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Renée Landry – The Smart As Trees Podcast

Adrian V 2 September 2023 745 126 4

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This interview first aired in October of 2020.

Renée Landry’s vast taste in music reflects her artistry. An old soul, she brings to life the classic sounds of the jazz and Motown eras, with a modern age twist. With her powerhouse blues vocals and fiery stage presence, Landry recalls legendary performers like Etta James, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse.

Recently named one of Ottawa’s best musicians on Ottawa Life Magazines “Best of Ottawa 2020” list, the soulful Renée Landry is a treasure, hailing from Sault Ste. Marie, Northern Ontario. With her commanding stage presence and fierce vocal delivery, the Ottawa songstress weaves confessional stories of love gone wrong with 90’s pop-soul sensibilities.

A classically trained musician, Renée has performed at numerous venues and events over her career including NAC Fourth Stage, Ottawa Jazz Festival, and RBC’s Ottawa Bluesfest, to name a few. Renée’s music often graces the Canadian airwaves on CBC Music, and has been streamed all over the world from the UK to Japan.

Backed by her 7-piece soul band, her latest album “Like A Boss” (released January 2019) is a modern take on the beloved Motown sound. With empowering lyrics, heavy horn lines, and catchy melodies, Renée’s newest musical creation has been met with enthusiastic praise by critics and music lovers alike!

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Renée Landry

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