Monday April 22nd 2019
To get in the mood for Strawberry Fields Festival 2019, the festival is organizing a free Pre-Party with a balcony concert by Amanda Rheaume and her band. Rheaume has delivered her soulful blend of Americana/Root/Pop tracks to audiences around the world. Her increasing success stems from her soulful ability to translate personal stories into messages, evoke a feeling of positivity, and connect with her listeners.
Possessed of a powerful, slightly gritty singing voice, reminiscent of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, and an ear for catchy melodies, Amanda won a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year. Rheaume has released four albums Holding Patterns (2016), Keep a Fire (2013), Light of Another Day (2011), and Acoustic Christmas (2009). The fifth album from Ottawa-raised, Toronto-based singer/songwriter Amanda Rheaume, The Skin I'm In presents a compellingly portrait of an artist fully comfortable in her own skin, personally and musically.
She quickly earned a reputation around Ottawa, her hometown, as a generous community-oriented artist and leader who raised money for the families of military personnel, and sold 6500 copies of a Christmas EP in Ottawa alone to raise money for Boys and Girls Clubs of Ottawa.
With the release of her deeply personal album Holding Patterns (2016) and its single “Red Dress,” Amanda continues a long history of raising money and advocating change through her work as an artist – and this time, it’s personal.
April 22nd 2019