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Bette & Wallet - Voici...

Format: CD
Label: private SAS1
Year: 2008
Origin: Sismique, Quebec
Genre: folk, traditional
Keyword: 
Value of Original Title: 
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No
Playlist: Quebec, 2000's, Nova Scotia, Canadian Folk

Tracks

Track Name
Squeegees
Automobiles
Rossignolet
Family Photo
La Parvenue
Fonctionnaire
Jeannette
Mademoiselle
OGM
Minister's Daughter
Pantalon
Mort cruelle

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Bette & Wallet - Voici...

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Voici...

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Information/Write-up

Bette & Wallet are Mary Beth Carty from Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, and Gabriel Ouellette from Portneuf County, Québec. They make recycled music, a culturally-ecological artform designed to combat cultural-imperialism one sing-along at a time. Putting contemporary lyrics to old melodies, Bette & Wallet sing of Squeegee Kids, Haunted Condos, and Walmart in a call-and-response song style. They draw on sounds from their respective homelands, as well as from Klezmer, Cajun, and Irish traditions, add a little of their progressive rock and country influences, and Voila! A musical patchwork you can dance to is created! CBC's Tom Power recently reported, “It's an incredible, incredible live performance like you've never seen before.” Their home-recorded, independently-released debut album Voici... Bette & Wallet earned them nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, the ECMAs, and invitations to festivals in France. Bette & Wallet are currently composing and recording their sophmore album.

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