150 Music Builders

In celebration of Canada 150, Music/Musique NB (MNB) turned to the community and to the music industry to create a list of 150 New Brunswick Music Builders. After receiving over 750 submissions, a group of volunteers had the challenge of narrowing the list down to 150 names.

"It was both a fun and difficult undertaking," says Jean Surette, executive director of MNB. "Fun because we learned about a lot of very dedicated musicians and rediscovered groups and artists that had made their mark in the past and that we may have forgotten about. But it was also a very difficult task, as it quickly became obvious that 150 spots were not enough to recognize everyone who has had an impact on music in New Brunswick."

The list ranges from groups, like The Asteroids, one of the first bands to record rock 'n' roll in the Maritimes, artists, like George Paul, who has been instrumental in reviving Mi'kmaq traditional songs, and industry professionals, including Louise Manny, who founded the Miramichi Folksong Festival. The group of volunteers also decided to add organizations and businesses, like the New Brunswick Country Hall of Fame, in an effort to recognize the importance of such institutions.

"We couldn't possibly fit in all the deserving individuals and groups", acknowledges Jean Surette. "This is A list, but not THE list. We hope that people take this project as an incentive to pick up the phone and call that music teacher who instilled them with a love of music, or that venue owner who gave them their first gig."

This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the City of Moncton, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

Robert C. Bayley (1913-1995)

Educator

Lloyd Hanson

Artist

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra / Orchestre des Jeunes du Nouveau-Brunswick

Artist

Bert Lepage

Music Store

Robert Zildjian (1923-2013)

Industry Services

Carole Chouinard

Bluegrass
Pop
Rock

Stevedore Steve (1936-2016)

Artist

New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame / Temple de la renommée de la musique country du Nouveau-Brunswick

Industry Services

Denis Richard

Artist

Suzie LeBlanc

Artist

Roch Voisine

Artist

Arthur LeBlanc (1906-1985)

Artist

Stratégie de promotion des artistes acadiens sur la scène internationale (SPAASI)

Industry Services

Tony's Music Box Ltd.

Music Store

The Gospelaire

Artist

Saint John String Quartet

Artist

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Festival

Natasha St-Pier

Artist

New Brunswick Sound Initiative / Initiative Sonore Nouveau-Brunswick

Industry Services

Wendy Nielsen

Artist

Lynn Colepaugh (Lynn Daigle)

Industry Services

Marc Chouinard (1953-2015)

Industry Services

1755

Artist

Paul R. McGraw

Artist

Bois Franc

Artist

François Émond

Industry Services

Gary Sappier Sr

Artist

Theresa Malenfant

Artist

Gloria Richard

Educator

Terry Whalen

Artist

Backstreet Records

Music Store

Frank's Music

Music Store

Jeunes chanteurs d'Acadie

Artist

Heidi Baird | Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Festival

Symphony New Brunswick

Artist

Dreamkick

Artist

Gerry Taylor

Industry Services

Michael Doherty

Artist

Jazz Generation

Artist
Member

les Païens

Electronic
Jazz
Rock
Member

Ivan & Vivian Hicks

Celtic
Roots
Traditional

Monseigneur Lionel Daigle (1908-1998)

Industry Services

Roland Gauvin

Artist

Marie-Jo Thério

Artist

The Asteroids

Artist

Jocelyne Bourque

Artist

Andrew Reed Miller

Artist

Eric's Trip

Artist

Neighbourhood Watch

Punk

Beausoleil Broussard

Artist

Susan Butler

Industry Services

George "Bud" Brown

Industry Services
Member

Ken Kelley

Journalist

Michel Cardin

Artist

Higho Music

Music Store

Stephen Humbert (1766-1849)

Artist

SappyFest

Festival

Richard Gibson

Artist

Jim Stewart

Artist

Festival Jazz et Blues d'Edmundston

Festival

Sommet de la chanson de Kedgwick

Industry Services

Edmundston en Musique

Festival

Mathilda Murdoch

Artist

Pascal Lejeune

Artist
Member

Accros de la chanson - FJFNB

Festival

Claudine Thériault

Industry Services

New Brunswick Country Showcase

Industry Services

Edith Butler

Artist

Lisa LeBlanc

Artist

Matt Andersen

Artist

Normand « Crab » Cormier (1957-2016)

Industry Services

Measha Brueggergosman

Artist

François Savoie

Industry Services

Don Levandier

Artist

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Artist

Janis Kalnins (1904 - 2000)

Educator

Carol Doucet

Industry Services

Gala de la chanson de Caraquet

Festival
Member

Paddlefest NB

Folk
Indie
Rock

Bathurst Music City

Music Store

Ray Legere

Artist

Calixte Duguay

Artist

Neil J. Michaud (1927-2016) / Département de musique de l'Université de Moncton

Industry Services

Barbara Long

Industry Services

Zach Atkinson

Industry Services

Tim Yerxa

Industry Services

Joseph & Arlene Pach

Artist

Shelley Nordstrom | ECMA

Industry Services

Mount Allison Music Department

Educator

Golden Eagle

Artist

Bluegrass 4

Artist

Ode à L'Acadie

Artist

Patsy Gallant

Artist

David Myles

Artist

Raymond Savoie

Artist

George Hector

Artist

Eagle Feather

Artist

Anna Malenfant (1902-1988)

Artist

Jac Gautreau

Artist

Sistema NB

Industry Services

Fran Dearin

Educator

Arthur Trythall

Educator

Daniel Thériault

Industry Services

Don Messer (1909-1973)

Artist

Gary Sappier

Artist

Zéro Degré Celsius

Artist

Spin-It Records

Music Store

Léo Thériault

Industry Services

Eloi LeBlanc (1909-1978)

Artist

Brigitte Lavoie

Industry Services

Fred A Hazel

Artist

Ned Landry

Artist

Samantha (Sammie X) Rothenberg

Industry Services

Bob Mersereau

Journalist

Danny Bourgeois

Artist

Idée du Nord

Artist

Ken Tobias

Artist

The Bunkhouse Boys

Artist

Chuck Teed

Industry Services

Aubrey Hanson

Artist

Brian J. Francis

Artist

Mathieu Duguay

Industry Services

Louise Manny (1890-1970)

Industry Services

Cayouche

Artist

David Thomson (1895-1979)

Educator

New Brunswick Musicians' Assocation

Industry Services

Walter Tompkins

Industry Services

Donat Lacroix

Artist

Eldon Rathburn (1916-2008)

Artist

Hazen Larry Horsman (1951-2004)

Industry Services

Mark Roberts

Industry Services

New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association

Industry Services

Forward Music Group

Industry Services

Père Maurice LeBlanc

Industry Services

Amos "Amy" Jardine (1932-2017)

Artist

Hot Toddy

Artist

Gary Morris

Industry Services

J. Hubert Francis

Artist

Francofête en Acadie

Industry Services

Yolande Bourgeois

Industry Services

Brent Mason

Artist

Holy Order

Artist

Rosemarie Landry

Artist

Peter Rowan

Industry Services

George Paul

Artist

Léo Poulin (1898-1959)

Industry Services

Jamie Steel

Industry Services