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Joel wins “Best of Halifax” Awards

By The Coast

Best Songwriter
This is Plaskett’s second songwriting award this year—he nabbed an ECMA in May. “The Songwriter award is a special honour and in my heart I share it with my friend, Matthew Grimson, who we lost this year,” says Plaskett. “Matthew was the most prolific songwriter I’ve ever known. His words, imagination and honesty have influenced me, and many others who had the privilege of knowing him, greatly.” [READ MORE]

Best Solo Artist
A familiar name in this category, Dartmouth mascot Joel Plaskett is once again your favourite solo artist. “The ongoing support and recognition this community—and The Coast!—has given me from year to year is incredible,” says Plaskett, Hall of Famer for Humblest Local Famous Guy. [READ MORE]

Best Producer
Joel Plaskett opened The New Scotland Yard in Dartmouth in 2013, and the likes of Christina Martin, Old Man Luedecke and Gypsophilia have made magic there. The man himself has been making his own records since the late ’90s, including his latest with his Dad Bill, Solidarity. [READ MORE]