La Bolduc, née Marie or Mary-Rose-Anne Travers, singer-songwriter, harmonica player, fiddler (born 4 June 1894 in Newport, Gaspésie, Qc; died 20 February 1941 in Montréal). She was Canada’s first “chansonnière” in that she sang about the daily problems and difficulties of ordinary life, and she has had a definite influence on the evolution of the chanson in Québec. Claire Versailles, “La Bolduc,” Canadian Encyclopedia

See also, Philippe Lafromboise, “Madame Bolduc,” Canadian Encyclopedia

 

From the Canadians: Biographies of a Nation/Faces of History series: La Bolduc

 

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