Chris LeBlanc was prepping for a series of opening dates with The Road Hammers when the world stopped last year. After a year of keeping indoors – Leblanc is out ready for fans and fun.
He played the Stampede this year, just returned from a run of shows in Grande Prairie and preps for a residence at the Watering Hole at the Dawson Creek Stampede and Exhibition. He says it was great to see fans back out.
“It is great to see the fans back out and singing back to you, and be able to get up and dance.”
During the down time LeBlanc started working on his home studio and putting that together – as well as some writing. LeBlanc is a watering hole regular and will be playing some new tunes.
“We’ve got some new stuff for an album – we’re going to road test them and get a new album out early next year.”
LeBlanc says his writing process has changed over the last year.
“I always used to right thinking about radio first and live second. This time around I thought about the live experience first – everything being about fun.”
LeBlanc plans to hit the big Alberta and Western Canada festivals next year – but you can catch him this year at the Exhibition Watering Hole.
The Dawson Creek Exhibition runs August 11 to 15.