From Prince Edward Island, singer/songwriter Lennie Gallant has been playing music since the age of 13 when he got a guitar as a gift. Always interested in the mixing of rock/folk and Celtic music he was part of the band Speed the Plough for a while. Since he released his debut solo album in 1988 he has been a consistent on the Canadian music scene accumulating East Coast Music Awards and Juno nominations along the way. Able to sing in both French and English, Gallant automatically broadens his audience. His latest album Time Travel is one of voyage. Travels of the mind, heart and body. As such, it covers a broad swatch of topics road trips and the accompanying music, ancient legends, man’s place in the vast universe and even one song about a ghost. All of it is moving on one level or another. Each of the songs, all written by Gallant and produced by Daniel Ledwell, is about something different. Whether he is ruminating about global affairs (“Nothing Makes Sense”) or our fragile ecosystem (“Sequioa”) all hit the mark. Though intricate the arrangements/instruments take a backing place to Gallant’s voice. It is the focal point of each of the 13 tracks. Special guests on the album include Mary Jane Lamond, Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, The Fretless and the Atlantic String Machine.
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