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Lennie Gallant
Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released twelve albums (10 in English and 2 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Éloizes, and The East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year. His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching For Abegweit, which ran for 140 shows, also won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year for 2016 and his song Peter’s Dream was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All Time.

A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the XXI Winter Olympics. He has toured with Symphony Nova Scotia, Symphony New Brunswick, and with Symphony PEI. His songs have been covered by numerous artists including Jimmy Buffett, The Rankins, and Measha Brueggergosman and have appeared in feature films and TV shows. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the international space station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor General of Canada) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times. How about that for high rotation!

Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins Gallant buried himself in the studio with producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, David Miles) to record his new acclaimed album, Time Travel. In addition to performances from his own stellar band, Jeremy Gallant, Patricia Richard and Sean Kemp, the album features guest appearances by Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, The Fretless, and The Atlantic String Machine, among others.

Lennie loves telling stories of his past experiences, his pride in his culture, and his rural roots. A quintessential Canadian troubadour, Lennie Gallant has been writing songs about Canada since the day he picked up a guitar. He tells stories through his music that chronicle the lives and showcase the landscape that makes up this amazing country, its rural communities, and their people. This is the description of a Lennie Gallant show in its simplest form.

Gallant is a versatile and charismatic performer who draws in audiences by weaving stories from joy, sorrow, regret, redemption and humor, telling them with finesse and strong emotion.

Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he recently received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.

A fluently bilingual Acadian performer, he can also perform in French upon request.


Upcoming Gigs

Friday, December 14, 2018
Lennie Gallant
8:00 PM Trinity United Church Charlottetown, PE, Canada
Lennie Gallant's Innkeeper's Christmas Concert