April 8th, 2014 – Centre for Arts and Technology Audio Engineering grad, Alan Jeffries, took home an ECMA for best roots/traditional solo recording of the year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards. The winning album is titled ‘Coffee ’til Midnight’ and was released in 2013. ‘Coffee ’til Midnight’ was recorded live over the span of 3 days in rural Nova Scotia, accompanied by his musician friends – guitar/vocals-Ray Legere, fiddle-Calvin Deleavey, banjo-Ron Girouard, mandolin-Kyle Cunjak, bass-Andrew Sneddon and dobro–David Myles.
When it comes to capturing and performing music, Alan Jeffries is definitely well-versed. In 2005, Alan was named the Atlantic Canada Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association‘s ‘Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year.’ In addition, Alan took his first year of Audio Engineering studies at the Centre for Arts and Technology in Fredericton before moving to Halifax, where he completed his studies at Centre for Arts and Technology Halifax campus. Over the years, Alan has performed as a supporting musician for well-known artists such as Madison Violet, Al Tuck and David Myles.