NEWS: Folk Songstress Gabrielle Papillon Announces National Tour Dates and Canadian Music Week Showcases

Singer-songstress Gabrielle Papillon has her eyes set on the Canadian landscape yet again, with a cross-Canada tour mapped out for this spring. This tour, her fourth travelling coast-to-coast, sees Gabrielle bringing along bandmate and friend Corinna Rose for the adventure, and teaming up with Montreal-based artist Brie Neilson for the month of May in which the duo will become a trio featuring three-part harmonies, guitars, banjo, a ukulele, and even a trumpet. Gabrielle's tour kicks off in Toronto with a showcase during Canadian Music Week and in-store performance at French Connection.

Opting for the scenic route, Gabrielle and Corinna will be travelling as part of VIA Rail's Onboard Entertainment program, providing onboard performances for the travelers as they make their way between Canadian cities. Gabrielle is no stranger to Canada after recently completing her third tour cross-country in late-2011 with Kim Wempe. With over 250 shows under her belt Gabrielle has shared her indie-folk stylings and genuine lyricism with Canadians nationwide and shared the stage with the likes of Del Barber, Royal Wood, and Amelia Curran.

It was no surprise in 2001 when Gabrielle released her first album, Songs For a Rainy Day - even as a young girl Gabrielle could always be found humming a tune, and by her teen years she was already picking away on a guitar. After an eight-year detour which saw her complete her B.A. and Masters degrees, Gabrielle set her sights on the road in June 2010 and hasn't looked back since. In October of last year Gabrielle released her third album, The Currency of Poetry which she recorded at Montreal's Treatment Room (Stars, Timbre Timber, Plants and Animals). The album landed in the top 20 of !Earshot's national Folks/Roots/Blues chart, immediately after its release. Gabrielle is already working on a follow-up.

 WATCH Gabrielle and Corinna perform "No Common Ground" for HeavyWeather during Halifax Pop Explosion: 

Gabrielle Papillon w/ Corinna Rose - No Common Ground from HEAVYWEATHER on Vimeo.

TOUR DATES:
March 22 @ French Connection - Queen St. W., TORONTO, ON (Free CMW In-Store, 5pm)
March 24 @ The Central, TORONTO, ON (*CMW Showcase, 11pm)
March 29 @ Sam's Place, WINNIPEG, MB
March 30 @ House Concert, KENORA, ON
April 3 @ The Druid Irish Pub, EDMONTON, AB (Featured Guests @ Open Mic Night)
April 5 @ White House (House Concert Series), CALGARY, AB
April 6 @ Communitea, CANMORE, AB (w/Scott Cook)
April 7 @ Black Dog Freehouse, EDMONTON, AB (w/Scott Cook)
April 10 @ Bluebird North at the Roundhouse Centre, VANCOUVER, BC
April 14 @ Café Deux Soleils, VANCOUVER, BC (w/Marmotta)
April 21 @ The Celtic Circle Arts Centre, NEW GLASGOW, NS (w/Fleur Mainville)
April 27 @ Treehouse House Concert Series, NEW GLASGOW, NS
April 28 @ The Company House, HALIFAX, NS (w/Roxanne Potvin)
April 29 @ Baba's Lounge, CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI (w/Roxanne Potvin)
May 5 @ The Cornerstone, GUELPH, ON (w/Brie Neilson and Ambre McLean)
May 7 @ The Moonshine Café, OAKVILLE, ON (w/Brie Neilson and Ambre McLean)
May 8 @ The Piston, TORONTO, ON (w/Brie Neilson and Mary Milne)
May 11 @ The London Music Club, LONDON, ON (w/Brie Neilson and Ambre McLean)
May 12 @ The Spill, PETERBOROUGH, ON (w/Brie Neilson and Ambre McLean)
May 15 @ Casa Del Popolo, MONTREAL, QC (w/Brie Neilson)
May 17 @ The Blacksheep Inn, WAKEFIELD, ON (w/Brie Neilson and Mark Bérube)

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