Singer Maxime Landry, a regular at the Festival Western de St-Tite, loves the atmosphere and experience of the festival so much that he has found an RV in which he can live for ten days that the event lasts. This RV is in fact a valuable sponsorship from VR St-Cyr which has been offered to the Beauceron artist every year for ten years now.
Being present on the site of the festivities allowed the artist to have only a few steps to take to deliver his show Jolene and the Gambler – The country of our idols, with Acadian singer Annie Blanchard, this Sunday evening, at the Country Club Desjardins.
This show is largely composed of pieces by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton that the duo covers on their brand new album, also called Jolene and the Gambler. A tribute that the two accomplices wanted to deliver on record and on stage, who claim to complement each other both humanly and artistically. ” We've been looking for a project together for a long time and we're so happy to deliver this album on the Saint-Tite stage,” they said at the start of the show.
“Do you love Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton as much as we do?” Maxime Landry asked the crowd, who were already asking for more after their superb interpretations of the songs The Gambler and Jolene.
“I'm going to take myself for Dolly Parton even if I don't have all of her attributes,” added Annie Blanchard, laughing. We can say that the singer certainly has a powerful Dolly Parton voice! You have to hear him sing Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' Like That! As for Maxime Landry, he has little to envy the late Kenny Rogers.
This joyful and large-scale show (light effects and orchestra) during which the duo was accompanied by 6 musicians also included covers and medleys of songs by country artists from home and abroad. Stars that the two artists wanted to celebrate, including Renée Martel (the second mother and mentor of Annie Blanchard), Paul Daraîche, Patrick Norman and Johnny Cash.
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