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October 6th Igloolik, NU
Alianait Arts Festival/Municipal Community Hall Joel Plaskett
October 17th Toronto, Ontario
Massey Hall 2nd Annual Dream Serenade - Joel Plaskett Solo
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November 7th Stephenville, NL
Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre Joel Plaskett Duo
With special guest Jenn Grant
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Nunatsiaq Online: East coaster Joel Plaskett pumped for October Iqaluit gigs

By Lisa Gregoire, Nunatsiaq Online

Joel Plaskett says he looks forward to his first trip to Nunavut where he hopes to gain a northern perspective on climate change and the sticky politics of development.

Joel Plaskett answers his phone somewhere in Halifax and asks if it’s okay if he walks around outside, because he paces when he talks.

Over the periodic din of street noise, the veteran Nova Scotia musician and songwriter talks about how big the country is and how he can’t say he’s actually been everywhere — even though he has been nearly everywhere — until he’s been north.

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Nowhere with You: The East Coast Anthems of Joel Plaskett, The Emergency and Thrush Hermit now available for Pre-order

Book by Josh O’Kane available April 1, 2016

Joel Plaskett has earned an awful lot of honourifics in his career so far, counting folk hero, indie darling, and national treasure among them. And that’s just since the Halifax musician started making records of his own in 1999. For a decade before that, he was one-quarter of Thrush Hermit, a band of scrappy Superchunk mimics who became hard-rock revivalists and one of the last survivors of the ’90s pop “explosion” of major-label interest in Halifax.

Canada’s east coast has never been much of a pop-culture mecca.

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CBC: Joel Plaskett to open café New Scotland Yard Emporium in Dartmouth

Café will be located at 45 Portland St. and will open Oct. 10

By David Irish, CBC News

Nova Scotia musician Joel Plaskett is opening a business in Dartmouth where you’ll be able to sip a cup of coffee while reading the liner notes of a newly-bought record — all while getting your ears lowered.

The New Scotland Yard Emporium, attached to Plaskett’s studio, will hold its grand opening on Oct. 10 at 45 Portland St. The 800-square-foot retail space is currently under renovations and will feature a café, a barbershop and a selection of records to buy.

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Two 2015 Nova Scotia Music Award Nominations

Joel has been nominated for two Nova Scotia Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year and Producer of the Year. His studio, The New Scotland Yard, and studio manager/head engineer, Thomas Stajcer, have also been nominated for Studio of the Year and Engineer of the Year. Congrats to all of the nominees!

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