Marie-Josée Ouimet is a very well-known and active member of the Franco-Albertan cultural community. A defining performance during the 1997 Gala Albertain, and another that same year at Vancouver’s Chant’Ouest for which she garnered the Prix du Public (Audience Favorite) Award, brought her to the attention, and into the hearts, of her many fans. Multi-talented and always in demand, her solo career as a singer songwriter is matched by her work as a professional choir director and voice instructor.
On Marie-Josée’s previous albums, Mon clair de lune (2000) and Parce que... (2003), she revealed a warm and clear voice that made the most of beautiful, and often poignant, lyrics and melodies. Throughout her career, her energetic and powerful performances have gained her the recognition of her peers and an ever-growing audience.
Her third album, L'heure bleue (2010), is both more personal and mature. With intimate lyrics and a more confident tone, Marie-Josée ventures into the Blues world, to produce an album that reveals a woman who has found her place, her rhythm, and her soul, and is willing to share them simply and truthfully.
Sensitive, generous and authentic she is a self-described “rockeuse de bonne famille”. For live performances, Marie-Josée performs as part of a dynamic trio with guitar and bass.