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November 17, 2006

Nova Scotia Music Week Rocked!

I'm still catching my breath after the exhilarating trip I just took to Nova Scotia. The reason for the visit was Nova Scotia Music Week, held this year in the charming town of Liverpool and the nearby White Point Beach Resort -- about an hour and a half from Halifax.

I honestly can't remember the last time I felt so good about attending a music event. The people I met were wonderful, the amount of musical talent I witnessed was truly impressive, and the way the organizers treated my girlfriend, Pooki, and I during our stay was top-notch.

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Check out photos of the people we met here on Flickr:

Nova Scotia has a rich musical history. Some of the artists who have made their mark include Hank Snow, Anne Murray, Sarah McLachlan, Sloan, the Rankin Family, and Joel Plaskett. (Check out this Wikipedia entry on the province.) There appears to be yet another surge of incredible songs and acts emerging from the region.

Here's a list of just some of the awesome artists we were lucky enough to hear live over three short days:
Here are a few more friends we made that weekend:
A big thanks to Gordon Lapp, Chuck Teed, Mickey Quase and Keith Publicover of Music Nova Scotia for inviting me and making us feel so welcome and at home!


P.S. The cool thing is, I may be returning to Halifax in February for the East Coast Music Awards, an even bigger event. Stay tuned.

P.P.S. To cap off an already memorable trip, guess who sat behind us on the flight from Halifax to JFK? None other than Tom Selleck, Mr. Magnum PI himself.

posted by Bob Baker @ 1:57 PM   3 comments


At Nov 17, 2006 3:08:00 PM, Blogger Indie Music Man said...

Sounds like a cool event and a cool place. Hope to check it out some day.

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At Nov 30, 2006 3:46:00 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Hey Bob;
It's Mike Pope. It was a real pleasure to meet you and have you visit our Province. We took away so many "Golden Nuggets" from your presentations.I hope to be speaking to you soon about the ECMA's. It is a much larger conference and is in the heart of the Province at Halifax.

All the best.

At Oct 21, 2007 2:42:00 PM, Blogger Groveroader said...

Take a listen to this guy. Totally unbelievable:


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