Mike Goudreau presents his 17th album:
« Je reste accroché »
Stanstead’s own producer Mike Goudreau is now promoting his 17th album: “e reste accroché”, featuring 12 new original songs, all in French except for one. This is Goudreau’s 2nd Blues album featuring all French vocal original songs. The 1st album, “ous avions rende -vous”, released in 2000 on the Montréal based Bros Label, had a successful run with concerts at Montréal’s Francofolies in 2001 and a live recording at la Maison de la Culture de Frontenac, recorded by RadioCanada’s Silence on jazz and broadcast coast to coast
With “ e reste accroché”, you’ll discover Mike’s usual trademarked good-timing mix of contemporary Blues and traditional Blues with diverse influences: Chicago Blues, Swing, a , Rock, R B, Country and even Reggae Mike Goudreau is accompanied by long time cronies and musicians Maxime St-Pierre (Michel Cusson, ean- Pierre Ferland, Alain Caron) on trumpet and horn arrangements, the brilliant saxophonist Dany Roy (Garou, Bet-E Steph, Su ie Arioli), ino Fabi (Garou, .-C. Lau on) on keyboards, and the rhythm section of ean-Fran ois Bégin on drums and percussions and onathan-Guillaume Boudreau on bass.
Goudreau wrote all the songs on the album with help from lyricists and collaborators Michel Aubin, Lise Gaudreau and the Frenchman acques M ge. Diverse song subjects explore themes such as: relationships, love, breakups, parties, friends, society and lighter stories with a comical edge. The always instantly recogni able “Goudreau” signature is in the music and grooves. A Blues album that defies the convention that Blues is solely sung in English. Finally a Blues album that all francophones can understand in the language of Moli re
Recorded and engineered by immy Lord at Studio Plante erte in Sainte- ulie, Québec, and mastered by Steve Corao at Sage Audio in ashville, Tennessee, this recording can stand beside the big Blues pro-
ductions from the USA. The proof is in the pudding since Mike Goudreau’s music productions have been heard on dozens of network TV shows and films from the United States in the past 7 years, such as: Dirty Sexy Money (ABC), Army Wives (Lifetime), Kath & Kim (NBC), George Lopez Show (TBS), Justified (FX), Scoundrels (ABC), Friday Night Lights (ABC), Let’s Make a Deal (CBS), Memphis Beat (TNT), Auction Kings (Discovery), American Pickers (Discovery), Oddities (Discovery), Hung (HBO), Defiance (FX), The Fosters (ABC Family) and most recently the TV movie “North Pole” (Bravo/Hallmark).
For the past 25 years, Goudreau continues to expand his horizons in the world of music not only in Québec and the United States, but also all over the world! We invite you to rediscover this great Canadian talent!
The album will be lunched tonight in Hull at “Les Francofêtes”. Closer to home, Mike will be at the Vieux Clocher in Magog on March 20th.
And you can get a taste of his new album on his website: mikegoudreau. com.
Stanstead’s own Mike Goudreau launches his 17th album, the second one to offer proof that good Blues can also be alive and well in French