Michelle Boudreau
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Michelle Boudreau

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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Jul
19
Michelle Boudreau @ Pigeon Lake

Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada

Pigeon Lake, Alberta, Canada

Jun
14
Michelle Boudreau @ Wetaskawin Summer Festival

Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada

Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada

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Press


"Review Clips"

"Boudreau's haunting vocals, a raspy chanteuse in the tradition of Sinead O'Connor and Janis Joplin. Combined with a hyperkinetic stage presence.."
- Will Gibson, St.Albert Gazette

"Michelle--who looked a little daunted by our stone cathedral...tucked any fears into her back pocket, and just kicked...such an inventive, brave performer. Michelle has a stunning voice, and is a fine musician, but has absolutely no worries about pushing her voice and guitar to the edge of mean to get the emotional intensity she needs."
- Kelley-Jo Burke, The Gallery, CBC Saskatchewan

"Michelle Boudreau is a woman armed with a guitar, expansive voice and feisty lyrics, so comparisons to folk/punk cult hero Ani Difranco are going to be inevitable."
- GM, prairie dog magazine

"Michelle has a sound all her own and she makes audiences laugh, cry, and dance at will with her eclectic, high-energy performances. Count on seeing her at the top of the scene soon."
- Jasmine Whenham, Singer Songwriter - Review Clips


"Michelle Boudreau - The Rawness, The Freshness, The Fiesty"

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"Don't wait for me - You Tube -"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htvbOFHiL6U - Vue Weekly Magazine Edmonton


"Michelle Boudreau - The Rawness, The Freshness, The Fiesty"

http://www.mysask.com/portal/site/pc-saskatchewan/template.MAXIMIZE/music/?javax.portlet.tpst=7f2e3168fddafbbdf028972080315ae8_ws_MX&javax.portlet.prp_7f2e3168fddafbbdf028972080315ae8_viewID=saskartist_details&javax.portlet.prp_7f2e3168fddafbbdf028972080315ae8_storyID=19520&javax.portlet.begCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken&javax.portlet.endCacheTok=com.vignette.cachetoken - Sask Recording


Discography

Northern Cantos EP - 2009

1.Little Sparrow
2.Highway 63
3.Heaven And Hell
4.Don't Wait
5.Someday Something

This Room - 2005

1. Way Out
2. Mother
3. This Room
4. Given Take
5. If I
6. Song for Amanda
7. Instrumental
8. Tuesday Afternoon
9. Compromise
10. Jeremy
11. Carry me away

Another Take - 2002

1. Sacrifice
2. Stinky Hotel Room
3. Little Black Ninja
4. Sunshine
5. Papa
6. Baby Blues
7. Stern Angry Angel
8. Summer
9. Little Black Ninja (remix)
10. Organ Wank

Little Black Ninja - 2001

Reality - 1998

1. Broken
2. Fertile and Female
3. Steal Me
4. Eyes Open
5. Field of my Dreams
6. Undaunted by Reality
7. Bright Lights
8. Flying with Lexy

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Bio

..What you need to know..

Ive only ever shot a gun once before, when I was seven. My friends dad Steve, only hugged on weekends, took us out into the bush told us we needed man spirit. Handed us free will and a loaded gun saying, "just shoot something". I shot his truck, holy holey revelation. Been broken, shot and defeated, steve never took us gun toting again. Vera down the street, snapped ash, her nine crooked fingers, long lady cigarette against the kitchen window, taught me how to knit and smoke. Her best for me, music with a broken arrow applauding my red guitar and bastard banjo. She says my music makes her happy, like an honest man to love.

My husband (Jadon Rempel) and I have recently written an album called Northern Cantos. Northern Cantos features songs written about Oil field workers, Canadian northern living and economic / environmental changes. Created after moving from Regina to Edmonton in 2005, a love affair. To be released in summer/fall 2011.

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You'll hear a melodic twist, a unique blend of energetic Folk and Roots music.

"Michelle--who looked a little daunted by our stone cathedral...tucked any fears into her back pocket, and just kicked...such an inventive, brave performer. Michelle has a stunning voice, and is a fine musician, but has absolutely no worries about pushing her voice and guitar to the edge of mean to get the emotional intensity she needs."
- Kelley-Jo Burke, The Gallery, CBC Saskatchewan

Michelle Boudreau, singer/songwriter, spoken word artist gardener and mom was born into a musical family of gypsies, clowns and storytellers. Michelle became interested in the guitar at the age of 14, a punk rock teenager, the dark prairie roots of Saskachewan, Canada made her fall in love. In 2003 Michelle went from punk rock guitar chick to a country toting singer with Kathy Stochmal in the “Frontier Gals”. Michelle has shared the stage with, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Luther Wright and the wrongs, Ember Swift, Little Miss Higgins and many more.

Since 1998, Michelle has released four solo independent albums Reality, Little Black Ninja, Another Take, This Room (2005). Northern Cantos, an album soon to be released.

Michelle makes people listen. Michelle has lived in a car for weeks at a time, all over, where ever, playing hilltop festivals, coffee houses, event stages and many other leaky basements. Her energetic folk music has been compared to the likes of Ani Difranco, Sinead O Connor, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and her Mom.

Other high notes:

Shared the stage with Ember Swift, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Luther Wright and the Wrongs, Painting Daisies, Jane Siberry, Little Miss Higgins, Jasmine Whenham, Undertakin Daddies, Jackie Washington, Bill Bourne and so many other greats.

Playing many great festivals and venues such as, Summer Solstice Fest- Yellowknife, Regina Folk Fest, Brandon Folk Fest, North Country Fair, The Roar (Spoken Word Festival) Edmonton AB, Edmonton Earth Day, Edmonton Poetry Festival, Forget Arts Festival to name a few.

Featured on The Round Up CBC National, 2004

Featured on an hour long special summer solstice program, CBC National Radio, 2006

Newmusiccanada.com
Featured Rock Artist


Radio: Sounds like Canada
CBC national

Performing both Canadian and American national anthems March 2002, Edmonton Oilers game

Showcased at Western Canadian Music awards
2004
Regina Saskatchewan

Songs "This Room," "Little Black Ninja," and "Sacrifice" were featured on Renegadepress.com, a nationally televised series aired on APTN and Global. Also, in France.

www.michelleboudreau.ca

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