NEWS: Halifax/Montreal's Gabrielle Papillon Releases New Album 'The Currency of Poetry' and Announces National Tour Dates

Halifax and Montreal-based singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon will kick off the season with the release of The Currency of Poetry on October 11, 2011 and a tour bringing her to the west and east coasts of Canada.

The Currency of Poetry signifies her third solo project. Papillon recorded the album at Montreal's The Treatment Room (Timber Timbre, Stars, Plants and Animals). In the US, The Currency of Poetry will be available through the American Indie label Constant Clip Records. This will not only be Papillon's first project with Constant Clip, but Papillon will be the first Canadian artist to release an album with the label.


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Kicking off in Edmonton on September 16th, Papillon will embark on an extensive national tour - her third cross-Canada tour to date - alongside Kim Wempe (Groundswell). The tour will see her stop in to perform at Halifax Pop Explosion Festival before ending at one of her home bases on November 29th for her Montreal release. At both of these shows she will perform with members of her backing band, The Mighty Oak. She will span the country over 22-dates, bringing her sweet harmonies and guitar plucking to a city near you!

Papillon has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Amelia Curran, Royal Wood, Del Barber, and Forest City Lovers. Influenced by guitar slinging troubadours such as Ani Difranco, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon, her music is often about a feeling. Her muse is the amalgamation of people in her life, or even an imaginary scenario. Above all, she loves the journey of a song. Tour dates and links below.

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BIO

Singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon experienced music for the first time before she was even born, nestled safely in her mother's womb as her parents attended a Grateful Dead concert. Her first foray into the musical sphere was as a toddler, when she started humming her own melodies. Her involvement with music continued to grow as she did. She wrote her first songs at fourteen after learning to play basic chords on the guitar before forming several bands with her brother throughout high school. While neither can remember the names of any of the bands they created together - after all, what's in a name anyway? - The hours logged rehearsing in their basement proved invaluable to Papillon.

In 2001 she released her first album Songs for a Rainy Day through independent producer, Concept Studios. Adjourning from her music career for nearly eight years, Papillon completed her B.A. and Master's degree, only to emerge with fresh tunes in her head and a more developed musical style. By way of cars, buses, planes and trains Papillon began touring full-time in June of 2010. She has since completed two cross-Canada tours and has been touring almost non-stop across the Prairies, Ontario, and Eastern Canada. Since playing Halifax's In the Dead of Winter Festival in January 2010 and 2011, Papillon's music has found its way onto local and regional CBC airwaves as well as onto CBC Radio 3s rotation.

February 2011 saw her journeying to Memphis for an official Performance Alley showcase at the 23rd International Folk Alliance Conference. With only a few days off to prepare, she then left on an extended two-and-a-half month tour across Canada, playing 40 shows and traveling with frequent touring partner, Ambre McLean.

Papillon is currently getting ready to venture out on her third Cross-Canada tour with Kim Wempe and preparing to release her third solo project (October 2011) recorded at Montreal's Treatment Room (Plants and Animals, The Acorn, Timber Timbre, Stars, Snailhouse.) This is all while plotting a course to record her fourth and most ambitious project in 2012. She will also be playing a showcase at the 2011 incarnation of the Halifax POP Explosion festival in October.

She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Amelia Curran, Royal Wood, Del Barber, Forest City Lovers, Roxanne Potvin and Christine Bougie, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, Jon Brooks, Sean Ashby, Scott Cook, Ryan MacGrath, Chris Wynters (Captain Tractor), and Debra-Jean and the Means.

Influenced by guitar slinging troubadours such as Ani Difranco, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon, her music is often about a feeling. Her muse is the amalgamation of people in her life, or even an imaginary scenario. Above all, she loves the journey of a song.

UPCOMING SHOWS:

Sept. 16 @ The Carrot, EDMONTON (w/ Kim Wempe)
Sept. 21 @ The Whistle Stop Pub, JASPER (w/ Kim Wempe)
Sept. 22 @ The Minstrel Cafe, KELOWNA (w/ Kim Wempe)
Sept. 23 @ Cafe Deux Soleils, VANCOUVER (w/ Kim Wempe)
Sept. 25 @ The Railway Club, VANCOUVER (w/ Kim Wempe)
Sept. 26 @ The Well, VICTORIA (w/ Kim Wempe)
Sept. 28 @ Duncan Garage and Showroom, DUNCAN (w/ Kim Wempe)
Sept. 29 @ Joe's Garage, COURTENAY, BC (w/ Kim Wempe)
Oct. 2 @ The Ironwood Stage, CALGARY (Matinee show w/ Kim Wempe)
Oct. 5 @ Owl Acoustic Lounge, LETHBRIDGE (w/ Kim Wempe)
Oct. 8 @ Creative City Centre Concert Series, REGINA (w/ Kim Wempe)
Oct. 11 @ Brandon Folk and Art Society, BRANDON, MB (w/ Kim Wempe)
Oct. 12 @ Winnipeg Free Press Cafe, WINNIPEG (w/ Kim Wempe)
Oct. 19 @ The Company House, HALIFAX (*Halifax Pop Explosion Showcase)
Nov. 13 @ The Blacksheep Inn, WAKEFIELD, QC (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 16 @ The Supermarket, TORONTO (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 17 @ The Moonshine Cafe, OAKVILLE (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 18 @ London Music Club, LONDON (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 20 @ The Cornerstone, GUELPH (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 24 @ The Spill, PETERBOROUGH (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 26 @ The Acoustic Grill, PICTON (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 28 @ Grumpy's Bar, MONTREAL (w/ Kim Wempe)
Nov. 29 @ Casa del Popolo, MONTREAL (**CD Release show w/ Kim Wempe)

LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabrielle-Papillon/112699367730?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/gapapillon
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/gabriellepapillon

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