Geneviève Racette grew up in a family of five, in a small bungalow, in the suburbs of Montreal. Music has always played a huge part of her family life. Her mom taught piano at home, her father was a music passionate, her sister played the piano and sang and her brother played the guitar and trumpet. Needless to say, Geneviève was destined to be a musician.
 
It was in high school where Geneviève first performed. She discovered Ben Harper's music and fell in love with her Norman B20 acoustic guitar.
 
The desire to write and compose appeared in Geneviève Racette’s early twenties. Her journey led her to study vocal jazz performance at Cegep St –Laurent where she perfected her vocal skills. In 2012, she studied songwriting at “L’école nationale de la chanson de Granby” for one year.
 
Her first EP was released May 2014 and for approximately one year and a half, her songs “Bricolage” and “Multicolore”  found themselves in the top 10 on Sirius XM Franco Radio.
 
Winter 2015, “Maison d’oiseaux” hit top 5 on the folk radio charts of ICI Musique and spring 2015, Geneviève was nominated at the SiriusXM Indies awards for “emerging artist of the year (French)”.
 
In May 2016, Geneviève released her first full length album called “Les aurores boréales” (Northern lights).  Her first single “Noir et blanc” hit the charts, again on Sirius XM French radio, and many other radio stations in Québec.
 
Geneviève has given more than fifty performances in various venues. She was the opening act for Damien Robitaille at the prestigious festival “Francofolies de Montréal” in summer 2015.  In 2017, she toured Québec as the opening act for well-known singer-songwriter François Lachance.
 
In spring 2017, Geneviève was chosen among 150 singer-songwriters to participate in a residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. For two weeks she worked on her songs with some of the best songwriters in Nashville (Don Henry, Matraca Berg and Kevin Welch). She also had the opportunity to record her own material with Grammy nominated musician and producer, Howard Bilerman.
 
Geneviève has been touring across Québec and recently branched out to cities across Canada like Vancouver, Banff and Toronto. She will captivate you with her delicate melodies and her sensitivity. Stay tuned.

 

 

Photograph: Caroline Perron