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Recording live from Streaming Cafe
Pat LePoidevin is originally from Princeton and yet, he was living on the east coast when he discovered an entirely new way of reaching his audience through a venue that live streams over the Internet.
The Streaming Café has been operating out of a small brick building on Leon Avenue for two years. With walls lined in B.C. forest stumps, it is already becoming the stuff of legends in the northern music scene.
“In Canada, you just look at all the other musicians that are playing and where they’re playing and it seemed like a really cool place,” said LePoidevin.
When an artist plays at the small café the concert is streamed, live, over the Internet so fans anywhere in the country, or even the world, can follow along.
And in LePoidevin’s case, fans will actually be able to listen to his performance for a good deal longer as his January engagement is about to become the first live album to be released of the online performances that have taken place at the venue.
As booking agent for Streaming Café Michael Donley said LePoidevin’s performance was really what earned him the special release.
“He played here in March 2010 and we were just kind of really impressed and blown away by him,” he said.
When he returned in January, the stripped down concert he presented sealed the deal.
Playing on his own, without even a drummer to accompany him, LePoidevin pulled out a ukulele and a guitar for a solid, simple set.
“It was the new year, it was January, it was really quite simple,” he said. “The album, I think, is pretty rough. It has all of my banter in it and it really feels like you’re in the room.”
The album will be distributed at LePoidevin’s performances and at the Streaming Café.
LePoidevin was born and raised in Princeton, but moved to Sackville, New Brunswick to go to school and has remained there. He is known for incorporating a wide assortment of instrumentation into his shows and for generally putting in a very high energy performance.
A hardworking, ambitious young man, he released Blue Tornadoes in 2009, which was followed by Moonwolves in 2010.
He premiered another album, Highway Houses, in New Brunswick last month.
The release party for Pat LePoidevin, Live at Streaming Café, will be this Thursday, April 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Streaming Café. Admission is $15 at the door.