On Lonny's first album, there is a song called "(Not so sad) Love Song". This could be the leitmotif of the record, hemmed with melancholic ballads of atmospheric folk, spontaneous sincerity and timeless purity. One thinks of Joan Baez meeting Barbara, or of Joni Mitchell meeting Patti Smith. No wonder Louise chose the pseudonym Lonny to bring her songs to life: a way to celebrate the solitude she needs to write, and a kind of homage to Neil Young's "Loner". Because at only 28 years old, Louise-Lonny has already traveled a lot, her guitar or her violin under her arm, in solo or in trio on stages not only hexagonal. Born in the mountains, raised in Paris, it is also in Quebec that she developed her talents as a musician. She, who studied opera singing and viola since childhood, always knew that she would choose music to express herself. After Bach's scores, here she is taking over the Doors at 17, long before recording an EP of songs in English, entitled a nod to a question she was constantly asked - What kind of music do you play? Returning from a tour of Quebec in duo with singer Florent Bertonnier, alias Refuge, she decided to write in French from now on. With, for literary references, artists like Yves Simon, Véronique Sanson or Dominique A, and among his bedside books, Les Nourritures Terrestres by André Gide. Not so sad songs, therefore.
Friday May 20 @8pm - Sacred Show - Ste-Thérèse d’Avila Church