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HEARTWOOD

Genevieve Charbonneau and Jack Connolly are two Vancouver-Island based musicians with their own successful careers who have come together to create Heartwood, a folk-roots duo showcasing original songs and soaring harmonies. With a stunning vocal blend, the two share a chemistry and energy that is palpable. Both are not only exceptional songwriters but charismatic performers and their love of music- and sharing that music- shines with every note.

http://heartwoodmusic.ca

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http://heartwood.hearnow.com

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Heartwood is the new and perfect pairing of award-winning singer-songwriters Genevieve Charbonneau and Jack Connolly from Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. Jack and Genevieve are outstanding performers in their own right, but when their songwriting talents, charisma and musical chops are combined, the result is roots and folk magic. Soulful harmonies and the interplay of skillful guitar enrich original songs that are clever, intimate and highly accessible. They released a live album in January 2020 acclaimed for its high energy and polish. Genevieve’s third album “Heart is a Tower”, recorded and produced by Jack, reached #15 on the Folk DJ chart. Already winning hearts of audiences in BC, Heartwood has played for local Festivals, Butchart Gardens and opened for Tom Wilson (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings).

 

Jack Connolly has been pushing for musical perfection ever since he released his first album in 2001 at the tender age of 15. Three years later, he was named songwriter of the year at the 2004 Vancouver Island Music Awards. His ever-growing reputation as a gifted songwriter and dynamic performer has won him invitations to play venues across Canada with the likes of Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Spirit of the West, 54-40, Wide Mouth Mason, and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. When not performing, Jack teaches music at Shawnigan Lake School and Adage Studio.

www.jackconnolly.com

“Jack’s music already shows more depth than a simple comparison would allow for. He is a step above the current crop of “new country” songwriters and a better guitar player than most songwriters”  (Vancouver Island Music fest)

A trained actress, dancer and long-time member of the award-winning Balkan Babes musical ensemble, Genevieve Charnonneau only started crafting her songs of love, loss and political mayhem in 2012, in between raising her three sons at her Cowichan Valley homestead. Since then, she has released three CDs of original material, including one with her all-female quintet Genevieve and the Wild Sundays. Her song “Down Down Down” won the 2017 BC Musicians Songwriters Contest and that same year Genevieve was named a finalist for the International Acoustic Music Awards. Her third studio album “Heart is a Tower” reached #15 on the NA Folk Radio charts.

www.genevievemusic.ca

“Genevieve is a talented artist who brings a genuine freshness to the roots and folk and bluegrass music she creates. She writes great songs, engages audiences with ease, and is the kind of community-minded artist and human being that we could frankly, use a lot more of.” (Kelly Nakasuka, AD IFF)

MUSIC:

Genevieve Charbonneau’s Updraft on Bandcamp

Jack Connolly’s Great Big Soul on Spotify

 

LIVE VIDEO:

Meet Heartwood (interview and live footage):

Wars of America Live at Butchart Gardens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNRcwSiJ7yY

Lonesome City Live at Butchart Gardens:

 

100 word bio

Heartwood is the brand new and perfect pairing of award-winning singer-songwriters Jack Connolly and Genevieve Charbonneau from Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. Jack and Genevieve are outstanding performers in their own right, but when their songwriting talents, charisma and musical chops are combined, the result is roots and folk magic. Soulful harmonies and the interplay of skillful guitar enrich original songs that are clever, intimate and highly accessible. Heartwood, which made its concert debut in November 2018 to rave reviews, casts a spell on live audiences that lasts long after the music is over.

50 word bio

Heartwood is the brand new and perfect pairing of award-winning singer-songwriters Jack Connolly and Genevieve Charbonneau from Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. Jack and Genevieve are outstanding performers in their own right, but when their songwriting talents, charisma and musical chops are combined, the result is roots and folk magic.

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Photo by Arden Gill

photo by Arden Gill

 

Heartwood Tech sheet and Stage set up