Winnipeg Juno nominee Lianne Fournier’s first solo album, The Gift, is a compilation of 10 never-before-released original compositions. Lianne creates a unique fusion of folk, blues, jazz and funk. These songs have been written over a span of 20 years, stemming from her insights of the natural world to profound love songs. Often compared to Joni Mitchell, Fournier’s voice and creativity are evident on every track.
Lianne has teamed up with multi-award winning producer Don Benedictson and award-winning musicians, Murray Pulver, Daniel Roy, Gilles Fournier and Marc Arnould, (a.k.a. Ego Spank). This creative ensemble has produced an inspired combination of exceptional and distinctive sounds.
The melodies, harmonies, and arrangements are refreshingly sophisticated. Fournier’s meaningful lyrics reflect her philosophical point of view and passion for life. Her catchy songs, combined with the band’s infectious grooves, invoke clarity of thought and powerful imagery.
Photo at left (l-r): producer Don Benedictson and musicians: Murray Pulver, Daniel Roy, Gilles Fournier and Marc Arnould.
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Lianne Fournier's live stream with
Home Routes' National Online Folk Festival, April 17, 2020
“Fournier's lyrics are all about the journeys we experience in life and the attitude we construct around the events we experience. The gift this artist shares here is one we can all benefit from.”
“…she’s a great singer. I was overwhelmed by her ability”
"The Gift represents the work of a mature, confident artist who offers insight, introspection and experience combined with an optimism to embrace what lies ahead."
"Outstanding - Joni Mitchell like musicality and dichotomous wordplay comes across brilliantly. There’s no doubt that you have songwriting talent."
"Warmly engaging music perfectly pairs with the affectionate tone of the words."
"You clearly have talent for poetic language - and the effortlessly flowing musicality distinguishes this theme!"
“The vividly engaging commonalities of the human experience lend to this song’s emotional effectiveness. As this original theme is both poetically appealing and musically compelling! So, it’s my pleasure to inform you that this song has earned a spot among this year’s singer songwriter finalists. Congratulations on a job well done. We wish you continued success in your songwriting pursuits. You clearly have talent for this."
"The engaging musicality aptly coalesces with the introspective poetic musings."