It’s been a long journey from Bishop Street in downtown Montreal during the 80’s to the Maple Blues Awards in Toronto in 2015 ..
Angel Forrest, originally from Dorval, Qc – has earned every accolade thrown her way. The ‘once-upon-a-time’ Janis Joplin clone, is without a doubt – Montreal’s ( and now Canada’s ) premiere female vocalist.
Please listen as Angel dicusses her voice, her life, the future and – a couple of awards she won on Monday, January 19th in Toronto.
Angel has come a long way. Literally and figuratively.
This Dorval, Qc. lady – born with the voice of a non-angel, has learned many things in her life. Finally – she gets it. The accolades do as well.
Female artist of the year in 2014 at The Maple Blues Awards may not be a Grammy yet for Angel; it may as well be. A Blues-bred upbringing was pushed to the side for too many years. In 2013 -14, the Blues resurfaced to give Angel success and peace.
Angel Forrest has a CD launch at Bistro a Jo Jo tonight. Monkey Junk are playing at L’Astral. John Beaudine is at The House of Jazz tomorrow night and Monday. Just a couple of things to hear in the next couple of days.
Please listen to a couple of tracks from some of these people as well as a few others I will be interviewing next week. Should be cool.
Angel Forrest has been singing around Montreal and abroad for many years. Days and nights spent on the road – honing a voice which balances between Jazz, Blues and almost anything else …
She has just recently released an album which, surprisingly – is her first Blues one with all original material in English. It has been a long time coming and for once – Angel is being appreciated outside the Province of Quebec and across Canada.
Listen to a pair of Angel’s songs and hear the good news!Just like her singing – Angel’s reason for smiling will knock your socks off …