Winner of Folk Music Ontario's 2020 "Setting The Stage Award"
When: Saturday Oct. 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Where: Highland Hills United Church, 21 Newcastle St., Minden Hills, ON, K0M 2K0
Tickets: $30; $25 for HCFS members and students; Children/youth 18 & under - FREE (must order free tickets online - 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult); $35 at the door if available
Opening Act: Laren Main
BIO - Madeleine Roger:
Madeleine Roger is a folk singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. While skillfully accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, it is her artistry as a songwriter and storyteller that can silence a room, uniting her lyrical prowess with breathtaking melodies that linger long after they are sung. Her critically-acclaimed debut album Cottonwood combines the elegant storytelling of folk traditions with the grounded vibe of roots music. It is a collection of songs that reflect on femininity and equality, the majesty of the wilderness, and the beautiful awkwardness of trying to love another person. Cottonwood reached the No. 1 spot on the National folk/roots charts in Canada, and also saw Madeleine nominated for both “English Songwriter of the Year” at the 2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards and “Producer of the Year” at the 2019 Western Canadian Music Awards.
She is currently working on her sophomore album with producer Josh Kaufman (Anaïs Mitchell, Bob Weir, Amy Helm, Josh Ritter, The Hold Steady), a deeply personal body of work examining every nook and cranny of love and loss. The album was tracked over 4 days at The Isokon in Kingston NY with engineer D. James Goodwin.
She has toured extensively across Canada and Europe sharing her music live at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Festival, Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Summerfolk Festival of Arts and Crafts, Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, Calgary Folk Club, and Festival Du Voyageur, among others.
Madeleine co-produced and co-engineered Cottonwood (2018) with Lloyd Peterson (The Wailin' Jenny's, The Weakerthans, James Keelaghan) at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg. The album was proudly made with gender parity, and was written from Madeleine’s home in Winnipeg, Canada in a woodstove-heated cabin that her great-grandparents built in the Manitoba backwoods.
“Madeleine's excellent songwriting, ear for traditional-sounding melodies, fabulous voice, and skillful guitar playing give them a timeless quality, though they speak directly to our time.” - Stan Rogers Folk Festival
"Madeleine’s voice stays with you, reminiscent at times of a young Joni Mitchell." - Mojo
“One of the best out there right now.” - If It’s Too Loud
“A glimpse into the machinations of someone who is attentive to the world around her.” – Exclaim!
“Madeleine Roger is a folk/roots tour-de-force. Driven and grounded with both eyes on the horizon, there are few artists with as much gumption as Madeleine Roger, while maintaining old-world compassion and an unbending smile. Her fantastical folk songs are buoyant and relatable, with warm soft themes and boundless connective tissue.” - BreakOut Westwww.madeleineroger.com