Mild-mannered musician, Lucas Chaisson, has heart

Lucas Chaisson at the Ship and Plough in Gimli this August during his Cross-Canada 2019 tour. He is still out west touring if you want to catch him or listen online at www.lucaschaisson.com.

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Lucas Chaisson, an alt-country artist from Edmonton was performing at The Ship and Plough in Gimli on Aug. 12.

Chaisson is currently on tour promoting his latest album, “Telling Time.” With 12 tracks and moving, deep singles like, “Freight train” and slow, melodic songs like “Take it easy on me,” this singer-songwriter has a proud portfolio.

Starting in 2010 with his debut album, “No loitering,” Chaisson won the title, “Young Performer of the Year” at the Canadian Folk Music Awards in 2012 with his second album, “Growing Pains.”

Winning “Singer-songwriter of the year” and “Country recording of the year” at the Edmonton Music Award nominations for his third album, “Telling Time,” he recorded in Nashville, TN in 2015.

His strong, signature sound is described on his website as, “A seamless blend of folk, roots, blues and country flavours.” Chaisson has played the Winnipeg Folk festival and many other festivals in western Canada.

His “Most True Thing” tour has taken him through five provinces and is on now. The band’s performance in Gimli highlighted its fourth stop from Alberta to Quebec and back.

First recognized for his youth, then on second glance, seen as a sage and wise lyricist that makes him sound much older, Chaisson is an unassuming artist who can harness his unique sound.

The band performed comfortably to a mixed crowd who seemed to enjoy the soothing sounds of this soulful young singer with his own style of Canadian roots music.

Performing in Alberta and B.C. during September, you can still catch Chaisson online to preview some of his unmastered tracks like, “I will always be with you” and “Mountain Standard Time” at www.lucaschaisson.com.

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