Lennie Gallant’s Christmas concert is named after the artist’s much loved Christmas song, ‘The Innkeeper’’. The song is a redemption story told from the point of view of the innkeeper who turns the anointed couple away in their hour of need in the original nativity tale. The concert will feature original Christmas songs penned by the prolific artist for a new Christmas project, as well as some songs from his latest album, Time Travel, and his brand new Francophone project with Patricia Richard, Sirène et Matelot.
There will be several guest artists in the show along with Searching for Abegweit regulars Patricia Richard, Jeremy Gallant, and Sean Kemp. This time around he is looking for an intimate setting that promises to be a special celebration of Christmas as well as a showcase for exciting new songs. Christmas on the Island has always been a big part of Lennie’s experience, and he says he has a few surprises in store for what will be a night to remember.
Lennie Gallant has released thirteen albums of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, as well as 18 East Coast Music Awards, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year. His double CD from his multimedia hit production, Searching For Abegweit, which ran for 173 shows, also won him a 2017 ECMA. He was named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year and his song Peter’s Dream was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All Time and was inducted in the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Be sure to check out his Christmas single/video Christmas Day on Planet Earth performed with the wonderful Zimbabwe band, Black Umfolosi.