The uplifting, inspirational quality found in Amanda Rheaume’s show is the sort of mid-afternoon festival fare that fits better in the trees and the sunshine than it does in the dark recesses of a downtown dive bar
— Penguin Eggs Autumn 2016

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Amanda Rheaume, is an award winning Métis singer-songwriter with a slightly gritty, deeply personal and instantly accessible Americana pop sound.

To date, Rheaume has recorded and released three full length albums comprised of original music. ‘Keep a Fire’ (2013) was nominated for a JUNO Award (Aboriginal Album of the Year) and won a Canadian Folk Music Award (Aboriginal Artist of the Year). Her third album ‘Holding Patterns’ (2016) was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

Amanda has toured extensively across Canada, Europe and the UK since 2010. Performance highlights include, Afghanistan for the Canadian Forces (three times), Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards, Major’s Hill Park on Canada Day, Canadian Embassy in Costa Rica and the Live broadcast of the PAN AM closing ceremonies in Toronto.

Her increasing success stems from her soulful ability to translate personal stories into messages, evoke a feeling of positivity, communicate the strength of those before her, and connect with her listeners.

Amanda is currently working on her new release which will come out in early 2019. She is taking her immense ability to connect with the listeners to a new level by moving into the Americana/country world. This will connect on a deeper level with listeners as well as broader her ever increasing base of global fans.

UNRELEASED MATERIAL

HOLDING PATTERNS (2016)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year

  • JUNO (Canadian Grammy) Award Nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year

  • Performed at Festivals in Europe, UK, Canada, USA: L Beach Festival (DE), Black Sheep Festival (DE), Rolandsfest (DE), Ufern (AT), Maverick Festival (UK) Umsonst und Draussen (DE), Para Pan Am Games (CAD), SXSW (USA), NXNE (USA) and many more.

  • Performed for Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, UAE, Italy and Nunavut.

  • Has opened for Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, K Naan, Ani Difranco and more

  • Featured on National TV/Radio worldwide: BBC, CBC, SWR1, CTV and more.


Conjuring thoughts of a swaggering Sheryl Crow
— Folk Radio UK

LIVE VIDEO CLIPS


...a voice clear as a bell, reminiscent of Joan Baez and of Joni Mitchell
— Lindencult Times, Lindencult Germany

UPCOMING SHOWS


...unique place where folk, country and pop intersect
— Folk Music Canada

Amanda & band would love to play your festival or venue! Please email contact@amandarheaume.com