Lennie Gallant is a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island. This renowned Canadian singer-songwriter has recorded eleven albums (nine mostly in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations from both the JUNOs and East Coast Music Awards, and Les Prix Eloizes. He was recently honored with the Canadian Folk Music Award for Artist of the Year for his recording “Live Acoustic at The Carleton”.
He is the 2017 East Coast Music Awards Entertainer of the Year and also won the 2017 ECMA Folk Recording of the Year for his album, “Searching For Abegweit”. Lennie just finished his fourth season in PEI and a Maritime Tour of his runaway multimedia hit musical, “Searching For Abegweit -The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant”, which ran for over 140 shows. His newest release is a new double cd album of 22 songs from that production, and many of the show’s visual images appear in his book, Peter’s Dream, a collaboration with sibling visual artist Karen Gallant that
showcases 52 of her paintings paired up with his songs. His album, When We Get There was nominated for a Juno Award and went to the International Space Station aboard Shuttle Endeavour with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette. Over 30 artists have recorded
his songs, including Measha Bruggergosman, Ode de L’Acadie, The Rankins, and Jimmy Buffet and his songs have appeared in feature films, television series, and numerous theatrical productions. A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist who has represented Canada on songwriter events in Nashville, London and Texas, entertained our troops in Kandahar, performed at Canada Day events in Washington and London, and on the world stage at the Winter Olympics.
The Union Street welcomes back, LENNIE GALLANT, to our stage, Friday, February 16. Show starts at 8pm and doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $30 +tax and are non-refundable.