A Canadian Kitchen Party
with Songwriter Nancy Beaudette
Blending brave and honest songwriting, first-rate musicianship, and a huge helping of native Canadian wit, Nancy Beaudette is an artist of songs and heart. She was raised near Cornwall, Ontario, a place sustained by farming and millwork where French and English languages were friendly neighbors. Her songwriting delves into those roots, weaving a nostalgic past into lush songs of familial history, good-humored folly and poignant observations of life and loss. Nancy's recordings have received critical acclaim and charted on folk radio, adding to the numerous accolades accrued through the years. In 1997 Nancy won a CGMA for song of the year (Canadian Gospel Music Award – highest honor for gospel music in Canada), and has been a Winner or Finalist in some of the industries most distinguished competitions, including Mountain Stage New Song Competition, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, Great American Song Contest, and the Independent Music Awards. On-stage and off, this beloved songwriter practices hometown hospitality. Come to one of Nancy’s shows and you will experience first-hand all the warmth and welcome of a Canadian kitchen party!
“What I love about Beaudette’s work is how many layers there are to each track…And her prose evokes a type of energy and emotion that only few musicians are capable of arousing.” – Alec Cunningham, Journalist, Knoxville, TN
“Beaudette is the type of artist who is likely to be compared to Mitchell, Baez or Judy Collins…[these] songs would have worked on an album by Mary Chapin Carpenter or Tricia Yearwood.” – Alex Henderson, Journalist, Political Reporter, Cultural Critic
“Possessed of a gift for insightful songwriting, Beaudette consistently weaves tales with common threads that, when combined together, create a beautiful tapestry that she uses to tell tales of love, loss, and life lived to the fullest.” – Andrew Greenhalgh Thirty Three & A Third Record Reviews
“The songwriting and vocals mirrors the creativeness of Shawn Colvin…Nancy Beaudette [has] a knack for creating intelligent stories, catchy choruses, and highly-textured instrumentation.” – Matthew Forss Inside World Music
“Beaudette is already a bright bulb on the independent music scene but the release of South Branch Road demands that light shine even brighter. I can’t even remember the last time I enjoyed an album this much. It’s beyond extraordinary!” – Jonathan Pappalardo My Kind of Country
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Few countries possess a folk music as rich and culturally varied as Canada’s. It is a society originally influenced by the Aboriginal peoples, and the French and British settlers in the 16th and 17th centuries. Today Canada is a culturally diverse society as rich and varied as the vast landscape it calls home.
The consummate hometown girl, Nancy Beaudette is deeply proud of her roots in Cornwall, Ontario, a place sustained by farming and millwork where French and English languages were friendly neighbours. There on the border of Glengarry County, she was fed on French fiddle-music and Irish and Scottish reels.
Today Nancy works as a traveling mistral, extolling the well-kept secrets of her native land. With guitar in hand, she’ll have everyone in the room singing both original and traditional songs of life in the Great White North! Come to one of Beaudette’s shows and you will experience first-hand all the warmth and welcome of a Canadian kitchen party!