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.

Eric's Trip

Artist

Jim Stewart

Artist

Donat Lacroix

Artist

New Brunswick Sound Initiative / Initiative Sonore Nouveau-Brunswick

Industry Services

Measha Brueggergosman

Artist

Gerry Taylor

Industry Services

Shelley Nordstrom

Industry Services

Ray Legere

Artist

Frank's Music

Music Store

George "Bud" Brown

Industry Services

Susan Butler

Industry Services

Jazz Generation

Artist

1755

Artist

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

Industry Services

Robert Zildjian (1923-2013)

Industry Services

The Bunkhouse Boys

Artist

Rosemarie Landry

Artist

Janis Kalnins (1904 - 2000)

Educator

Léo Thériault

Industry Services

Edmundston en Musique

Festival

Mathilda Murdoch

Artist

Bluegrass 4

Artist

Monseigneur Lionel Daigle (1908-1998)

Industry Services

Jamie Steel

Industry Services
Member

Ken Kelley

Journalist

Idée du Nord

Artist

David Thomson (1895-1979)

Educator

Eldon Rathburn (1916-2008)

Artist

Accros de la chanson

Industry Services

Jac Gautreau

Artist

Saint John String Quartet

Artist

Brigitte Lavoie

Industry Services

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

Artist

Edith Butler

Artist

Gary Morris

Industry Services

David Myles

Artist

Brian J. Francis

Artist

Calixte Duguay

Artist

Anna Malenfant (1902-1988)

Artist

François Savoie

Industry Services

Yolande Bourgeois

Industry Services

Golden Eagle

Artist

SappyFest

Festival

Spin-It Records

Music Store

Hot Toddy

Artist

New Brunswick Musicians' Assocation

Industry Services

Jocelyne Bourque

Artist

Tim Yerxa

Industry Services

Léo Poulin (1898-1959)

Industry Services

Don Messer (1909-1973)

Artist
Member

les Païens

Electronic
Jazz
Rock

Beausoleil Broussard

Artist

Forward Music Group

Industry Services

Theresa Malenfant

Artist

Walter Tompkins

Industry Services

Sistema NB

Industry Services

Michel Cardin

Artist

Roland Gauvin

Artist

Gary Sappier Sr

Artist

Francofête en Acadie

Industry Services

Fran Dearin

Educator

Jeffrey Liberty

Industry Services

Eagle Feather

Artist

Holy Order

Artist

Joseph & Arlene Pach

Artist

Heidi Baird

Industry Services

Lisa LeBlanc

Artist

Lynn Colepaugh (Lynn Daigle)

Industry Services

Bob Mersereau

Journalist

Mark Roberts

Industry Services

Barbara Long

Industry Services

Chuck Teed

Industry Services

Patsy Gallant

Artist

Louise Manny (1890-1970)

Industry Services

Tony's Music Box Ltd.

Music Store

Robert C. Bayley (1913-1995)

Educator

Peter Rowan

Industry Services

Fred A Hazel

Artist

Wendy Nielsen

Artist

Cayouche

Artist

Denis Richard

Artist

Festival Jazz et Blues d'Edmundston

Festival

New Brunswick Country Showcase

Industry Services
Member

danny boudreau

Folk
Traditional

The Gospelaire

Artist

Symphony New Brunswick

Artist

Bathurst Music City

Music Store

Zéro Degré Celsius

Artist

CHRIS COLEPAUGH

Blues
Rock

New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association

Industry Services

The Asteroids

Artist

Gloria Richard

Educator

Suzie LeBlanc

Artist

Stevedore Steve (1936-2016)

Artist

Aubrey Hanson

Artist

Carol Doucet

Industry Services

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Artist

Dreamkick

Artist

Terry Whalen

Artist

Amos "Amy" Jardine (1932-2017)

Artist

Bert Lepage

Music Store

Arthur LeBlanc (1906-1985)

Artist
Member

Ivan & Vivian Hicks

Celtic
Roots
Traditional

Pascal Lejeune

Artist

Arthur Trythall

Educator

Hazen Larry Horsman (1951-2004)

Industry Services

Gary Sappier

Artist

Stephen Humbert (1766-1849)

Artist

Richard Gibson

Artist

Samantha (Sammie X) Rothenberg

Industry Services

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Festival

Paul R. McGraw

Artist

Raymond Savoie

Artist

Marie-Jo Thério

Artist

George Paul

Artist

Danny Bourgeois

Artist

Sommet de la chanson de Kedgwick

Industry Services

Marc Chouinard (1953-2015)

Industry Services
Member

Carole Chouinard

Bluegrass
Pop
Rock

Matt Andersen

Artist

Ode à L'Acadie

Artist

Ken Tobias

Artist

Michael Doherty

Artist

Andrew Reed Miller

Artist

Bois Franc

Artist

Eloi LeBlanc (1909-1978)

Artist

Backstreet Records

Music Store

Claudine Thériault

Industry Services

Zach Atkinson

Industry Services
Member

George Belliveau

Country

Mathieu Duguay

Industry Services

Jeunes chanteurs d'Acadie

Artist

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

Industry Services

Ned Landry

Artist

Brent Mason

Artist

Père Maurice LeBlanc

Industry Services

Roch Voisine

Artist

Normand « Crab » Cormier (1957-2016)

Industry Services

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

Industry Services

François Émond

Industry Services

J. Hubert Francis

Artist

Natasha St-Pier

Artist

Higho Music

Music Store

Daniel Thériault

Industry Services
Member

Paddlefest NB

Folk
Indie
Rock

Lloyd Hanson

Artist

Don Levandier

Artist

Mount Allison Music Department

Educator

George Hector

Artist