Garnet Buell wins Stompin' Tom Award

P.E.I.'s Garnet Buell honoured to win Stompin' Tom Award

P.E.I. musician Garnet Buell has earned an honorary East Coast Music Award.

Buell's Stompin' Tom Award was announced Friday morning.

Buell has seven albums to his name, two of which — Back in Time and A Tribute to Porter Wagoner — he released in November.

The East Coast Music Association cited his community work, noting he plays regularly for fundraisers for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is also a regular at many small stages in communities across the Island.

The Stompin' Tom Award is for those who have made a long-term contribution to the east coast music industry. One is present in each of the association's five regions: Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, mainland Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, and Cape Breton.

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