Wintersleep, Tim Baker take home multiple East Coast Music Award honours

East Coast Music Awards (ECMA)

Halifax indie rockers Wintersleep have taken home Album of the Year honours at the East Coast Music Awards, which were handed out virtually this weekend after the traditional awards ceremony had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dozens of awards were handed out to artists from across Atlantic Canada on Friday and Saturday, when the top honours were unveiled during a two-hour, television and online broadcast that featured several pre-recorded performances.

Wintersleep won three other ECMAs: Group Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the Year for their 2019 album, "In The Land Of," and Song of the Year for the song, "Beneficiary."

Prince Edward Island's The East Pointers won the Songwriter of the Year and Contemporary Roots Recording of the Year awards, while singer-songwriter Tim Baker, from St. John's, N.L., won Solo Recording of the Year for his album, "Forever Overhead."

Baker also won Folk Recording of the Year for the same album, and Video of the Year for the song, "All Hands."

This year's ECMAs were originally set to take place in St. John's in late April and early May, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.