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La Bottine Souriante at the Festival International de Louisiane

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Philippe Bessière
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  • Posted on : Wednesday 5 April 2006, 16:57
  • Subject : La Bottine Souriante at the Festival International de Louisiane

La Bottine Souriante first appeared on the Québec music scene in 1976 and over the course of the next 25 years (and eleven albums), the no-holds-barred energy and singular quality of this remarkable group have created an immensely loyal following. Today, La Bottine Souriante continues to impress audiences with its unbeatable musicianship and an intense, dynamic stage presence that has given the group a special place in the hearts of fans. In their native Québec, they are revered as major pop stars with a busy touring calendar of up to 80 shows annually, complete with music videos and sold-out stadium shows. Elsewhere, they are the darlings of the folk and world music scenes, having played many of the world’s major festivals.

The band’s show is certain to go down in history as one of the most energized audio "cocktails" ever concocted, an explosive sound that lovingly blends together and exuberantly pours out its tasty potpourri of songs and instrumentals.

The band has won numerous awards including the 2002 Juno (Canadian Academy of recording Arts & Sciences) for Best Roots and Traditional Album; the 2000 winner of the BBC Fold Award for the Best Live Act in the UK; and the 1999 Felix Award for the best folk album of the year.

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