Lisa LeBlanc with special guest, Liz Stevens

The Calgary Folk Music Festival presents:

Lisa LeBlanc with special guest, Liz Stevens

Liz Stevens

Wed · March 29, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Festival Hall

Calgary, AB

This event is all ages

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's effort went platinum, selling nearly 100,000 copies and climbing to #8 on Billboard’s Canadian Albums chart.

 

Of course, a voice this big was never going to remain a local secret. 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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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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Liz Stevens
Copperhead’s dynamic lead singer and songwriter Liz Stephens is known for her haunting melodies and smoky, soulful voice that create electric guitar-based songs characterized by a blues heart and rock ‘n’ roll soul.
Venue Information:
Festival Hall
1215 10 Ave SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 0W6