Lisa LeBlanc releases Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?



MONTREAL – Juno award-nominee Lisa LeBlanc is releasing “Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?” on September 30, 2016 via Montreal label Bonsound. She begins touring September 29 in Montreal and adds a date in Toronto on October 14 and Moncton October 18. Complete tour dates are below.

At 26 years old, the captivating singer, guitarist and banjo player who hails from Rosaireville, New Brunswick and now lives in Montreal, has toured for four years with her band and sold over 140 000 records on two continents. Her ability to compose rousing heartwrenching narratives from the everyday via tales of love, friendship and heartbreak has brought on comparisons to the sharp wit of Courtney Barnett, the rambling honesty of Bob Dylan and the high flying sincerity of Dolly Parton.

She shares the first tune from the album, called “Dump The Guy ASAP”

Recorded at Mixart Studio and at Mountain City Studios in Montreal, “Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?” came together in the spring, and was guided by a wonderful team. Joseph Donovan took the reigns as Producer (Sam Roberts, The Dears) with Mico Roy on guitar, Benoit Morier on guitar and bass and Maxime Gosselin on drums. Award-winning singer Sam Roberts stopped in to help out with guest vocals on the tune “I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know.”

Last fall, Nashville was the starting point for a road trip which was a turning point of sorts, musically and personally for Lisa LeBlanc. A huge fan and follower of cajun music and culture, her journey led her to Blackpot Camp in Eunice, Louisiana. Through workshops of all genres from Appalachian banjo to traditional cajun songs and guitars, to bluegrass flatpicking, square dancing and louisiana two-step, the trip provoked much inspiration.

Through further meandering through Lafayette, New Orleans, Austin, Asheville and New York she acquired new skills to refine her guitar and banjo technique. Guided by her nomadic instinct and experiences, she ended up her new album which also includes throwback inspiration from her teenage years as well as hints of rock, folk, blues, classic rock, spaghetti western and even, some hawaiian music. Road songs and the people along the way provide the main inspiration, as well as the love songs and break-up songs you always wanted to write yourself.

“Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?” is a 12 track album which includes many original songs road tested over the last two years as well as her first bluegrass tinged recording (and live show favourite) of Motörhead classic “Ace of Spades.”

“Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?”
1. Could You Wait ‘Til I’ve Had My Coffee?
2. City Slickers and Country Boys
3. Dump The Guy ASAP
4. I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know
5. Why Does It Feel So Lonely (When You Are Around?)
6. (Self-Proclaimed) Voodoo Woman
7. Ti-gars
8. 5748 km
9. Eh Cher (You’ve Overstayed Your Welcome)
10. Dead Man’s Flats
11. Ace of Spades
12.. I Ain’t Perfect, Babe

All dates on sale information here:

Sept 29 – MONTREAL, QC -Théâtre Corona
Oct 6 – RIMOUSKI, QC – Salle Desjardins
Oct 7 – CHICOUTIMI , QC- Theatre Banque Nationale
Oct 8 – SAINTE-PRIME, QC – La Grange
Oct 13 – QUEBEC, QC – L’Imperial
Oct 14 – TORONTO – Rivoli (Massey Hall presents… – on sale details here.)
Oct 16 – MIRAMICHI, NB – Theatre Gilles Laplante
Oct 18 – MONCTON, NB – Centre Culturel Aberdeen
Oct 20 – SAINTE-MAR-CELLINE-DE-KILDARE, QC – Vielle Chappelle de Sainte-Marcelline
Oct 21 – SAINTE-MAR-CELLINE-DE-KILDARE, QC – Vielle Chappelle de Sainte-Marcelline
Oct 22 – SAINTE-ADELE, QC – Salle Augustin Norbert Morin
Oct 28 – SHERBROOKE, QC – Theatre Granada
Oct 29 – ST-ANDRE-AVELLIN, QC – Le St. André
Nov 3 – BELOEIL, QC – Centre Culturel de Beloeil
Nov 4 – GRANBY, QC – La Salle Rouge
Nov 5 – SHAWINIGAN, QC – Centre des Arts de Shawinigan
Nov 9 – TEMISCAMING, QC – Salle Dottori
Nov 10 – GATINEAU, QC – Salle Jean-Desprez
Nov 11 – BECANCOUR, QC – Moulin Michel de Gentilly
Nov 12 – CHATEAUGUAY, QC – Salle du Pavillion de L’Ile
Nov 24 – LE HAVRE, FR – Le Tetris
Nov 25 – ROUEN, FR – Le Trianon
Nov 26 – ST-AGATHON, FR – La Grande Ours
Nov 27 – CHATEAULIN, FR – Run ar puns
Nov 29 – LYON, FR – Ninkasi
Nov 30 – SCHILTIGHEIM, FR – Le Cheval Blanc
Dec 2 – BESANCON, FR – La Rodia
Dec 3 – CHANTEIX, FR – La Boite en Zinc
Dec 7 – PARIS, FR – La Maroquinerie
Dec 10 – LE MANS, FR – Les Saulnieres
Dec 15 – ALONCON, FR – La Luciole
Dec 16 – LUCE, FR – Centre Culturel de Lucé
Dec 17 – ARGENTEUIL, FR – La Cave Dimière

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