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Joel voted Best Songwriter, Best Solo Artist, Best Producer in The Coast’s “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.

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Ireland: Ballydehob May 30th, Inishbofin June 1st!

Very much looking forward to returning to Ireland for a couple shows in a my favorite places and a few days of sightseeing and inspiration. If you do happen to find yourself in County Cork or on Inishbofin Island pop in for a Tullamore Dew and/or a song …

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Me, Bec and Bo

Rebecca and I were lucky enough to see Bo Diddley play Alderney Landing in Dartmouth in 2006. The show was really cool with Bo playing his hits while experimenting with weird effects pedals in ways I wasn’t expecting.

After the concert, Lori, the promoter asked if we’d like to come back stage to meet Bo. I asked my drummer, Dave, who was there with his brother Steve, if he wanted to join us. He declined but handed me his fishing license and asked if I could get Bo to sign it for him.

Becky and I were escorted backstage after the show and were told we’d have to wait until Bo finished his steak before meeting him.

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