Old Man Luedecke, Jenn Grant, Dave Gunning Win Big at East Coast Music Awards

Old Man Luedecke, Jenn Grant, Dave Gunning Win Big at East Coast Music Awards
Folk singer Old Man Luedecke came out on top last night (April 6) at the East Coast Music Awards, picking up a pair of trophies, including Album of the Year, for his Tender Is the Night.

In addition to the top prize, Luedecke's LP was also toasted as the Folk Recording of the Year, but he wasn't the only artist to pick up multiple awards at last night's gala. Dave Gunning was awarded Solo Recording of the Year for his No More Pennies, while the album's "These Hands" also nabbed the artist the Songwriter of the Year Award.

During the ceremony, the late Rita MacNeil was honoured with a Director's Special Achievement Award, while other winners included Classified, Jenn Grant, Mo Kenny, the Barra Macneils, the Trews and more. The night also featured performances Paper Lions, Amelia Curran, Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire and David Myles, though none of those artists picked up any ECMAs.

Here are some of other winners from last night:

City Natives - Aboriginal Recording of the Year for 4 Kingz

Classified - Rap/Hip-Hop Recording of the Year for Classified

Death Valley Driver - Loud Recording of the Year for Graveyard Dead

Jenn Grant - Song of the Year for "I've Got Your Fire"

Mo Kenney - Pop Recording of the Year for Mo Kenney

PINEO - Electronic Recording of the Year for C'est La Vie!

The Trews - Rock Recording of the Year for ...thank you & I'm sorry

You'll find the full list of winners over here.