The East Pointers released their sophomore LP What We Leave Behind in September of 2017 and haven’t stopped collecting awards and nominations since. Amidst a flurry of more award announcements, the band released their first video single from the album, ‘Two Weeks’.
The Prince Edward Island folk trio got off on the right foot, taking home the 2017 Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year, and the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Ensemble of the Year, both for their debut album Secret Victory.
This weekend it was also announced that they were taking home four more awards for Music PEI:Touring Artist of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, Song of the Year, and Roots Contemporary Album of the Year.
Yesterday it was announced The East Pointers were nominated for three East Coast Music Awards, including Folk Recording of the Year, Group Recording of the Year, and Songwriter of the Year.
Produced by east coast songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson, the album has allowed the band expand their repertoire, exploring the world that exists between traditional and modern popular music, in a genre that sounds distinctly ‘JUNO winning’.
“Right before we recorded our album, we sat down with our good buddy (and producer) Gordie Sampson and had a good chat about some of the challenges so many people experience working away from home,” says the band. “It certainly can be tough – maintaining a relationship, raising a family or keeping your general well being strong while you’re away from your loved ones. We hope you enjoy the song and this lovely video shot by Jenna MacMillan and Tiny Town productions.“
The band will be departing on a continent wide tour early this February.
02.07 – Fredericton, NB @ Capital Complex
02.08 – Moncton, NB @ Tide & Boar
02.09 – Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse Tavern
02.10 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Confed Centre – Homburg Theatre
02.13 – Sharbot Lake, ON @ Sharbot Lake Country Inn
02.14 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
02.15 – Paris, ON @ Dominion Telegraph
02.16 – Barrie, ON @ Mavricks Music Hall
02.17 – Morrisburg, ON @ St Lawrence Stage Series
02.18 – Ottawa, ON @ NAC – Azrieli Studio
02.27 – Saskatoon, SK @ The Bassment
02.28 – Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
03.02 – Calgary, AB @ Festival Hall
03.03 – Edmonton, AB @ Arden Theatre
03.04 – Canmore, AB @ Communitea Cafe
03.07 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
03.08 – Petoskey, MI @ Crooked Tree Arts Centre
03.10 – Peninsula, OH @ G.A.R Hall
03.14 – Erie, PA @ Bruno’s Cafe
03.15 – Manchester, NH @ Dana Center at St. Anselm College
03.16 – Portland, ME @ One Longfellow Square
03.17 – Madison, CT @ North Madison Congregational Church
03.18 – Northampton, MA @ Parlor Room
04.18 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
04.19 – Harrisburg, PA @ Fort Hunter Barn
04.20 – Baltimore, MD @ Creative Alliance
04.21 – Charlottesville, VA @ C\’Ville Coffee
04.27 – Wilkesboro, NC @ MerleFest
05.05 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival