Le Vent Du Nord visit The ‘Shed
“Man, those guys are tight“, said Roots Music Canada co-conspirator and Editor-in-Chief David Newland, as we reviewed the raw footage of Le Vent Du Nord performing in The Woodshed. Indeed, this Juno-winning quartet, heading into their tenth year as one of Canada’s leading traditional-music outfits, has good reason to be so professional.
Le Vent Du Nord are constantly touring and recording: from coast to coast at home, to forty states down south, and to countless destinations overseas. Their music, a combination of traditional folk songs and original tunes proudly presented in traditional fashion, makes Le Vent Du Nord superb musical ambassadors for Québec and for Canada.
Their most recent studio recording, La Part du Feu (an expression which means “to cut one’s losses”) has been nominated for a Juno in the Roots & Traditional Album of the Year category. They also recently won Group of the Year at The Canadian Folk Music Awards in November of 2010.
Their latest recorded project is Le Vent du Nord symphonique, featuring a collaboration of Le Vent Du Nord and Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ), and was recorded before a live audience at the Grand Théâtre de Québec’s Salle Louis-Fréchette.
Good luck at the Junos, les gars!
The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 9 – English Interview featuring Réjean Brunet and Olivier Demers
The Woodshed Sessions, Episode 9 – French Interview featuring Simon Beaudry and Nicholas Boulerice