Tuesday, July 5, 2016

PHOEBE LEGERE MONTREAL & NORTHEAST TOUR

Cajun Cowgirl Sings North American Folk
  Phoebe Legere
 Celebrates the Power of Summer in New Brunswick 

Bastille Day, July 14, Montreal
July 23 and 30:  Tay Creek Folk Festival  
Tay Creek, New Brunswick, Canada  
July 28: Grimross Brewery, Fredericton, NB, Canada 
July 29: Hollywood Star Room 
Clarks Corners, NB Canada
Phoebe Legere plays the Tay Creek Festival, at the Tay Ridge Farm, 3888 Route 620, in Tay Creek, NB on Saturdays: the 23 and 30th of July at 7:30 PM. The website is www.taycreekfestival.ca. The phone is 506-367- 3133.

On Thursday, July 28, Roots and Soul Music proudly presents Phoebe in concert at Grimross Brewery, 600 Bishop Dr., in Fredericton, NB, Canada. Showtime is 7:30 PM. Admission is $10. The website is rootsandsoulmusic.com, and the phone is 506-454-4810. 1-506-261-5535.
On Friday, July 29, Phoebe performs at the Hollywood Star Room, 1560 Route 690, in Clark Corners, Ripples, NB.  Showtime is 10:00 PM. Admission is $15. The website iswww.facebook.com/events/263611933983233/ . The phone is 506-357-8304.  

Friends in Montreal, please note that Phoebe is deeply honored to be singing in French and playing accordion on July 14, Bastille Day at Union Française de Montréal, at 429 Viger Ave, EST, in Montreal.
Phoebe Legere’s ancestors left New Brunswick in tears in 1755. The Legeres were dispersed from Canada to Louisiana carrying their songs, culture and faith everywhere they went. 


July 23-30 the Cajun Cowgirl, as she is called, is returning to New Brunswick for a set of original songs and dances that celebrate the Immigrant experience. Joining her is local multi-instrumentalist/mandolin/fiddler William Patrick Gushue.

Phoebe Legere’s songs celebrate New Brunswick: its beauty and tradition: “Sam the Salmon” (about a salmon finding his way home); “Shadow Child” (about the Franco-Canadian child workers in New England in the twentieth century); “Blue Canoe,” (an Abenaki song of homecoming); “Baie de Chaleur,” (one of the most beautiful places in the world).

Abenaki/Acadian Heritage
Phoebe Legere is a songwriter whose music combines Acadian bluegrass and Louisiana blues, French chansons and Hillbilly folk music. She is truly a country girl: camping in the Provincial parks of Canada in her tour this summer. “We Abenaki/Acadian people love to be outdoors, in nature, close to the earth. We delight in eating and drinking around the campfire in New Brunswick with the family. That’s Heaven, pure and simple.” 
Legere is proud of her Abenaki/Acadian heritage. She plays traditional French Canadian instruments (including spoons and accordion) and Native American instruments (like the Cedar Flute and Buffalo Drum). Her performances of original songs, based on ancient traditional medicine songs and Acadian folk songs, are celebrations of the power of survival in the face of overwhelming odds. A role model for young women everywhere, Legere projects a winner’s happiness, health, humor and compassion. Her funkiness and personal power, her amazing sense of visual style and her virtuosity delight audiences. 
Legere is a songwriter whose songs grow from her deepest heart, fed by the shamanic traditions of Native America and the Mystical Catholicism of the Franco-Acadians. Her understanding of New Orleans jazz and blues is a bedrock of her style but she is also a Juilliard trained composer and conductor.  "She is playing Bastille Day in Montreal and she will be making an all French original album with producer Glen Robinson at Artic Records in the fall." 
Come hear Phoebe Legere sing the beauty of her immigrant and border-busting ancestors in memorable bi-lingual, mystical and musical moments. 

"Legere is an expressive and versatile singer whose voice ranges from a dark and earthy alto to a gorgeous dazzling high soprano.She combines intelligent lyrics and a fusion of French musette, Cajun, pop, rock, folk and jazz into a "roots alternative" stew. - Washington Post
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"Des influences de la chanson française des années 1920 et 1930, style musette, et le théâtre musical colorent sa musique qui conjugue la pop, le classique, le folk, le rock, le blues et le Cajun. Elle offre des prestations théâtrales où elle joue plusieurs instruments. Sur scène, elle peint aussi en direct." - Sylvie Mousseau, Acadie Nouvelle
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"New York-based multi-media performer Phoebe Legere is a true Renaissance performer. She does music, film, and art, acts, dances and composes, makes videos and arranges for symphonies. She's performed at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre, toured with Bowie, been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, PBS, and in The New York Times, starred in an HBO production, and created The Shamancycle, a 15 person monster eagle vehicle that runs on alternative energy." - Bob Mersereau, CBC
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 "Phoebe is the 'Swiss Army Knife' of folk music!" -Alan Rowoth, NERFA
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"Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing. A charismatic showman who works the audience with the razor edged skill of a veteran comic poking, teasing, and caressing it with clever turns of phrase both musical and verbal...She plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four and a half octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.”-The New York Times