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Lennie Gallant @RPAC (Okotoks, AB)
Friday, September 23 | Doors 7:00pm, show 7:30pm
$35 in advance, $40 at the door
Canadian East Coast songwriter Lennie Gallant has released fourteen albums (11 English, and 3 in French) of original songs that have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes and The East Coast Music Awards. His multimedia show, Searching For Abegweit, ran for 180 shows and toured Eastern Canada to sold out performances. His song Peter’s Dream was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over North America, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Olympics. He is a recipient of the the Order of Canada.
His songs have been covered by numerous artists, including Jimmy Buffett, The Rankins, and Opera superstar Measha Bruggergosman, and one of his albums even went up to the international space station and circled the planet 248 times. Lennie’s recording, Time Travel, was voted a top ten Album of The Year by a panel of Canadian industry personnel. His song and video for Sequoia, from that album, have received many accolades, especially for bringing attention to the need to protect our great ancient forests in this fragile time on the planet. Lennie’s most recent French language album is in collaboration with partner, Patricia Richard, under the name Sirène et Matelot which has been doing extremely well in the francophone world. His last recording was a Christmas album of original songs to celebrate the season and hopefully, a time of healing for this beautiful fragile planet.