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ECMA Songwriters Tour features some of the East Coast’s hottest up-and-coming artists

by on January 30, 2017


Coming to the Fredericton Playhouse on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m., the ECMA Songwriters Tour features five of Atlantic Canada’s hottest up-and-coming songwriters.

Presented in the Playhouse’s intimate backstage studio space, audiences will be treated to performances by New Brunswick’s Mike Biggar, Jordan Musycysn of Cape Breton, Newfoundland’s Jon Pike, Nova Scotia’s Ian Sherwood, and Andrew Waite from Prince Edward Island. These artists were selected by members of the Atlantic Presenters Association after seeing them perform during the 2016 East Coast Music Awards in Sydney, N.S.

Known for intense, roiling live performances, signature soaring vocals and warm, disarming on-stage humour, soulful roots artist Mike Biggar is a definitive natural live performer who has earned affection from listeners and accolades from the industry, including an ECMA win in 2012.

A masterful storyteller, Jordan Musycysn writes stories about life and love with humour and pathos, moving listeners from laughter to tears and back again on his Music Nova Scotia-nominated debut album The Pitch.

Jon Pike is one half of alt-pop duo Everglow, known for a polished radio-ready sound accompanied by a thrilling live performance. The band has quickly risen in popularity since debuting three years ago, earning an ECMA for Fan’s Choice Video of the Year in 2016.

Musician, storyteller and creator Ian Sherwood creates songs full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses, incorporating his signature style of imaginative, narrative writing. This Canadian Folk Music Award-winning artist is known for his unique musicianship combined with tales of heartbreak, victory and adventure.

Best known for his rock-roots band Andrew Waite & the Firm, Waite’s songwriting is honest, rugged and evocative. Under his lead, the band became a regional finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition and won the 2016 Music PEI Rock Recording of the Year.

Tickets for the ECMA Songwriters Tour are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344 or online at


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