She’s sassy, brassy, livid, lively and lovely, witty and writerly. The 26 year-old Lisa Leblanc will release her latest Sept 30 on Bonsound. And it is a bonnie sound she has, like Courtney Barnet doing CCR.
On the album titled Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen, Leblanc is Chrissy Hines with a banjo, she’s Pagliaro, first name Michelle, she ropes in 70s era pub rock, olde tyme blue grass, alt-country psychedelic jams a Sadie would salivate over and one heck of a balls on cover of Motorhead’s "Ace of Spades" on the new album. The Montreal by way of New Brunswick native weaves deceptively small subjects in to universal narratives in the way her sister in songwriting Julie Doiron does. She even whistles. Sam Roberts steps in to add his support to “I Love You, I Don’t Love You, I Don’t Know.” But we do know, answer in the positive.
Leblanc has been a featured performer at the Live at Massey Hall series but she is playing at the Rivoli when she plays Toronto. Date is Oct 10. Do it.