This week, A Propos is featuring five superbly talented young Acadian women songwriters, singers and musicians: Marie-Jo Thério, Lisa LeBlanc and a trio called Les Hay Babies, made up of Julie Aubé, Catherine Noël and Viviane Roy. These great performers are all from New Brunswick, and there is great interest for their music in Quebec as well as in Europe.
"Marie-Jo Thério, almost a veteran now, blew the entire French world away more than a decade ago with her power and grace, her unique lyrics and, yes, her seductive Acadian accent," says Jim Corcoran, host of A Propos. "And then came Lisa LeBlanc, charming everybody with her disturbingly honest lyrics, voice, guitar playing and, yes, delicious Acadian accent. The most recent Acadian songwriting tsunami is a trio of young ladies, barely in their 20s, called Les Hay Babies."
Discover music from these amazing artists this week on A Propos.
As an additional treat, you can watch LeBlanc’s most recent video, “J’pas un cowboy.”
To see and hear the chemistry and harmony of Les Hay Babies, this is their performance of the song “Trop frette.”
And finally, if you'd like to revisit one of Thério’s intense and inspired songs, you can watch this rendition of “Café Robinson.”
A Propos airs on Sunday at 4 p.m. (4:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2 and Saturday at 11 p.m. (6 p.m. AT, 6:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio One.