• East Coast Music: March 2014
    Terry Whalen Band Launching New One Saturday In Miramichi
    Terry Whalen Band Launching New One Saturday In Miramichi
    Mar 31, 2:03 PM

    Everybody's talking ECMA's in Charlottetown this week, but hey, the music world doesn't shut down completely around the rest of the Maritimes. For instance, a big blues release for the province is happening Saturday in Miramichi. It's the latest, fifth... more »

    The Pack A.D.  Bring Latest To N.B. Friday, Sunday
    The Pack A.D. Bring Latest To N.B. Friday, Sunday
    Mar 28, 1:41 AM

    Here's a question: Why does the two-person, guitar and drums outfit always pack more punch than the rest of the bands out there? Just sayin', but my take on it is that they start out with that exact plan, to... more »

    Storm Forces Reese Concert To Be Rescheduled
    Storm Forces Reese Concert To Be Rescheduled
    Mar 26, 12:40 AM

    Everybody's talking storm, wind, shovelling, and cancellations. It's not just school and work that's affected. A couple of major music events have had to change plans thanks to this spring fling of snow. Moncton's expecting the worst of it, and... more »

    Harvest Names Buckwheat Zydeco, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph As 2014 Performers
    Harvest Names Buckwheat Zydeco, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph As 2014 Performers
    Mar 25, 2:13 AM

    Big names, new names, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival has dropped a bombshell on fans today with the announcement of a half-dozen major names for this September's line-up. From Grammy winners to true international stars, the festival unveiled six... more »

    Jennifer Russell Launches New Swing Album Saturday
    Jennifer Russell Launches New Swing Album Saturday
    Mar 21, 12:41 AM

    Now this is how to throw an album launch. Saturday night, singer Jennifer Russell will bring her swingin' jazz and jump blues to The Maritime Club in Oromocto, the official launch pad for her new Double Kiss CD and download.... more »

    Music Review: The Olympic Symphonium - Chance To Fate
    Music Review: The Olympic Symphonium - Chance To Fate
    Mar 17, 2:02 AM

    Fredericton's soft and beautiful Symphonium return to wash over us again, as always a breath of fresh air. There's always a hint of mystery amid the luxurious soundscapes, an other-worldly layer, behind the sweet vocals and echoed steel. This time... more »

    Doiron Plays Rothesday Sunday, New Acts Announced For Folly Fest, Paddlefest
    Doiron Plays Rothesday Sunday, New Acts Announced For Folly Fest, Paddlefest
    Mar 14, 2:05 PM

    Okay, I hear many of you saying you don't like going out to club shows, because the bands go on so late. I agree, 10, 11, midnight, it keeps getting later and later as I get older. Well, how about... more »

    Local Heroes Named First Harvest Headliners
    Local Heroes Named First Harvest Headliners
    Mar 13, 12:46 PM

    Year in and year out, the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival blows fans away with its selection of great music acts from around the world. Looking back, it's hard to believe that stars such as John Hiatt, Dr. John, The... more »

    Jared Lutes - A Matter Of When
    Jared Lutes - A Matter Of When
    Mar 12, 3:19 PM

    Moncton's Jared Lutes remains one of the province's busiest musicians, working full-time on his career, playing all over all the time, numbering over a hundred gigs every year. You'll find him either solo or with his band always around the... more »

    Adam Baldwin Steps Out To The Front
    Adam Baldwin Steps Out To The Front
    Mar 11, 3:59 PM

    Adam Baldwin is one of those guys you know if you pay attention to band members, and take note of strong players behind the stars. He's best known for playing guitar in Matt Mays' band, and being part of the... more »

    Catching Up With Ian Janes
    Catching Up With Ian Janes
    Mar 10, 1:20 PM

    What am I doing reviewing a four-year old album? Well, I note that Ian Janes is coming to the Fredericton area in May for a pair of house concerts, a rare excursion outside his Halifax base. Also, I missed hearing... more »

    FeelsGood Folly Fest Will Feature Ben Caplan In June
    FeelsGood Folly Fest Will Feature Ben Caplan In June
    Mar 7, 2:17 PM

    The acts are starting to be announced for the 6th Annual FeelsGood Folly Fest, happening June 27-29. Held each year in the village of Gagetown, NB, FeelsGood enjoyed their highest attendance yet in 2013, and continues to be an excellent... more »

    Music Review:  Carleton Stone - Draws Blood
    Music Review: Carleton Stone - Draws Blood
    Mar 5, 6:33 PM

    Album number three from Cape Breton's Stone, who really jumped ahead with his last, self-titled disc from 2011. While listening through to this one, I checked back on my review of the previous disc, just to remind myself of what... more »

    Music Review:  Chris Kirby & the Marquee - The Kitchen Party Live
    Music Review: Chris Kirby & the Marquee - The Kitchen Party Live
    Mar 4, 10:35 PM

    A barn-burner of a live set, this digital-only release showcases the funky r'n'b Kirby rolled out on his latest studio disc, the award-winning Wonderizer. The set, recording clean as a whistle in a packed club setting, has a great intimacy,... more »

    Music Review:  Fearing & White - Tea and Confidences
    Music Review: Fearing & White - Tea and Confidences
    Mar 3, 3:06 PM

    It's not rare these days for artists to have a couple of groups or gigs they pursue. Band members now go solo, or team up with like-minded pals outside their main gigs all the time, where it used to be... 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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