• East Coast Music: September 2013
    PEI's Meaghan Blanchard Goes Big With She's Gonna Fly
    PEI's Meaghan Blanchard Goes Big With She's Gonna Fly
    Sep 26, 3:07 PM

    PEI's Blanchard is a firecracker, with a big, pure country voice and lots of talent, especially in the writing and singing departments.  Playing to a tiny crowd at an industry showcase in Memphis a couple of years ago, her talent... more »

    Mike Biggar Launching New Album Friday In Saint John
    Mike Biggar Launching New Album Friday In Saint John
    Sep 25, 7:12 PM

    We've been waiting for this one for awhile! Mike Biggar's been teasing us for months, heck, a couple of years, anticipating his next release. It was 2010 when his first full album, The Season, was released. Trouble is, the Rothesay... more »

    When Matt Meets the Maestro:  Andersen Teams Up With Symphony NB
    When Matt Meets the Maestro: Andersen Teams Up With Symphony NB
    Sep 23, 2:35 PM

    Multi-award winning blues man Matt Andersen kicks off a trio of shows in his home province tonight, but this time there's a difference. Along with his usual band, Andersen's performing in front of a bigger (and better-dressed) ensemble. It's Symphony... more »

    Music Review:  Kenny James
    Music Review: Kenny James
    Sep 16, 10:19 PM

    I'm pretty used to artists from all over Canada sending me their new CD, in hopes of a review, a listen, a plug on the radio, whatever I can offer. And of course, I get lots of New Brunswick releases,... more »

    Gale Band Grabs Galaxie Rising Star Award At Harvest
    Gale Band Grabs Galaxie Rising Star Award At Harvest
    Sep 14, 4:47 PM

    The Kendra Gale Band from St. Andrews, NB, is the latest winner of the Galaxie Rising Star contest at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. The group took the crown Friday afternoon in a battle of the bands show held... more »

    Sissy & the Hobos Launch New Disc Saturday During Harvest
    Sissy & the Hobos Launch New Disc Saturday During Harvest
    Sep 13, 1:23 PM

    Whatever you do, don't assume that the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is only a night-time event. There is plenty to through the days, right through until Sunday. That's when the big, free finale concert happens at Officer's Square, featuring... more »

    Music NB Nominees Announced, Special Award For Ken Tobias
    Music NB Nominees Announced, Special Award For Ken Tobias
    Sep 12, 3:59 PM

    A huge congrats to this year's crop of nominees for Music NB awards. The list was announced today at a press conference in Saint John, this year's host city. It's the 4th annual awards, and the first time it's being... more »

    J.J. Grey & Mofro Bring Latest Sounds To Harvest Fest Wednesday
    J.J. Grey & Mofro Bring Latest Sounds To Harvest Fest Wednesday
    Sep 11, 2:58 PM

    To the tents, everyone! Harvest is here, and the festival gets into gear tonight with three major venues up and running, and on a Wednesday no less. How the biggest festival on the East Coast has grown over the years.... more »

    Amanda Rheaume Brings Family (History) Out On Tour
    Amanda Rheaume Brings Family (History) Out On Tour
    Sep 10, 4:01 PM

    Well, another question solved. I always wondered what The Guess Who was singing about on their cut So Long, Bannatyne from the 1971 album of the same name. Turns out it's an avenue in Winnipeg, and it also turns out... more »

    Kaeshammer Kicks Off Harvest Week Tuesday
    Kaeshammer Kicks Off Harvest Week Tuesday
    Sep 9, 1:19 PM

    Okay, it's here, it's Harvest Week, which is pretty much second Christmas around Fredericton for many if not most people. They've been planning this week out for months, at least the veterans who don't want to miss the best stuff.... more »

    Hot New Haligonians Billie Dre & the Poor Boys Headed To Harvest
    Hot New Haligonians Billie Dre & the Poor Boys Headed To Harvest
    Sep 6, 2:27 PM

    One of the new names coming to the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival this year is a Halifax band, Billie Dre and the Poor Boys. The band has only been around since 2011, but has already earned honours at home,... more »

    Petunia Back In Province For Harvest-time Shows
    Petunia Back In Province For Harvest-time Shows
    Sep 4, 2:14 PM

    One of the side benefits of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is that it attracts not only thousands of fans, but also musicians from all over. It's not just about the official concerts; all the local clubs, and many... more »

    Music Review:  Pat LePoidevin - American Fiction
    Music Review: Pat LePoidevin - American Fiction
    Sep 3, 3:33 PM

    This rural B.C. boy has pulled up stakes and lived in the Maritimes for the past few years, at Sackville, N.B.'s Mount Allison, and currently at Acadia in Wolfville. He also dual citizenship, with deep family roots in the U.S.,... more »


About Bob Mersereau

Rockin' BobBob Mersereau has been covering music, and the East Coast Music Scene since 1985 for CBC. He's a veteran scene-maker at the ECMA's, knows where the best shows and right parties are happening, and more importantly, has survived to tell the tales. His weekly East Coast music column is heard on Shift on Radio 1 in New Brunswick each Wednesday at 4'45. He's also the author of two national best-selling books, The Top 100 Canadian Albums (2007) and The Top 100 Canadian Singles (2010).

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