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Sunday, November 06

The Wicked Deadlys

+   add 2016-11-06 14:002016-11-06 14:30America/Glace_BayThe Wicked DeadlysRath Eastlink Community Centre, 625 Abenaki Road, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 0G6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287A Halifax Super Group playing classic 50s and 60s rock and roll.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rcstanimal

2:00 PM

Asia & NuGruv

+   add 2016-11-06 15:002016-11-06 15:45America/Glace_BayAsia & NuGruvRath Eastlink Community Centre, 625 Abenaki Road, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 0G6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287Asia & NuGruv is the kind of band that could keep a party going all night long. Delivering every note with utter enthusiasm, the Halifax­ based group has been keeping audiences on their toes for years with a refreshing take on R&B, Soul, Funk and Motown via both original compositions and old school favourites. “Asia” leads the troop of the city’s finest musicians, commanding crowds with her enormous voice—with a little Aretha vibe and some Mary J. Blige sass— and captivating personality. With a tight rhythm section five players strong, Asia & NuGruv produces a hearty, upbeat groove that feels as good as it sounds. Already crowned with multiple African Nova Scotia Music Association Awards, this passion­ filled powerhouse’s audience continues to grow. Asia & NuGruv know how to put on a live performance that is sure to impress as much as it is sure to please.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Asia-NuGruv-196045067107556/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/asianugruv

3:00 PM

Charlie A'Court

+   add 2016-11-06 16:002016-11-06 17:00America/Glace_BayCharlie A'CourtRath Eastlink Community Centre, 625 Abenaki Road, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 0G6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287With five solo albums and numerous collaborative projects to his credit, guitarist-singer-songwriter Charlie A’Court is an eight-time MusicNS award winner and a five-time ECMA award winner. Described as “a singing tour de force” by CBC music journalist Bob Mersereau, Charlie A’Court has twice been named Nova Scotia’s Entertainer of the year and picked up the 2015 Blues Recording of the Year award from both MusicNS and ECMA for his latest album, Come On Over. Signed to Australia based Fanfare Records in Fall 2015, A’Court launched Come On Over in Australia with an extensive seven-week tour, including national tours with blues-boogie legends Canned Heat, and iconic reggae group UB40. A’Court continues to tour non-stop throughout his native Canada and “his adopted second home” of Australia, with occasional forays to the USA, UK and Europe. Recorded and released in July 2016, A’Court’s latest single/video titled, “Refuse To Fear” (co-written by Charlie A’Court and Australian bluesman Lloyd Spiegel) met with immediate attention and support on all manner of media platforms.

4:00 PM

The Carson Downey Band

+   add 2016-11-06 17:302016-11-06 18:30America/Glace_BayThe Carson Downey Band Rath Eastlink Community Centre, 625 Abenaki Road, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 0G6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287If the Carson Downey Band were a fighter, it would be Mike Tyson. Every show the pride of North Preston, Nova Scotia, gives, it seems, is a battle for the allegiance of the audience. The trio likes to come out swinging, but instead of biting ears, they make them ring with a sonic assault that has left a veteran bluesman or two on the ropes. It happened that way earlier in a Toronto club where the burly guitarist/vocalist Carson Downey, along with brother Murray on drums and bassist Marlowe Smith opened for Buddy Guy, the last of the great Chicago bluesmen. Carson Downey has five brothers and four sisters all raised in a small house with an oil furnace, a wood stove, and kerosene lamps for illumination. North Preston, like the other black townships rimmed around Halifax was a community poor in cash but rich in soul and solidarity. "We only had each other to feed off back then," Maureen Downey once explained to an interviewer. "We had to stick together." Music was one of the glues of the community. Maureen "bought me my first guitar when I was 11 or 12," and found the money for a set of drums for his brother Murray. Downey's musical roots are in soul and rock his first album "All The Way" came along to critical success, along with over a dozen awards across Canada. Carson Downey has done extensive touring coast to coast as well as tours of Germany, Greenland, Asia and parts of the US. "Catch Me If You Can" is Carson’s third CD and captures what he does best: burning up a stage with his intense delivery. Whenever Carson Downey starts playing it doesn't matter if the audience is brand new, young or old, they leave the show amazed and as life-long fans. http://www.carsondowney.ca

Website: http://www.carsondowney.ca/

5:30 PM

Wayne Nicholson and the Eastenders

+   add 2016-11-06 19:002016-11-06 20:00America/Glace_BayWayne Nicholson and the EastendersRath Eastlink Community Centre, 625 Abenaki Road, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 0G6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287Wayne Nicholson grew up in Pictou county and sang in the local band "Nite Cult". He sang and played flute with Truro-based "Horse" in the early '70s and was a member of "Oakley" from 1977-1982. He later reunited with "Nite Cult" band mates John Duncan MacKenzie and Henry Lewis in the New Glasgow band "Granfalloon" before leaving the area for a while. Wayne has been recording and working as a solo act since 1992 and also worked as a producer for Loggerhead Records and has participated in several Horse and Oakley reunions.

7:00 PM


 
 

Music Nova Scotia Awards Celebration and Closing Reception Presented by Lenore Zann

Holiday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom

Doors 5:30 PM
Showtime 7:00 PM
19+
Admission - Festival Wristband, Delegate Pass or $15 at the door subject to capacity

DJ IV

+   add 2016-11-06 18:002016-11-06 18:55America/Glace_BayDJ IVHoliday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom, 437 Prince St, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 1E6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287Internationally travelled with the stamps to prove it, Dj IV has earned his placement amongst Canada’s most versatile, experienced & respected working Dj’s. A staple in the East Coast of Canada as party goers of all varieties know him to be the “delivery man” when it’s time to turn the party up, as well as being the “go to” guy when artists need a solid backbone on stage, the studio, & as proven by the track record, building successful club night residencies. For over the past decade, IV has taken his top notch turntablism skills & club mixing/remixing blends and incorporated them into a style that has proven to entertain world wide. If you don’t believe the hype, his touring schedule & Dj battles will leave no question he is the hardest working Dj residing in Atlantic Canada. His ear for technical perfection got him recognition early in his career which led him to full time stage and studio positions with local legends Universal Soul and Universal Music Recording Artist Classified. IV started to gain nominations & awards that he continues to hold to this day. He has also been nominated for 2 MMVA’s and received 1 for his contributions on “Anybody Listening” which was released by Classified on Sony Music. He’s been given the chance to share International stages with the likes of Hip-Hop Royalty, if it’s Dj’ing for Shaquille O’Neil, Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, Maestro Fresh Wes or Classified, IV stays ready for whoever may acquire his talents. Taking on the natural progression, In 2016 IV’s in the studio on a more regular basis, taking a break from an engineer role he’s been in charge of since 2006 at IV League Studios, his new focus is to work on production & to further his role as a producer, he’s getting ready to release his own material. No matter what kind of event you have planned, you can rest assured knowing that IV will have the right tunes to keep your company entertained all night long with a flawless track selection… Guaranteed to bring any party to life & take it to the next level.

6:00 PM

The Brood

+   add 2016-11-06 19:002016-11-06 19:05America/Glace_BayThe BroodHoliday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom, 437 Prince St, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 1E6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287Blending the bizarro vibes of Devo, The B52s,and Frank Zappa, guitar riffs that recall the everyman blues brilliance of Chuck Berry, and a bit of Genesis’s synthscapes and Ween’s wit, The Brood are at the forefront of their very own 21 st century East Coast sound.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thebroodhfx
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebroodhfx
Website: http://thebrood.ca/

7:00 PM

Keonté Beals

+   add 2016-11-06 19:552016-11-06 20:00America/Glace_BayKeonté BealsHoliday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom, 437 Prince St, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 1E6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287Keonte's style has often been compared to Anthony Hamilton and John Legend. This soul singer’s voice breaks generation boundaries! With his smooth R&B vocals and Gospel background, he continues to leave audiences amazed. Keonte's voice has been said to consume incredible power and balance.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCIXdsEQkiY-kVRgED2g2fg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/keontebeals16
Website: http://www.KeonteBeals.com

7:55 PM

Erin Costelo

+   add 2016-11-06 20:552016-11-06 21:00America/Glace_BayErin CosteloHoliday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom, 437 Prince St, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 1E6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287ECMA winner, Erin Costelo has the voice of a soul singer, the soul of a gospel singer, and a songwriting style described "as if her songs were written by your heroes". Her new album "Down Below, the Status Quo" has led her to tour throughout Canada and Europe.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Foolforsoul
Facebook: http://facebook.com/erincostelomusic
Website: http://www.erincostelo.com

8:55 PM

Asia & NuGruv

+   add 2016-11-06 21:452016-11-06 22:45America/Glace_BayAsia & NuGruvHoliday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom, 437 Prince St, Truro Nova Scotia B2N 1E6Nova Scotia Music Weekinfo@musicnovascotia.cafalseYYYY-MM-DDapWLBuxnYzgmsEMzKmbm19287Asia & NuGruv is the kind of band that could keep a party going all night long. Delivering every note with utter enthusiasm, the Halifax­ based group has been keeping audiences on their toes for years with a refreshing take on R&B, Soul, Funk and Motown via both original compositions and old school favourites. “Asia” leads the troop of the city’s finest musicians, commanding crowds with her enormous voice—with a little Aretha vibe and some Mary J. Blige sass— and captivating personality. With a tight rhythm section five players strong, Asia & NuGruv produces a hearty, upbeat groove that feels as good as it sounds. Already crowned with multiple African Nova Scotia Music Association Awards, this passion­ filled powerhouse’s audience continues to grow. Asia & NuGruv know how to put on a live performance that is sure to impress as much as it is sure to please.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Asia-NuGruv-196045067107556/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/asianugruv

9:45 PM


 
 

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