Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM
Thursdays On First & Third - Peace Plaza Stage
Rochester, Minnesota 55902
In 1976, Yves Lambert was one of the founding members of La Bottine Souriante. For 26 years he was a major figure in the band, which was both famous in Quebec, and internationally. Yves Lambert figures among the most influential players in the roots Quebecer revival. He is known for his unique ability to translate anecdotal, poetic or political texts into songs. His work as a songwriter and his capacity to create unique musical moods make him a key figure in folk music production. Some Quebecer critics have defined him as a « leading light in the traditional aesthetic of our cultural heritage » In January of 2003, pushed by the wind, he put his boots on and went searching for new musical adventures. Always on the look out for innovative trends and attentive to the new guard of Quebecer musicians, he ended up surrounding himself with young talent and created the Bébert Orchestra in 2004, and later the Yves Lambert Trio in 2010. The Yves Lambert Trio showcases the unique connection between maturity and youth by creating a new world of poetry and celebration. Yves Lambert’s charisma and talent, coupled with Tommy Gauthier and Olivier Rondeau’s virtuosity and passion, the nuances of their arrangements and their distinct harmony make this trio one-of-a-kind musical experience. By reviving undiscovered songs and adding their own brand of energy, multicultural ambiance and colourful sounds there’s really nothing quite like the Yves Lambert Trio. Yves Lambert Trio is a breath of fresh and happy air on the musical Quebecer scene.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.