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“One For The Books” contest winner Kalli Frissell

Thank you ALL so much for your awesome submissions. I feel like I got to live out so many cool summers just through reading about your adventures. If you’d like to read these awesome stories you can check them out at www.mollythomason.com/stories.

Some of you asked us to keep your tales private and unpublished. Although summer is a beautiful and fun time, some stories are out of our control and leave us blinking and questioning in the sun. One of those very stories really moved me and I’d like to thank Kalli Frissell for writing in. I’m very excited to announce that Kalli will be taking home the $500 and donating it to the “Spirit of Adriana Rajotte Scholarship Fund”. Congrats Kalli, and thank you for putting this towards such a good cause.

Happy fall everyone!

Molly Thomason’s Columbus Field nominated for two Music Nova Scotia awards!

Music Nova Scotia kicked things off for Nova Scotia Music Week with the announcement of their award nominees today.

We’re proud to have Molly Thomason’s Columbus Field nominated in two categories – Rock Recording of the Year and Female Artist Recording of the Year. Thank you to all the fans who have helped to make this happen!

Congratulations to all the nominees; we’ll see you in November for Nova Scotia Music Week Truro Colchester County!

Molly Thomason turns focus to big screen

Antigonish singer-songwriter Molly Thomason is spreading her artistic wings.

The 19-year-old, who won the Canadian Folk Music Award for young performer of the year in 2011, is now filming Owl River Runners in Hampton, N.B.

“The film is part of the inaugural 10K Canadian Film Challenge presented by Avi Federgreen and Indiecan Entertainment,” a news release says. “The project aims to help first-time feature filmmakers create a film with a $10,000 budget. Emerging filmmakers will be mentored by local producers, as well as Federgreen himself. One of six films being created across the country, Owl River Runners is written by Chris Fulton.”

Thomason, who released her third album Columbus Field in February, opened for the Collective Soul 20th anniversary tour in April, performed at NXNE, Luminato Festival and World Pride in Toronto, and opened for the Trews and Kim Mitchell. She performed at Rise Again — The Show Must Go On in support of Stanfest on Wednesday at the Halifax Metro Centre and on Saturday performs at an outdoor concert at the Tatamagouche Centre.

This is Thomason’s first acting role, but her mother, Shelley Thompson, is a busy actress who played Barbara Lahey on the Trailer Park Boys, and her dad, Ed Thomason, is the artistic director of Theatre Antigonish.

When Thomason wraps the film, she’ll head to the United States for residencies at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia, and Rockwood Music Hall and the legendary Manhattan bar Piano’s, both in New York City.

The Chronicle Herald