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.

François Émond

Industry Services

Tim Yerxa

Industry Services

Lynn Colepaugh (Lynn Daigle)

Industry Services

Wendy Nielsen

Artist

Normand « Crab » Cormier (1957-2016)

Industry Services

Hazen Larry Horsman (1951-2004)

Industry Services

Marie-Jo Thério

Artist

The Asteroids

Artist

Michel Cardin

Artist

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

Artist

Mount Allison Music Department

Educator

Monseigneur Lionel Daigle (1908-1998)

Industry Services

Jeunes chanteurs d'Acadie

Artist

Symphony New Brunswick

Artist

Bluegrass 4

Artist

Eagle Feather

Artist

New Brunswick Registered Music Teachers' Association

Industry Services

The Gospelaire

Artist

Brian J. Francis

Artist

Walter Tompkins

Industry Services

Louise Manny (1890-1970)

Industry Services
Member

Paddlefest NB

Folk
Indie
Rock

George Paul

Artist

Ned Landry

Artist

Francofête en Acadie

Industry Services
Member

Ivan & Vivian Hicks

Celtic
Roots
Traditional

Don Messer (1909-1973)

Artist

Fred A Hazel

Artist

Jim Stewart

Artist

Janis Kalnins (1904 - 2000)

Educator

Saint John String Quartet

Artist

Jazz Generation

Artist

Léo Thériault

Industry Services

Père Maurice LeBlanc

Industry Services

Gala de la chanson de Caraquet

Festival

Léo Poulin (1898-1959)

Industry Services
Member

Accros de la chanson - FJFNB

Festival

Rosemarie Landry

Artist

Joseph & Arlene Pach

Artist

Tony's Music Box Ltd.

Music Store

Daniel Thériault

Industry Services

New Brunswick Sound Initiative / Initiative Sonore Nouveau-Brunswick

Industry Services

Suzie LeBlanc

Artist

Lloyd Hanson

Artist

Terry Whalen

Artist

Zach Atkinson

Industry Services

J. Hubert Francis

Artist

Eric's Trip

Artist

New Brunswick Country Showcase

Industry Services

Theresa Malenfant

Artist

Samantha (Sammie X) Rothenberg

Industry Services
Member

les Païens

Electronic
Jazz
Rock

Jamie Steel

Industry Services

Eldon Rathburn (1916-2008)

Artist

Robert C. Bayley (1913-1995)

Educator

Heidi Baird | Larlee Creek Hullabaloo

Festival

Mark Roberts

Industry Services

George Hector

Artist

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

Industry Services

Zéro Degré Celsius

Artist

Bob Mersereau

Journalist

Lisa LeBlanc

Artist

Susan Butler

Industry Services
Member

Ken Kelley

Journalist

Bois Franc

Artist

Ode à L'Acadie

Artist

Don Levandier

Artist

New Brunswick Musicians' Assocation

Industry Services

Jac Gautreau

Artist

Mathilda Murdoch

Artist

Brigitte Lavoie

Industry Services

Raymond Savoie

Artist

Michael Doherty

Artist

The Bunkhouse Boys

Artist

Sommet de la chanson de Kedgwick

Industry Services

Holy Order

Artist

1755

Artist

Carole Chouinard

Bluegrass
Pop
Rock

George "Bud" Brown

Industry Services

Barbara Long

Industry Services

Mathieu Duguay

Industry Services

Shelley Nordstrom | ECMA

Industry Services

Arthur LeBlanc (1906-1985)

Artist

Higho Music

Music Store

Cayouche

Artist

Beausoleil Broussard

Artist

Brent Mason

Artist

Golden Eagle

Artist

Paul R. McGraw

Artist

Claudine Thériault

Industry Services

Richard Gibson

Artist

Festival Jazz et Blues d'Edmundston

Festival

Dreamkick

Artist

Neighbourhood Watch

Punk

Marc Chouinard (1953-2015)

Industry Services

David Thomson (1895-1979)

Educator

Calixte Duguay

Artist

Gary Morris

Industry Services

Danny Bourgeois

Artist

Yolande Bourgeois

Industry Services

Andrew Reed Miller

Artist

Gary Sappier

Artist

Peter Rowan

Industry Services

Arthur Trythall

Educator

Matt Andersen

Artist

Edith Butler

Artist

Donat Lacroix

Artist

Bert Lepage

Music Store

Roch Voisine

Artist

Frank's Music

Music Store

Sistema NB

Industry Services

Chuck Teed

Industry Services

Bathurst Music City

Music Store

Spin-It Records

Music Store

Denis Richard

Artist

Edmundston en Musique

Festival

Amos "Amy" Jardine (1932-2017)

Artist

Jocelyne Bourque

Artist

François Savoie

Industry Services

SappyFest

Festival

Gary Sappier Sr

Artist

Hot Toddy

Artist

Carol Doucet

Industry Services

Roland Gauvin

Artist

Backstreet Records

Music Store

Gerry Taylor

Industry Services

Anna Malenfant (1902-1988)

Artist

Ray Legere

Artist

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

Industry Services

Forward Music Group

Industry Services

Gloria Richard

Educator

David Myles

Artist

Robert Zildjian (1923-2013)

Industry Services

Measha Brueggergosman

Artist

Stevedore Steve (1936-2016)

Artist

Eloi LeBlanc (1909-1978)

Artist

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Festival

Patsy Gallant

Artist

Ken Tobias

Artist

Pascal Lejeune

Artist

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

Industry Services

Stephen Humbert (1766-1849)

Artist

Fran Dearin

Educator

Idée du Nord

Artist

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

Artist

Aubrey Hanson

Artist

Natasha St-Pier

Artist