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Blair Gaudet From Tignish PEI Debut CD Review
Contains 15 Songs written by Blair
By John Gavin, Friday, July 19, 2019


Blair Gaudet singer/songwriter at age 58 released his solo debut CD entitled, Storytime on July 13/10 at his hometown Legion. The release party was attended by several hundred people enjoying Blair singing many songs from the new CD and other music artists contributing their music and song throughout the afternoon.

Blair has been writing and singing songs since his teenager years and continues to perform until this very day.The CD was recorded at Danny MacNevin's Bigdogz recording studio and produced by local country music artist, Kurk Bernard who encouraged Blair to record a CD.

The CD is a mix of story-time songs about the Island fishery, relationships, heartache, love and even a song about moonshine-making.

Kurk said he was always impressed with Blair's ability to tell stories through music.

The CD contains 15 songs and here are the titles:

Iaaac's Dream - Back To Paradise - Fisherdad - Romeo and Juliet - The Very Best -MacWilliams Tragedy - Fisherman's Son - The Tuna Song - Dear Marianne - The Forgotten - JC's Dream - Bonnie Bell - Moonshine Song - Guardian Angel - Salute To Two Brave Young Lads

Popular experienced musicians on the CD include:

Blair Gaudet; Vocals and Harmonica - Kurk Bernard, Bass and Back-up vocals - Danny MacNevin, Lead and Rhythm guitar - Jay Riehl, drums - Don Reed, fiddle - Doug Johnson, steel - Marcella Gaudet, flute - Jerome Arsenault, mandolin - Jamie Spurvey, accordion - Steve O'Connor, piano - Paul Chapman, mandolin on Salute To Two Brave Lads.

A side note, Blair is not new to recording as he was a part of the popular 1990's country-rock band 140 Smooth Bore who recorded an album and played a major role in producing Tignish's Bicentennial CD.

Atlantic Seabreeze says, this CD contains 15 well-written songs and Blair does a superb job singing. We give this album a full 5 star rating out of 5 stars.

To purchase this CD, there are several locations around the Tignish Area or by e-mailing Marcella (Blair's wife) at the above posted e-mail address.