The town of Bouctouche will be taken over by a country wave this summer. The Bouctouche Country Show will rock the town on Saturday July 23, starring none other than American country star Daryle Singletary along with the legendary Famille Daraîche from Québec. Paul Dwayne who will be launching his much anticipated new album on this night, will kick off the event. Bouctouche Country Show will take place at the Bouctouche Forum.
Tickets are on sale now! Country fans are invited to purchase their tickets early as a limited number will be sold.
“People in our area are great fans of country music which makes it easy to present such an event,” says Hert LeBlanc of Productions Hert LeBlanc Inc., organizer of the event. “People around here really have traditional country music at heart and are less inclined towards commercial country music which explains the headliner whose material really is at the grass-roots level.” Organizers of The Bouctouche Country Show are confident the event will attract a great deal of people. “We truly hope this will be the first of many concerts in Bouctouche,” exclaims Hert LeBlanc. Organizers are even contemplating holding a weekend long event in the future.
Often described as one of the best traditional voice in country music, Daryle Singletary released his sixth album, Straight from the Heart, in February 2007. Originally from Georgia, Daryle says he has known since the age of nine that he wanted to be a great country vocalist.
La Famille Daraîche is a legendary family group that’s been on the Québec music scene since the early 70’s and have released countless albums. This family of four have a number of hit songs between them. Julie Daraîche received a Félix (Quebec’s equivalent of a Juno or Grammy) in 1979 for Best country/folk album and is considered to be the Queen of Country Music in Quebec selling over a million of her 30 albums!
Paul Dwayne is a local francophone country music purist who will be releasing his 7th album, Mon Dodge Truck, on that night. Paul is originally from Bouctouche and has been working the country music scene since the late 70’s. He is known in Quebec as the gentlemen of Acadian country music.
The Bouctouche Country Show is presented by Productions Hert LeBlanc Inc. and the town of Bouctouche in collaboration with the Bouctouche Minor Hockey Association. Tickets are on sale for $35 and can be purchased at Frank’s Music in Moncton, Joanne’s Video in Bouctouche, Bouctouche Bakery in Bouctouche, Higho in Saint-Antoine, EA Melanson in Cocagne and AR Musik in Tracadie.