Ottawa-based Amanda Rheaume is an accomplished Métis singer-songwriter with a powerful, slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible folk and roots sound with elements of country, pop, and soul. Rheaume has released 3 albums since 2009.
Rheaume recently received a Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter Of The Year and a Juno Award nomination for Aboriginal Album Of The Year, both for her latest album "Keep A Fire".
She tours internationally annually, playing shows in England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark. She is endorsed by Epiphone, and supported by Gibson, and was featured in Acoustic Guitar magazine out of Texas in July 2014. Her increasing success stems from her soulful ability to translate personal stories into messages, evoke a feeling of positivity, communicate the strength of those before her, and connect with her listeners.
Performing over 160 shows a year, Rheaume has delivered her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks to audiences around the world, including Canada, the US, Europe, Central America and more. She has opened for artists such as Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Ani Difranco, and played various festivals such as Juno Fest, NXNE, SXSE, CMW, WORLD Pride, National Aboriginal Day, Live From The Rock, Summerfolk, Ottawa Blues Fest, Ottawa Folk Fest, London Home Country, Majors Hill Canada Day and North American Indigenous Games.
Rheaume performed for Canadian Troops in Kandahar, Kabul, UAE, Italy, and Nunavut, as well as the Canadian Embassy in Costa Rica. She raised money on tour for the families of military personnel. This spring, she sang the national anthems at an Ottawa Senators game and performed on CTV's Canada AM's National broadcast.
In 2015, Rheaume has tour plans in Canada, Europe and the UK, and will be performing at the Pan Am Games in Toronto. She is currently writing songs for her 4th album, the next development of her singer-songwriting craft featuring elements of country, soul, and folk, while keeping true to her distinct storytelling through songs.