Tag Archives: Prince Edward Island

Single: The East Pointers Double Back on ‘Two Weeks’

“Write what you know.” That lesson gets hammered into us again and again. For bands on the road, like Prince Edward Island’s The East Pointers, many songs are often about just that: life on road. From their sophomore LP What We Leave Behind, released in September 2017, the band are revisiting ‘Two Weeks,’ a song about travelling far away from friends and family to find work. Continue reading Single: The East Pointers Double Back on ‘Two Weeks’

East Coast Crafted: New Book Documents Atlantic Canadian Craft Breweries, Immediately Becomes Outdated

They say you can never step into the same river twice. Capturing the current state of craft brewing in Atlantic Canada is much the same. The ever-increasing flood of new and developing breweries across the four Atlantic provinces is hard to track. That’s why when beer enthusiasts Whitney Moran and Christopher Reynolds set out to compile their definitive guide, ‘East Coast Crafted,’ they knew it could only ever be a snapshot. It just happens to be a glorious one at an exciting time in the industry. Continue reading East Coast Crafted: New Book Documents Atlantic Canadian Craft Breweries, Immediately Becomes Outdated

Catherine MacLellan, The East Pointers, Ashley Condon, and Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling Tied For 2018 Music PEI Awards

How many award-winning musicians can you fit on an island? The upcoming Music PEI Week in January should be able to answer that as they cram almost every one of their musicians and industry professionals into a conference  room. We’ve even got the list of nominees for their 2018 Awards to give us an idea of who will be attending. Continue reading Catherine MacLellan, The East Pointers, Ashley Condon, and Dennis Ellsworth & Kinley Dowling Tied For 2018 Music PEI Awards

New Music: The East Pointers ‘What We Leave Behind’ Is An Eclectic Mix Of Storytelling

Prince Edward Island’s The East Pointers introduced their second album this fall as a follow up to their Juno Award-winning debut Secret Victory, released in 2015. What We Leave Behind is an eclectic mix of country, pop and blue grass embedded in traditional jigs and folk roots. Known for their ability to reach listeners around the globe with their warm and distinct celtic sound, fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron alongside Canadian singer/songwriter Gordie Sampson produced eleven tracks that weave together stories about life on the sea, travels abroad and historical accounts of tragedies while all echoing hope, love, and loss. Continue reading New Music: The East Pointers ‘What We Leave Behind’ Is An Eclectic Mix Of Storytelling

East Coast Writers Shortlisted For Governor General’s 2017 Literary Awards

Earlier this month, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the finalists for the 2017 Governor General’s Literary Awards. 70 titles were chosen from the 1,475 that were submitted in both English and French. As one of the longest-standing literary awards in Canada, the Governor General’s Literary Awards have celebrated over 700 works by writers, poets and translators in its 81-year history. This year, of the 70 titles selected, 11% have ties to Canada’s Atlantic provinces. Continue reading East Coast Writers Shortlisted For Governor General’s 2017 Literary Awards