Lisa LeBlanc

Starlite Room is Proud to Present:

Lisa LeBlanc

Celeigh Cardinal Trio

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

8:00 pm

The Starlite Room – Lower Hall – (Brixx)

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Lisa LeBlanc
Lisa LeBlanc
Lisa LeBlanc came blazing out of her quiet francophone New Brunswick hometown (pop. 51) on an incandescent trail of banjo notes. Armed with fiery Acadian charm and a voice that sounds like it should belong to a road-seasoned veteran twice her age, at just 22 Leblanc became a bona-fide superstar in francophone Canada with her eponymous 2012 debut album. Lisa Leblanc went platinum, its rough-hewn blend of Acadian folk and rock'n'roll selling nearly 100,000 copies and climbing to #8 on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart, despite having little profile outside of Québec and the francophone half of her home province.
Of course, a voice this big and brash was never going to remain a local secret. Francophone Europe has embraced her passionate delivery and heart strong take on traditional music. With her new English-language EP, Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted, her wry songwriting displays more alt-country influences, and her backing band (electric guitar and drums) drives her self-described folk-trash style toward the realm of cowpunk. With her heart on her sleeve and her flying fingers alternating between guitar and banjo, LeBlanc's star is firmly in the ascendant.
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Celeigh Cardinal Trio
Celeigh Cardinal Trio
Celeigh Cardinal is a prairie girl through and through. Blues and Jazz roots dig deep through her heartfelt folk songs. This Métis singer/songwriter is easily one of the finest vocalists to hail from the Peace Country. She has received many accolades in her musical journey. Celeigh was named the Cultural Ambassador for Arctic Winter Games 2010 for her artistic and cultural contributions. She was awarded with an Aboriginal Youth Role Model Award in 2010 in Grande Prairie for her dedication to Arts, music and creativity. Celeigh has just recently worked at the Banff Centre for the Arts as part of the “ReClaim” program and in October, 2016, Celeigh was choosen to receive a grant from ATB Financial and Alberta Music as part of a program to encourage to Alberta musicians.
A Celeigh Cardinal performance is a heartfelt, soulful triumph of songs that are a concoction of folkstyle blues, rock and pop. Her voice is a blend of gentleness and control which turns to raunchy, gut wrenching, twisting-and-turning-yourself-inside-out blues within a single phrase. She is a passionate performer who can evoke a plethora of emotions with her deliberate words and her rich contralto voice. Singing is what this woman was born to do, and it is evident in every performance. She is currently based out of Edmonton, Alberta and continues to perform solo, duo or with her band.
Venue Information:
The Starlite Room – Lower Hall – (Brixx)
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
http://www.starliteroom.ca