Dec 08

Lisa LeBlanc

Lisa Leblanc,

Jammin Java All Ages
Doors 7PM | Show 8PM

About the event

Shortly after winning top honors at the Festival international de la chanson de Granby, Lisa LeBlanc released her debut album in 2012, simply titled Lisa LeBlanc . This one receives a phenomenal welcome; the craze for the stripped down and raw songs of the Acadian, for its roots-rock-country mix is ​​undeniable. In the wake of her publication, she won the Revelation of the Year award at the ADISQ gala, that of Revelation of the Year at GAMIQ and the sacred Revelation music by Radio-Canada. In 2014 appeared Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted , followed two years later by Why You Wanna Leave Runaway Queen?, named to the Polaris Prize Short List. On these two discs she chooses English, thus broadening her creative potential and opening up to new audiences. The three albums sold over 140,000 copies.

Going as easily from Dawson City to Caraquet as from Paris to Lafayette, Lisa and her musicians toured almost tirelessly over the following years. She takes a break in 2019 to let this twirling period of uninterrupted tours decant, but still takes the opportunity to travel and write. She co-produced the first album of Nova Scotian Jacques Surette, then ensured the production of Edith Butler’s 25th long game, Le tour du Grand Bois , allowing her to further broaden her musical horizons, to flourish as a musician, while putting his talents, his creativity and his passion at the service of others.

Halfway between joke and tribute, the EP It’s not a game it’s a lifestyle , on which she personifies Belinda, her bingokitsch alter ego, was released in June 2020. The musical project, which flirts with disco dance, puts sort of the table for what’s to come. She reappears all dazzling in 2022 with a new original album, Chiac Disco, co-directed with his accomplice Benoît Morier. Breath of life filled with resounding bursts, melodies launched into the air in a pure liberating gesture, the disc is a salute to the memory of Lee Hazlewood, to the chic years of disco and funk. Surrounded by Mico Roy, Benoît Morier and Léandre Bourgeois, Lisa wanted to give free rein to the ideas and virtuosity of the musicians, in a spirit of sharing and collaboration. Recorded at home, somewhere between the living room and the basement, the album sounds sometimes sixties , sometimes seventies, marks his return to French and stages the improbable meeting of disco and chiac, a kind of cultural patchwork where we find ourselves with one foot dancing in the disco-rural, the other in the chiac-glamour; an exploded and luminous album, funny and backfiring, set with musical glitter of all kinds and multicolored phrases sung loud and clear, without complex. Chiac Disco once again earned him a place on the Polaris short list, as well as Félix awards in the Record Production of the Year (with his faithful collaborator Benoit Morier) and Pop Album of the Year categories .

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