Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter
Amanda Rheaume, is an award winning Métis singer-songwriter with a slightly gritty, deeply personal and instantly accessible Americana sound. An engaging performer, Rheaume has developed a following across Canada and in Europe, where she tours regularly. One of her great gifts as a songwriter is her ability to take the personal and make it universal, drawing upon her own experience to deliver messages with a wide resonance. Her fifth album, The Skin I'm In (Feb 2019) presents a compellingly portrait of an artist fully comfortable in her own skin, personally and musically. Produced by Colin Cripps (Blue Rodeo, Junkhouse) at The Tragically Hip's famed Bathouse Studio, it sports a full-blooded band sound, thanks to the contributions of an A-list musical supporting cast. Her earlier albums met with widespread critical acclaim. 2013's Keep A Fire earned her a 2014 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of The Year as well as a Juno Award nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year, while 2016's Holding Patterns received a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination. She has long employed her music as a force for good, as shown by three trips to Afghanistan to perform for Canadian military personnel, plus visits to the Alert base in Canada's far north and the Indigenous community of Attawapiskat. She is also the co-organizer of the International Indigenous Music Summit, a member of the Indigenous Advisory Committee for the National Music Centre and the Co-Chair for the screening committee of the Indigenous category at the JUNOS.