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
At 26 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. She composes rousing, heart-wrenching narratives from everyday tales of love, friendship and heartbreak in songs influenced by her love of cajun music and culture and nomadic travels through the US, where she honed her banjo and flatpicking skills. Her music contains many throwbacks to her teenage inspirations, as well as hints of rock, folk, blues, classic rock, spaghetti western and even some Hawaiian music.
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