Claire Bestland takes us to Lac Ste. Marie where the owners of cozy log cabin restaurant Chez Malo, Melissa Bouchard and Chris Malo, tell us about their new venue. Host Claire Bestland takes to the stage to perform - great guitar, great song writing. Cellist Julia MacLaine accompanies her for some stunning musical numbers. The visual artist featured is Thoma Ewen from Val-des-Monts. She shows us and talks about her renowned tapestries at her beautiful Moon Rain Studio, host of the Triannual International Festival of Tapestry Arts in the Outaouais.
Guest(s) : Melissa Bouchard Chris Malo
Outaouais Live! is a 12-part, English-language, arts magazine format series to be filmed at various locations throughout the Outaouais. It will showcase musicians, artists of various practice, galleries, and cultural and performance spaces, all with a somewhat uptown vibe. An episode highlights one musical act, which will open and close the show – in between, the viewer is introduced to visual or other artists, in their home studios, a gallery, or another cultural space.
Originally from The Pas, Manitoba and now residing in Wakefield, QC, Claire is a guitar slinger, singer/songwriter and composer. She’s just finished her second full length album of original songwriting being produced and engineered by Aaron Goldstein at Baldwin St Sound Studios in Toronto to be released later this year. During the last three years in addition to performing she has been a live sound engineer as well as composing, engineering, and producing a studio musical comedy recording with comedian Jen Grant. Visit ClaireBestland.com for more