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Mo Kenney - Long Distance Runners - Atlantic Airwaves, Saturday August 4, 2012

On this Saturday's edition of Atlantic Airwaves, we'll have more from the 2012 ECMA Breakout Stage with concerts from Nova Scotia's Mo Kenney and Newfoundland's Long Distance Runners
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A fresh new face on the Halifax music scene, Mo Kenney radiates a vulnerability and fearlessness that instantly captivates audiences. She has garnered admiration from Aartists for whom she's opened, and counts among her fans Ron Sexsmith, Crash Test Dummies and Gordie Sampson. A versatile songwriter with a distinctive voice and compelling lyrics, Mo has been described as an artist to watch. It was these qualities that brought her to the attention of Joel Plasket, who is working with her in his Scotland Yard Studio to produce her first full length record. Atlantic Airwaves caught up with Mo Kenney during a live to air CBC Broadcast from the 'Breakout Stage' at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards held in Moncton NB.
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For the past two years, The Long Distance Runners have built a reputation as one of Newfoundland's hardest working and dynamic up-and-coming bands. Their debut self-titled EP, released in 2010, solidified their place in the east coast music scene with a recent handful of ECMA and Music award nominations. Now, the St. John's based four-piece are entering the next chapter of their career with the release their first full length album Tracks this past April. We caught up with The Long Distance Runners during a live to air CBC Broadcast from the Breakout Stage at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards held in Moncton NB.


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