Originally from nearby Renfrew, Ontario, James Leclaire has established himself as one of Ottawa’s rising country-folk singers. However, Leclaire isn’t some teenager that is just making his mark. On the contrary, he’s been involved music for several years, having been part of a two punk bands who released several LPs. But as those bands separated as the members got older, focused on their careers, and started families, Leclaire was left to pursue a solo career.
At this point in 2010, Leclaire, as he tells on his website, was introduced to Martin Scorcese’s biopic, No Direction Home, which reflected on Bob Dylan’s life and his mark on America music. At this point, Leclaire returned to the music that permeated his parents’ home – country and folk. A year later, Leclaire recorded Stay for a While.
Armed with a new album and a new inspiration for music, Leclaire recorded a second LP in 2012, Until It Passes By, which raised Leclaire’s notoriety and resulted in him being recognized by Peter Simpson of The Ottawa Citizen as one of the best artists from the Ottawa area.
On Friday, June 13, Leclaire will release his third LP, Of What is Left. You can get a preview on ReverbNation.
James Leclaire performs at 6:00 PM, Thursday, July 3 in the Barney Danson Theatre.
Website – http://jamesleclaire.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Leclaire/132060510217771
Twitter – @JamesLeclaire
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