he's made a record that he's 100 per cent proud of in terms of performance and songcraft.

"Jamie and I work together almost like a married couple at times," he chuckles. "We made a deal where neither one of us would compromise or settle. If neither one of us was digging something, we'd really work to bring it up.

"I'm glad we did that because we got something that's far better than anything I've ever recorded before."

It doesn't hurt having songwriting partners like J.P. Cormier, Fred Lavery and Steven Bowers, or guest musicians including Cindy Church, Gordie Sampson, Cathy Porter, Kim Dunn, Jamie Gatti and Charlie A'Court, but Gunning, one of the most easygoing guys on the East Coast music scene, has little problem making talented friends.

Gunning says he had no idea he would have developed to this point as a musician when he started out, but now that he's arrived, it feels like the right place to be.

"If this is what I saw, I would have got here a little earlier," says Gunning, who's also spent time as a studio engineer and a sideman for acts like J.P. Cormer and Stompin' Tom. "I was never really sure, the road has all kinds of twists and turns along the way, and you can't see all of them. My music's been evolving bit by bit, and as I get older and exposed to more types of music, and get more opportunities to write and co-write, I guess all those things inspire changes."

One of the biggest developments over the years has been Gunning's growth as a musical storyteller, and Two-Bit World is full of true tales, like Prince of Pictou, about a British gentleman who lived on the north shore, rumoured to be the king's illegitimate offspring, or Let Him Be, about the hermit of Gully Lake.

"I get off on singing songs about true stories," he says. "I go through these periods where I wonder if I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing in life, and whether what I'm doing is valid, and it makes me feel valid if I'm able to write a song that preserves a story that might be lost to time otherwise.

"A lot of people in Pictou might not have heard of the Prince of Pictou or Twitter the Clown if not for the songs. And it gives them something to be proud of in their home town."

Twitter's Song is a remarkable tune inspired by a clown-shaped gravestone in a Pictou County cemetery that led to uncovering the story of the local performer who went on to travel the continent with the circus. Eventually he returned home, and was buried under the epitaph, "To talk beneath the moon/To sleep beneath the sun/To live in a land of going to do/And die with nothing done.

"I co-wrote the song with John Meir, and he knows some of the family members. They collected old news clippings, and that line about playing "mud-sills, cities and the old tank towns" comes from his carny talk, which was recorded and written down.

"The chorus comes from his epitaph, which is pretty neat. We were struggling with what to do for a chorus, and then realized that the epitaph was there, and it was already such a cool rhyme."

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April 7, 2004

Musicians Bringin' It Home
MIANS presents tour that shows diversity of N.S. music industry

The Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia (MIANS) has announced the lineup for the Bringin' It Home Tour, featuring 18 different musicians visiting 27 different communities over three weekends throughout Nova Scotia, April 15 - May 1.

Artists will be performing in pairs at each concert, bringing together different musical styles and experience. Blues-rock musician John Campbelljohn will team up with roots-traditional 2003 MIANS musician of the year Dave Gunning. Celtic harpists Ardyth & Jennifer pair up with internationally acclaimed Acadian group Blou.

Cape Breton reggae-rock and groove band Slowcoaster will pair with pianist Peter Allen; country artist and 2004 ECMA female artist of the year nominee RyLee Madison will perform with 2004 ECMA blues recording of the year winner Matt Minglewood.

Up-and-coming folk singer Amelia Curran will tour with Juno-nominated country artist John Gracie; modern folk-pop singer / songwriter Jill Barber will pair up with multiple ECMA and Juno Award-winner Gordie Sampson.

Celtic-influenced folk-rock guitarist-singer Eric Angus Whyte is paired with 2004 Juno alternative album of the year nominee Joel Plaskett; energetic Celtic group Slainte Mhath will perform with 2004 ECMA alternative recording of the year nominee Tyler Messick, and 2004 ECMA African-Canadian recording of the year winner Dutch Robinson will pair up with alternative rock band Shyne Factory.

"I'm excited to be part of this initiative to have the opportunity to play for audiences outside the more populated regions," says Sampson. "It can only lead to a healthier live music situation for Nova Scotia."

The idea, says Brian Doherty, chairman of Nova Scotia Music On Tour, is "to develop a circuit where artists aren't only performing in the big cities but they will have the opportunity to reach into the smaller communities, giving the more rural areas a chance to experience live music."

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March 7, 2004

GEORGE CANYON MAKES NASHVILLE STAR�S TOP ELEVEN

Canada�s George Canyon is one of the eleven finalists for Nashville Star , the USA Network/CMT Television show. Canyon, 33, is the only Canadian to make the top eleven and he is thrilled to be moving on. �When (Nashville Star host) Nancy O�Dell called my name I was overcome with emotion,� says Canyon, �I could barely speak and thoughts of my wife, my kids, my mom and dad and my country all flooded my mind. The good Lord had humbled me once again with tears of joy.� The series airs weekly on CMT on Sundays at 8 p.m. (ET) repeating Mondays at 9 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 p.m. CMT airs the exclusive Canadian broadcast of this USA Network series.

Having made the top eleven, Canyon, from Pictou County, NS, will move into a house in Nashville with the other finalists to compete for the title of Nashville Star and a recording contract with Sony Music Nashville.

Canyon, whose first three singles from his self-titled debut album, �Her Everything,� �Enough Said� and �Way Too Much,� all charted in the Top 10 on CMT in Canada, is hard at work on his new album. His current single, �Good Day To Ride,� produced by Blue Leaf Music�s Rick Mizzoni and co-written with Alberta�s Dean McWhinnie, is currently in the BDS Top 50 at Country radio in Canada and is quickly moving up the chart.

With his own unique blend of Folk, Roots and Country, Canyon has earned top-notch reviews and a dedicated fan-base. Canyon, who is co-owner of Riverfront Studios in New Glasgow, NS, has spent the past two years writing and co-writing songs with writers from across Canada and abroad, creating some truly timeless pieces for his new album

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March 3 , 2004

Lennie Gallant's Music Hits Prime Time

Lennie Gallant's song Something Unspoken from the Lifeline album was just featured in the popular US TV show Joan of Arcadia . The show airs on CBS Friday nights, winning a People's Choice Award as the best new TV drama and minting a new star in Amber Tamblyn, who plays Joan. Gallant's music has also recently been featured in the hit TV Series Dawson's Creek. His song Northern Lights from the Open Window album was included on Dawson's Creek Season 2 DVD, distributed worldwide through Sony Pictures Television.

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January 13, 2004

Helping the hungry

Telethon will raise funds for food banks

By Elissa Barnard / Arts Reporter

 

Hurricane Juan did more than topple trees.

 

It inspired Jack Bonaparte to raise money for the Metro Food Bank Society - Nova Scotia through FoodLink, an eight-hour musical telethon on EastLink TV, to raise $50,000 for food banks in P.E.I. and Nova Scotia.

 

The Stampeders join 15 Maritime musical acts including Terry Kelly, RyLee Madison, and Rant for the telethon, Sunday, Jan 25, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., at Alderney Landing Theatre, Dartmouth, and broadcast live on Eastlink.

 

Bonaparte, who used to host telethons when he worked in Cape Breton, read that food bank stocks were low after Hurricane Juan.

 

He called the Metro Food Bank Society, and then EastLink TV. He had worked for EastLink's advertising department in Sydney.

 

Now Bonaparte works for Xerox Canada Ltd. in Dartmouth, and both Xerox and ScotiaBank are sponsors. "It got a lot bigger than I conceptualized," says Bonaparte.

 

The timing is midwinter, post-Christmas because "it's the time of year that the food banks hurt," says Bonaparte.

 

Every month 30,000 Nova Scotians line up at a food bank, Dianne Swinemar, executive director, Metro Food Bank Society - Nova Scotia, said at a news conference Monday.

 

The society, which receives no government funding, is the umbrella organization for food banks in Nova Scotia. Last year it distributed food worth $12.4 million to 125 member agencies.

 

"This is not a metro project," said Dan McKeen, co-CEO of EastLink, which generated $650,000 last year for community groups. "It's raising awareness and food and money for food banks across Nova Scotia and the island (P.E.I.). "

 

Coincidentally, McKeen's father, Gordon, who is retired, became chairman of North Dartmouth Outreach Resource Centre, which runs a food bank, at the same time EastLink was considering FoodLink.

 

"He had been asking me, 'What have you guys been doing?' and I was able to say, 'Dad, we have a big project on the books.' "

 

Blues musician Charlie A'Court said he never thought about food banks until his younger brother had a school garden project, growing food that he delivered to the food bank in Truro.

 

This telethon "means a lot to musicians," he said. "A lot of musicians who start out don't have a lot to eat, that's for sure.

 

The event's website is: www.eastlinkfoodlink.com. Admission to the show at Alderney Landing is by donation.

3pm - Dave Gunning
3:30 - Lana Grant
4pm - Jennifer Roland (Sydney)
4:30 - Afro Musica
5pm -�George Canyon
5:30 - 60 Watt Vamp
6pm - Forever (Sydney)
6:30 - Universal Soul
7pm - Norma MacDonald
7:30 - John Gracie
8pm - Terry Kelly
8:30 - RyLee Madison
9pm - Rant
9:30 - The Stampeders
10 pm - Charlie A'Court
10:30 - Finale Ensemble

Gilmour Promotions clients in bold

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January 7, 2004

GEORE CANYON A CANADIAN FINALIST FOR NASHVILLE STAR

Nova Scotia's George Canyon got some great news over the holiday season�he's one of 4 Canadian's chosen from the Calgary try-outs to showcase for Nashville Star, the USA Network/CMT television show. Canyon will fly to Philadelphia to compete in one of the four regional finals (the others are being held in Nashville, Los Angeles and Dallas).

For the audition, Canyon will play a cover song with the Nashville Star band and one of his original compositions. He will be accompanied on his original track by Canada's Dave Gunning, who will travel with George to Philadelphia. If he is one of the 20 chosen to move on, Canyon will head to the semi-finals in Nashville, which will be filmed from the Grande Ole Opry stage and broadcast on Nashville Star's first episode. From there, the judges will pick 10 finalists who will appear on the TV show, which starts on March 6th, 2004.

Canyon, whose first three singles from his self-titled debut album, "Her Everything," "Enough Said" and "Way Too Much," all charted in the Top 10 on CMT in Canada, is hard at work on his new album.

With his own unique blend of Folk, Roots and Country, Canyon has earned top-notch reviews and a dedicated fan-base. Among his most memorable live performances, was gracing the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with Chris Ledoux and playing the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta, performing prior to such luminaries as Loretta Lynn and Brooks and Dunn.�

Blue Leaf recording artist, Canyon, who is co-owner of Riverfront Studios in New Glasgow, NS, has spent the past two years writing and co-writing songs with writers from across Canada and abroad, creating some truly timeless pieces for his new album. The first single, " Good Day to Ride," written with Alberta's Dean McWhinnie, is slated for release in January 2004, to national radio, with the album to follow later that month.�

For more information:

Anya Wilson Promotion & Publicity
416-977-7704
awilson@netsurf.net

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December 10 , 2003

2004 East Coat Music Awards nominees were announced.  Congratulations to:

Charlie A'Court - Male Artist of the Year

RyLee Madison - Female Artist of the Year

 

 

November 27, 2003

Showcase winners were announced this week at the Majestic Theatre in St John's, NL for the upcoming 2004 East Coat Music Awards.

Charlie A'Court - Blues Stage, Roots Room and Songwriter's Circle

Sons of Maxwell - Roots Room

John Gracie - Roots Room

For more information, please visit www.ecma.ca

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November 3, 2003

Lennie Gallant wins Pop/Rock Artist and Album of the Year at Gala des prix Étoiles (website)

 

 

 

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October 8 , 2003

RyLee Madison wins MIANS 2003 Female Artist of the Year and 2003 MIANS Country Artist of the Year. (website)

Charlie A'Court wins MIANS 2003 Male Artist, Album, Blues Artists and Entertainer of the Year (website)

Dave Gunning wins 2003 MIANS Musician of the Year (website)

Lennie Gallant wins Pop/Rock Artist and Album of the Year at Gala des prix Étoiles (website)

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October 5, 2003

Lennie Gallant wins Artist of the Year in Music at Gala des prix Éloizes (website)

 

 

 

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