Music Nova Scotia award nominees announced!

The fall is an exciting time of year. It’s a time for a change in season – to conference season!

Music Nova Scotia kicked things off for Nova Scotia Music Week with the announcement of their award nominees today. We’re proud to have our artists and our team of industry partners nominated for the following Music Nova Scotia awards:

David Myles – Entertainer of the Year
Dylan Guthro – SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, “When You Come Home”
Joel Plaskett – Producer of the Year
Mo Kenney – Entertainer of the Year
Molly Thomason – Female Artist Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the Year, Columbus Field
New Scotland Yard – Recording Studio of the Year
Grace Russell – Publicist of the Year
Krista Keough – Educator of the Year
Mat Dunlap – Visual Artist of the Year
Stephen “Snickers” Smith – Live Technician of the Year

Nova Scotia Music Week is taking place from November 6-9 in Truro Colchester County, and we’re looking forward to it already!

Secret Show Series with Dylan Guthro

From August 3 to September 28, Dylan Guthro will be joined by musical friends every Sunday night, starting at 7:00 p.m., to host a series of free shows at the Harbourfront Lounge, Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax.

In demand as a collaborator over the past two years, Dylan’s latest project, “Summertime Win”, with popular Halifax rapper, Quake, hit the airwaves in July. Dylan has co–writes on Songcamp songwriters’ records which includes releases by Dave Sampson, Carleton Stone, and Breagh Mackinnon. “Summertime Win” comes hot on the heels of Dylan’s own single, “Do It All Again”, a collaboration with David Myles and produced by Classified.

During the Secret Show Series, Dylan will debut some of the new songs slated for his next record and will also perform some of his recent collaborations. The genre-spanning work that Dylan has been doing is bound to make for great guests and fun shows that won’t be a secret for long!

August Better Not Suck

To date, this summer has been “One for the Books” as Molly Thomason would say. Things just keep stacking up that make it a challenge to maintain my ever cheerful and optimistic attitude. After a brutally long winter, we’re now having hit and miss summer weather. (There should be no need for jeans and sweaters during the day in June & July – even in Halifax.)

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“Inner Ninja” featured in “St. Vincent” movie trailer, starring Bill Murray

The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for Bill Murray’s comedy “St. Vincent,” four months before its Oct. 24 opening. The trailer lays out the basic plot points of friendship between a 12-year-old boy and his dissolute neighbor showing him gambling, strippers and drinking. – Variety

Listen for David and Classified’s “Inner Ninja” in St. Vincent’s movie trailer below!

Kim StockwoodDamhnait DoyleMo KenneyJoel PlaskettMolly ThomasonSteven MacDougallGordie SampsonDylan GuthroMary Jane LamondMary Jane & WendyDavid Myles