Julie’s 43 years old now, a prolific singer-songwriter who started out at 18 with the indie rocking band Eric’s Trip which was the first group from Canada to get signed by the legendary label Sub Pop Records in Seattle. After leaving the band she continued solo and her moment of truth came with the album «Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars» which got her the coveted Juno Award. 7 albums later we’ve been presented with her 9th «So Many Days». It’s music that converts from dreamy folk into hard edged rock, pin balling in style between Yo La Tengo and PJ Harvey. There are different facets to Julie’s life besides music as well. For example another of her loves is photography and a book of her works got published entitled «The Longest Winter». She’s also the mother of three children and a passionate yoga teacher. Sharing our stage with Laura-Vivienne, Les Deux Femmes Canadiennes Sauvage promise a very special night tonight.
Also right from the part of Canada, where the Chiac variety of Acadian French is forever fighting the supremacy of English comes indie-folk chanteuse Laura Sauvage, the rockier alter-ego of Vivienne Roy, her name when she’s performing with Les Hay Babies. You might remember Laura-Vivienne from her two previous visits here as a member of that cowpunk indie folk rock trio. Now Laura’s gone all-out solo with her career this time around. She and her guitar and her gig here may well coincide with the long-awaited release of the EP «Americana Submarine», from which «You’ve Changed» has been available for downloading for some time. The track’s co-produced by Sauvage and «She plugs in her guitar to create the most addictive of guitar-laden rock-goodness» according to a Canadian music blog. Laura’s got quite some accolades already for her gutsy foray into singer-songwriter territory. Sounds like her music will continue live up to what her other last name promises.