Lennie Gallant
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Lennie Gallant
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Lennie Gallant is a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This prolific songwriter/performer has released eight albums (seven in English and one in French) which have won him a host of awards and nominations from both the JUNO Awards and East Coast Music Awards. His songs have appeared in feature films, television series, and in numerous theatrical productions.

Gallant has toured all over North America and in Europe with his band, in acoustic settings, and with symphony orchestras. His performances have been described as “energetic…dynamic…inspirational…A powerhouse of a show!” - The Halifax Herald.

He was inducted into the Order of Canada, where it was said “Gallant has garnered much respect for his hard hitting songs chronicling the lives of people dealing with tremendous adversity and serious issues. Songs like “Peter’s Dream,” “Island Clay,” “Man of Steel” and “The Hope for Next Year,” articulate the feelings of many caught up in desperate situations beyond their control, and at the same time celebrate the beauty of lifestyle and landscape with their strong poetry and stirring narratives.”

Gallant has performed on human rights tours including an Oxfam sponsored trip to Guatemala and a Canadian broadcast benefit concert in post Katrina New Orleans. He and George Canyon were special guests on a trip to Afghanistan to perform for the Canadian peace keeping troops.

David Foster invited Gallant to perform at the David Foster & Friends Charity Gala and Concert, which included such stars as Natalie Cole, Babyface and Lionel Richie. 1.6 million dollars was raised for Foster's foundation.

He has shared the stage with such accomplished songwriters as Lucinda Williams, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Patti Griffin, and Ron Sexsmith and has represented Canada at songwriter events in Nashville, London, and Texas. “Our northern neighbor has given us some of the best songwriters living today. You can add Lennie Gallant to that list.” - The Performing Songwriter.