LENNIE GALLANT New Album, Book & Tour

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Posted: September 29, 2014

LENNIE GALLANT TO CELEBRATE RELEASE OF A NEW ALBUM AND A NEW BOOK WITH CONCERTS IN NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNSWICK OCTOBER 18 – 30

Lennie Gallant Live Acoustic at the CarletonRenowned Canadian singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant is heading out on a nine-stop Maritime tour in celebration of the release of his new album titled “Live Acoustic at The Carleton”.

Just announced as a nominee for the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards for both English Songwriter of the Year and Solo Artist of the Year on the strength of his new recording, Lennie Gallant is also celebrating the launch of a new book titled “Peter’s Dream” – a collaboration with visual artist and sibling, Karen Gallant. All of this comes hot on the heels of his summer–long run at Charlottetown’s Mack Theatre with his show “Searching For Abegweit -The Island Songs and Stories of Lennie Gallant”, a runaway hit that was extended to an incredible 57 sold out shows! Lennie’s upcoming tour will touch down in Chester (Oct. 18), Liverpool (Oct. 19), Yarmouth (Oct. 20), Saint John (Oct. 23), Fredericton (Oct. 24), Riverview (Oct. 25), Halifax (Oct. 26), Truro (Oct. 29) and Sydney (Oct. 30).

LENNIE GALLANTLennie Gallant’s new album, “Live Acoustic at The Carleton”, contains 16 live tracks - a combination of brand new songs and fresh takes on familiar favourites from his impressive back catalogue. New songs include “Has Anybody Seen My Skates”, “God’s Reply”, “Amelia”, inspired by Amelia Earhart (co-written with Liam Titcomb) and “Abegweit”, which was written for his afore-mentioned hit show Searching for Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant, in which he starred as part of this year’s Charlottetown Summer Festival. The album also includes fan favourites such as “Peter’s Dream”, “Mademoiselle”, “Laisse aller”, and rockin’ versions of “47 Angels on Her Front Lawn”, “Tales of The Phantom Ship” and “Tell Me A Ghost Story”, among others. “Live Acoustic at The Carleton” is Lennie’s tenth full length recording and was captured over two nights in the intimate atmosphere of the award-winning songwriter music club - The Carleton in Halifax.

bk-gallant-petersdreamThe new book, “Peter’s Dream” (titled in homage to one of Lennie Gallant’s most popular songs), is a collaboration with his sister and accomplished visual artist, Karen Gallant. Growing up in Rustico, Prince Edward Island, the siblings were influenced by their surroundings in similar and profound ways, yet chose to channel their creativity through different media.“Peter's Dream” presents their respective visions through exciting pairings of lyric and images that will pull you into new worlds rich in drama, pathos, and celebration - as well as a healthy dose of East Coast lore. Rendered by two powerful and perceptive storytellers, these works were created over a lifetime of independent craftsmanship, but while preparing this book, both artists discovered that they have been unknowingly collaborating all along!

GOV CANADA Lennie Gallant Order of Canada 2004A recipient of the Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian music culture, Lennie Gallant’s previously released body of work including nine albums (seven in English and two in French), has won him a host of awards and nominations from the Junos, ECMAs and Prix Eloizes. An international touring artist who has represented Canada on songwriter events in Nashville, London and Texas, entertained our troops in Kandahar, performed at Canada Day events in Washington and London, and on the world stage at the XXI Winter Olympics, Lennie Gallant in concert is not to be missed!

Join Lennie Gallant as he celebrates the release of his new album “Live Acoustic at The Carleton” at the following Maritime locations:

Saturday, Oct 18 - Chester Playhouse, Chester, Nova Scotia, 7:30 pm.  Tickets: 902-275-3933 or online at www.chesterplayhouse.ca

Sunday, Oct 19 - Astor Theatre, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, 8 pm.  Tickets: 902-354-5250 or online at www.astortheatre.ns.ca

Monday, Oct 20 - Th'YARC Playhouse, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, 7 pm.  Tickets: 902-742-8150 or online at www.yarcplayhouse.com

Thursday, Oct. 23 - Homeport Historic Inn Concert Series, Saint John, New Brunswick, 7:30 pm. Tickets: (506) 672-7255

Friday, Oct 24 - Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 8 pm.  Tickets: online here

Saturday, Oct 25 - Riverview Arts Centre, Riverview, New Brunswick, 7:30 pm.  Tickets: 506-386-4234 or online at www.riverviewartscentre.ca

Sunday, Oct 26 - The Carleton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 8 pm.  Tickets: 902-422-6335 or online at www.thecarleton.ca

Wednesday, Oct 29 - Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, Nova Scotia, 7:30 pm.  Tickets: 902-897-4004 or online at www.marigoldcentre.ca

Thursday, Oct 30 – Membertou Trade & Convention Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia, 8:00 pm. Tickets: 902-539-2300 or online at www.membertoutcc.com

For additional tour dates, music and more on Lennie Gallant please visit www.lenniegallant.com

Live Acoustic at The Carleton is available online at www.lenniegallant.com and iTunes.

Lennie Gallant on SEA AND BE SCENE TV ECMA 2013For more features and on camera interviews with Lennie Gallant "Live Acoustic at The Carleton", SABStv Songwriters Special, SABStv ECMA Special, "A Day In Paradise With You" Picture Book, Lennie Gallant Gets Home and Lennie's INsights IN 10. Plus check out Lennie’s Mom’s Marvelous Meat Pie Recipe

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