Erin Costelo – winner of Recording, Solo Recording and Americana Recording of the Year at last year’s Music Nova Scotia Awards – adds a second show at The Carleton on Sunday, November 1st. Local artist SAMM will open the show. This special matinée starts at 1 PM and tickets are $30.
With songs that sound like they were written by your heroes, Erin Costelo has been compared to Carole King, Laura Nyro, and Nina Simone and has had the opportunity to open for legends like Mavis Staples, Dr. John and Boz Scaggs and has performed with Amy Helm and Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band. However, Costelo is unquestionably herself, a singular artist of maturity and importance; a maverick, unfettered by trend, fashion or industry ‘pathway.’
Her fifth full-length album, SWEET MARIE, released on November 2, 2018, on Compass Records, is 10-song collection recorded in 10 days in a timber-frame home on the ocean in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia. The album was brought to life in January amidst Canadian winter storms and pounding surf of the east coast. Produced by Costelo herself, SWEET MARIE finds the native Nova Scotian looking at a world and an industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career – and finds her pushing back. A documentary on the making of this album aired nationally on CBC Television in Canada and featured some of the country’s greatest musicians. SWEET MARIE was awarded Recording of the Year, Solo Recording of the Year, and Americana Recording of the Year at the 2019 Music Nova Scotia Awards.
Samm is diving into the Halifax music scene as a vocalist from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She has recently received the Rising Star- New Artist Award for the 2014 African Nova Scotian Music Awards. Samm is developing a name with her unique voice and smooth sound.