City Natives, Hero's Last Rite, Les Hay Babies latest NB winners of ECMA's

New Brunswick artists grabbed a trio of East Coast Music Awards Friday night in St. John's. Trophies went to Hero's Last Rite, Les Hay Babies and City Natives.

The awards are being handed out over four days during East Coast Music Week. Major prizes were announced during Thursday's gala, and the ones honouring specific genres are being awarded during showcase concerts at various St. John's venues.

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City Natives, a collective of four hip-hip performers from NB and NS repeating their success of 2014, winning the Aboriginal Recording of the Year for the second year in a row. This time, the album Red City was honoured.

Hero's Last Rite is a metal band from Fredericton. They won Loud Recording of the Year for the album The Mirror's Face.

Moncton-based folk group Les Hay Babies won the first of two awards they are nominated for, Francophone Recording of the Year for Mon Homesick Heart.

Other winners announced Friday were Meaghan Smith for Video of the Year, Mo Kenney for Pop Recording, and The Trews for Rock Recording.

Irish Mythen was the winner in Roots/Traditional Solo Recording, Jimmy Rankin grabbed Country Recording, and Joshua Van Tassel took home Electronic Recording of the Year.

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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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