The Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative is a not-for-profit organization supporting members of the Cape Breton music industry. CBMIC provides training, information and resources to help music industry professionals in Cape Breton establish themselves and to succeed in music business. The Cooperative is presenting two showcases of Cape Breton artists during the 2010 East Coast Music Awards, Festival & Conference.
The “Hometown Throwdown” showcase takes place Thursday night at Smooth Herman’s Nightclub & Lounge featuring a diverse lineup with musical styles ranging from Celtic to bluegrass to funk and rock.
“The artists performing represent some of the hottest up and coming and export ready artists Cape Breton has to offer,” said Jennifer Pino Chair of the Board for CBMIC. “We feel the lineup is a great cross section of the talent on our island and offers a little something for everyone in what is going to be a great start to the ECMA weekend in Cape Breton”.
Doors open at 9:00pm and showtime is 10:00pm. Tickets are available at Joe’s Warehouse for $10.00. Admission is free with an ECMA Delegate Pass.
Saturday night 9pm at the Delta Hotel’s Crown and Moose Pub, CBMIC will present a second showcase of new and exciting multi-genre performers including Andrea Beaton, Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel and Steven Fifield.
While a staple in the Sydney music scene, Steven Fifield is a realtively new songwriting presence in Atlantic Canada. A studied delta blues picker, Fified is versatile enough to jump from subdued songwriters’ circles to rockin’ brouhahas. His songwriting testifies to Sydney’s character, writing its map tune by tune, street by street.
With a complete, super charged E-Street orchestration, yoked to the lyrical wit and conviction of a Ryan Adams or Elvis Costello, Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel has concocted the perfect hit-maker balance of passion, originality and relentless live energy.
Coming off a nomination for Instrumental Recording of the Year, ECMA Award hopeful Andrea Beaton joins the show with a remarkably original celtic sound. Cut from an revered Cape Breton musical cloth, Beaton has made a name for herself as a new generation of tune maker in dance halls, kitchen parties and festivals.