National Aboriginal Achievement Awards
Lucie will be performing at this year's National Aboriginal Achievement Awards alongside Shane Yellowbird, Digging Roots and host Adam Beach. The awards show takes place live on Friday March 11th at the Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton with a national TV broadcast on April 9th on Global TV and APTN.
Along with being nominated for 3 APCMAs this year, Lucie will also be performing at the 2010 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.com in Winnipeg. Catch her live on Friday November 5th at 8pm CST on APTN.
Lucie will also be available for a meet & greet on Saturday November 6th between 4-5pm CST. Stop by the APTN booth located at the Manito Ahbee Pow Wow & Trade Show that runs all weekend long. For more information on both events or to buy tickets, check out the Manito Ahbee Festival. www.manitoahbee.com
Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards
Lucie and her latest album, Swagger, have been nominated for 3 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards. Now it's up to the fans to cast their votes and decide the winners. The final round of voting ends on October 6, 2010 so login today and show your support!
Rock Album of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Producer of the Year
The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards will be presented on November 5, 2010 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
After a long wait, we finally have a video to go along with the "Angel Street" single that was released last year on iTunes. Lucie originally wrote the song as a rocker entitled "Lovely Irene" which was released on her sophomore album, Swagger. The song was then re-recorded as an acoustic track with a children's choir from Iqaluit as backup singers and very meaningfully re-titled "Angel Street". Lucie wrote the song, telling the sad, unfortunate details of her friend Irene, the victim of domestic abuse.
The acoustic version, "Angel Street", was discovered by the mayor of Iqaluit, Elisapee Sheutiapik, who championed to have the name of the street where the women's shelter is located renamed Angel Street. Lucie has performed the song for the Canadian Provincial and Territorial Ministers as well as the 2010 G7 summit announcing the renaming of city streets across the country to Angel Street. Several capital cities are taking it into consideration with Fredericton, NB and Regina, SK already on board. Stay tuned for an "Angel Street" website to follow.
Didn't get the Juno but we did get to St. John's thanks to Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Okalik Eegeesiak, Igloolik Isuma Productions, and Dona Cona with Patrick Doyle's help. For this I am truly thankful. Also a big thanks to all of you who cheered me on. Lucie
Red Road Music II concert on CBC Radio3
On February 18th, Lucie hit the stage at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg for a special live recording for CBC Radio 3. Entitled Red Road Music II, the concert, featuring Lucie, Don Amero, and Burnt Project 1, will officially air on April 1st as a podcast on CBC Radio 3's weekly series, Ab-Originals. Tune in to CBC Radio 3 anytime starting April 1st and check it out! CBC Radio3
JUNO Award Nomination
Great news! Lucie's album, Swagger, has been nominated for Aboriginal Album of the Year at the 2010 JUNO Awards (Canada's Grammys). The JUNOs run April 16-18th in St. John's, Newfoundland, and the biggest & brightest of Canadian musical talent will be on hand. Tune in on Sunday April 18th for the televised broadcast on CTV. For more information along with the full list of nominees, check out www.junoawards.ca
Lucie was invited by the mayor of Iqaluit, Nunavut to perform during the G7 Summit in Canada's Arctic capital on February 5th & 6th. Lucie performed her song, "Angel Street", along with the "Angel Street Angels" children's choir for all the G7 ministers and international press attending the summit. Lucie wrote the song, "Angel Street", about her friend, Irene, the victim of domestic abuse. The mayor of Iqaluit has since begun a campaign where she's encouraging other capital cities to join in and change a street name to Angel Street in honour of all victims of domestic violence. A website is currently in the works detailing the campaign and a music video for the song will be released shortly (stay tuned for more details). The single, "Angel Street", is currently available on iTunes (and other digital stores) and proceeds from the song will go to the women's shelter in Iqaluit.
The CAM's air on Citytv on January 30th
Mother Earth, The 11th Annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, is a one-hour television special presenting captivating highlights and passionate musical performances from the 16th Annual Aboriginal festival. Canadian Aboriginal culture takes center stage, with features on Lacrosse (Canada's national sport, created by Native Canadians), traditional Aboriginal dance and drumming, and Aboriginal art. Live performances include Canadian music legend Buffy Sainte-Marie, Lucie Idlout, Digging Roots, The Pappy John Blues Band and Aboriginal Hip-Hop artists Timaviut. Mother Earth, The 11th Annual Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards premieres Saturday, January 30 at 8:00pm ET/PT/CT/MT on Citytv.
The Great Canadian Song Quest Concert
Tune in starting January 21st to hear CBC Radio 2's Great Canadian Song Quest Concert on CBC Radio 2, CBC.ca, CBC Radio 1, and Bold TV. The Great Canadian Song Quest concert was recorded on Tuesday December 15th and all 13 Canadian musical artists, each representing a different province or territory, performed at Toronto's Glenn Gould Studio, for an exclusive one-night only concert. Joining Lucie to belt out new works for Canada's song book were Oh Susanna, Jay Sparrow, The Deep Dark Woods, Chantal Kreviazuk, Hawksley Workman, Martha Wainwright, David Myles, Joel Plaskett, Catherine MacLellan, Hey Rosetta!, Kim Barlow, and Dana Sipos.
The Great Canadian Song Quest Concert airs in its entirety:
The Great Canadian Song Quest album is also available for purchase on iTunes
Swagger wins a CAMA!
We're happy to announce that Lucie's latest album, Swagger, won "Best Rock Album" of the year at the 2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. The event was held on November 27th in Hamilton, Ontario in front of a sell-out crowd where Lucie performed her song "Tonight" live. The awards show was videotaped to be aired on CityTV at a later date, but you can see the whole show streaming right now on CAMA's website.
"The Road To Nowhere" on iTunes
After months of campaigning and voting, Canadians selected the places across the nation they wanted to see immortalized in song and the singer-songwriters they wanted to write those songs. Of the 13 provinces and territories, Lucie was chosen to represent Nunavut and write a song about the Road To Nowhere in Iqaluit. CBC Radio 2's The Great Canadian Song Quest finally revealed all 13 songs on November 23rd including Lucie's song, "The Road To Nowhere". You can hear samples of all 13 songs on CBC's website or download the tracks directly from iTunes.
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards
Lucie and her latest album, Swagger, have been nominated in 4 categories for the 2009 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
Best Rock Album - Swagger
Best Music Video - Whiskey Breath
Best Female Artist
The awards show will be in Hamilton on November 27th with Lucie performing live. The event is part of the Canadian Aboriginal Festival which runs from November 27th-29th at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton. For more information, check out www.canab.com.
Live on Makusham
Tune in to APTN at 7:30pm ET on Monday November 16th to watch Lucie perform 2 songs on the new music show, Makusham www.aptncsr.com. Joining Lucie will be Florant Volant and Danny Boudreau.
CBC announces the winners
Great news! On Oct.26th, CBC Radio 2 announced the 13 finalists of their Great Canadian Song Quest and Lucie was one of the winners! A big thank you to everyone who voted! Lucie is thrilled to represent Nunavut and write a song about the Road to Nowhere.
Here is the list of the 13 finalists & locations across the country.
BC: Oh Susanna and Tofino
AB: Jay Sparrow and the Badlands
SK: Deep Dark Woods & Good Time Charlie's at the Plains Hotel
MA: Chantal Kreviazuk and Waskada
ON: Hawksley Workman and Algonquin Park
QC: Martha Wainwright and the Black Sheep Inn
NB: David Myles and the Hopewell Rocks
PEI: Catherine MacLellan and Singing Sands Beach
NS: Joel Plaskett and the Cabot Trail
NL: Hey Rosetta! and Gros Morne Park
YK: Kim Barlow and Dawson City
NWT: Dana Sipos and the Tuktoyaktuk Pingos
NU: Lucie Idlout and the Road to Nowhere
The Great Canadian Song Quest
Lucie has been chosen to participate in CBC Radio 2's The Great Canadian Song Quest. From October 12-23, Canadians will choose the place they want written about from their home province/territory and the singer/songwriter from that region they'd like to write about it. The end result is an incredible cross-country playlist, with 13 brand-new, original songs for Canada's playbook. Each artist will compose and record an original song, inspired by the locations chosen by Canadians from each province and territory. Lucie is on the short list of songwriters from Nunavut so now we need your help to get her voted in! You can vote for both Lucie and your favourite location ONCE each day. To start voting, click here.
The Transit Tapes
Back in April, Lucie hopped on a streetcar in Toronto to take part in a taping for a new live music performance series called "The Transit Tapes". The premise is to get different artists to perform acoustically on a streetcar while it rides through downtown Toronto. Other performers for the series include Gentleman Reg, Arkells, and Sunparlour Players among others. Check out Lucie's performance of "Tonight" here.
Whiskey Breath added to MuchMoreMusic
The video for the first single, "Whiskey Breath", has just been added on MuchMoreMusic. Please help us get this video in regular rotation by requesting the video at email@example.com. In case you haven't seen it yet, the video is available online here.
Lucie receives 6 APCMA nominations
Lucie has been nominated in 6 different categories for the 2009 AboriginalPeoples Choice Music Awards. It's now up to the fans to decide the winners!The first round of voting began on July 10th and we're asking folks to sign up and show your support!
Lucie's been nominated in the following categories:
Best Rock CD
Single of the Year
Best Music Video
Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year
Best Album Cover Design
Whiskey Breath video
On April 23rd, Lucie and a hardcore group of extras and actors made their way to The Hideout bar in Toronto for a 5:30AM call to shoot the video for Lucie's first single, Whiskey Breath. We are excited to announce that the video is finally completed and online! A special thanks to APTN and First Tracks for making this video happen. And of course, a big thank you to the director, Michael Maxxis, for making such a killer video.
Lucie will be performing as part of this year's iNative Fest which runs from July 10-11 in Toronto. The 2nd annual Aboriginal Festival will be two days of concerts and a full day of music industry workshops. Lucie will be kicking off the opening night festivities with Amanda Rheaume and DJ Jeff C also on the bill. Originally scheduled for July 11th, the date has been changed to July 10th at the Annex WreckRoom. For more information, check out http://www.inativefest.com.
NARMP Role Model Spokesperson
Lucie was honoured to be asked to be this year's spokesperson for the National Aboriginal Role Models Program. NARMP celebrates the accomplishments of First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 13 to 30. Role models are recognized for their innovation, achievement and leadership. Lucie's first event as spokesperson was to present the 12 new Aboriginal role models for 2009-2010 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Quebec on June 20th. For more information on this program, check out their Press Release (www.naho.ca/06_19_2009.pdf) or official website www.naho.ca.
Whiskey Breath video update
On April 23rd, Lucie shot the video for her single, Whiskey Breath, at The Hideout bar in downtown Toronto. The video, shot by director, Michael Maxxis (P.O.D., The Cliks), is full of drinking, gambling, bikers and a fire breathing cowboy. Perfect visions to go along with the gritty single which as an independent release, recently broke the top 100 on the Canadian alternative charts. The footage is currently being edited with a release date expected in June. Below is a still from the video courtesy of Jeremy Chan
(photographer) and Vision Entertainment.
CBC Radio's iPod Challenge
Lucie was recently asked to take part in Round Two of the iPod Challenge on CBC Radio One's program, Bandwidth. Basically the idea is that the host, Alan Neal, puts his iPod on random and picks the first 5 songs that come up. He then sends them to the artist he's recording and the artist chooses one of them to cover in concert. Alan asked Lucie to partake in the challenge and the result was a great cover of Chad VanGaalen's song, "Bones of Man". Tune in to Bandwidth this Saturday April 25th at 5pm EST on CBC Radio One to hear Lucie's version of that song or listen in live online (www.cbc.ca/bandwidth).
Extras needed for "Whiskey Breath" video shoot
Lucie will be shooting the video for her single "Whiskey Breath" in Toronto on April 23rd. The concept is a biker bar filled with bikers and we're looking for volunteers to be extras who can play some of those parts. If interested, please send an email and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retail and Digital Stores
Lucie's new album, Swagger, is being distributed by Outside Music and can be found in record stores across Canada as well as digital stores worldwide. For a complete list of retail and digital outlets, check out the Discography
Angel Street single available as download
For those who are aware of Lucie's new song, Angel Street, as well as the campaign of capital cities across Canada to name one of their streets after the song, the track is finally available on iTunes and other digital outlets for download. For those who don't know this great story, you can listen online (here) to the documentary entitled "Lovely Irene" that CBC Radio's The Current aired in February. The Angel Street recording features a children's choir from Iqaluit, Nunavut as well as three members of the band, Blue Rodeo.
Whiskey Breath charting on Canadian Rock Radio
Lucie's single Whiskey Breath is climbing the Canadian Rock/ Alternative charts! It's impact at radio has far exceeded expectations and was at #8 last week in terms of the highest gaining single across the nation! It is currently sitting at around #100 with a bullet on the alternative chart and we would love to try and break the Top 40 if we can. read more...
Canadian Music Week showcase
Lucie will be performing as part of the "Next Real Wave" showcase during the 2009 Canadian Music Week conference in Toronto.
Thursday March 12th
Black Betty - 225 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON
9:00 pm Cantinero
10:00 pm KaiserCartel
11:00 pm Birds Of Wales
12:00 am Bend Sinister
1:00 am Lucie Idlout
Canadian Record Release - February 10, 2009
Lucie Idlout's sophomore album entitled "Swagger" was released in Canada on February 10, 2009 and is now available in stores across the country and through most digital download services including iTunes. This is only the second release from the artist who has garnered critical acclaim from The New Yorker to The Globe and Mail, and who's most recent performances include opening for The White Stripes and playing for The Governor General of Canada.
Angel Street Documentary Online
If you missed CBC's documentary on Lucie's song "Angel Street" when it aired on February 10th, it's not too late to check it out: www.cbc.ca/thecurrent
Be one of the first 25 people to pre-order Swagger through Maplemusic.com
and receive an autographed copy by Lucie.
Click here for more information.
Angel Street Documentary
Tune in to CBC Radio's The Current to hear a documentary on Lucie's song
"Angel Street" and the subsequent street renaming campaign that followed in
several communities in an effort to draw attention to domestic violence. The
documentary will air on CBC Radio One's The Current on Tuesday February 10th
between 9:00 and 9:30am local time across the country, and between 10 and
10:30am eastern time in Nunavut.
Advance Tickets Advance tickets are now available for some of Lucie's upcoming shows at the following locations:
Iqaluit - Arctic Ventures
Toronto - Maplemusic Waterloo - Ticketweb, Orange Monkey Music, Encore Records
Ottawa - Ticketweb Vancouver - Zulu Records
New Tour Dates Lucie will kick off her album release with the first leg of a Canadian tour. Check out the Dates section for details and stay tuned for more tour dates in the coming months.
Press Release LUCIE IDLOUT RELEASES SWAGGER - out February 10, 2009 on Sun Rev Records Angel Street takes over the north and the east! Toronto, ON (November 27, 2008) - You know it's time to let the rest of the country in on the secret when your fans already include the Governor General and The White Stripes and the mayor of Iqaluit is out there petitioning cities to name a street after one of your songs. That's just what Sun Rev Records plans to do when they release Lucie Idlout's sophomore album, Swagger, on February 10, 2009. read more...
New Tour Dates for Nov. & Dec. Lucie will be doing a European tour with Giant Sand in addition to one
performance with Le Strada in Toulon, France. Check out the Live section for
Angel Street Lucie recently adapted one of her new songs
to record with the Iqaluit Youth Choir in Nunavut's capital city. This
adaptation, which addresses the problem of spousal abuse, was renamed "Angel Street" and also includes performances by three members of Canadian group, Blue Rodeo. The Iqaluit City Council subsequently renamed one of the capital's streets where the women's shelter resides to "Angel Street" in
an effort to draw attention to this issue. Several Canadian capital cities
have also taken up the cause and have begun the process of creating an
The Los Angeles based, Annenberg Foundation, shot a series of documentaries in the North touching on this momentous event and included "Angel Street". The acoustic version of this song can be found in the following short documentary, 'A Place To Run To', which focuses on the issue of spousal abuse in the north: www.explore.org