Origin: Rosaireville, New Brunswick
At 27 years old, the captivating Montreal singer-guitarist-banjo player who hails from New Brunswick, Canada has toured relentlessly with her band and sold over 140 000 records on two continents, achieving platinum-selling status in Canada. Lisa LeBlanc is known for 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.
The majority of Lisa LeBlanc's first album released in 2012 was written from Rosaireville, her native village in New Brunswick, in Granby during her studies at l'École nationale de la chanson as well as in Montreal. She received critical acclaim for her work including the exceptional honour of the Prix Felix at the Adisq awards in Quebec for being the Discovery of the Year in 2012.
Two years later, Lisa LeBlanc released Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted, a 6 track EP which includes five originals and a cover of the traditional folk song Katie Cruel, popularized by American singer Karen Dalton. She found the inspiration for this disc as well as for Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen? released in 2016 when she hit the road and followed the path of the Beat Generation across Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin and San Francisco.
After many tours across Canada, USA and Europe, Lisa was nominated for a 2017 Juno Award for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year in Canada and her latest album was nominated on the 2017's Polaris Prize short-list the same year.
Originally from Rosaireville, a village of 40 inhabitants in New Brunswick, Lisa LeBlanc plays "Folk-Trash". She attended the National School of Granby and won the International Song Festival of Granby in 2010 for her song "Name Dropping". She's shared the stage with artists such as Michel Rivard, Offenbach, Edith Butler and 1755 and is a proud Acadian who rolls her "r's," writes lyrics without too many frills and who isn't afraid to make fun of herself.
The majority of Lisa LeBlanc's first album was written from the heart of Rosaireville, her native village of 40 people in New Brunswick, in Granby during her studies at l'École nationale de la chanson as well as in Montreal, where she has been living for a year. Available in March on Bonsound Records, the album was recorded by Louis-Jean Cormier (Karkwa) at Studio Piccolo. Lisa LeBlanc's irresistible charm is the result of her unique and original style that she describes as folk-trash mixed with her words that can make people laugh as much as destabilize them! Be ready to hear something fresh, an honest album full of contagious energy!
The Acadian, who composed her first pieces five years ago, comes from a family of music lovers. Outstanding guitarist and a promising singer-songwriter, Lisa LeBlanc was the winner of the prestigious Festival international de la chanson de Granby in September 2010, this conveyed award gave her high visibility within the country's French media. She has also played at the 2011 edition of Coup de coeur francophone, at the FrancoFolies of Montreal and at the Festival d'Été de Québec. Exposing her true show-womanship, this young artist has already played over 200 shows. Lugging everywhere with her energy, her love for life, her charisma, her sincerity and, of course, her beautiful voice and her music, her goal is pretty simple: to sing as often as possible!