On the program for Saturday July 10, 2010
Two concerts this week - Both from the 2010 ECMA weekend in Sydney - Tim Chaisson and Morning Fold - and - Joel Plaskett
Prince Edward Island's Tim Chaisson was lucky to have such a large family, that introduced him to so many diverse forms of music. Tim entered the world of music in a family-based Celtic outfit. After years of touring and recording before reaching driving age, he recognized a yearning to perform his own music.While much of Tim's latest album 'Broken Hearted Beat' is spawned from his own seeds of creativity as primary songwriter, he notes that renowned musicians Joel Plaskett and Gordie Johnson were crucial in realizing the album's wide scope and boldness. It won 2 Music PEI Awards in 2010 for Group of the Year and Pop Recording of the Year.
When Joel Plaskett released his 2009 triple CD 'Three', he knew he was taking a risk. But so far 2010 has been one of the best of his career. On the strength of that release, aptly titled 'Three', he's added 6 more East Coast Music Awards to his collection as well as picking up his first Juno. He seems to have struck a chord with new audiences as well. "This album has taken me into different places - at the shows I see young kids and virtual seniors." During the East Coast Music Awards weekend held in early March we were fortunate enough to snag Joel and his band, The Emergency, plus a couple of his musical friends to perform a live to air concert broadcast from The Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney on Cape Breton Island.
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