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"Poulette goes solo with Let Go, Let God"

I’ve had a few CDs around for a bit that I want to mention today. I won’t get to them all but I have a ‘home and away’ set that I want to start with.
First off, I want to talk about Let Go, Let God, a new CD from Eskasoni’s Richard Poulette. This is the first solo effort from the former member of the ECMA-winning duo, Morning Star.
Richard has always been a spiritual person, honouring both his culture and his church. In recent years he has directed his songwriting and singing toward an interesting combination of both and a number of the songs on this CD weave back and forth between both English and Mi’kmaq.
Let Go, Let God was produced by Fred Lavery and recorded at Lakewind Studios. All material was written or co-written by Richard and everything is backed by the usual, all-star lineup of musicians. It’s an interesting recording: deep and thoughtful in some spots, bright and energetic in others. At times the musical backing is simple and basic, at times is has a pop/rock feel, but much of the CD has a swinging old-time country gospel sound, fiddles and all.
Let Go, Let God is a very nice CD, an interesting new step in Richard Poulette’s musical career. It’s not up for any ECMAs this year but should qualify for consideration in 2010. I expect to see it up for several nominations. - Cape Breton Post - Dan MacDonald


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Let Go Let God (2008)

A Little More Understanding (1999) - Morning Star

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Richard Poulette is a native Mi'kmaq from Eskasoni, First Nation, a community located in Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Richard's musical beginnings were shaped with family, singing in the home and in church. He and his cousin Alex Poulette later formed the well known and successful group Morning Star and released a CD "A Little More Understanding" in 1999 which was awarded the ECMA for "Aboriginal Recording of the Year" in 2000.

His latest recording bridges three worlds ... combining Mi'kmaq culture, country music, and spiritual expression in song. "Let Go, Let God", includes ten songs written by Richard that show his ability as a prolific songwriter and gifted singer.

Richard's deep connection to his faith has inspired him to write songs that reflect his love of God and his native traditions, with a voice that combines these to bring forth a heartfelt and universal message that speaks to everyone.