Going back to the Yukon with lots of tools and new friendships!
Congrats to my colleagues Marc-Antoine Beaudoin, Lou-Adrienne Cassidy, Pierre Guitard, Nicolas Gémus and the band Escabo for being finalists at the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby!! I am going back to the Yukon with lots of new tools for my music career, but most of all an incredible experience with amazing, talented, generous and inspiring artists. I wish to share the stage with everyone of you in the future, and I mean it. I am very proud of the performance I did - if I had to do it again, I would do it the exact same way. I sang and played with all my heart and I was pleased to get positive feedback both from the public and the journalists, so I could not be happier!
Special thanks to my family and friends who attended the competition to encourage me, and all my fans who watched the performance online. Your constant support makes a huge difference. At the end of the day, your feedback is my pay as an artist. The day I won't have that, there will be no point to continue on ;) Also big thanks to France Menard who hosted me for my whole stay in Granby, and my colleague, friend and roommate Maude Evelyne. It was great to have you guys around - laughters and good dinners were welcome when times were stressful!
And finally, thanks to the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby for the great training and networking opportunities. We were lucky to get to work with the best professionnals from the industry - from Philippe Brault (musical director) to Robert Bellefeuille (artistic director). I was also very thankful for Isabelle Côté's tips and coaching right before my performance to help decrease my stress level and be more grounded. I definitely grew up a lot from working with these people - it was a priviledge that not everybody gets to experience. So thank you for that!
Now it is time for me to go back to the North where I belong. I miss the mountains, the river, the dogs, my partner and my friends. Soon the fall's fresh air will arrive, we will take our wool jackets and tuques out of the closet to hang out at the campfire at night, as the northern lights are dancing over our heads. The darkness will slowly come back and replace our sunny summer evenings, bringing calmness and peace to our minds. The North is calling me my friends, but be sure that I will be back South soon to present my new album and offer you shows, and share a little bit more about my beautiful Yukon.
Mucho love xoxox