Artist: Roxanne Potvin, Album: No Love For The Poisonous, Song: The Real Truth
"I thought I was careful. You made it look so safe. I covered my bases. Wouldn't give it all away." Roxanne is a songstress from Gatineau and I think she is our soul diva in waiting. Move over Amy Winehouse, Adele, Duffy, Sharleen Spiteri. The song, The Real Truth, from her 2008 release, No Love For The Poisonous, really showcases her soul chops. I first heard Roxanne play at a Stuart Maclean Christmas concert a few years back. I didn't realize that her music was so rooted in blues and r&b from that one show and I was obviously a little behind the times in discovering who she was. She has travelled the world with the Blues Caravan Festival that features other international blues artists and John Hiatt contributed to the music on her last album. I guess it's not surprising for a lot of artists to develop a stronger fan base abroad than in their home country but I'm sure Roxanne's work to date will soon change that. Roxanne just completed a European tour and you can keep track of her at www.roxannepotvin.com. You can purchase the latest album on Itunes and Amazon.com. You can also hear a live version of The Real Truth on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq0LW7XcLVo). Thanks for reading and enjoy!