Le Vent du Nord
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

Quebecois of irresistible energy, infectious verve, dynamic arrangements

$19 adv / $21 door

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April 29 8:00 pm

Le Vent du NordLe Vent du Nord hits the stage with the unstoppable force of its namesake, the north wind. The four members of the band–Nicolas Boulerice, Olivier Demers, Simon Beaudry, and Réjean Brunet–all sing, play multiple instruments, and perform with irresistible energy and infectious verve. Veterans of famed groups like La Bottine Souriante and Ad Vielle Que Pourra, these youthful ambassadors of the current roots revival in Quebec play their own dynamic arrangements of traditional Quebecois songs and dances, as well as plenty of fresh original music. Their fine harmony singing and richly textured mix of fiddle, guitar, and hurdy-gurdy make for a truly uplifting evening–in the sense that you'll be lifted up off your chair and into the aisles to dance!
 
Since its inception in 2002, Le Vent du Nord has made quite a splash on the Canadian folk music scene. The group has won numerous awards, from a 2004 Juno for Traditional Album of the Year for Maudite Moisson! to the award for Best Traditional Artist at the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance's 2006 conference. Their 2012 album, Tromper le Temps, prompted this remark from Pierre Therrien of Radio Canada: "Just between us, may we say that Le Vent du Nord is THE best traditional Francophone band in this country?" Now they have a brand new album that they're excited to show off at the Freight. If you were lucky enough to see them here a few years ago, you know that we're in for a big treat!

 

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