|Picture courtesy of the East Coast Music Awadrs|
Hamilton-born musician Ben Caplan is making quite a habit of winning The East Coast Music Awards. On April 27, he earned another one - this time for Songwriter of the Year.
Here is what he had to say on social media: "Wow! I am honoured to have just won the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Award for Songwriter of the Year! I am grateful for this recognition from my community! Thank you!"
Links: Ben Caplan, More Ben Caplan Stories, Video above courtesy of Rockstone Sessions
The big winner of the night was rapper Classified, who received 3 awards. Double-award winners include Lennie Gallant, Ria Mae, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire and Scott Macmillan.
- Songwriter: Ben Caplan
- Folk Recording: Lennie Gallant - Searching for Abegweit
- Fans' Choice Entertainer: Lennie Gallant
Links: Lennie Gallant, More Lennie Gallant Stories, Video above courtesy of Lennie Gallant
- Fans' Choice Video: Hillsburn: Run Down (Director: Mat Barkley, Badfunmedia)
- Blues Recording: Beauwater - Lovers, Fools and Kings
- Roots/Traditional Recording of the Year - Ten Strings and a Goat Skin: Auprès du poêle
Links: Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, More Ten Strings and a Goat Skin Stories, Video above courtesy of Ten Strings And A Goat Skin
- Country Recording: Tristan Horncastle - Turnin' Up A Sundown
- Jazz Recording: Joel Miller - Dream Cassette
- Album: Old Man Luedecke - Domestic Eccentric
- Rising Star Recording: Like A Motorcycle - High Hopes
- Francophone Album: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire - Touche-moi pas là!
- Group Recording of the Year: Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire - Touche-moi pas là!
- Indigenous Artist: War Horses
- Gospel Recording: Rootsdeepdown - Awoke and Raised
- Bucky Adams Memorial Award: Ced Marty and Dave
- Rock Recording: The Motorleague - Holding Patterns
- Loud Recording: Lionsault - Are You Feeling Lucky?
- Solo Recording: Ria Mae: Ria Mae
- Pop Recording: Ria Mae: Ria Mae
- RnB/Soul Recording: Erin Costelo - Down Below, the Status Quo
- Dance Recording: Pineo and Loeb - Soul Shakin'
- Song: Classified - No Pressure
- Video: Classified - Work Away ft. David Myles (Director: Jason Levangie)
- Rap/Hip-Hop Recording: Classified - Greatful
- Electronic Recording: Rozalind MacPhail - From The River to the Ocean
- Traditional Instrumental Recording: Scott Macmillan and Colin Grant - GOOD2GO
- Classical Composition: Scott Macmillan - Currents of Sable Island
- Classical Recording: Duo Concertante - J.S. Bach Six Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard
Blast From the Past: Ben Wins Rising Star Award at 2013 ECMAs
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