Hey thanks for checking out my bio. I put together my folk music act in 2014 and 250 gigs later I'm loving performing, writing, and just playing my guitar and singing. In 2016, I started a home-brew recording project but it ground to a halt until 2018 when I booked myself into a studio with a Producer that does amazing things with folk music. The album, The River, was released in 2019 February, and if you listen to all 12 songs, you're going to feel that you've been on a journey (perhaps down a river). I hope you have a chance to see me perform the songs live, because some of them have interesting stories of the heritage of my part of Canada, the Ottawa Valley.
I don't know how to describe my music. Brock Zeman just laughed (at the question) when I asked him. Canadiana, Roots and Singer/Songwriter would be a few adjectives. Some songs are more traditional folk, others sound a bit like Neil Young or Blue Rodeo. I hope you check them out and enjoy them.
And please track me down to see me live. The stories are interesting and they probably apply to you in some sense. Sign up to my mailing list to keep informed.
Marc Audet is an active musician in the Ottawa Valley, performing since 2014 in restaurants, pubs, markets, festivals and live radio. His guitar/vocal act is an acoustic presentation of older and contemporary folk, rock and pop songs (in some cases with liberal re-interpretation), and his repertoire includes original songs written about life experiences. A wide range of songs are included in set lists suited for quiet and dynamic settings.
Marc took up guitar years earlier as a teenager, but his involvement in music grew later in life after moving back to his home town Deep River where, like many communities in the Ottawa Valley, live music was abundant. It was from this spirit that Marc’s songwriting and folk music act emerged.
From influences such as John Prine, Neal Young, Dave Gunning, David Francey, among other artists, Marc’s songwriting speaks to a range of life experiences; love, loss, decisions, struggle. In some songs, Marc pays tribute to the heritage of the Ottawa Valley; settlement along the Opeongo Road in the late 1800’s (Stone Fences) and the earlier travels of the coureur des bois accessing the lands of north via the Ottawa River (la Riviere). About 40 songs have been written and more are on the way. Marc's debut album, The River, was released in February 2019, and a second album is planned for 2021.
Marc's growth as a folk music singer/songwriter shows his love for performing. A six-stop series of folk shows was launched in January 2020, bringing his music to many communities throughout the Ottawa Valley. Building a small band is next for Marc ... stay tuned!!
Marc takes pride in being a member of SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, as well as Folk Music Ontario (FMO).