The latest podcast from Radio Canada Live is a recording frm a concert given by the Canadia singer/songwriter duo Madison Violet in the Hugh’s Room in Toronto.
Madison Violet has just released their Album No Fool. And they were named ‘Vocal Group of the Year’ at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. They also just won the Grand Prize in the folk category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest!
Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac play guitars, fiddle and mandolin to accompany their singing.
The folowing text is taken from their website:
Both hailing from Scottish small towns in Canada, Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have chosen another musical path; one that channels their parent’s vintage record collection that comprised of the likes of Neil Young and Dolly Parton. Madison Violet came to be nearly 9 years ago after a chance meeting at an appropriately titled restaurant ‘The Green Room’. Since that fateful meeting, the pair have come into a sound of their own, which has been described as both city-folk and tumbleweed pop.
The first video is a compilation beginning with childhood photos and tels the story of this duo up to the latest album recording session.
Madison Violet EPK No Fool for Trying
Here are two videos of a concert in Switzerland, in the first you can hear the song Small of my Heart, which is accompanied by guitar and mandolin, and in which the audience is animated to sing along with the duo:
Small Of My Heart by Madison Violet @ musig im ochsen, Muri – Switzerland
The second song Baby in the black is played with fiddle and guitar:
Baby In The Black & White by Madison Violet @ musig im ochsen, muri – switzerland
Madison Violet at Gilmour Street Music Hall – Skylight
Lisa MacIsaac, Brenley MacEachern and bassist Adrian Lawryshyn share their harmonies and a laugh with the audience, with this song from their album “No Fool for Trying”. Performed at the Gilmour Street Music Hall in August 2009.
Homepage Madison Violet: http://www.madisonviolet.com/