Monday, November 25, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Dumas


Singer songwriter Steve Dumas is popular in his native Quebec but is virtually unknown elsewhere. Linoleum is from his 2003 CD Les Cours Des Jours which is his most popular CD to date. He was born July 4, 1979 in Victoriaville, QC. He won the 1999 Festival de la Chanson de Granby and this led to Dumas working with producer Carl Bastien. Bastien was a pianist for Jean Leloup. And though he has released a couple of CDs of his own music, he has concentrated on producing artists like Dumas and the popular singer Daniel Belanger. Dumas signed with Tacca Musique in 2001. Linoleum is from his 2003 CD Les Cours Des Jours and it got him fans in Quebec. Marie-Annick Lepine of Les Cowboys Fringants appeared on the album and Dumas toured France with them in 2005. Dumas and Bastien wrote the music for the 2004 film Les Aiments. They won a Jutra award and a Felix award for the music from the film. A Jutra is an award for films in Quebec and the Felix is an award for music in Quebec. For the 2008 CD Nord, Dumas split with Bastien and also moved to Les Cowboys Fringants label La Tribu. After his 2009 CD Traces, he disappeared for a couple of years until he released the CD L'heure et L'endroit in 2011. This comp CD is a good intro to his music and it comes with a bonus DVD. It remains to be seen if Dumas can regain his fanbase in Quebec but he is currently on tour. Here's the video for Linoleum by Dumas.

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