Photo Credit: Tara Thompson
Our friends at SpinCount invited us to the SpinCount Stage on Friday the 28th. The showcase featured artists and bands from all four Atlantic provinces.
Opening the show was Nova Scotia’s Eric Stephen Martin. His set was full of lilting lyrics as he played his guitar, impressing the audience.
Newfoundland’s Earle & Coffin played a set that blew the audience away. I had not heard the duo before and being impressed with them would be one of the biggest understatements of the year. The amount of talent that pours out of these boys is surreal.
PEI’s Dennis Ellsworth played a wonderful set joined by the fiddle played by Kinley Dowling (Hey Rosetta), performing beautiful harmonies and melodies for the short set.
New Brunswick’s Samantha Robichaud took the stage and had the audience swaying along to her beautiful songs.
Nova Scotia’s The Barrowdowns switched stages to perform a full band set that had the entire Square nodding along to their infectious beat.
The show closed with Nova Scotian sisters Cassie and Maggie playing fast fiddle tunes while singing and step dancing along.
The showcase proved the sheer amount of talent that is brought to the ECMAs every year. Thank you to our friends at SpinCount for inviting us and be sure to check out all these acts if you haven’t before!
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.