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UPDATE: St. John's, N.L., group Beauwater earns ECMA for blues recording of the year


SAINT JOHN, N.B. - Newfoundland blues/rock group Beauwater has won the ECMA for blues recording of the year.

The award is the third of five to be presented Friday night in Saint John, N.B.

The trio has been a staple of the St. John's music scene since their debut album "Movin On’’ in 2011. In 2016, Beauwater launched its follow-up,  “Lovers, Fools and Kings.”

Ria Mae.

Earlier in the night, Halifax artist Ria Mae has won her second ECMA of Music Week, taking home the award for pop recording of the year Friday night.
Mae won for her album, "Ria Mae." She picked up her award during performances on the Pop Stage at Saint John Trade and Convention Centre's Great Hall.  

Rowen Gallant, left, Caleb Gallant and Jesse Periard of Ten Strings and A Goat Skin.

P.E.I.’s Ten Strings And A Goat Skin has been touring across the country, performing traditional and original music inspired by the group’s Atlantic roots. And on Friday night band members were rewarded for their efforts during a presentation at the 2017 East Coast Music Awards.
The bilingual folk/fusion trio won roots/traditional album of the year for its  “Auprès Du Poêle” during a presentation in the Warner Roots Room, located at St. Andrews and St. David United Church in Saint John, N.B.
The group consists of Caleb Gallant, Jesse Periard and Rowen Gallant.

ECMAs for rap/hip-hop recording of the year and traditional instrumental recording of the year are also scheduled to be presented Friday night.  

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