Canadian singer-songwriter Gabrielle Papillon has been humming her own melodies from the time she could toddle. She sings stories real and imagined, strums chords both grand and delicate. Words, melancholy melodies, and lush harmonies are her currency.
In 2001 Papillon released her first album Songs for a Rainy Day. She then turned to academia for eight years, completing BA and MA degrees in English Literature and History, emerging with fresh songs spilling from her lips and a ripened musical sensibility. Papillon released The Wanderer in January 2010 and The Currency of Poetry in October 2011, which hit a number of “Best Of” lists and landed in !Earshot’s Top 20 National Chart for Folk/Roots/Blues.
Her last record, Little Bug (2012) charted nationally on !Earshot for three months, and gets regular play on CBC and Papillon’s music has also appeared in film and television. Little Bug received an East Coast Music Award nomination for Folk Recording of the Year, as well as three Music Nova Scotia Award nominations (SOCAN Songwriter of the Year, Female Artist Recording of the Year, Folk Recording of the Year).
Produced by multiple award-winning producer Daniel Ledwell, her fifth studio album (the title of which has yet to be announced) is set for release in May of 2014.