September 27, 2023


Arts Eternal

Koady Chaisson of award-winning P.E.I. band The East Pointers dead at 37

P.E.I. musician Koady Chaisson, aspect of the Juno-successful three-guy band the East Pointers, has died at the age of 37.

Chaisson played banjo and tenor guitar for the group, which bundled vocalist and fiddler Tim Chaisson and guitarist and keyboardist Jake Charron.

The band’s administration confirmed his dying to CBC News Friday morning. No result in of loss of life has been introduced.

The East Ideas arrived jointly in 2014. They executed throughout Canada, the United States, Australia and the U.K. and recorded a few studio albums, the final two generated by Gordie Sampson.

In 2016, The East Tips won the Canadian Folk Songs Award for Ensemble of the Calendar year. They acknowledged the Traditional Roots Album of the 12 months Juno in 2017 for their initial album, Secret Victory.

The trio also won the East Coastline Music Award for Songwriter of the 12 months in 2020, just after using dwelling the Song of the Year ECMA for Two Months the 12 months in advance of. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, which followed on the heels of the launch of Yours to Break and its one Wintergreen, The East Pointers stayed busy by coordinating livestreamed weekly readings from the Prince Edward Island typical novel Anne of Inexperienced Gables.

Koady Chaisson read through the initially chapter of the L.M. Montgomery reserve in that “#Annedemic” challenge.  

The band went on to headline a live studying of Charles Dickens’ A Xmas Carol at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown on Dec. 16, but a next effectiveness on Dec. 17 was cancelled because of new COVID-19 community overall health restrictions. 

Mainstreet PEI7:41The East Ideas Christmas Carol

They are a person of PEI’s greatest-loved bands and now they are stepping into new holiday break territory. The East Tips are hosting a studying of Dicken’s A Xmas Carol with a few dozen of their closest mates. 7:41

As of Friday, the band’s site was nevertheless listing additional than a dozen impending concert events in the United Kingdom and the United States, starting in February.