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Singer-songwriter Amanda Rheaume finds her roots – Queen’s Journal
by ahnationtalk onFebruary 8, 201968 Views
February 8, 2019
Musician uses new album to explore Anishinaabe heritage
Amanda Rheaume hated singing. Now, it’s her strongest connection to the family she never met.
Over the last decade, Rheaume has established herself in Canadian music in a variety of genres. Ranging from country to Americana roots pop, Rheaume’s voice has a folksy soft crackle that makes for smooth, easy listening.
In her new album, The Skin I’m In, Rheaume explores her roots through stories she’s recovered about a family she never got the chance to meet.
Playing at Trout Forest Music Festival in Ear Falls, ON in 2017, she met a man named Rob, who owned Cherob Resort, where she was staying. He recognized her last name and mentioned that he grew up with her great grandfather Gerald, a man Rheaume never met herself.