Folksy musician, Leif Vollebekk, will be performing at the Erie Art Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Vollebekk’s wandering spirit has taken him from his home in Montréal to studio in Manhattan to a Paris mansion, in search of a new sound for his songs that will always feel familiar to his listeners.
After his 2010 debut, Vollebekk knew the kind of album he wanted to produce next: a record like the ones that feel old and familiar even when they are new but also a record that speaks to the listener through lyrics that are full of perfect little mistakes.
The heart of the songs were always recorded live, to tape so they kept an old school and spontaneous feel.
His latest album, “North Americana,” is a beautiful anthology of ballads, folk songs and vivid portraits of Vollebekk’s life.
Tales of ending love, the death of friends, journeys and homecomings float throughout guitar and harmonica folk melodies and drift effortlessly between French and English.
Vollebekk captures an essence of exploration as his music embodies the vulnerability and rustic optimism of life on the road.
The Erie Art Musuem is thrilled to embark on their third annual partnership to present a truly kaleidoscopic artist of the folk genre.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for Mercyhurst Univeristy students.