Canadian Country Artist Discovery

September 14, 2021

Canadian Country Artist Discovery: Laurie LeBlanc (NB)

Laurie LeBlanc is one of Canada’s rising country music stars, whose distinctive style contains a sizable helping of east coast Acadian flavor. His latest album, When It’s Right It’s Right was produced by multi-CCMA and Juno award winner Jason Barry, and featuring members of Dean Brody’s touring band. The results add up to LeBlanc’s most accomplished record to date, and a long-overdue introduction to English country music audiences. Listeners in LeBlanc’s home province of New Brunswick and throughout the Maritimes and Quebec have long been familiar with his approach to country music, as When It’s Right It’s Right also marks a decade of success for the artist in the francophone music scene. Audiences everywhere are now poised to experience the joy at the heart of […]
September 14, 2021

Canadian Country Artist Discovery: Laurie LeBlanc (NB)

Laurie LeBlanc is one of Canada’s rising country music stars, whose distinctive style contains a sizable helping of east coast Acadian flavor. His latest album, When It’s Right It’s Right was produced by multi-CCMA and Juno award winner Jason Barry, and featuring members of Dean Brody’s touring band. The results add up to LeBlanc’s most accomplished record to date, and a long-overdue introduction to English country music audiences. Listeners in LeBlanc’s home province of New Brunswick and throughout the Maritimes and Quebec have long been familiar with his approach to country music, as When It’s Right It’s Right also marks a decade of success for the artist in the francophone music scene. Audiences everywhere are now poised to experience the joy at the heart of […]
August 5, 2021

Canadian Country Artist Discovery: Gizelle de Guzman (NS)

Gizelle de Guzman’s tenacious sincerity and show-stopping voice has affirmed her place as a modern Country vanguard for the East Coast of Canada. Born in the Philippines, raised in Cremona Alberta and now native to Halifax Nova Scotia, this singer-songwriter has embraced these transitions to help her create her signature sound. Gizelle has been garnered the 2019 Bronze Winner for The Coast “Best New Artist/Band” and one of the top 14 finalists of The Shot: Remastered 2020. Her talent carries forward country-folk conventions of storytelling spiked with a fresh spirit of empowerment. Gizelle continues to work to develop her radiant Country style which threads the needle between traditional heart and modern energy on an emotional bed of transparency. It’s clear to see that where Gizelle […]
July 6, 2021

Canadian Country Artist Discovery: Lawrence Maxwell (PE)

Lawrence Maxwell cut his teeth on beer caps, rough waters, and country music. A 2021 ECMA award nominee and two-time Music P.E.I. award winner, this Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter will tell it to you like it’s folk, and sing it to you like it’s country. It was 2013, and nineteen-year-old Lawrence Maxwell was standing on a Canadian warship as it dipped up and down in a rough Caribbean Sea. Hours later, and back in calm waters, Maxwell found himself alone on the ship’s bridge, pen and notebook in hand. Inspired by the moon and a million stars, he began to write. As Maxwell reflected on life, he realized that just like the ship, he could alter course, one degree at a time. From that moment […]