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Amanda Rheaume brings award-winning folk to River Run centre

She performs November 28
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Amanda Rheaume. File photo. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday

Canadian Folk Music Award-winner Amanda Rheaume continues winning fans with her unique and soulful blend of folk, Americana and pop. The celebrated Métis singer-songwriter performs an evening of meaningful music at River Run Centre Thursday, Nov. 28, at 8 p.m. The Co-Operators Hall performance is presented as part of the Borealis Music Series.

“A voice clear as a bell, reminiscent of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell,” Germany’s Lindencult Times says of Rheaume.

Known for eloquent, expressive and well-crafted compositions, Rheaume recently released her fifth studio recording, The Skin I’m In. Produced at The Tragically Hip’s famed Bathhouse Studio near Kingston, The Skin I’m In sees Rheaume reflect on her Métis heritage – including on the album’s moving title track – as well as address issues of identity and mental health.

Rheaume’s previous recordings were each met with widespread acclaim. Keep A Fire (2013) earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award as Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year and a Juno nomination in the Aboriginal Album of the Year category. Holding Patterns (2016) was recognized with a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination.

A seasoned live performer, Rheaume has toured extensively both across Canada and in Europe. She believes in music as a force for good, illustrated by visits to the Ontario Indigenous community of Attawapiskat, Canadian Forces Station Alert in the far North and three trips to perform for Canadian military personnel in Afghanistan.

Tickets to see Amanda Rheaume cost $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $25 for those under 30. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online.

Amanda Rheaume is presented by River Run Centre as part of the Borealis Music Series, which also receives funding support from the Ontario Arts Council and the SOCAN Foundation. River Run Centre is funded in part by the Government of Canada and gratefully acknowledges 2019-2020 season sponsor Richardson GMP.