The Ottawa Grassroots Festival (OGF) is pleased to confirm that multi-award winning Franco-Ontarian artist, Dayv Poulin (Le Paysagiste), will headline the opening night (April 25) at the festival in Old Ottawa South. The event will take place April 25-28, 2019 at Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa.
Sudbury, Ontario native Dayv Poulin has been playing music professionally for over 20 years. Poulin has been entertaining crowds of all ages with his impressive, powerful-smooth vocals and an unbelievable variety of song selections. He has also played with French bands Konflit Dramatik and Les Chaizes Muzikales, and has been the musical director for La St-Jean in Sudbury and Canada Day at Science North.
For the past few years, this performer has focused his energy on his French solo project, Le Paysagiste, released three albums as well as numerous music videos. Poulin’s most recent album release Le Paysagiste – Alchimie accidentelle was launched in March 2018. His second album Alter Ego, was nominated for 7 Trille Or awards (Franco-Ontarian music awards) and he walked away with the Best Album Producer award which he shared with the album’s co-producer Stéphane Rancourt. Dayv Poulin was also awarded 3 major prizes after his showcase at the Contact Ontarois event, held in Ottawa in January 2018. These awards have brought this singer-songwriter to well established festivals in Ontario and Quebec, with potential for a 20 date European tour in the future.
Dayv Poulin and his show with Le Paysagiste delivers a soundscape of beautiful pop-rock, with elements of folk and country music to his audience. Whether he is performing with the entire band, as a trio or solo, his songs resonate with listeners and deliver an experience high in emotion and intensity.
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a family-friendly gathering of folk music, dance and spoken word. This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers and prides itself for the participatory workshops it provides, cultivating community, and nurturing inclusivity and diversity in a fun and friendly way.
Online tickets and festival passes for Ottawa Grassroots evening performances are available via the festival website. The daytime programming on both Saturday and Sunday are FREE for everyone!
The Ottawa Grassroots Festival launch party is 11:30am - 1:30pm at Irene's Pub in the Glebe on March 6, 2019. The full line-up, including the daytime performers, will be announced at the launch. Everyone welcome!