Amanda Rheaume

with

Fraser Holmes

 Rheaume

GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present award-winning Métis singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume in concert.

Amanda, a powerful vocalist with just a touch of grit, has an instantly accessible roots-pop-Americana sound.

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

"Rheaume possesses a voice that carries with it an urgency …" - Roots Music Canada

Click here to see poster.

Raised in Ottawa, Amanda Rheaume began writing songs at the age of fifteen, inspired by "girls with guitars" like Ani Defranco and Alanis Morissette. Her life changed at Lilith Fair '99 in Toronto when she was invited, at the age of sixteen, to do a rendition of Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released". Performing alongside Sarah McLachlan, the Dixie Chicks, the Indigo Girls and Sheryl Crow changed her destiny. "Sharing the stage with these powerhouse performers made me realize music was what I had to do."

Amanda put her new found inspiration to work, honing her performance chops as a singer-songwriter and guitarist in front of as many people as possible through open mic and club gigs. Her 2003 full-length release Unraveling was the fruit of this labour and featured a sound beyond her years. She went on to incorporate elements of rock, funk and pop on her next two discs Even When (2005) and If You Ever Live (2007). Her 2009 EP, Kiss Me Back, featured a divergence from anything she had done before with stunning pop production on the first three songs while the second half is stripped down, intimate and acoustic. Amanda returned to her folk roots on her 2011 release, Light of Another Day, which is an acoustic-based LP, focused on positive energy and moving forward. Her latest album, Keep a Fire, was released in July of this year and was inspired by her diverse cultural heritage coupled with an homage to the rhythms and language of her roots.

For her Regina performance Amanda will be joined by Fraser Holmes on guitar, mandolin and back-up vocals.

Highly regarded by her peers, Amanda has dedicated herself as a key performer in Babes for Breasts since its inception and has helped raise thousands of dollars to help fight breast cancer across Canada.

 

"…a unique place where country, folk and pop intersect." - Roots Music Canada


Check out Amanda's videos here.


A.G..B Bannatyne audio clip:

Passed Down the Line audio clip:

Let Yourself Breath audio clip:



Web site: www.amandarheaume.com

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