Born in La Tuque Quebec, Sophie Villeneuve’s music is a reflection of her life experiences in the Yukon since she left her native Quebec in 2013. Sophie Villeneuve shares her life story with authenticity on her album Le Chant du Hibou. Addressing her audience as if they were around a campfire, she offers an authentic experience in a world North of the 60th parallel. Produced by Jim Holland (Green Needle Records), Le Chant du Hibou is the first full-length album for the Yukon singer/songwriter. Mainly inspired by her experience living in the bush and dog mushing in the Yukon last winter, the record presents three titles in English and seven in French. 100% nordic, Le Chant du Hibou features local musicians from Whitehorse. Mostly folk but with a touch of klezmer, blues and country, Sophie Villeneuve’s new record shares her northern world in an authentic, humorous and touching way.
The past year was an important one for Sophie Villeneuve; it marked the release of her debut self-titled EP and her participation in the From the North tour presented in 6 different canadian cities. She also performed within the semi-finals of the prestigious Festival International de la Chanson de Granby(FICG) music competition where she was positively received by critics. She presented a showcase within the Contact Ouest event in Yellowknife, and performed in Rimouski through 150 artistes en fête as well as Victoria during the Folk Evenings. On television, she was seen in the shows Prise de Son (CBC),Chacun sa Route (TVA), and Constellation Francophone (TFO).