Our debut show in Paris was greeted with a warm welcome at the Swan Bar in Montparnasse. Here is a preview of a few tunes from that cool July evening. Stay tuned Parisians, as I will be playing more concerts in this shimmering city of soul, accompanied by skilled guitarist, Jeff Loiselet.
“Feeling Good” (Nina Simone cover)
“Crazy Mama” (J.J. Cale cover)
Miss Rae is thrilled to announce her debut concert with Jeff Loiselet in Paris, France at Le Swan Bar (165 blvd. du Montparnasse) on Saturday, July 25th from 19h30-21h00. The city of love and light continues to be an inspiring and transformative place for Miss Rae’s spiritual journey as a young woman and artist.
In autumn of 2014, Miss Rae first heard a series of intricate soulful guitar notes echoing through the Metro station of Montparnasse. The winding tunnels lead her to Mr. Jeff Loiselet, as he layered spellbinding melodies over a loop machine. After rehearsing vigorously since April, the duo is pleased to present the depths of their unique musical stylings.
* The concert is FREE with obligatory consumption *
Limited seating of 50-60 places
Miss Rae & Jeff Loiselet sont un duo électrique basé à Paris, tout juste naissant aux multiples influences de Blues, Jazz et Old Soul. De nombreux covers sont issus de la Black Music. Miss Rae est une chanteuse Canadienne de Delta Blues arrivée en France récemment. La voix de Miss Rae interpelle par ses similitudes avec des chanteuses comme Big Mama Thornton ou Etta James. Jeff Loiselet est un guitariste Parisien depuis 20 ans, inspiré par le blues et la soul.
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View from Miss Rae’s favourite bridge in Paris, Le Pont d’Alexandre III.
View of the 3rd oldest bridge in Paris, Le Pont Royal.
The Lovers (1866) – Part of La fontaine Médicis featured in le Jardin du Luxembourg.
A Fading November Romance – rose photographed in Rodin’s Gardens.
La Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
The row of statues were once assumed to be former French kings, and thus were destroyed during the French Revolution. But the 28 statues is actually a gallery of the Kings of Judea.
*Final photo by Eden Carter as Miss Rae sings at Caveau des Oubliettes for their Blues Jam.
With a heavy heart, Miss Rae fondly remembers the sincere Saxophone sounds of her ‘Uncle’, Mr. Lymon Brown, he left this earth on June 20th, 2015. As a jazz artist who mastered the art of improvising, Uncle Lymon was an incredible musical influence on Miss Rae at an early age. She is forever grateful to have had the opportunity to perform in concert with Lymon while living in Edmonton last year. Their acapella/saxophone rendition of “Old Crow” would always silence the crowd, as the original tune was a dedication to his late best friend/Miss Rae’s late grandfather. Thank you Ed Ellis photography for capturing so many beautiful moments of us on stage together. Lymon, may you be smiling and playing with the greats up in heaven!