- Two years working on my album project (songwriting, arrangements, grants applications, crowdfunding, rehearsals with the musicians, recording, working with the graphic designer, mixer and mastering professionnal...)
- Four months doing promo for the release
- Three weeks preparing the release party event (videos, projections, organization of the evening, recruiting the support team)
Yes, after all of this, the release of my new record Le Chant du Hibou finally happened in Whitehorse last Monday.
It was so touching for me to see all these people filling up the venue - francophones and anglophones. Friends, fans, but also my producer Jim Holland, musicians who collaborated on the album like Brigitte Desjardins (drum), Olivier de Colombel (sax), Marc Tannahill (banjo/guitar) and Anne-Marie Lemaire (accordion), my new collaborator Audrey Gallant who created a special feather earrings collection for my upcoming tour, graphic designer Emeraude Dallaire-Robert who did the extraordinary work on the album sleeve, and photographer Louca Mee who did the amazing photoshoot for my promotionnal pictures. We even had MLA Ted Adel (representing Yukon Governement for the financial support of the album) who came and did a speech!