Ryan LeBlanc, Up Close and Personal

East Coast favourite son, J.P. Cormier is a man of few words, so when he doles out praise, people listen. When asked what he thought of rising-star instrumentalist and fellow Maritimer, Ryan LeBlanc recently Cormier stated, “He’s the best I’ve seen in the last 20 years.”

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The pride of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, LeBlanc’s guitar and banjo music fuses elements of jazz, blues, and world influences to create a driving, rhythmic, highly melodic brand of acoustic music that can stimulate and calm you at the same time. His highly original material has many colours, textures, and moods, and each piece has a distinct personality and character of its own.

Presented as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre, LeBlanc’s performance will be staged in the stunning surroundings of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $15 for the rare opportunity to be carried by a rising star within the breath-taking surroundings of the Island’s premium art gallery.

LeBlanc has earned ECMA and Music New Brunswick awards in recent years, and emerged as a must-see performer regionally, nationally, and internationally. Whether in an intimate house concert setting, in front of hundreds in a European theatre, or thousands at the Montreal Jazz Festival, enraptured audiences everywhere have been clamouring to see what exactly it is LeBlanc does with his guitar or banjo, and wrap their minds around his unique form and style; you truly have to see it to believe it!

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