Roxanne Potvin: No Love For The Poisonous
Roxanne Potvin, a soft-spoken, singing-siren from Gatineau, Québec, recently headlined at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room, performing songs mostly drawn from her latest album No Love For The Poisonous. The songs on Roxanne’s latest release are blues and R&B inspired pop pieces that don’t shy from stirring up the personal and emotional. And, she’s a stylish girl to boot. Check out her note-worthy scarf in this wide-ranging Roots Music Canada interview.
Roxanne independently released her first album when she was twenty-one-years-old. The album, and Roxanne’s raw talent, got the interest of industry heavy hitters. Producer and blues guitarist Colin Linden (who has worked with Bruce Cockburn, Colin James and other award winners) got behind Roxanne and produced her second album, The Way it Feels. Bruce Cockburn sang on the album, as did John Hiatt and Daniel Lanois. The Way It Feels earned a Juno nomination for best blues album of the year.