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ATLANTIC AIRWAVES live at the 2011 ECMAs

On Saturday April 16, 2011 Atlantic Airwaves will be broadcasting a special two hour live show from The Georgian Room of The Rodd Charlottetown Hotel beginning at 4:00pm.

The program will feature performances from the following Artists:

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The name Andy Brown may not be all that familar to Atlantic Canadian music lovers, but we predict that will change. Andy is a young songwriter and performer from the Fredericton area who, now with a solid band behind him, is slowly but surely getting some notice both at home and further afield. After working the circuit as a solo acoustic act Andy has emerged as a must-see (and hear) performer on the Canadian music scene. The 2010 Harvest Galaxie Rising Star winner is touted as a performer that 'gets into your head and heart'. His style may be contemporary folk rock, but he's made it's all his own - He takes you on a lyrical journey that transcends a realm torn between love, happiness, and sorrow. Recently Andy and the band won the North-American wide "Test Drive 2010" competition sponsored by Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings - They also picked up three 2010 Music New Brunswick Awards ("Male Recording Artist", "Emerging Artist", and "Pop Recording")

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Drawing on influences from traditions of folk, bluegrass, pop and Appalachian music, the highly anticipated full-length release by Halifax, Prince Edward Island's Rose Cousins promises to earn her the widespread acclaim that she deserves. With a keen eye for observation, and a genuine sense of wonder, Rose weaves together imagery borrowed from her upbringing on a farm in PEI, with a strong wealth of wisdom. At times joyful, at times sorrowful, If You Were For Me expressly captures the plight of the lonely heart, on a profound journey. Delivered with a pure and unaffected voice, the listener can't help but be drawn in to her expertly crafted songs, emotionally intelligent lyrics and simple and infectious melodies.

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The island of Newfoundland is a living entity. It was born from an apathetic sea and nurtured by a dauntless people; reared strong and stalwart; sculpted in equal part from ancestral traditions, fate and chance. In the summer of 2004, Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale found themselves at a summer repertory theatre company in the tiny, centuries old fishing community of Trinity, Newfoundland. Charged with the task of providing little more than an evening's worth of music and song for tourists and countrymen, the three wove their voices and instruments together to create what is now the critically acclaimed folk trio known as The Once. From unaccompanied ballads layered with "vocal harmonies thick enough to stand on" to exquisitely arranged shanties featuring bouzouki, banjo, bodhrán and more, The Once has quickly become the pride of Newfoundland and Labrador's folk music scene. Their subtle yet haunting folk sound has sold over 4,000 copies of their release in less than a year.


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Recognized by his peers as one of Canada's best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant is a native of Prince Edward Island now living in Nova Scotia. This prolific songwriter has recorded nine albums (seven in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from both the JUNOs and East Coast Music Awards. His album, "When We Get There" was nominated for a JUNO Award and went into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour in July 2009. Canadian astronaut Julie Payette chose the album for the astronaut crew to enjoy. He was inducted into the Order of Canada where it was said, "Gallant has garnered much respect for his hard hitting songs chronicling the lives of people dealing with tremendous adversity and serious issues. Songs like "Peter's Dream," "Island Clay," "Man of Steel" and "The Hope for Next Year," articulate the feelings of many caught up in desperate situations beyond their control, and at the same time celebrate the beauty of lifestyle and landscape with their strong poetry and stirring narratives."

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