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BIOGRAPHY

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 Eloizes, 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 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 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.

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

Our northern neighbor has given us some of the best songwriters living today. You can add Lennie Gallant to the list.” Performing Songwriter, Nashville

Lennie Gallant is one of my favorite Canadian Songwriters.” … “I have always wanted to bring his music to the forefront.Jimmy Buffett

When We Get There is a superior piece of work in which one good song follows another from beginning to end.” The Guardian

The kind of craftsmanship and imagination that applies to only a handful of Canada’s top singer/songwriters such as Bruce Cockburn, Gordon Lightfoot and Sarah MacLachlan.” Ron Foley Macdonald

This is Lennie Gallant’s strongest and most consistent recording to date.” (When We Get There) Dirty Linen Magazine

Compelling melodies and acoustic arrangements that focus the listener’s attention on some of the finest narrative lyrics this prolific songsmith has written…a poet whose pleasant tenor belies the rocker we’ve heard in many earlier recordings. “This set of radio friendly, folk influenced pop songs brings Chris Isaak to mind.Toronto Star

This is a song that, in the hands of one of today’s ‘superstars’, would become a monster hit record and go way beyond being a Christmas song.” (The Innkeeper) Country Music news

An opportunity to see Gallant play live should not be missed.Times Globe

A powerhouse of a show.” The Halifax Herald

The wait for a new English studio album by Lennie Gallant ends sweetly…Gallant’s songwriting may be stronger than ever!The Coast

He delivers the goods. No surprise here – the man is very good at what he does.” Penguin Eggs Magazine

This CD by all accounts, has to be Lennie’s best album to date , and Atlantic Seabreeze gives this album 5+ Stars out of 5 and predicts this album will give Lennie many nominations and ECMA Awards.” Atlantic Seabreeze

A rare talent”…”outstanding new songs”…”Gallant is worthy of all the attention and awards he’s received in his homeland.” Dirty Linen Magazine

We’ve been used to welcoming visitors from Canada’s east coast in recent years. The biggest impression of all, though, could be the one Lennie Gallant makes when word about him reaches beyond the dedicated seekers of transatlantic talent who investigated this Scottish debut.The Herald- Glasgow, Scotland

A class act all around.Impact Magazine

Well worth the wait!Daily News – HFX

There’s no one around to tone down the rollicking energy he delivers on stage.” Ottawa Citizen

Gallant nails it , then he nails the audience.” Performing Songwriter, Nashville

Gallant’s music is destined to reach a wider audience.” MacLean’s Magazine

Gallant had the whistling crowd demanding more.” The Whitehorse Star

Music rooted in compassion and hope.The Hill Times

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AWARDS

Searching for Abegweit ECMA Folk Recording of the Year ECMA Entertainer of the Year Live Acoustic At The Carleton Canadian Folk Music Award ECMA Francophone Recording of the Year PEI Acadian Order of Merit awarded two years after releasing this first french album If We Had A Fire ECMA Roots Recording of the Year Le vent bohème ECMA Francophone Recording of the Year ECMA Male Artist of the Year Prix Éloizes – Acadian Artist of the Year in Music Prix Étoiles – Artist & Album of the Year Inducted into the Order of Canada following the release of this album When We Get There Juno Nominated – Roots\Traditional Album of the Year Selected by astronaut Julie Payette for the space shuttle music library Lennie Gallant Live ECMA Album of the Year ECMA Male Artist of the Year ECMA Roots Recording of the Year Lifeline ECMA Male Artist of the Year The Open Window ECMA Album of the Year ECMA Male Artist of the Year ECMA Song of the Year (Which Way Does The River Run) ECMA Video of the Year (Which Way Does The River Run) SOCAN Songwriter of the Year (Peter’s Dream) Believing in Better ECMA Male Artist of the Year ECMA Video of the Year (Man of Steel) Juno Nominated – Country Male Vocalist of the Year Juno Nominated – Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

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Lennie Gallant

One of Canada's foremost performing songwriters, with thirteen albums and numerous awards and nominations from the JUNOs and East Coast Music Awards to his credit.