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The proud artistic ambassadors of Champlain (QC) Mario Goyette and his gang of campy, distinctively Québécois characters, offer heartfelt, comical folk tunes. They are joined on stage by Sylvain Goyette, an inveterate tinkerer who builds something new at each and every show. Their album Rencontre du troisième âge, which humbly and poetically deals with aging and contemplating the movie of one’s life, was released in 2010. The stellar opus earned them a nomination for Country Album of the Year at the 2011 ADISQ ceremony. In the fall of 2013, they followed up with Fidèles, Tenaces et frères, a bright and beautiful album about determination, good faith, and the heart. Eight years later, they released “Le vent de travers,” a song inspired by a real news event, delivered with all the humour and sensibility that Mario Goyette is known for. The characters portrayed in their songs are as expansive and generous as the brothers who tell their story with wry wit and heartfelt emotion. Les frères Goyette are true artists, and it’s a beautiful thing—so beautiful you just might choke up a bit when you hear them.

The proud artistic ambassadors of Champlain (QC), who embraced the country look way before Mumford & Sons’ time, Les frères Goyette have been crafting quirky songs about daily life since 1998.

Mario Goyette and his gang of campy, distinctively Québécois characters, offer heartfelt, comical folk tunes. They are joined on stage by Sylvain Goyette, an inveterate tinkerer who builds something new at each and every show, be it a portable air conditioner, a shovel that melts snow and filters it into drinkable water, or a life jacket fitted with a GPS and propeller, in case you get lost at sea. Certainly different, but always fantastic, Les frères Goyette will never let you down.

Their album Rencontre du troisième âge, which humbly and poetically deals with aging and contemplating the movie of one’s life, was released in 2010. The stellar opus earned them a nomination for Country Album of the Year at the 2011 ADISQ ceremony. The web series Les frères Goyette, aired on Tou.tv and Bande à part, also enabled them to widen their audience. In the fall of 2013, they followed up with Fidèles, Tenaces et frères, a bright and beautiful album about determination, good faith, and the heart (its title is a pun on the village of Champlain’s motto: “Fidèles, Tenaces et Fiers”). The group’s sophomore release stands out as a mature effort, which covers colourful topics such as the eternal André Veillette—a man who invented heated boots and a machine to print on paint sticks and who cut his fingers with a table saw—or the fellow who scaled Mount Everest wearing jeans and a leather jacket. Eight years later, they released “Le vent de travers,” a song inspired by a real news event, delivered with all the humour and sensibility that Mario Goyette is known for. The characters portrayed in their songs are as expansive and generous as the brothers who tell their story with wry wit and heartfelt emotion. Les frères Goyette are true artists, and it’s a beautiful thing—so beautiful you just might choke up a bit when you hear them.

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