Gallant, Lennie - Believing in Better

Format: CD
Label: Revenant Records LGCD 102
Year: 1991
Origin: Rustico, Prince Edward Island
Genre: folk, traditional
Value of Original Title: $25.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  No


Track Name
Believing in Better
Man of Steel
Martyn's Brook
Is It Love I Feel (or courage I lack)
The Hope for Next Year
How Many Bridges
The Cry For Love
Crumbling Foundations
The Stairs
Someone Like You
The Other Side



Believing in Better


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Contemporary singer-songwriter, Lennie Gallant delivers emotion that reaches down to the very soul of this audience, moving effortlessly through stirring narratives, comic observations, and hard driving rhythms. His writing is real, authentic, poetic lyricism that deals with life’s struggles, heartache, and dreams.

Lennie's music has taken him to all corners of the world – from Canada’s east to west coasts to the prestigious Kerrville, Texas Folk Festival to various tours in Europe. His passion for intensive life experiences is reflected in the dramatic scenarios of his songs.

Lennie is equally at home with on stage with symphonies, rock bands, and in acoustic settings. He appears regularly on radio and television - his award winning videos have been in heavy rotation on Much More Music, Much Music and CMT. His video for "Meet Me At The Oasis" charted for 19 weeks on "Much." His sold out Millennium New Years Eve concerts were beamed to more than 2.5 billion people in 60 countries by Newsworld's worldwide coverage.

A native of Prince Edward Island, Lennie has shared the stage with Ry Cooder, Natalie MacMaster, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Lucinda Williams, and Ron Sexsmith to name a few.

"Cela nous a fait plaisir de recevoir Lennie Gallant chez-nous. Le spectacle s'est très bien déroulé, dans un format bilingue, comme nous l'avions demandé. Tous a bien été: l'accueil, la technique, le contact avec les artistes. Les gens présents ont bien appréciés le spectacle - nous avons reçu d'excellents commentaires. Le spectacle était très professionnel et les spectateurs ont apprécié que Lennie soit disponible pour signer des autographes ou parler avec eux après le spectacle."
Line Thibodeau, Animatrice en développement communautaire, Carrefour Beausoleil

“Lennie was fabulous; a great hit with the audience, even though they were there not for a show but for an industry event. He had them clapping and singing along, and had an enthusiastic line-up for signings afterwards. He was exceptionally professional in his performance and in every way, and a pleasure for this association to host.”
Carolyn Sutherland
Manager, Special Events, Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada

"Lennie was great. A real pro and a pleasure to work with."
Gary Quadros, Phaneuf Productions Inc.

"Ce fut un immense plaisir de recevoir Lennie Gallant et ses musiciens. C'est un grand artiste."
Aline Perry, Auditorium de la Poly C.E. Pouliot, Gaspé, Québec

"A powerhouse of a show"
The Halifax Herald

"Gallant nails it, then he nails the audience"
The Performing Songwriter

"Gallant had the whistling crowd demanding more"
The Whitehorse Star

"An opportunity to see Gallant play live should not be missed"
Times Globe

"I have always wanted to bring Lennie Gallant's music to the forefront"
Jimmy Buffett

"A rare talent… Gallant is worthy of all the attention and awards he's received in his homeland"
Dirty Linen Magazine

"A class act all around"
Impact Magazine

"mesmerizing and evocative"
The Globe and Mail

"Our northern neighbor has given us some of the best songwriters living today. You can add Lennie Gallant to the list."
The Performing Songwriter

Quotes about his recent CD, When We Get There

"Well worth the wait!"
Daily News - HFX

"This is Lennie Gallant's strongest and most consistent recording to date."
Dirty Linen Magazine

"The wait for a new English studio album by Lennie Gallant ends sweetly...Gallant's songwriting may be stronger than ever!"
The Coast

"When We Get There is a superior piece of work in which one good song follows another from beginning to end."
The Guardian

"The kind of craftsmanship and imagination that applies to only a handful of Canada's top singer/songwriters such as Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot and Sarah MacLachlan."
Ron Foley Macdonald

"Compelling melodies and acoustic arrangements that focus the listener's attention on some of the finest narrative lyrics this prolific songsmith has written...a poet whose pleasant tenor belies the rocker we've heard in many earlier recordings. "This set of radio friendly, folk influenced pop songs brings Chris Isaak to mind."
Toronto Star

"He delivers the goods. No surprise here - the man is very good at what he does."
Penguin Eggs Magazine
"This is a song that, in the hands of one of today's 'superstars', would become a monster hit record and go way beyond being a Christmas song." (The Innkeeper)
Country Music news

"This CD by all accounts, has to be Lennie's best album to date , and Atlantic Seabreeze gives this album 5+ Stars out of 5 and predicts this album will give Lennie many nominations and ECMA Awards."
Atlantic Seabreeze

13 East Coast Music Awards (see below)
2 Juno Nominations

Television Appearances
ECMA 2003 National Broadcast
The Vicki Gabereau Show
Good Morning Canada, Canada AM
Much More Music/Much Music/CMT

Film & Theatre Credits
A Sigh and a Wish - National Film Board of Canada (featured)
The Trial of Minnie MacGee (theme song and acting role)
Conquest - Feature Film (theme song)
The Bellinger (wrote sound track)
Emily Of New Moon - Feature film (acting role)

Artists who have recorded Lennie Gallant’s songs
Jimmy Buffett (USA)
Tara MacLean (Canada)
Matt Minglewood (Canada)
Roy Bailey (UK)
Sabia (USA)
Delvina Bernard – Four The Moment (Canada)
The MacLean Sisters (Canada)

East Coast Music Awards (by album)
Le vent bohème
Male Artist of the Year
Francophone Recording of the Year

Lennie Gallant Live
Album of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Roots Artist of the Year

Male Artist of the Year

The Open Window
Male Artist of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of The Year - (Which Way Does The River Run)
SOCAN Songwriter of the Year - (Peter's Dream)
Video of The Year (Which Way Does The River Run)

Believing In Better
Male Artist of the Year
Video of the Year - Man of Steel


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