Hey Rosetta!, Amelia Curran, Jenn Grant Take Home East Coast Music Awards

Hey Rosetta!, Amelia Curran, Jenn Grant Take Home East Coast Music Awards
Earlier this year, the 2016 East Coast Music Awards nominees were announced, and last night (April 14) the first of the prizes were handed out at a ceremony in Sydney, NS.
 
In addition to performing at the event, Hey Rosetta! scooped up some hardware, winning Album of the Year, Group Recording of the Year and Song of the Year.
 
Amelia Curran took home the title of Songwriter of the Year, while Jenn Grant was awarded Solo Recording of the Year. Also of note, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy took home a pair of awards, earning Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year and Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year.
 
In addition to boasting performances from Hey Rosetta!, Jenn Grant, Fortunate Ones, City Natives, Heather Rankin, Ashley MacIsaac, Neon Dreams, Ben Caplan, Christina Martin, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, the East Pointers, and Raphaël Butler, the ceremony also paid homage to the late Ron Hynes with a tribute performance from Bruce Guthro, Lennie Gallant, Amelia Curran, the Ennis Sisters, Ken Tizzard, Paul "Boomer" Stamp, Sandy Morris, Paul Kinsman, and Glenn Simmons.
 
Even if you missed the show, you can catch up on all the honours that were handed out by checking out the list of winners below. The remaining awards will be handed out over the course of the weekend, as East Coast Music Week continues until through April 17.

UPDATE (4/16, 12 p.m.): More awards have now been announced, with Hey Rosetta!, Jenn Grant, City Natives and more gaining even more accolades. You can see the updated list of winners below.

UPDATE (4/18, 11 a.m.): All the winners have now been announced, and you can see the full list below.

 
2016 East Coast Music Awards Winners:
 
Aboriginal Artist of the Year
City Natives - Voltron
 
Album of the Year
Hey Rosetta! - Second Sight
(Producer: Marcus Paquin)
 
Songwriter of the Year
Amelia Curran
 
Group Recording of the Year
Hey Rosetta! - Second Sight
 
Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy - One
 
Solo Recording of the Year
Jenn Grant - Compostela
 
Song of the Year
Hey Rosetta! -"Soft Offering (For the Oft Suffering)"
(Producer: Marcus Paquin)

Fans' Choice Entertainer of the Year
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy
 
Fans' Choice Video of the Year
Everglow - "Feel Your Heart"

Enregistrement francophone de l'année
Joey Robin Haché - Repaver l'âme

Pop Recording of the Year - *TIE*
Coyote - Proof of Life
Christina Martin - It'll Be Alright
 
Rock Recording of the Year
Hey Rosetta! - Second Sight
 
Rising Star Recording of the Year
Fortunate Ones - The Bliss

Country Recording of the Year
Whitney Rose - Heartbreaker of the Year
 
Rap/Hip Hop Recording of the Year
Quake Matthews - Rap Music
 
Gospel Recording of the Year
Informants - Ezekiel
 
Classical Composition of the Year
Dinuk Wijeratne - "Two Pop Songs on Antique Poems"
 
Classical Recording of the Year
Symphony Nova Scotia - The How And Why of Memory

Jazz Recording of the Year
Jerry Granelli - What I Hear Now

Blues Recording of the Year
John Campbelljohn - Chin Up

Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year
Vishtèn - Terre Rouge

Folk Recording of the Year
Amelia Curran - They Promised You Mercy

The Bucky Adams Memorial Award
Chelsea Amber - Introducing Chelsea Amber

Dance Recording of the Year
PINEO & LOEB - Soul Clap

Electronic Recording of the Year
Ryan Hemsworth - Alone For the First Time
 
Industry Awards:
 
Company of the Year
SpinCount
 
Event of the Year
Celtic Colours International Festival
 
Graphic/Media Artist of the Year
Deep Hollow Print
 
Live Sound Engineer of the Year
Kyle McDonald
 
Management/Manager of the Year
Sonic Entertainment Group
 
Media Outlet of the Year
The Coast: Halifax's Weekly
 
Media Person of the Year
Ryan McNutt
 
Producer of the Year
Joel Plaskett
 
Studio Engineer of the Year
Mike "Sheppy" Shepherd
 
Studio of the Year
Lakewind Sound Studios
 
Venue of the Year
The Mack (Confederation Centre)
 
Video of the Year
Mo Kenney - "Telephones"
(Director: Nathan Boey)
 
Stompin' Tom Awards
Gordon Stobbe, Hal Mills, Shirley Montague, Mark Gaudet, Emilio Pace
 
Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack O'Donnell
 
Musician's Achievement Award
Ed Woodsworth
 
Industry Builder Award
Fred Lavery