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Heavy Weather Presents Vol. 3

Music has personality. So do the musicians who write and perform it. Heavy Weather puts musicians in an environment that is interesting to your eyes and ears with one camera and no edits, letting the music and performance come through.

Heavy Weather and Pope Productions Ltd. bring you some of the best emerging and established musicians from the East Coast of Canada to CBC Television.

This episode features The Modern Grass, Repartee, Breagh MacKinnon, and The Heavy Horses (around the 22:00 minute mark)

Hello Darlin', Nice to see you. It's been a long time...

Hey everyone! As the great Conway Twitty once said, "It's been a long time" since anything has been posted or updated, but it was a quiet winter of thought and reflection. Thankfully due to the cold weather a lot of tea was consumed (A bright-side to everything). Purposely kept a low profile this past winter but we did play a scattered show here and there (though they weren't posted) and also had the chance to be part of something I'm excited to share with you later this summer.

For random little things or if you want to say hello or share something you can also follow along on Twitter and Facebook. I post to Twitter a little more frequently as I am not a big fan of Facebook.

Hope you're all spending your days with laughter!
- Justin

MusicNL Nomination

Honoured to be nominated for a 2013 MusicNL award for Folk/Roots Artist of the Year. Among some really great company/artists in that category which is very exciting and flattering! Congratulations to all the other folks nominated this year in every category! A full list can be viewed here: MusicNL Nominees.

We will also be performing at the awards gala in Gander, so it should be a very fun weekend!

Represent Newfoundland at CCMA's

Seems I'm representing Newfoundland in a contest to perform during 2013 Canadian Country Music Week. If you feel like voting, which would be fantastic, perhaps I'll end up playing in Edmonton this September. Fun fun!!

Head over to CCMA’s Facebook page: CCMAOfficial, click “Like” and you’ll see the poll and list of artists.


New Merch - Screenprint Poster!

Hey everyone! Had the urge a few weeks ago to make a screenprint poster, so sat down and sketched out some rough ideas, settled on one, then went into the printshop with a friend and banged it out. Below is a video of the overall process and a link to purchase a copy of the final print.

It's an edition of 30 and if you would like to own one it's available through bandcamp!

ECMW Nomination Update!

The album Murder Ballads & Other Love Songs was nominated for "Country Recording of the Year" for the 2013 East Coast Music Awards which are happening this weekend. The country award was given out last night and... well, didn't win an ECMA last night, but did score a free donut from Tim Horton's "Roll Up The Rim", so still headed home a winner! Would like to thank The Divorcees and Andrew Sneddon for accompanying on stage last night. Those guys are awesome players/people and life is good when they're around. Also huge hugs to Laurence Currie and Kelsey Assad who are amazing at everything! Times are good in Halifax this weekend, great people and music all around!

Album Mention!

Here is a short and sweet album mention that comes from Ninebullets.net out of Florida. Check out their various pages and tune into the NineBullets Radio show on Saturdays for some great tunes!

Read the write up here!

ECMA Nomination!

Exciting news! The Heavy Horses debut album "Murder Ballads & Other Love Songs" is nominated for a 2013 East Coast Music Award in the Country Recording of the Year category. Exciting!

The 25th ECMA's take place in Halifax from March 6 - 10 2013.

Watch the official video below (Country Recording announced at 2:48)