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DAVID LARONDE is a Canadian award-nominated Indigenous singer-songwriter performing contemporary roots, folk, rock, and blues. He hails from the ancient Teme-Augama Anishnabai (Deep Water People) in beautiful Northern Ontario. His music is uplifting and refreshing, as he fuses an urban influence with the mystery and ancestral philosophy of his homeland. With award-nominated albums to his credit, Laronde writes songs that offer fresh takes on the human condition. They examine themes of personal strength, freedom, love, hope, and joy, with the ever-changing seasons in the background. With full band, duo, or solo he engages the audience with an entertaining, energetic and soulful performance every time.

David Laronde

DAVID LARONDE, a fiercely proud Canadian, is a contemporary Indigenous singer-songwriter performing his own soothing brand of folk and edgy rock and blues. He hails from the land of the Teme-Augama Anishnabai (Deep Water People) in beautiful Northern Ontario. With the David Laronde Band, duo, or solo, he delivers an energetic and soulful performance to be remembered.

 

His Debut CD, "Right City Wrong Town" was nominated Best Blues CD by the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards 2013. David’s storytelling is a fresh take on heartbreak, loneliness, love, hope, and joy with a cool summer breeze in the background. His music transcends an urban influence and the mystical magic of his homeland and its ancient people. Songwriting is an ever-present backdrop of natural forces of nature...wind, water, and waves.  Music and natural forces are unstoppable forces says, David.  Music transcends all.  

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Direction home and a re-rooting of personal beliefs inspired the writing of "Under the Raven’s Wing” in 2015. This homecoming took shape as a healing and deeply personal writing and recording project defining David as a gifted contemporary indigenous songwriter and singer. His music makes the transition from folk to rock to blues seamlessly as the songs “get personal” one minute with Can’t Take You With Me or Brothers and Sisters and then “exploding into universal themes” like Northwind Track and Whispering Wind painting the scenery for the journey home. This "healing" music tends to navigate universal mysteries and personal journeys and roll them into a single song that just has to be shared with you. 

In 2021 David’s songwriting got rolling again with a third album entitled “I Know I Can Fly” that received a Canadian Folk Music nomination for Indigenous Songwriter of the Year. He was inspired by a desperate need to respond to escalating numbers of teen suicides, single mothers and unjust incarceration statistics in Canada. These are modern paradoxes affecting Indigenous people across the country and we need to act to do something David says. One Last Time, Right Here For You and Leonard 's Lament tell these stories in truthful, eye opening accounts. A personal need for spiritual freedom is evident as David’s journeyman songwriting matures to untested places in I Know I Can Fly, Footsteps and Run With My Father. Freedom is a personal mind-set claims David and requires an accompanying soundtrack. The recorded songs feature a vocal maturity and a very interesting musical sensibility. To counter the serious side of the album a few toe-tappers like Gonna Be Alright (David’s Covid song) and Where Are You This Christmas were deliberately injected. Lastly the time transcending ancestral gem I Need You takes us back through time to our forerunners in an upbeat and nature driven tribute song.

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Performance History
David Laronde

Canadian Folk Music Awards 2022

Guild Theatre, Charlottetown, PEI

I Know I Can Fly - CD Release Party

Temagami Outfitters Bar and Restaurant

Temagami, ON

I Know I Can Fly - CD Release Party

Classic Theatre, Cobalt, ON

I Know I Can Fly - CD Release Party

Capitol Centre, North Bay, ON

David Laronde - solo

Waubetek Awards Gala
Casino Rama Ballroom, Rama, ON

Festival des Guitares du Monde
Rouyn Noranda, QC

David Laronde Band

Lavigne Tavern, Lavigne, ON

Bikers Reunion

New Liskeard, ON

David Laronde Band

Bunny Miller Theatre, Temagami, ON

Open for DiggingRoots Concert

Classic Theatre, Cobalt, ON

David Laronde Band

Jazz at the Junction, North Bay, ON

Deerhurst Resort with SweetGrass Band

Band Huntsville, ON

Searchmont Festival

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Italian Fest

Bondar Pavilion, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

White Eagle Tavern

Kirkland Lake, ON

Open for Crystal Shawanda

Classic Theatre, Cobalt, ON

New Liskeard Fall Fair

New Liskeard, ON

SweetGrass Band

Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, ON

Open for Susan Aglukark & Band

Bunny Miller Theatre, Temagami, ON

Raven's Nest Soundstage

Temagami Train Station, Temagami, ON

SweetGrass Band

River Valley Country & Bluegrass, River Valley, ON

North Bay Farmers Market

North Bay, ON

David Laronde Band

Bear Island, ON

SweetGrass Band - Lead Guitar

Bunny Miller Theatre

Temagami, ON

David Laronde - solo

Elk Lake Eco Centre, Elk Lake, ON

David Laronde Band

Bunny Miller Theatre, Temagami, ON

David Laronde Band

Raven & Republic, North Bay, ON

All My Relations Gathering GALA

Royal Bank Tower - 45th Floor

Toronto, ON

Open for Buffy Sainte-Marie

Cobalt Classic Theatre, Cobalt, ON

Open for Suzie Vinnick & Rick Fines

Bunny Miller Theatre, Temagami, ON

Maja Garden Concert Series

Manitoulin Island

Mindemoya, ON

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