Ced Marty & Dave
Ced Marty & Dave - Key To The Highway
Region: Nova Scotia
Genre: Blues, R&B, Soul


2017 ECMA award winners CED MARTY & DAVE are a fan favorite with their repertoire of Blues, Ballads, and R&B. Their blends of original and classic blues songs arranged in their own unique style utilizing Guitar, Cajon, and Harmonica. Inspired by Howling Wolf, Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton and others they cover but never copy.

Ced Marty & Dave are members of African Nova Scotia Music Assoc., Music Nova Scotia and East Cost Music Assoc.

Line up:

Ced Upshaw - Guitar and Vocals

Marty Williams - Harmonica and Vocals

Dave Skinner - Cajon, Percussion and Vocals

CED MARTY & DAVE debut CD “TO OUR 3%” was released in March 2015. Produced by the band it is a cross-section of their favorite original and covers.

Awards and nominations:

2017 - ECMA Winners The Bucky Adams Memorial Award “To Our 3%”

2017 - ANSMA nominated Group of The Year.

2016 - MNS nominated African Nova Scotia Artist of the Year.

2016 – ECMA nominated The Bucky Adams Memorial “To Our 3%”

2016 – ECMA nominated Blues Recording of the Year “To Our 3%”

2016 – ANSMA nominated Group of The Year.

2015 – ANSMA winners Rising Star Award

2015 – MNS nominated African Nova Scotia Artist of the Year.

2015 - MNS nominated Blues Recording of the Year “To Our 3%”.

2011 – ANSMA winners Emerging Artist Award


2017 - Alderney Landing Dartmouth Various Dates, Acadia University Wolfville, Towards the Elimination of Racism Dartmouth, Stayner's Wharf Halifax, The Split Crow Pub Halifax Various Dates, The Halifax Distillery Halifax Various Dates, SWITCH Dartmouth, Black Loyalist Heritage Center Birtchtown, Halifax JazzFest, Embrace Festival Marigold Center Truro, Smokin' Blues Festival Windsor, Celebrating Viola Desmond Gala New Glasgow. Music on the Sissaboo Weymouth NS

2016 - Music Nova Scotia Showcase, Halifax JazzEast Jazz into Spring , SWITCH Dartmouth, Smokin Blues Festival, Summer Blaze Music Festival, ECMA Showcases, Halifax Nata Day Concert, The YARC - Yarmouth and Downtown Halifax Business Association Tunes at Noon

Past Performances:

ANSMA Music Awards, African Nova Scotia Freedom Festival, Alderney Landing, Halifax Jazz Festival, Stayner’s – Halifax, Freeman’s Little New York – Fairview, The Split Crow Pub – Halifax and Alderney Landing Farmer’s Market - Dartmouth.

You Tube Videos:

I’m Torn Down, Just A Little Bit (of Your Love), Grandma Hands, Wonderful Tonight, Get Rhythm, Key to the Highway https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO6saQBu9f_D_-SdZUgQM4A

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ced.dave