Lennie Gallant is one of Canada’s foremost performing songwriters, with thirteen albums and numerous awards and nominations from the JUNOs and East Coast Music Awards to his credit.
This prolific songwriter has recorded ten albums, which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs and the East Coast Music Awards. He has toured extensively, performing his music in many parts of the world, and even saw one of his albums go up to the international space station abord the shuttle Endeavour. He has been named to The Order of Canada for his contributions to Canadian music culture.
Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released thirteen albums (10 in English and 3 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, and The East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year. His double CD of the 22 songs from his multimedia hit production, Searching For Abegweit, which ran for 173 shows, also won him an ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year for 2016 and his song Peter’s Dream was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All Time and was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the XXI Winter Olympics. He has toured with Symphony Nova Scotia, Symphony New Brunswick, and with Symphony PEI. His songs have been covered by numerous artists including Jimmy Buffett, The Rankins, and Measha Brueggergosman and have appeared in feature films and TV shows. One of his albums, When We Get There, even went up to the international space station with Canadian Astronaut Julie Payette (now the Governor-General of Canada) for the crew to enjoy and orbited the planet 248 times. How about that for high rotation!
Fresh on the heels of his 2017 ECMA wins Gallant buried himself in the studio with producer Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant, David Miles) to record his new album, Time Travel. In addition to performances from his own stellar band, Jeremy Gallant, Patricia Richard and Sean Kemp, the album features guest appearances by Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, The Fretless, and The Atlantic String Machine, among others. The new songs have been garnering significant airplay and stellar reviews. The album was recently named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year alongside Richard Thompson, John Prine and Joan Baez by a panel of Canadian music industry professionals.
Lennie Gallant has been involved in numerous charity events, and he recently received the PEI Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award for his work and support of many worthwhile causes.
Time Travel, Lennie Gallant’s latest album, includes 13 songs that showcase a fresh, new approach to Lennie’s music. The album won a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year, Daniel Ledwell. Time Travel, the long-awaited album by celebrated Canadian songwriter, Lennie Gallant, takes us on a trip that delves into journeys of the heart, our time on the planet, place in the universe, ancient legends, road stories and an oddly confused ghost. The album covers a lot of ground and is an explorative and deeply evocative album that will be sure to move the listener on many levels. Gallant’s rich vocals are brought to the fore on this recording and the often full orchestral arrangements provide the ideal setting for them to shine.
Gallant’s album seems to be in the right place at the right time. Songs like ‘Nothing Makes Sense,’ a tongue in cheek view of our present state of global affairs, ‘Sequoia’, a heartfelt ode to a tall elder of our fragile ecosystem, ‘We Want Contact’, our search for others like us out there, and ‘There’s a Storm Coming’, an oft-quoted timely phrase. It seems many of the songs on the album were ripped from the day’s headlines while taking a lyrical sideways glance at where we are headed spiritually and emotionally in our quest to cope in rather dubious times.
The album, produced by Daniel Ledwell, features guest appearances by Mary Jane Lamond, Rose Cousins, Jenn Grant, The Fretless, and The Atlantic String Machine, among others. The new songs have been garnering significant airplay and stellar reviews. The album was recently named one of the Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year alongside Richard Thompson, John Prine and Joan Baez by a panel of Canadian music industry professionals.
Gallant truly is a master tunesmith. His lyrics and the melody lines that flow through them are beautifully interwoven and go straight for the heart almost every time. The Guardian
Emotional, alluring, and nothing short of pitch-perfect, Time Travel is an absolute must-listen. Canadian Beats Media