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“Joel Plaskett - "Nowhere With You" makes CBC Music Top East Coast Song of all time! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the East Coast Music Awards, CBC Music is running a campaign for the top East Coast songs of all time. After two weeks of polling and 5000 nominations, they have revealed the top 10 songs and "Nowhere With You" made the list. You can vote on the CBC Music website for your top East Coast song: http://music.cbc.ca/#/genres/Singer-Songwriter/blogs/2013/2/East-Coast-top-10-songs-revealed Listen for the countdown on Saturday, March 9 during a special live broadcast of CBC Radio One's Atlantic Airwaves during East Coast Music Week.”
“Song of the Day "Harbour Boys" on KEXP 90.3 in Seatte -Every Monday thru Friday, KEXP 90.3 Seattle radio delivers a different song as part their Song of the Day (http://www.kexp.org/podcasting/podcasting.asp) podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, & recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s selection, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Harbour Boys” by the Joel Plaskett Emergency from the 2012 album Scrappy Happiness on Maple Music. When his band of eight years, Thrush Hermit, broke up in 1999, Canadian songwriter Joel Plaskett began his solo career, but it wasn’t until he teamed up with the backing duo of drummer Dave Marsh and bassist Tim Brennan (also known as The Emergency) that Plaskett’s career started taking off. , Plaskett has toured on four continents, produced ..read more ...http://blog.kexp.org/2013/01/03/song-of-the-day-joel-plaskett-emergency-harb”
“Joel Plaskett Nominated for 2 Music Nova Scotia Awards! - Music Nova Scotia is a provincial organization that helps support the growth and development of music in the province. Every year they host an event called Nova Scotia Music Week that celebrates the musical talent in our region with showcases, a conference, and an awards show. Joel is nominated for two awards this year, Entertainer of the Year and SOCAN Songwriter of the Year. Thank you Music Nova Scotia! http://joelplaskett.com/?cat=9”
“East Coast Music Review - Plaskett Shaking Up Music World With New Album.. Joel Plaskett is about to change the way albums are released with an ambitious new plan to unveil his latest, Scrappy Happiness. Starting January 10th Plaskett and The Emergency are going into the studio to record. But instead of doing all the songs at once, and then dropping the whole disc when its done, the band will work on one song at a time, and release it immediately. That means recording, and then putting out a song a week, digitally, for ten weeks. By the end of the run, March 27th, the album will be complete, and fans can then buy the whole thing as a physical piece. Plaskett wants to return to the roots of rock recording, the 50's and 60's era, when singles were done, and released quickly. It's a plan he's had for awhile, first talking about it, at least to me, well over a year ago. ..see more....http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/east-coast-music/2012/01/plaskett-shaking-up-music-world-with-new-album.html”
“Plaskett is incredibly gifted, incredibly prolific and incredibly true to himself as a musician. Three proves this again - and again - and again.”
“While Three trades in the rock 'n' roll swagger of that record for stripped-down folk-pop, it is similarly streamlined and focused - which is a feat considering its size. It's a record that not only speaks to Plaskett's ability as a songwriter, but also to his fearlessness.”
“Now, with the release of his 27-song, three-disc magnum opus Three, the full scope of Plaskett’s own eccentricities are on display — and thankfully, even his most left-field ideas are clever, chock full of melodies, and effortlessly catchy.”