ISABEAU ET LES CHERCHEURS D'OR

ISABEAU ET LES CHERCHEURS D'OR

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Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or dig deep into the sources of roots music, Quebecois song and Appalachian folk. On record as well as on stage, the quintet always conserves the aura of authenticity that characterises these styles of music so well.

Biography

Cradled by vocal harmonies, mandolin or violin, the group’s music is timeless. And when the time is right, it will make you move, dance and tap your feet. One is easily moved from good times to tears while listening to these hand-woven songs as they are lifted up by the pure and balanced voice of Isabeau Valois.

While they are openly inspired by folk tradition, Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or have created their own country music adventure. Once in it, the listener discovers a unique personal world of romance, the road and everyday dilemmas. In concert, something very special is prone to happening – and the group’s musicians never hesitate to provoke it – Isabeau et les Chercheurs d’Or love to step away from their amplifiers and to deliver one or another of their songs au naturel, a cappella and unplugged. And the energy they give off is electrifying!

On recordings as well as on stage, the quintet always conserves the aura of authenticity that characterises their style of music so well. Among songs written by François Gagnon or by the Valois-Gagnon duo, a number of particularly well-made adaptations can be found in the group’s repertoire, including songs by Hank Williams (“I Can’t Get You Off Of My Mind”), Lou Reed (“I’ll Be Your Mirror”) and Townes Van Zandt (“White Freight Liner”).

Discography

Vallée Tranquille - 2013 (release in October)
Isabeau et les chercheurs d'or - 2010 (eponym debut album)