Latest from Lennie Gallant offers usual storytelling magic

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FLEURS FIND BY FLEUR MAINVILLE

This week for Fleur's Find I had the sheer pleasure of listening to Prince Edward Island's pride and joy, singer/songwriter Lennie Gallant’s album “If We Had a Fire.” Gallant has nine albums and a number of awards and nominations from the Junos and the ECMAs to his credit. He is renowned throughout the music industry for his detailed attention to sound quality in his live shows and Gallant does not dissatisfy his fans on this album. He provides them with excellent product.

The opening single on this album entitled, “You Don’t Know How Beautiful You Are,” is a fantastic love song that really starts the album off and has the listener tuned in. It’s a prime example of Gallant’s songwriting and storytelling magic. “Dance The Dark Away” is the only the second song on this album but it really starts to get the listener up on their feet and moving with its energetic tone and feel.

The continuation into “If We Had a Fire” further showcases Gallant’s abilities to take a story and relive the events through song. As I continued to listen to this album I came across two songs in particular that stood out including the title track “If We Had a fire” where Gallant pairs with well-known contemporary singer/composer, Carolyn Dawn Johnson to deliver a breathtaking duet. Then there is “Emily’s Letters” which again is a supreme example of Gallant’s story telling.

To hear of Lennie Gallant’s music or find out where he is performing next visit, www.lenniegallant.com

 

Fleur Mainville has been a part of the East Coast music scene for over 20 years and she would now like to share with you her insight on East Coast albums and the artists behind them. To contact Fleur email her at fleur@fleurmainville.ca.  

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, East Coast

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