Lennie Gallant

  • The Dream Café

    67 Front Street
    Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2
Ticket Price (CAD) $30.00 This event is now over
Description

Lennie Gallant has released fourteen albums (11 in English and 3 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations such as from the JUNOs (Canada’s Grammys) and Les Prix Éloizes.

He’s received a Canadian Folk Artist of The Year Award as well as 19 East Coast Music Awards, including ECMA Entertainer of the Year.

Gallant’s live double album from his multimedia hit production, Searching For Abegweit, won him an ECMA, and ran for over 180 shows and toured to sold out shows all over Eastern Canada.

His Maritime classic “Peter’s Dream” was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

"Time Travel", his last album, was named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year by Penguin Eggs roots magazine, alongside albums by Richard Thompson, John Prine and Joan Baez. The album also received a Canadian Folk Music award. 

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is a touring artist who has performed all over Canada, in the US and Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Winter Olympics.

He has toured with Symphony New Brunswick, Symphony PEI and Symphony Nova Scotia, who he performed with to sold out shows in March 2020, days before the Covid-19 crisis hit.

He has shared the stage with such artists as Lucinda Williams, Patti Griffin, Roger Hodgson, Ray Willie Hubbard and has performed onstage with both Jimmy Buffett and David Foster and their bands.

His songs have been covered by numerous artists including Buffett and have appeared in feature films and TV shows.

One of his albums, “When We Get There”, went up to the International Space Station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (later Governor General) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times. How about that for high rotation!

Lennie has acted in several productions both for television,stage and film. He has also released many music videos over his career including the recent beautiful video Sequoia, filmed in the Sierra Nevada,California.

He has written theme songs for The Acadian World Congress, Pier 21 (Canada’s Ellis Island),and the city of Haliax’s 250th Anniversary (performed with a choir of 2000 voices).

Lennie Gallant has been involved in charity events and fundraisers, so much that received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his efforts.

He and partner Patricia Richard also have a new francophone album out under the name Sirène et Matelot which has done extremely well in the francophone world.  
 

 

Venue Details

The Dream Café

67 Front Street
Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2 The Dream Café
The Dream Café

Doors and Kitchen Open at 6pm - unless otherwise stated

Shows start at 8pm. 

 


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