TATAMAGOUCHE - A vocalist with a roots, pop and Americana sound will make a stop here next month to promote her new album.
Amanda Rheaume will visit Fables on Aug. 4 in support of her debut full-length album, Light of Another Day.
Much of the inspiration for Light of Another Day comes precisely from the day-to-day struggles of the developing artist - the automobile breakdowns at the side of the highway, the uninspiring day jobs that help pay the bills, and, of course, the budding romances that die from too much distance.
A pillar in the local music scene in Ottawa for the past 10 years, Rheaume started writing songs at the age of 15, through inspirations such as Ani DiFranco and Alanis Morissette.
A year later, Sarah McLachlan and the Indigo Girls invited Rheaume to perform with them at Lilith Fair at the Molson Amphitheatre, where Rheaume had been hanging out backstage with her aunt, a production co-ordinator. Rheaume says that's when the music business bug bit her.
Rheaume has endeared herself to an enormous network of Canadian artists she now considers friends, including well-known names like Chantal Kraviazuk and Holly McNarland - the latter of whom co-wrote "Kiss Me Back" for Rheaume's debut album.