Our first featured artist for the RBC Bluesfest Revue series is local legend, Amanda Rheaume. Few artists are as passionate, articulate, and dedicated to their craft as Amanda. Her 2013 album, Keep a Fire, was not only spellbinding in its songcraft, it was critically acclaimed and nominated for  Juno Award.

Of Métis heritage, Amanda’s most recent album was full of wonderful stories about her ancestors. Her family has suffered and shown great strength. Whether dealing with a near-tragedy on Great Slave Lake, or telling the tale of her “mixed-race” grandparents who weren’t accepted by either of their communities, the album is strong with stories and great performances.

You can catch Amanda and her band at RBC Bluesfest on Friday, July 11 @ 6:00pm on the River Stage. Highly, highly recommended!!!


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