Carleton Stone

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Carleton Stone
BornSydney, Nova Scotia
Occupation(s)songwriter, performer, recording artist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2009–present
Associated actsPort Cities, Dylan Guthro, Breagh Mackinnon, Gordie Sampson, Hawksley Workman, Jason Collett, Howie Beck
Websitehttp://www.carletonstone.com/

Carleton Stone is a Canadian singer-songwriter based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. After recording three albums as a solo artist, Stone has most recently joined forces with musicians Dylan Guthro and Breagh Mackinnon to form the pop band Port Cities.

Life and career[edit]

Stone was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia.[1] He had a musical family and grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, and Bob Dylan, among others.[2]

He began his professional musical life fronting a band, and self-produced the group's debut album, entitled Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel, which was released in 2009. In 2011, he became a solo artist, releasing the eponymous Carleton Stone, produced by Hawksley Workman.[2]

Stone's third album, Draws Blood, was co-produced by Jason Collett, of Broken Social Scene, and Howie Beck. It was released in 2014 and was dedicated to his friend and mentor Jay Smith, a well-known Canadian musician, who took his own life in 2013 after struggling with addiction and depression.[1][3][4]

In 2015, Stone joined fellow singer-songwriters Dylan Guthro and Breagh Mackinnon to form the band Port Cities. Port Cities makes singer/songwriter-style pop music and takes advantage of all three voices with extensive use of vocal harmonies.[5]

"We just thought, there's such a great chemistry between us, why not try to join forces and do something that's bigger that any of us could do on our own?" said Stone in 2015.[5] In 2016, the band was signed to turtlemusik/Warner Music.[6] Their debut album was released in 2017.[7]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

With Port Cities Port Cities 2017
As Carleton Stone Draws Blood 2014
Carleton Stone 2011
Carleton Stone Drives The Big Wheel 2009

Singles[edit]

With Port Cities Title Year
"Sorry" 2019
"Montreal" Famba Remix 2019
"Montreal" Tep No Remix 2019
"Montreal" 2018
"Half The Way" Germany Mix 2018
"Idea Of You" Corey Lerue Remix 2018
"Idea Of You" 2018
"Where Have You Been" (Acoustic) 2017
"Sound Of Your Voice" Tawgs Remix 2017
"Back To The Bottom" Neon Dreams Remix 2017

Songwriting credits (co-songwriter)[edit]

Artist Title Album Year
Port Cities Sorry Single 2019
Reeny Smith When Are You Lonely? WWIII: Strength Courage Love 2018
Ria Mae Red Light Single 2018
Port Cities Montreal Single 2018
Port Cities Idea of You Single 2018
Port Cities Idea of You Single 2018
Donovan Woods Burn That Bridge Both Sides 2018
Port Cities Back To The Bottom Port Cities 2017
Port Cities Don't Say You Love Me Port Cities 2017
Port Cities In The Dark Port Cities 2017
Port Cities Sound Of Your Voice Port Cities 2017
Port Cities How To Lose You Port Cities 2017
Port Cities Half The Way Port Cities 2017
Port Cities Body + Soul Port Cities 2017
Port Cities Astronaut Port Cities 2017
Port Cities In The Dark Port Cities 2017
Port Cities In The Dark Port Cities 2017
Eric Stephen Martin Memphis Single 2017
Neon Dreams Beat Of Your Heart To You 2016
Dylan Guthro Dance On Me Dylan Guthro EP 2016
Dylan Guthro Love Somebody Dylan Guthro EP 2016
Dylan Guthro Here Til The Mornin' Dylan Guthro EP 2016
Donovan Woods The First Time Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled 2016
Donovan Woods On The Nights You Stay Home Single 2015
Classified feat. Snoop Dogg No Pressure Single 2015
River Town Saints Little Bit Goes A Long Way Single 2015
Emma Lee All The Way Single 2015
Tim Chiasson Crushed Single 2015
Dave Sampson Last Two Standing No Pressure No Diamonds 2014
Dave Sampson The One No Pressure No Diamonds 2014
Bobby Bazini Bubblegum Single 2014
Mo Kenney Scene of the Crime Mo Kenney 2014

Awards and achievements[edit]

Year Award
2018 Slaight Music Juno Masterclass Winners[8]
Voted The Coast “Best of Halifax” - Best Folk Artist/Band (Gold)[9]
Voted The Coast “Best of Halifax” - Best Pop Artist/Band (Silver)[10]
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination - Digital Artist of the Year[11]
ECMA Award Nomination - Pop Recording of the Year – Port Cities, Port Cities[12]
ECMA Award Nomination - Song of the Year – Port Cities, “Back To The Bottom”[12]
ECMA Award Nomination - Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year – Port Cities[12]
2017 CBC Radio 2 2017 Charts Most Online Votes - #14 “In The Dark”[13]
CBC Radio 2 2017 Charts #1 songs of 2017 - #14 “Back to the Bottom”[14]
CBC Radio 2 2017 Charts #1 songs of 2017 - #14 “Back to the Bottom”[15]
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Best Album - "Port Cities"[16]
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Best Group Album - "Port Cities"[16]
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Best Pop Album - "Port Cities"[16]
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Entertainer of the Year[16]
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Digital Artist of the Year[16]
Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee Video of the Year - "Trouble" (With Dave Sampson)[17]
SOCAN #1 Award - Back to the Bottom[18]
#1 CBC Radio Top 20 (February 23, 2017) - Back to the Bottom[19]
#1 Spotify Canada “Viral 50” Chart - Back to the Bottom[20]
Voted The Coast “Best of Halifax” - Best Music Video - “Astronaut” (Gold)[21]
Voted The Coast “Best of Halifax” - Best Artist / Band Most Likely To Make It Big (Silver)[22]
Voted The Coast “Best of Halifax” - Best Pop Artist/Band (Silver)[23]
#1 CBC Radio Top 20 (February 23, 2017) - Back to the Bottom[24]
2016 Casino Nova Scotia Artist In Residence 2016 Winners[25]
Top 25 CBC Searchlight Competition[26]
Slaight Music Juno Masterclass Finalists[27]
Year Award
2015 ECMA Solo Recording of the Year Winner – Draws Blood[28]
2014 Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Recording of the Year – Draws Blood
2014 Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Pop Recording of the Year – Draws Blood
2014 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee Entertainer of the Year
2014 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee Male Artist of the Year
2014 Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee SOCAN Songwriter of the Year with Dylan Guthro for "When You Come Home"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sydney native Carleton Stone's album dedicated to late Jay Smith". The Cape Breton Post. Sydney, Nova Scotia. February 19, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Catching up with Carleton Stone". theutscmessenger.com. Scarborough, Ontario: The UTSC Messenger. July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Songs to celebrate the life and music of Jay Smith". thecoast.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Coast Publishing Ltd. March 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Cooke, Stephen (March 31, 2014). "Right place, right time for Carleton Stone". thechronicleherald.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  5. ^ a b Thompson, Aly (January 14, 2015). "Halifax musicians put solo careers aside, join forces for new band Port Cities". metronews.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Metro Halifax. Archived from the original on October 29, 2015. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  6. ^ "Port Cities features 3 friends with great vocal blend". Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. August 16, 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.theeastmag.com/2017/02/17/new-music-port-cities-self-titled-release-port-cities/
  8. ^ https://junoawards.ca/winners-announced-fourth-annual-allan-slaight-juno-master-class/
  9. ^ https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/best-folk-artist-band/BestOf?oid=18679095
  10. ^ https://www.thecoast.ca/halifax/best-folk-artist-band/BestOf?oid=18679095
  11. ^ https://nsmw.ca/music-nominees-2/
  12. ^ a b c "2018 East Coast Music Awards Nominees Announced! - East Coast Music Association". Ecma.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Dec. 21: fan favourites of 2017". Cbcmusic.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  14. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Dec. 28: the #1 songs of 2017". Cbcmusic.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  15. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Dec. 28: the #1 songs of 2017". Cbcmusic.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  16. ^ a b c d e Thorne, Tara. "Your 2017 Music Nova Scotia award winners". Thecoast.ca. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  17. ^ "Cape Bretoners nominated for Music Nova Scotia Awards - Cape Breton Post". Capebretonpost.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 5, 2018. Retrieved January 5, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Feb. 23: Common Deer, Jamiroquai debut, Port Cities No. 1". Cbcmusic.ca. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "Spotify Chart Canada Daily - Viral - 2016-07-10 - Spot On Track". Spotontrack.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  21. ^ "Best Music Video". Thecoast.ca. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Best Artist / Band Most Likely To Make It Big". Thecoast.ca. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  23. ^ "Best Pop Artist / Band". Thecoast.ca. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  24. ^ "Radio 2 Top 20, Feb. 23: Common Deer, Jamiroquai debut, Port Cities No. 1". Cbcmusic.ca. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  25. ^ "Port Cities - Casino Nova Scotia - Ticket Info". Ticketatlantic.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  26. ^ "Meet the Top 25 regional finalists from Searchlight 2016". Cbcmusic.ca. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  27. ^ "TOP 10 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SECOND ANNUAL ALLAN SLAIGHT JUNO MASTER CLASS - The JUNO Awards". Junoawards.ca. August 9, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  28. ^ "East Coast Music Awards: Awards Archive 2015". ecma.com. Halifax, Nova Scotia: East Coast Music Awards. Retrieved October 21, 2016.

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