Before young country singer/songwriter Ali Fontaine finished her senior high school year, she had already produced a debut full length self-titled album of award winning, top charted original hit songs like “Runaway” and “Say it to me”. Ali’s debut self-titled album is “one solid record that displays a maturity that belies her 17 years. Her voice and songwriting come off as effortless, showing a poise that will have veteran performers envious and audiences swooning” (Manitoba SCENE). It was no surprise that Ali received “Best New Artist” and “Best Country CD” at the 2011 APCMA’s. Her initial success served as no distraction to her musical drive as young Ali released an anticipated second album titled “Diamond in the Rough”, June 2012.
Hailing from Sagkeeng First Nation, MB, Ali devoted her life to music at the early age of eight. It was during her early years of tearing up local talent competitions when she was discovered by manager Errol Ranville of C-Weed Band. Since then, rising star Ali has had the pleasure of guest performing with the WSO at the Indigenous Festival, Winnipeg, for Val Kilmer in New York at the World Indigenous Business Forum, and for Aboriginal communities across the Nation.
Visit www.alifontaine.com for more info!
Aboriginal Music Listings for Friday, December 6 in Winnipeg and OCN:
The Cheap Escape at The Zoo
Aboriginal artists and industry have accessed $87,634 in support from FACTOR this year.
Please consider applying for FACTOR support if you're planning to release a new album, market an existing one, or embark on a tour. They don't receive enough applications from Aboriginal artists and they're definitely interested in supporting the Aboriginal music community.
FACTOR recently launched a new application system online, so you need to create a profile at factor.ca before you apply for any of the programs.
Check out the link below for more information.