The New Brunswick Songwriter Challenge

Music/Musique NB‘s version of the second annual Canadian Songwriters Challenge was held in Miramichi and Bathurst on June 23-25, 2016. Venues included Whalen’s Barn and Studio 2.

The songwriters and mentors were selected from around the province, and consideration was given to having writing styles that compliment each other while providing interesting stylistic mixes. This year featured both Francophone and Anglophone mentors and participants.

In addition to providing hands-on songwriting mentorship, three panels were held: Funding Overview, Grantwriting, and Social Media Best Practices.

Participants (2016)


  • Jaclyn Reinhart: Musician, songwriter, rocker chick, foodie, radio host from Fredericton (more info)
  • Matt Boudreau: Singer/songwriter from Petit-Rocher (more info)
  • Hayden Wiebe: Folk-Rock artist from St. Stephen (more info)


  • Danny Boudreau: Singer/songwriter from Petit-Rocher (more info)
  • Andy Brown: Singer/songwriter from Fredericton (more info)
  • Véronique Wade: Agence Wade, an artist management, booking company in northern NB

Gallery (2016)

Songs Recorded at Challenge (2016)