June 24 • 7 PM • FREE • Web
With two albums and an EP, dozens of tours and more than 140,000 albums sold on two continents, Acadian singer and musician Lisa LeBlanc is off to a brilliant start in her career. Her touching, even heart-rending songs, inspired by stories of heartbreak or friendship, are reminiscent of the singular work of Courtney Barnett, Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton.
It was in Rosaireville, her native village in New Brunswick, in Granby during her training at the National Song School, as well as in Montreal that Lisa wrote all the songs that make up her first eponymous opus directed by Louis-Jean Cormier and released in 2012. She received the Félix Award for Revelation Artist of the Year at the Adisq gala in 2012, as well as the Rapsat-Lelièvre Prize in 2013, awarded by an international jury composed of song specialists from Quebec and the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Two years later, the arrival of her English-language mini-album, Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted, confirms the young artist’s astonishing creativity. It features five original tracks and a cover of the traditional American folk song Katie Cruel popularized by Karen Dalton, for which Lisa wrote the arrangements. Like her second album Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? released in 2016, Lisa LeBlanc’s music is inspired by a poignant road trip she made in the United States, following in the footsteps of the Beat Generation: Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin, San Francisco.
After numerous tours in Canada, the United States and across Europe, Lisa was nominated in 2017 for Best Contemporary Roots Album at the JUNOS Awards and was also nominated on the short list for the Polaris Award that same year.
Type of event
Centre culturel franco-manitobain