Chantal Marie and the Road Band
Chantal Marie and the Road Band’s latest CD release, Roads, Paths and Tales on Pachanga Records traces the path of a musical journey that began in Quebec up throughout the Northwest Territories and back down to the Prairies, all the time gathering music and influences that produced this incredible CD.
Hailing from Montreal, vocalist and acoustic guitarist Chantal Marie was inspired by the great north lands of Canada having been a resident of Yellowknife , NWT for many years.
Three of the songs composed by prolific singer/songwriter Rick Poltaruk (Northland, Raven’s Wing and Old Towner’s Story-A tribute to Gordon Lightfoot) reflect a way of life in the Yellowknife region and are a tribute to true Canadian roots.
Their music is a culmination of styles that include Folk-Rock,Country,Pop-Rock, Classics and “musique francaise”. Their music draws from influences that include Gordon Lightfoot, Chris de Burgh, CCR, Neil Young, Gaston Mandeville and others. Highlights include the Road Band’s rendition of the famous Gerry Rafferty song Baker Street.
Drummer/Percussionist and Music Director Jeff JJ Lisk (Boogie Patrol, Graham Guest, Texas Johnny Brown, Sonny Rhodes, Russell Jackson etc..) has assembled a stellar group of some of the region’s best musicians.
All in all, a very diverse and upbeat show with a Canadian Roots theme.
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