HALIFAX – In addition to Dave Gunning, Wintersleep, The Stanfields, Fleur Mainville, George Canyon, Jim Dorie and Gabrielle Papillon among Pictou County musicians nominated for East Coast Music Awards, several other local talents are on the list as well.
Hilton Reddick of Pictou County is a member of the band Working Class, which is nominated for two ECMAs. Working Class is nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year and Blues Recording of the Year for the album “Restless.”
Donovan Morgan of Sp00nfed, originally from New Glasgow, is also nominated for an ECMA. Sp00nfed is nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year for the album “Sweet Fades EP.”
Liam Brophy, who performs under the title Leeboy, is originally from Stellarton and received a nomination for Blues Recording of the Year for the album “Better Man Blues.” Brophy said he is pleased with the nomination.
“I was floored,” he said. “There were a lot of great blues albums out this year and I didn’t expect to get one, but I picked up a nomination. It’s awesome.”
This is Brophy’s first ECMA nomination.
For a full list of nominees, go to ecma.com. For information on other Pictou County musicians nominated, go to ngnews.ca to view the story “Many local performers among ECMA noms.” The nominations were announced at Casino Nova Scotia Tuesday morning.