Member Profile

Marc Audet

Marc Audet is an active musician in the Ottawa Valley, performing close to 200 times since 2014 in restaurants, pubs, markets, festivals and live radio. His guitar/vocal act is an acoustic presentation of older and contemporary folk, rock and pop songs (in some cases with liberal re-interpretation), and his repertoire includes original songs written about life experiences. A wide range of songs are included in set lists suited for quiet and dynamic settings.

Central to the musical act is a Taylor 522E Grand Symphony acoustic guitar that projects the clarity and warmth of a very fine instrument. Musical styling is aided by guitar looping (electro-harmonix 2880) and harmonica solos.

From influences such as John Prine, Dave Gunning, David Francey and Neil Young, among other artists, Marcs songwriting speaks to a range of life experiences; love, loss, decisions, struggle. In some songs, Marc pays tribute to the heritage of the Ottawa Valley; settlement along the Opeongo Road in the late 1800s (Stone Fences) and the earlier travels of the coureur des bois accessing the lands of north via the Ottawa River (la Riviere). In 2018, efforts to record a debut album were initiated. The 12-song album, The River, will be released on 22 Feb 2019.

Marc takes pride in being a member of SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, as well as Folk Music Ontario. For current information on performance dates/locations, visit Marc's FaceBook Musician/Band page (link provided below), or his web page www.marcaudetmusic.com.