Showtime

Friday 10:30 pm

Origin

Rosaireville, New Brunswick

Genres

Blues, Country, Folk, Franco, Rock

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Lisa LeBlanc

Headlining Friday, July 6th of the festival will be rising folk-rock renegade Lisa LeBlanc, who has described her overall sound as ‘folk-trash’. At 27 years old, the captivating Montreal singer-guitarist-banjo player who hails from Rosaireville, New Brunswick has toured for five years with her band and sold over 140 000 records on two continents. Her ability to compose rousing, heart-wrenching narratives from everyday tales of love, friendship and heartbreak has been compared to the sharp wit of Courtney Barnett, the rambling honesty of Bob Dylan and the high-flying sincerity of Dolly Parton. LeBlanc was the raved-about headliner of Sudbury’s ‘Le French Fest’ in 2015. She has become known internationally for her energetic explosion of a live show, complete with killer banjo chops; honest, witty lyrics in french and english; and ton of sass. Her latest album, Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?, was short listed for the Polaris prize. She’s been nominated for 2 Junos, and has won an Indie award for Best Singer-songwriter. She’s been touring excessively for the last 5 years with over 500 shows played in Canada, France, Belgium, Germany and the US.

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