Well Hello! I haven't had a chance to update here.....life getting in the way.
I am busy writing new songs, and working towards CD -#3.....Hopefully I will be updating the site soon on pics and videos of our tour last fall! It was great!
See you soon, and thanks for visiting!
Here is a recent write up:
back for one more round
by Lindsay Wilson (BeatRoute) April 2010
She's done it again: Dawn Desmarais, front woman of Dawn 'n Blueclover, electrifying vocalist, minx of the mandolin, doll of the dulcimer, is releasing her second CD.
While her 2008 release, Dawn 'n Blueclover : The Celtic Blues Project, is still smoldering, this fifteen-year vocal vet, whose range spans into blues, roots, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and country, has taken a different approach to her newest recording, UpRooted, which will be officially released this month.
"(UpRooted) is based off of focusing on songwriting and using songwriting to promote my Métis-Aboriginal heritage through music. I want to bring blues back into Métis music," explains Desmarais, who describes her upcoming release as "acoustic roots and blues."
She continues, "I'm finding different ways to merge traditional music genres together, and to use this as another way to do storytelling."
While the members of the performing Dawn 'n Blueclover sometimes trade spots, the band members Desmarais rallied into the studio include Chris Penner (guitar), Spider Bishop (bass), Ben Plotnick (fiddle), Jed Tomlinson (drums) and a number of other guest appearances. Desmarais is the main vocalist, incorporating her sinful sounds of the mandolin and dulcimer onto her tracks.
"Buffy Sainte-Marie is a huge influence of mine," says Desmarais, who was upset to miss the long-standing Aboriginal artist's last Edmonton concert.
Desmarais is inspired to write and perform from her own surroundings; she finds motivation from her fellow Calgary and Métis musicians, a past student who has come a long way, or local independent artists who she has shared the stage with or supported by going to one of their shows.
Desmarais can be seen serving up a slice of Jammin' as co-host of Pussy Willow Wednesday's open mic, along with Heather Blush and Trina Nestibo at Mikey's Juke Joint.
For the busy month of March, aside from giving vocal instruction and grinding away in the studio, Desmarais was also one of the head coordinators of The Vagina Monologues and the Leacock Theatre at Mount Royal College.
A busy girl with a lust for life and a love for the arts on every level (she's also an accomplished dancer), Desmarais is pumped for UpRooted to hit the masses.
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Allright. Someone suggested I inform you of what the format (information) these files are. This is not a CD that gets mailed to you. (tho that can be arranged ). Now this is the info my Mac gave me to give to you!
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