During the lead up to the evermore exciting East Coat Music Week more and more is being announced for not only fans in the Atlantic provinces, but international fans as well. ECMA, Music/Musique NB, Music NL, Music NS, and Music PEI are putting on the Canadian Music, East Coast Style Spotlight at the 2017 Folk Alliance International Conference, being held in Kansas City, Missouri from February 15th to the 18th. They’re showcasing more than 16 artists and groups, 6 management and companies, and organization representatives. Some of those being showcased include Meaghan Blanchard, Ben Caplan, Erin Costelo, Dave Gunning, James Hill and Anne Janelle, Chris LeDrew, Madison Violet, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Dylan Menzie, Heather Rankin, The Once, Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Ken Tizzard, Tomato/Tomato, Adyn Townes and Vishtén.
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.