For the beginning of the year, I wanted to take some time to offer you my best wishes for 2013. Health, peace and happiness.
I take this opportunity to say THANK YOU. Thank you for these three wonderful years! I never imagined that the album Aksil could have touched you in this way. Thanks to you, the album was awarded several prizes and honorable mentions, including at the Juno Awards and the Gala de l’ADISQ. I was also very thrilled when I was offered the Rising Star Award at Mundial Montreal, and the Hagood-Hardy prize at the SOCAN Gala. I was honored to be invited at the Quebec National Assembly and at the Forum mondial de la langue française. Over these past three years I had the chance to meet many great people, including Johnny Reid, which was made possible thanks to the fabulous team from the Révélations Radio-Canada.
In three years, it’s been close to 200 shows across the country as well as in Europe and the United States. It’s been millions of exceptional encounters with you. You now know what Aksil means… and to Aksil, you have answered “Welcome”. I will always be grateful for this.
As for me, it is with a lot of enthusiasm that I begin this new year. You have encouraged me to keep on creating… so in 2013, I will devote myself to traveling and songwriting, with the full intention to come back on the stage and on disc in 2014.