'Rising star': Jeremy Dutcher wins twice at East Coast Music Awards

Indigenous musician Jeremy Dutcher added to his long list of accolades tonight at the East Coast Music Awards.

The trained operatic singer from New Brunswick took home two awards, Indigenous artist of the year and rising star recording.

Among the other big winners in Charlottetown was Nova Scotia rapper Classified, who won for best album and best rap recording.

The New Brunswick-based alternative rock band Les Hotesses d'Hilaire also won two awards.

Based in Moncton, the band won best francophone recording and best group recording for their high-energy rock opera ``Come with Me.''

Charlottetown-based indie rock band Paper Lions won best pop recording for the album ``At Long Creek II'' and another Island band, the folk trio The East Pointers, won song of the year for ``Two Weeks.''