Roxanne Potvin - May/June 2006

**Who: **Roxanne Potvin
What: feeling the feels
Where: Gatineau, PQ
To Contact: Alert Music Inc., (416) 364-4200,,

Let’s drop some names … Daniel Lanois, John Hiatt, Bruce Cockburn … now let’s drop them on this album by this 23-year-old bilingual singer, guitarist and songwriter. That’s cool company for this relative unknown. Not only did her pop blend of blues, jazz, rock, folk and country impress Grammy-winning Canadian producer Colin Linden to produce the album, The Way It Feels, but the aforementioned three signed on to lend their talents as well. Hiatt’s rough voice provides the perfect foil to her rich voice on the opening track, “A Love That’s Simple”. Lanois joins her on the gentle folk of “La Merveille,” a purely francophone number and Cockburn plays electric guitar on the sultry jazz-pop of “While I Wait For You.” The Regina-born Potvin is the daughter of musical parents (dad played guitar; mom sang) and cut her teeth as a performer at the Rainbow Club in Ottawa where she was raised. Her first recording in 2003, Careless Loving, was self-penned, self-produced and self-released. Linden produced the sophomore album, on Alert/Universal Music Canada, at various studios – Pinhead Recorders, Hennesey Bray Productions and Canterbury Sound, all in Toronto, and The Rendering Plant and Quad Recorders, both in Nashville. It was mixed and mastered by João Carvalho in Toronto.