Earle and Coffin, Duane Andrews are Canadian Folk Music Award winners

Tara Bradbury tbradbury@thetelegram.com
Published on December 4, 2016

Teenage musicians Nick Earle (left) and Joe Coffin have won a Canadian Folk Music Award for their album “Live at Citadel House.”

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Both Newfoundland acts nominated for this year's Canadian Folk Music Awards will be coming home from the awards gala with trophies.

Nick Earle, 17, and Joseph Coffin, 16, who perform together as Earle and Coffin, are bringing home the Young Performer of the Year award for their album, "Live at Citadel House," while guitarist Duane Andrews has been named Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year for his CD, "Conception Bay."

Earle and Coffin have been playing the blues individually since they were in elementary school, and together for about three years. "Live at Citadel House," recording during a live show in Lewisporte, features covers of tunes by Muddy Waters and B.B. King, among others.

Andrews, who has a Juno Award and a previous Canadian Folk Music Award to his credit as one-third of The Swinging Belles, released "Conception Bay" about a year ago to great success. In October, the album earned Andrews the MusicNL Award for Jazz/Blues Recording of the Year as well as Male Artist of the Year.

The Canadian Folk Music Awards were handed out during a ceremony in Toronto Saturday night.

 

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