Music PEI announces nominations for 2017 Music PEI Awards

Music PEI recently announced their nominations for the 2017 Music PEI Awards. The Island is riddled with talent of all shapes and forms, but music is definitely one of them. You will most likely recognize some of the names on this lengthy list.

Album of the Year:
Paper LionsFull Colour
Ten Strings and a Goat SkinAupré du Poêle
Dylan MenzieAdolescent Nature
Sorrey – Thick and Theives
KINLEY – Letters Never Sent

Country Recording of the Year:
Ben Gallant – Down The Road
Jessica Gallant – Jessica Gallant
Old Stone Station – Hostile, Heartbroken and Homesick

Female Solo Recording of the Year:
Jessica Gallant – Jessica Gallant
KINLEY – Letters Never Sent
Maxine MacLennan – Pieces of Me

Group Recording of the Year:
Andrew Waite & The Firm – Burning Through The Night
Atlantic String Machine – Lost Time
Paper Lions – Full Colour
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin – Aupré du Poêle
The Royal North – Alibi EP

Male Solo Recording of the Year:
Element & Eric Broadbent – Pogey Summer
Ben Gallant – Down The Road
Dylan Menzie – Adolescent Nature
Nick Doneff – Nick Doneff

New Artist of the Year:
Atlantic String Machine
Jessica Gallant
KINLEY
Nick Doneff
The Royal North
We The Rescued

Pop Recording of the Year:
KINLEY – Letters Never Sent
We The Rescued – Living Proof
Dylan Menzie – Adolescent Nature
Paper Lions – Full Colour

Rock/Urban Recording of the  Year:
The Royal North – Alibi EP
FallBack – In Time
Element & Eric Broadbent – Pogey Summer

Roots Recording of the Year:

Maxine MacLennan – Pieces of Me

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin – Aupré du Poêle

Nick Doneff – Nick Doneff

Songwriter of the Year:
Andrew Waite & The Firm – Burning Through The Night
KINLEY – Microphone
Dylan Menzie – Kenya
Paper Lions – My Number
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin – The Town
Nick Doneff – Easy

Entertainer of the Year:
Vishtén
The East Pointers
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin
Dylan Menzie
Paper Lions

Event of the Year:
Paper Lions Full Colour Release Show
Rollo Bay Fiddle Festival
Mont-Carmel Summer Concert Series
Cavendish Beach Music Festival
Festival of Small Halls

Touring Artist of the Year:
The East Pointers
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
Dylan Menzie
Irish Mythen
Vishtén

Video of the Year:
Dylan Menzie – Kenya
Lonely Kid & KINLEY – Blackbird 2.0
Paper Lions – Believer
Sorrey – My Fault
Ten Strings and a Goat Skin – Coal not Dole

And many more industry awards to appreciate the hard work of individuals behind the scenes. To see all categories and nominees, visit the Music PEI website. Awards of course part of Music PEI week and May Run Music Festival, which runs from May 10th to 14th.

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