Local singer pays tribute to Alan Jackson at Burrough’s Falls jam
Stephane Sevigny comes from a long line of talented musicians and singers. In his case, music really is a family tradition.
Sevigny will be presenting a tribute to Alan Jackson as part of the Country Music Appreciation Jam on Nov. 17, 2018 at the Burroughs Falls Dance Hall.
A native of Ile D’orleans, now a Townships resident, Sevigny was the right choice for an Alan Jackson Tribute. His voice is similar to Jackson’s voice and he shares the same values as the famous singer and as the CMAJ: family, traditions, simplicity, kindness, and sincere, honest emotions. It is always from the heart! Get this right, musicians are a family!
Sevigny can’t remember a time when music wasn’t part of his life. “In the 1930s, with my grandma on the piano and grandpa on the Hawaiian guitar, they performed as a duo. Later their six sons would join in the family band to perform,” said Sevigny.
“In the 1960s my father formed his own band, The Midnight Blue, and in the 1970s, me, my cousin Marc, my uncle Richard and my father got together and started performing as the Sevigny Band, playing at the Evolution Hall in Sherbrooke for many years, in front of big crowds.”
On his mother’s side of the family, everyone sings for the pleasure, only his aunt Bonnie has been singing locally with different bands. Sevigny still remembers the old three-string guitar at his grandparents’ house. “I was not the first kid to learn on it,” he said.
He’s known that being on stage and entertaining was something he wanted since he was a kid. When his father sang, harmonies came to him naturally. “I love music but what gets my attention first is always the beauty of the harmonies.”
Like most singers, Sevigny started singing for the family and then a first solo performance at a Christmas school concert. He sang ‘The Little Drummer Boy’.”