The singer-songwriter Antoine Perreault has already released two albums and uses the 12-strings guitar as a main instrument. His folk-inspired songs possess a meditative softness. Discover his participation in the Ships2Shores Live Shows project !!!
“My name is Antoine Perreault and I’m a musician, mainly guitarist and I started a solo project 3 years ago, 2 years ago, in which I play guitar and sing.”
What do you love about Canada?
British-Columbia, I love mountains, I love Quebec.
What do you know about the Canadian maritime industry?
Nothing, expect there’s a school in Rimouski.
Have you ever traveled on a sailboat?
No, but I’d like to!
If you could leave on a sailboat tomorrow morning, where would you go?
I’d go to Norway, because there’s mountains and beautiful landscapes. People look inspiring. Because of the artists I listen to (Kings of Convenience, Aurora, Boy Pablo). But it’s always cold, that’s a bummer.
Did you have any expectations about playing one of your songs on a tall ship?
What were your first impressions of the boat?
It was big, it was magnificent. The steering wheel (it’s a steering wheel, right?), it was pretty. And the big table, the big table was fun.
What was different compared to playing on a stage or in a studio?
The boat was moving a little, so I got a bit seasick during the live session, while I was playing. But it wasn’t that bad.
Do you think you’d be a good deckhand?
No, I get seasick and I think it’d annoy me to always be in the same room as everybody else.
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