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.

Jeffrey Liberty

Industry Services
Member

Paddlefest NB

Folk
Indie
Rock

Holy Order

Artist

Arthur Trythall

Educator

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

Artist

François Émond

Industry Services

New Brunswick Musicians' Assocation

Industry Services

Fran Dearin

Educator

Michael Doherty

Artist

Idée du Nord

Artist
Member

les Païens

Electronic
Jazz
Rock

Roland Gauvin

Artist

Hazen Larry Horsman (1951-2004)

Industry Services
Member

Ken Kelley

Journalist

Francofête en Acadie

Industry Services

Jocelyne Bourque

Artist

Edmundston en Musique

Festival

Gloria Richard

Educator

1755

Artist

Brigitte Lavoie

Industry Services

Ode à L'Acadie

Artist

Eric's Trip

Artist

Mathilda Murdoch

Artist

The Asteroids

Artist
Member

Gala de la chanson de Caraquet

Festival

Richard Gibson

Artist

Wendy Nielsen

Artist

Eagle Feather

Artist

Theresa Malenfant

Artist

Spin-It Records

Music Store

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Artist

George "Bud" Brown

Industry Services

Higho Music

Music Store

J. Hubert Francis

Artist

Daniel Thériault

Industry Services

George Hector

Artist

Normand « Crab » Cormier (1957-2016)

Industry Services

Backstreet Records

Music Store

Gary Sappier

Artist

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Festival

Golden Eagle

Artist

Symphony New Brunswick

Artist

Zéro Degré Celsius

Artist

Paul R. McGraw

Artist

Robert Zildjian (1923-2013)

Industry Services

Edith Butler

Artist

Danny Bourgeois

Artist

George Belliveau

Country

Marc Chouinard (1953-2015)

Industry Services
Member

Ivan & Vivian Hicks

Celtic
Roots
Traditional

François Savoie

Industry Services

Ray Legere

Artist

Saint John String Quartet

Artist

Robert C. Bayley (1913-1995)

Educator

Tony's Music Box Ltd.

Music Store

Marie-Jo Thério

Artist

Sistema NB

Industry Services

Frank's Music

Music Store

Sommet de la chanson de Kedgwick

Industry Services

Roch Voisine

Artist

SappyFest

Festival

Gary Morris

Industry Services

Zach Atkinson

Industry Services

Lynn Colepaugh (Lynn Daigle)

Industry Services

The Gospelaire

Artist

Bois Franc

Artist

Hot Toddy

Artist

Gerry Taylor

Industry Services

Gary Sappier Sr

Artist

Bob Mersereau

Journalist

Walter Tompkins

Industry Services

Dreamkick

Artist

Measha Brueggergosman

Artist

David Thomson (1895-1979)

Educator

Carol Doucet

Industry Services

Père Maurice LeBlanc

Industry Services

Samantha (Sammie X) Rothenberg

Industry Services

Eldon Rathburn (1916-2008)

Artist

Shelley Nordstrom

Industry Services

Denis Richard

Artist

Bluegrass 4

Artist
Member

Carole Chouinard

Bluegrass
Pop
Rock

Jim Stewart

Artist

Andrew Reed Miller

Artist

Janis Kalnins (1904 - 2000)

Educator

Calixte Duguay

Artist

Stephen Humbert (1766-1849)

Artist

Lisa LeBlanc

Artist

Bathurst Music City

Music Store

Natasha St-Pier

Artist

Yolande Bourgeois

Industry Services

Mathieu Duguay

Industry Services

Claudine Thériault

Industry Services

Terry Whalen

Artist

Don Levandier

Artist

Accros de la chanson

Industry Services

Ken Tobias

Artist

Don Messer (1909-1973)

Artist

George Paul

Artist

New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association

Industry Services

Peter Rowan

Industry Services

Festival Jazz et Blues d'Edmundston

Festival
Member

David Myles

Artist

Jeunes chanteurs d'Acadie

Artist

Cayouche

Artist

Jamie Steel

Industry Services

Amos "Amy" Jardine (1932-2017)

Artist

Donat Lacroix

Artist

Joseph & Arlene Pach

Artist

Anna Malenfant (1902-1988)

Artist

Brent Mason

Artist

Eloi LeBlanc (1909-1978)

Artist

Heidi Baird

Industry Services

Barbara Long

Industry Services

Léo Poulin (1898-1959)

Industry Services

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

Industry Services

Bert Lepage

Music Store

Jazz Generation

Artist

Lloyd Hanson

Artist

Léo Thériault

Industry Services

Brian J. Francis

Artist

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

Industry Services

Ned Landry

Artist

Tim Yerxa

Industry Services

Rosemarie Landry

Artist

Forward Music Group

Industry Services

Stevedore Steve (1936-2016)

Artist

Mount Allison Music Department

Educator

Arthur LeBlanc (1906-1985)

Artist

Monseigneur Lionel Daigle (1908-1998)

Industry Services

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

Industry Services

Suzie LeBlanc

Artist

Raymond Savoie

Artist

New Brunswick Sound Initiative / Initiative Sonore Nouveau-Brunswick

Industry Services

New Brunswick Country Showcase

Industry Services

Jac Gautreau

Artist

Aubrey Hanson

Artist

Beausoleil Broussard

Artist

Michel Cardin

Artist

Pascal Lejeune

Artist

Fred A Hazel

Artist

Chuck Teed

Industry Services

Louise Manny (1890-1970)

Industry Services

Patsy Gallant

Artist

Mark Roberts

Industry Services

Susan Butler

Industry Services

The Bunkhouse Boys

Artist

Matt Andersen

Artist